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汚れた七人
SPLIT, The

価格(税込): ¥3,663

レーベル: FSM
品番: FSM-VOL12-NO13
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フォーマット: 1CD

1968年のサスペンス・アクションのサウンドトラック。クインシー・ジョーンズによるモダーン・ジャズ・スコア!コンプリート・スコアで世界初リリース!1500枚限定盤。

綿密な計画を立て現金強奪を企む男たち。寸分の狂いも無く計画は実行されるが、何を考えているかわからない悪徳警部が介入してきた事により、事態は予想外の方向に進んでいく。現在では考えられない豪華な顔ぶれのサスペンス・アクションで、スピーディーな展開も抜群。いわくありげな警部に扮した若き日のジーン・ハックマンが格好良い。原作はリチャード・スターク『悪党パーカー/汚れた七人』。1968年米。

Quincy Jones has transcended his one-time occupation as a film composer through his diverse pursuits in jazz, film and media?he is a bona fide celebrity and one of the most important personalities in popular music. So it is only natural that his impact on film is often overlooked?but in the late 1960s and early ’70s, he was one of the hottest composers going, with a jazzy and modern style that elevated such important pictures as The Pawnbroker, In Cold Blood and In the Heat of the Night, and also worked wonderfully on lesser-known and genre projects.

One such film was The Split (1968), like Point Blank (FSMCD Vol. 5, No. 8) an M-G-M adaptation of a Richard Stark “Parker” book?here The Seventh?but without the arty aspirations. Jim Brown stars as “McClain,” who leads a ragtag group of underworld thugs (including Ernest Borgnine, Jack Klugman, Warren Oates and Donald Sutherland) in a robbery of the L.A. Coliseum during an NFL game?but while the caper goes as planned, dividing the proceeds up afterwards leads to bloodshed and strife. Gene Hackman appears late in the film in a pivotal role as a detective.

Quincy Jones was famously the first African-American composer to have a major career in the previously lily-white world of film scoring?and remarkably resisted typecasting inasmuch as he scored many important films where race was a non-factor. Still, urban settings (with their racial implications) brought out some of his most dynamic work, and The Split is a pulsating, funky and tuneful score with a riveting array of jazz and modernist effects. It is Jones in full-fledged They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! territory?angular, funky and irresistible, with several vocal source and score cues to boot.

FSM’s premiere CD of the complete score to The Split is mastered from the original ?” three-track stereo masters for excellent sound quality. The copious liner notes by Scott Bettencourt and Alexander Kaplan give a thorough background on the literary world of Richard Stark (a pseudonym for Donald E. Westlake) and this film adaptation.
*FILM SCORE MONTHLYより抜粋

トラックリスト

1. Main Title (Sung by Billy Preston)* 3:03
2. It’s Just a Game, Love (Sung by Arthur Prysock)* 4:33
3. Funny Money/What the Hell 4:38
4. Kifka Car Caper 3:02
5. A Good Woman’s Love (Sung by Sheb Wooley)** 2:44
6. Pussy Safe Negli/Half a Million Dollars/It’s Just a Game, Love (Sung by Clydie King and Billy Preston)* 5:47
7. Kifka, My Driver 1:43
8. Night Headlights 2:25
9. Hot Meter 3:50
10. Eleven O’Clock Time/Q.J. March/Frantic Fans/Let’s Go 11:19
11. Clinger’s Waiting 0:58
12. Celebration (Sung by John Wesley)* 1:31
13. Two People, Two Rents 1:06
14. Drawer Fulla Money 1:12
15. Fine Dead Lady 3:10
16. Pull the String/Drag Him Over, Escape 5:47
17. Shook Up Fuzz/Mac Let’s Talk 6:11
18. It’s Over/Airport/End Title Card 3:23

Total Time: 66:59

Bonus Tracks

19. Main Title (alternate) (Sung by Arthur Prysock)* 2:18
20. End Title (alternate) (Sung by Arthur Prysock)* 0:52

Total Time: 3:13

Total Disc Time: 70:18

*Music by Quincy Jones, Lyrics by Ernie Shelby
**Music and Lyrics by Quincy Jones and Sheb Wooley