There’s always justification to start a war.
Excalibur OST [Lancelot 600700, 1CD]
Sourced from silver disc bootleg. Ex stereo.
The many bootlegged album releases of the score for Excalibur include at least two alternative tracks at the end of their presentations, both of which extensively conveying the primary fanfare intended by Jones to bring some cohesion to the film. The latter of these two standard, unused cues, ‘Alternate End Titles’, is the better developed, though this recording is highlighted by an absolutely gorgeous woodwind interlude performing a 30-second theme that is far superior to anything else in the score. – Filmtracks 2010
Excalibur, the movie about idealism, honor, chivalry and knights in shining armour also tried hard to present movie fans of the ’80s with the painful reality of war: death and destruction. It isn’t a pretty sight. Best to leave the fighting on your screen. War lovers should turn to Richard Wagner’s Gotterdammerung and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana for inspiration. Place your order now before the next war commences.
Track 01. Siegfried’s Funeral March (Extract) (Theme From Excalibur) 2:50
Track 02. Igrayne’s Dance 2:07
Track 03. Merlin’s Spell 3:14
Track 04. O Fortuna (The Siege Of Camylarde) Composed By – Carl Orff 2:36
Track 05. A Dance At The Court Of King Arthur 1:17
Track 06. The Lady Of The Lake 1:33
Track 07. Tristan And Isolde (Prelude) (Lancelot And Guinevere) 10:33
Track 08. The Wedding 1:05
Track 09. Camelot 3:27
Track 10. Knights Of The Round Table 0:42
Track 11. A Challenge To Honour 3:04
Track 12. Quest For The Holy Grail 3:56
Track 13. Mordred’s Lair 1:49
Track 14. Parsifal (Prelude) (Percival) 11:50
Track 15. The Land And The King 4:10
Track 16. Siegfried’s Funeral March (The Death Of Arthur) 6:37
Track 17. Alternate Theme 1:28
Track 18. Alternate End Titles 3:27
TT: 60 mins
Tracks 17-18: Unreleased Bonus Tracks.
Music from John Boorman’s movie “Excalibur” (1981)
Composed By – Richard Wagner (tracks: 1, 7, 14, 16), Trevor Jones (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 to 13, 15, 17, 18)
Conductor – Norman Del Maur*
Orchestra – The London Philharmonic Orchestra
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