Game of Death / Night Games (Original Soundtrack Recording)
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||Main Title / Set Fight With Chuck Norris (From "Game of Death")||John Barry||3:44||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Will This Be the Song I'll Be Singing Tomorrow (Instrumental) [From "Game of Death"]||John Barry||2:25||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Three Motorcycles / Stick Fight With Santo (From "Game of Death")||John Barry||4:02||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Billy's Funeral Dirge (From "Game of Death")||John Barry||3:01||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Garden Fight (From "Game of Death")||John Barry||2:51||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Billy and Ann's Love Theme (From "Game of Death")||John Barry||2:40||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Big Motorcycle Fight (From "Game of Death")||John Barry||5:48||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Goodbye Dr. Land (From "Game of Death")||John Barry||1:59||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Will This Be the Song I'll Be Singing Tomorrow (Vocal) [From "Game of Death"]||John Barry||2:25||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||End Title (From "Game of Death")||John Barry||2:47||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Stick Fight / Main Title (Reprise) [From "Game of Death"]||John Barry||6:17||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Descent Into Decadance (From "Night Games")||John Barry||6:02||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Lesbian Tango (From "Night Games")||John Barry||2:58||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Wet Spot (From "Night Games")||John Barry||3:36||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Water Sports / The Dominatrix's Waltz (From "Night Games")||John Barry||7:44||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Phantom of the Orgasm (From "Night Games")||John Barry||8:26||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Afterplay (From "Night Games")||John Barry||1:13||£0.79||View in iTunes|
British film composer John Barry, known for his scores for the James Bond films From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965) seems an unusual choice to write the music for The Chase, a politically charged escaped convict drama set in rural Texas, a long way from the casinos and high-tech villains' lairs frequented by the sophisticated super spy. But then, the project, an elaborate misfire stuffed with celebrated, high-priced talent (director Arthur Penn, screenwriter Lillian Hellman, stars Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and Robert Redford) was littered with odd participants, and Barry was no odder than the rest. One is hard-pressed to find elements of the Southwest in his music. The only local references seem to come in "The Chase Is On," which makes use of a mariachi-style trumpet, as well as banjo and harmonica, but has more the feel of the scores for the recent Spaghetti Westerns A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, and some stereotypical Hollywood Western sounds, or, as reissue annotator Richard Torres aptly puts it, "in other words, it's Morricone-meets-Steiner." Strangely enough, the chief style of the score is cocktail jazz, with saxophones, walking basslines, and Hammond organ swatches characterizing one after another of the cues. This is interspersed with fairly standard orchestral passages meant to support specific plot points, as demonstrated by titles like "The Beating" and "The Killing — Next Morning."
Excellent John Barry score to an exploitative movie.
Ok so two things - 1) I'm not sure why there is music from something called night games on this album (I'm assuming it's something to do with John Barry, well maybe not judging by the titles) and 2) Yes the 1978 Game of Death was a pretty expoitative film which is only saved partly by the footage of the real Bruce Lee and yes - John Barry's soundtrack!!. So if you can get past the bad points of the movie then this soundtrack is actually pretty good and it gives us Bruce Lee fans the chance to own some of the music which accompanied his films, even if the soundtrack was developed after his death in this case. I would recommend this as a piece of music and hoped Itunes might release the album soundtracks from Lee's movies which he completed in Hong Kong. Not holding my breath but nice to see that Itunes added this rarity.
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