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エンジェル/ストリート・エンジェル 復讐の街角/エンジェル3
THE ANGEL TRILOGY

価格(税込): ¥2,178

レーベル: BSX RECORDS
品番: BSXCD-8937
発売日: 2013/11/20
フォーマット: 1CD

昼は成績優秀な女子高生、夜は街角に立つストリートガールという、二つの顔を持つ少女エンジェルを主人公にした3部作のオリジナル・サウンドトラックを一挙収録!音楽は1作目が「スター・ファイター」のクレイグ・セイファン、二作目がクリストファー・ヤング、三作目はバーリン・ゲームのエリック・アラマン。三作目のサウンドトラックは、今回初リリース!新録音の1作目の主題歌も初収録。限定1200枚。

『エンジェル』・・・モリーは高校に通う普通の15歳の女の子。学校の成績はオールAという優等生である。しかし、ボーイ・フレンドは1人もいない孤独な少女であった。彼女の父親は蒸発し、母親もある日、学校から帰宅したら姿を消していた。下校すると、どぎつい化粧をして、夜のハリウッド・ブールヴァードに出没する売春ガールのエンジェルに変身する。′彼女の友人はジョン・ウェインと共演したのを自慢にしている元西部劇スターのキット・カーソンやおかまのメイといった連中だ。変質者の殺人が頻繁に発生した。そしてモリーの友達も次々に精神異常の殺人者の餌食となり、悲惨な殺されかたをする。犯人の姿を目撃したモリーは警察に呼ばれ、犯人を探すことになるが、いま一歩のところで逃げられてしまう。この時に知りあっ.たアンドリュース刑事が、モリーの過去を知り、売春をしていたことが、学校にもわかってしい、モリーは苦しむ。刑事は売春をやめるようにと忠告するが、モリーは耳を貸そうとしない。そうしているうちに、モリーに顔を知られた犯人は彼女を狙い、家に侵入し、父親がわりのメイを乱闘の末に殺してしまう。怒ったモリーは、45口径のピストルを手にハリウッド・ブールヴァードを追い駆け、犯人を追いつめて射殺する。...監督:ロバート・ヴィンセント・オニール、出演:ドナ・ウィルクス、クリフ・ゴーマン。1983年米。

『ストリート・エンジェル/復讐の街角』・・・少女売春婦だったモリーは足を洗い、大学で弁護士を目指し勉強している。ある日、彼女の恩人である警部が捜査中に殺害された。復讐を誓った彼女は再び売春婦として夜の街角に戻ってくる。やがて事件の背後に売春街一帯の再開発をもくろむ組織の姿が浮かび上がる……。監督:ロバート・ヴィンセント・オニール、出演:ベッツィ・ラッセル、ロリー・カルホーン。1984年米。

『エンジェル3』・・・カメラマンとして事件現場を駆け回る元売春婦のモリーが、幼いころに自分を捨てた母親と再会し、妹の存在を知る。妹は犯罪組織に囲われ、危険が迫りつつあり、モリーに助けを求めようとした母親は殺されてしまう。妹を救出するためモリーは三たび売春婦“エンジェル”となり組織への侵入を試みる。「エンジェル」シリーズ3作目にして最終作。監督:トム・デ・シモーネ、出演:ミッチ・キャプチャー、モード・アダムス。1988年米。

BUYSOUNDTRAX Records will be releasing THE ANGEL TRILOGY, featuring music composed by Craig Safan, Christopher Young and Eric Allaman for the three ANGEL feature films released during the 1980s. THE ANGEL TRILOGY collects the music together on one CD, including the premiere release of Berlin Game’s score for ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER.

Released in 1984, ANGEL was written and directed by Robert Vincent O’Neill and starred young actress Donna Wilkes (DAYS OF OUR LIVES, JAWS 2, SCHIZOID) as 15 year old Molly Stewart, top of her class in high school who takes to the streets of Hollywood at night, working as a prostitute named Angel. Unbeknownst to her friends or teachers, she’s been abandoned by her parents and is able to keep up the rent on her apartment with her moonlighting while she ducks Social Services and maintains the illusion that her parents are still around. Molly eventually attracts the attention of a serial killer with a compulsion to dismember hookers and the sympathy of detective Lt. Andrews, who is investigating the murders in which Molly has now become both a witness and potential target. With his support, Molly manages to avoid becoming a statistic and finds the courage to emerge from the street life she has assumed was her only option. The premise of the film and the tagline on the poster helped make ANGEL a big hit at the box office and it was inevitable that there would be sequels, which quickly followed over the next nine years.

The soundtrack to ANGEL was composed by Craig Safan, who was then scoring a number of low- to moderately-budgeted thrillers. Safan was given a week to compose the score, as he learned that he was replacing someone else’s score. The theme for ANGEL is performed by a small orchestra favoring flute and strings, enhanced by a soft synth sound that resonates in a kind of glass harmonica fashion. This is the sublime music that represents Molly the schoolgirl. In contrast, the straight-ahead urban groove of Hollywood Boulevard reflects Angel’s outward, street-walker persona that she adopts to make ends meet on her own. These two elements offset each other throughout the score. ANGEL also included a great deal of source music, including the signature song, “Something Sweet”. THE ANGEL TRILOGY includes a new version of this song, arranged and produced by synthesist Dominik Hauser, who carefully transcribed the music to replicate a new recording of the song.
The surprise success of ANGEL prompted a sequel a year later. AVENGING ANGEL was also written and directed by Robert Vincent O’Neill. Actress Betsy Russell stepped into the title role as Molly, with actor Robert F. Lyons briefly assuming the role of Lt. Andrews, who helped Molly get into law school after the events of the first movie. Returning from the first movie was Rory Calhoun as Molly’s friend, washed-up Western actor Kit Carson, and Susan Tyrell as loudmouth landlady Solly, who join her on the streets to catch the bad guys who have killed Andrews. Ossie Davis co-stars as a police Captain heading the official investigation into Andrews’ murder. Composer Craig Safan was involved with scoring THE LAST STARFIGHTER at the time so the producers hired a new composer to score AVENGING ANGEL, Christopher Young. He had barely scored four films when AVENGING ANGEL crossed his path. Young enhanced the second ANGEL movie with an approach similar to Safan’s, contrasting a soft and empathetic theme for Molly with a mix of jazzy trumpets and rocking electric guitars to personify the street that Angel must return to in order to avenge her fallen friend.

With the weak performance of AVENGING ANGEL, a sequel was not immediately forthcoming but was eventually realized with ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER in 1988. Released straight to video, the film was written and directed by Tom DeSimone. In the film, Molly, now played by actress Mitzi Kapture, is now working as a freelance photographer. She briefly reunites with her long-absent mother and, when mom is killed no long afterwards, Molly must become Angel once again to solve the killing and rescue her half-sister from a slave prostitution ring. To score the film, the electronic duo Berlin Game (Eric Allaman and Reinhard Scheuregger) was hired, whose previous score for Cannon’s 1987 thriller DOWN TWISTED had attracted them to ANGEL III’s producers. Allaman, a classical pianist, had worked with pioneering German electronica band Tangerine Dream on several of their film scores in the early 1980s (including LEGEND), after which he had formed Berlin Game, which was on the way to becoming a kind of alternative electronic combo with a style not unlike Tangerine Dream. Scheuregger, however, was committed to touring Europe with The Motels’ Martha Davis, giving Allaman the bulk of the labor on scoring ANGEL III. The music is a pure electronic score, enhanced with a live saxophone and electric guitar.

BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents THE ANGEL TRILOGY, with ANGEL and AVENGING ANGEL remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland, along with music from ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER, appearing for the first time on compact disc. The booklet includes liner notes by author Randall Larson, including recent insights from the composers on these three scores.

THE ANGEL TRILOGY is a limited edition release of 1200 units.

トラックリスト

ANGEL - Craig Safan
01 Something Sweet 3:31
Written by The Allies
Produced and Arranged by Dominik Hauser
Performed by Melody Michalski
02 Angel 2:45
03 Hollywood Boulevard 3:31
04 He Kills 3:12
05 Drag Fight 3:51
06 Yo-Yo Man 1:30
07 Killer's Haircut 1:49
08 Reflecting Angel 2:08
09 Back on the Street 4:01
10 Angel's Triumph 6:11
11 Honor Student 3:54

AVENGING ANGEL - Chris Young
12 Kit Carson 2:26
13 Overdrive 3:16
14 Molly Mey 2:22
15 Ratamacue 2:42
16 Dark Angel 4:23
17 Never 1:06
18 Good Golly Solley 2:40
19 Bughouse Bust 2:09

ANGEL III - Eric Allaman
20 Angel III Titles 3:40
21 Bust at Party 1:58
22 Shirley Enters Nadine's 1:40
23 Angel in Taxi 0:51
24 Darkroom 2:21
25 Three in a Car 2:06
26 Final Shootout 2:37
27 Final Car Chase 3:26
28 Angel in Apartment 1:09

Total Time - 78:29