Bruce Broughton’s score for Tombstone(1993), starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, has been re-released in a special 2-CD edition by Intrada Records.
Composer Bruce Broughton on his approach to the score: “The music to Tombstone is not particularly “western,” in that the orchestration depends not at all on the typical western instruments, such as the guitar and harmonica. It relies, in fact, on instruments of ethnic color, like the Hungarian cimbalom, the Irish tin whistle and bhodran, and the French contrabass sarrusophone. The brass section includes, along with tenor and bass trombones, the more massive contrabass trombone. Much of this score reminds me of what I once heard Bernard Herrmann tell a studio orchestra – ‘The highest note here is the middle C.'” This powerful dramatic work is performed in stunning detail by the Sinfonia of London.
For this special 2-CD release of Tombstone, INTRADA presents the complete score on Disc 1, digitally remastered and including Jerry Goldsmith’s music for the Cinergi logo, which was composed to debut with Tombstone’s theatrical release and was conducted by Broughton at the Tombstone sessions. Disc 2 includes – as a bonus – alternate cues and extended source cues heard in the film.
This Special Collection is available now.
SILVERADO [COMPLETE SOUNDTRACK]
Intrada Special Collection – MAF 7096
Please visit the INTRADA website for more details or to purchase.