2. EGYPTIAN, The


Price(USD): $23.80

Label: FSM
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Format: 1CD

With the mandate of using everything that exists, FSM have assembled The Egyptian into a fantastic CD in chronological order that is all told longer and more comprehensive than many CDs of Golden Age scores. Although there are two existing CDs of The Egyptian, both are re-recordings: the Marco Polo CD in the late 1990s, done with a Russian orchestra and choir, and the Varese Sarabande CD (now out of print) in 1954, representing the original, mono Decca LP. This new FSM CD is the original, expanded stereo soundtrack, performed for the film under the batons of the composers in ideal studio conditions -- and collectors know the immense challenge of any re-recording to surpass the OST. Here, then, lives The Egyptian in its original stereo glory, in the most complete form possible -- a cornerstone of any soundtrack collection. (Excerpt from Film Score Monthly)

Track List

Prelude/The Ruins 2:32
Crocodile Inn*/Thebes 1:09
Chant for Dead Pharaoh* 1:46
The Chariot Ride/Pursuit/Akhnaton*/Put Them in Chains* 3:48
The Throne Room* 1:34
Taia 1:06
Party's End/The Offering/The Harp Player 3:30
The Deed/The Harp and Couch 3:13
The Perfection of Love/Violence 3:31
The House of the Dead/The Burial 2:49
Valley of the Kings* 7:12
The Homecoming 1:23
Hymn to Aton* 5:06
Nefer's Farewell/Sights, Sounds and Smells* 3:27
You've Been in My Prayers* 2:25
Live for Our Son* 1:45
Am I Mad?* 3:22
The Princess/The True Pharaoh/The Tomb 4:54
Danse Macabre 1:30
Death of Merit* 4:16
The Death Potion 2:19
Death of Akhnaton* 4:55
I Am Pharaoh*/Horemheb's Victorious Entrance* 2:15
Exile and Death* 1:39
Total time: 72:06

* by Alfred Newman
All others by Bernard Herrmann