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1941

Limited Edition
(LaLa-Land Records)

(1979)


La-La Land Records LLLCD 1179 Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Format: 2 CD Produced by John Williams
Total Playing Time: 77:08 / 78:06
Date: Oct 5, 2011 Director: Steven Spielberg
Cat. No. SC402

German Title: 1941 - Wo bitte geht's nach Hollywood?


Track Listing

CD 1 (77:08)
THE FILM SCORE

1. “1941” Main Title (1:36)
2. Chrissie Takes Another Swim** (4:38)
3. Sub Commander / Wild Bill Kelso** (3:44)
4. Donna’s Obsession / Birkhead’s Pitch** (2:59)
5. Poppa’s Got a Gun* (1:13)
6. You Have Been Chosen / You, You, You* (2:11)
7. Capture of Hollis / Kelso Lost* (3:08)
8. The Crackerjack Box* (1:30)
9. The Sentries** (2:17)
10. The Escape of Hollis* (1:17)
11. More About Donna* (1:02)
12. The Count Down / Swing, Swing, Swing** (4:41)
13. The Brannigan (1:19)
14. Here We Go (4:22)
15. Kelso in Barstow** (3:42)
16. Service Tunes* (0:50)
17. Encounters* (0:56)
18. Kelso’s Attack / Deep in the Heart of Texas** (3:15)
19. Eat Lead* (2:48)
20. Defending the Homeland* (1:46)
21. Wally Saves Betty** (2:00)
22. Sound Off / Stolen Motorcycle* (4:23)
23. Ward's Big Gun* (1:45)
24. Going My Way Sister* (2:08)
25. More Kelso (0:59)
26. Taking Aim* (1:10)
27. The Ferris Wheel** (3:08)
28. The Tank Approaches / Finale* (5:26)
29. “1941” End Credits (6:18)

CD 2 (78:06)
THE 1979 SOUNDTRACK ALBUM (38:26)

1. The March From "1941" (4:06)
2. The Invasion (8:17)
3. The Sentries (3:28)
4. Riot At The U.S.O* (1:16)
5. To Hollywood and Glory (3:12)
6. Swing, Swing, Swing (4:03)
7. The Battle Of Hollywood (5:37)
8. The Ferris Wheel Sequence** (1:28)
9. Finale (6:14)

* Traditional. Based on "The Rakes of Mallow" (arranged by John Williams)
** Including "By The Beautiful Sea" (Atteridge/Carroll)

Drums on "Swing Swing Swing": Louis Bellson
Clarinet on "Swing Swing Swing": Abe Most

SOURCE MUSIC (12:40)

10. In the Mood* (3:43)
     Music by Joe Garland and Andy Razaf; Arranged by Glenn Miller
11. Jingle Bells* (2:59)
     Music by James Lord Pierpont
12. Down By the Ohio (Instrumental)* (3:57)
     Music by Abe Olman / Jack Yellen
13. Play-Off* (0:15)
14. Goodnight, Sweetheart* (1:42)
     Music by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell, Rudy Vallee, and Reg Connelly

ADDITIONAL MUSIC (25:54)

15. Promo Trailer* (2:30)
16. Sub Commander / Wild Bill Kelso/Capture of Hollis (alternate)** (4:23)
17. The Escape of Hollis (alternate)* (1:14)
18. Kelso in Barstow (alternate)** (3:43)
19. Defending the Homeland (alternate)* (1:06)
20. Sound Off (alternate)* (2:41)
21. More Kelso (alternate) (0:55)
22. Finale (alternate)* (3:04)
23. "1941" End Credits(alternate) (6:55)

* Previously unreleased
** Contains previously unreleased material

Remastered and expanded 2-CD SET
Produced by Mike Matessino, Didier C. Deutsch and Mark G. Wilder
Remixed and assembled by Mike Matessino and mastered by Mark G. Wilder
























Liner Notes

On his filmscore for JAWS, John Williams became half pirate, half shark. ON CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, he was part Star Child, part Super Nova. Finally, with "1941", John went half crazy and all gung-ho attempting to fit a score to a movie that tries to make World War II a Comedy Spectacular. Film humor is sticky business. In order for it to succeed, it must always have one foot firmly on the ground, no matter what colour sock the other foot is wearing.

"1941" is about a mix of characters whose reaction to the "Invasion of Hollywood" is at times so extreme that we wonder what on earth is keeping them from blasting into orbit. John's score is a major reason. It is so brazenly dramatic, so brimming with guts and glory, that if you hear the album before seeing the movie you'll probably wonder just how much comedy "1941" really has. We hope it's "Full of it". If you agree, it is due in large part to ninenty minutes of incredible music that underscores the most liberate reinterpretation of American History since BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.

Steven Spielberg, Director   


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