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タイタニック:海底に眠る豪華客船
SECRETS OF THE TITANIC

価格(税込): ¥2,585

レーベル: DRAGON'S DOMAIN
品番: DDR677
発売日: 2019/08/02
フォーマット: 1CD

マーティン・シーンがナレーション、海底探検家、ロバート・バラード博士が登場するナショナル ジオグラフィックテレビジョン制作番組(1986年)のオリジナル・サウンドトラック。音楽は「スターファイター」のクレイク・セイファン。限定500枚。7/2の週発売

ロバート・バラード博士は、コネチカット州のミスティックにある探査研究所の所長です。博士の一番よく知られている功績は1985年のタイタニック号の発見ですが、他にもドイツの戦艦ビスマルク号や、ガダルカナルで行方不明となった船団、第二次大戦中にミッドウェー海戦で沈没した米国空母ヨークタウン号など、有名な艦船の残骸を多数発見しています。

バラード博士は、これまでに有人・無人の深海探査を100回以上行ってきました。1997年に行われたガラパゴス沖の海溝探査では、海底の熱水噴出口とその周辺の珍しい生態系を見つけ、科学史上に残る大発見となりました。

バラード博士は、1942年6月30日、カンザス州ウィチタに生まれ、サンディエゴで育ちました。ロード・アイランド大学で海洋地質・地勢学の博士号を取得した後、ウッズホール臨海実験所に30年間勤務。海洋研究用の有人潜水艇と遠隔操作探査機の開発を手がけました。JASONプロジェクトを立ち上げた博士は、学校に通う多くの児童が遠く離れた地で行われる水中探査の様子を同時に見ることができるよう、通信技術の確立に努めています。

バラード博士は米海軍予備軍の司令官に任命されており、13の名誉学位と6つの軍事関係の賞を受けています。1996年には、「世界の海洋に秘められた謎を解き明かし、学生が科学に関心を持つきっかけを提供した功績」に対し、ナショナルジオグラフィック協会からハバード・メダルを授与されました。博士のこれまでの著書は16冊。他にも多数の科学論文を発表し、「ナショナルジオグラフィック」誌に掲載された記事の数は10を超えます。バラード博士が登場するナショナル ジオグラフィックテレビジョン制作番組「タイタニック:海底に眠る豪華客船(Secrets of the Titanic)」は、海外で記録的な視聴率を獲得しました。

Dragon’s Domain Records will be releasing SECRETS OF THE TITANIC, featuring music composed by Craig Safan (THE LAST STARFIGHTER, SON OF THE MORNING STAR) for the 1986 documentary produced by Dennis B. Kane, Nicholas Noxon and Teresa Koenig spotlighting the efforts of Dr. Robert D. Ballard and his team to explore the recently discovered remains of the Titanic in 1985, featuring narration by Martin Sheen.

On September 1, 1985, deep-sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard and his team found the RMS Titanic, broken in two on the seabed some 12,500 feet below the ocean’s surface. Ballard and his team were aboard the Research Vessel Knorr on a trip financed by the U.S. Navy to secretly locate the wreckage of two of the Navy’s nuclear powered submarines, which had sunk in the area in the 1960s. After having located the remains of both subs, Ballard was permitted to use the Knorr’s resources to hunt for Titanic. On the 56th day of that search, a trail of debris led Ballard and his team to the Titanic’s final resting place. It was the first time in 73 years that human eyes had observed the once-mighty, and daringly designated “unsinkable,” ocean liner.

A year later, on July 13, 1986, Ballard and his team returned to Titanic on the Navy’s Research Vessel Atlantis II, bringing along the 3-person deep-ocean research submersible Alvin and a suitcase-sized remotely-operated submersible named Jason Jr. These resources enabled Ballard to travel down to the wreck site in Alvin, and deploy Jason and its video cameras into the wreck, capturing the first close-up images from inside the sunken Titanic.

In 1986, CBS TV broadcast the special SECRETS OF THE TITANIC, a documentary film that traced the journey of the Titanic from its launch to its sinking, and its discovery by Dr. Ballard. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the television special provided the first images the public had ever seen of the shipwreck. Threaded throughout the exploration sequences is the heartbreaking story of Titanic, the tragedy of those who perished, and examinations of various sinking theories. The broadcast ran about 41 minutes and was moderated by folk singer Tom Chapin and followed by an extended interview with Ballard. As short time later, The special updated the SECRETS OF THE TITANIC television broadcast with additional footage from Ballard’s expeditions that replaced the Chapin segments and the standalone Ballard interview, and released it on VHS from Vestron Video.

SECRETS OF THE TITANIC featured a musical score by Craig Safan, who had scored REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS and WARNING SIGN the year before and was currently scoring some of the episodes of the revived TWILIGHT ZONE, Steven Spielberg’s AMAZING STORIES, and the pilot for the new ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS. The TITANIC documentary film would be the first of many National Geographic specials that Safan would score over the years. Safan composed his score in November, 1986, performing the music himself on the array of electronic instruments in his own studio. At this time, many years before the launch of the National Geographic Channel, the National Geographic specials had limited budgets, which restricted Safan to an electronic score, mostly carried out by the Synclavier, a powerful digital synthesizer, sampler, and music workstation developed in the late 1960s. This restriction prompted Safan’s creativity and gave him a sense of freedom in creating music for the show. While Safan’s main Titanic theme was written out and then orchestrated for his electronic array, other moments were improvised on the keyboard as he watched the scenes unfold.

Craig Safan has composed music for numerous feature films, television shows, theatrical musicals, and circuses. He is the winner of eight ASCAP Top Show Awards as well as an Emmy nominee. Craig is also a recepient of a Watson Foundation Fellowship and is a member of the Executive Music Committee at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Currently Craig divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City where he is developing several new musicals.

Dragon’s Domain Records presents the world premiere recording of the score to SECRETS OF THE TITANIC, featuring music composed by Craig Safan, and mastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland. The booklet contains liner notes written by noted author Randall D. Larson and includes comments from the composer.

SECRETS OF THE TITANIC is a limited edition release of 500 units.

発売日:2019/7/29の週

トラックリスト

01 The Titanic Theme 3:42
02 Main Title / Industrial Age 1:55
03 Last Photos 3:45
04 Night at Sea / Searching 1:49
05 Atlantic II 0:56
06 Elegy to the Victims 5:53
07 Survey 1:12
08 Underwater 3:46
09 Ballroom 1:08
10 Debris Field 2:01
11 Night of the Disaster 4:59
12 Epilogue 2:15
13 The Titanic Theme Reprise 3:32
Total Time: 37:23