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Ghostbusters [Original Motion Picture Score]

Ghostbusters [Original Motion Picture Score]

by Elmer BernsteinElmer Bernstein


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Given the massive popularity of the 1984 feature Ghostbusters as well as Ray Parker, Jr.'s attendant theme song, it's somewhat surprising that composer Elmer Bernstein's original score never received an official release until this limited Varese Sarabande Soundtrack Club edition finally appeared in the spring of 2006. Epic in both sound and scale, this thunderous orchestral work exceeds 70 minutes, precious little of which actually made it into the final cut. It nevertheless ranks among Bernstein's most dazzling and entertaining efforts, evoking the widescreen wonder of its source material. As titles like "Earthquake," "Attack," and "Judgment Day" portend, Bernstein eloquently communicates the film's apocalyptic climax, but it's the quieter, comedic moments where Ghostbusters truly sings. His melodies beautifully complement the wit and creativity of the onscreen narrative.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2019
Label: Masterworks
UPC: 0190759500224
catalogNumber: 595002
Rank: 5360


  1. Ghostbusters Theme
  2. Library
  3. Venkman
  4. Hello
  5. The Best One in Your Row
  6. Get Her!
  7. Plan
  8. Dana's Theme
  9. Fridge and Sign
  10. Attack
  11. Client
  12. Dana's Apartment
  13. Same Problem
  14. We Got One
  15. Zuul Part 1
  16. Meeting 1
  17. I Respect You
  18. Who Brought the Dog
  19. Zuul Part 2
  20. Steel Drum
  21. Cross Rip
  22. News
  23. Judgment Day
  24. Mistake
  25. Halls
  26. Ballroom
  27. Trap
  28. Meeting 2
  29. Earthquake
  30. Stairwell
  31. Gozer
  32. Let's Go
  33. We're Going to Save the World
  34. Mr. Stay Puft
  35. Final Battle
  36. Finish
  37. Zuul (Album Version)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elmer Bernstein   Primary Artist,Conductor
Andy Narell   Steel Drums
Ralph Grierson   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Murray Adler   Violin
Dale Anderson   Percussion
Israel Baker   Violin
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Alfred Breuning   Violin
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Larry Bunker   Percussion
Kenneth Burward-Hoy   Viola
Stuart Canin   Violin
Norman Carr   Violin
Vince Charles   Steel Drums
Oscar Chausow   Violin
Douglas Davis   Cello
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Bonnie Douglas   Violin
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Dominic Fera   Clarinet
Richard Feves   Bass
James Getzoff   Violin
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Endre Granat   Violin
Robert Greenidge   Steel Drums
Allan Harshman   Viola
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
James Kanter   Clarinet
Roland Kato   Viola
Peter Kent   Violin
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Myra Kestenbaum   Viola
Michael Lang   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Marvin Limonick   Violin
Charles Loper   Trombone
Joy Lyle   Violin
Jack Marsh   Bassoon
Harvey Mason   Drums
Timothy May   Guitar
Peter Mercurio   Bass
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Lou Anne Neill   Harp
Dick Noel   Trombone
Robert Payne   Trombone
Richard Perissi   French Horn
Kazi Pitelka   Viola
Stanley Plummer   Violin
Roy Poper   Trumpet
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
Emil Radocchia   Percussion
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
George Roberts   Trombone
Jay Rosen   Violin
Meyer Rubin   Bass
David Schwartz   Viola
Jim Self   Tuba
David Shostac   Flute
Amy Shulman   Harp
Paul Shure   Violin
Henry Sigismonti   French Horn
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Nancy Stein   Cello
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Sheridon Stokes   Flute
Robert Stone   Bass
Polly Sweeney   Violin
Vicki Sylvester   Violin
Milton Thomas   Viola
Alexander Treger   Violin
Dennis Trembly   Bass
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Randy Waldman   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
James Walker   Flute
Ken Watson   Percussion
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Graham Young   Trumpet
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
James Dunham   Viola
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
Mary Lane   Cello
Peter Limonick   Percussion
David Riddles   Bassoon
Thomas Stevens   Trumpet
Marie Fera   Cello
Arnold Koblentz   Oboe
Michael Melvoin   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Mark Baranov   Violin
Alexander Horvath   Violin
Arthur Royval   Viola
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Cynthia Millar   Ondes Martenot
David Shifrin   Clarinet
Leslie Brown   Violin
David Spear   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Joseph Di Blasi   Guitar
Constance Meyer   Violin
Charles Davis   Trumpet
Armand Kaproff   Cello
James Atkinson   French Horn
Norman Herzberg   Bassoon
Steven Schaeffer   Drums
Roy d'Antonio   Clarinet
Phillip Teele   Trombone
James Thatcher   French Horn
Earle Dumler   Oboe
Ilkka Talvi   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Maria Larionoff   Violin
Robert Divall   Trumpet
Rebecca Reese   Cello
David H. Speltz   Cello
David Breidenthal   Bassoon
Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi   Violin
Louise di Tullio   Flute
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Harold Wolf   Violin
John T. Johnson   Tuba
Judy Perett   Cello
Mary Lundquist   Violin
Brian O'Connor   French Horn
Thomas Raney   Percussion
Richard Nash   Trombone
Pat Aiken   Violin
Geraldine Rotella   Flute
Thomas Boyd   Oboe
Barbara Thomsen   Viola

Technical Credits

Elmer Bernstein   Composer,Producer
Robert Fernandez   Score Mixer
Patrick Russ   Orchestration
Tom Laskey   Producer
David Spear   Orchestration
Jennifer Liebeskind   Product Development
Peter Bernstein   Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration

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