Sometimes, it doesn’t take very long to create something brilliant. When producer Robert Evans rejected Phillip Lambro’s original score for “Chinatown”, Jerry Goldsmith was hired to create another, from scratch, in just 10 days. Goldsmith, a 20-year veteran of the TV and movie industry with credits including “Dr. Kildare”, “Planet Of The Apes” and even “The Waltons” theme, turned in a work that was both a career peak for him and the saviour of Roman Polanski's masterpiece of neo-noir. It wasn’t quite straight Jazz, it wasn’t quite classical. It was identifiably a movie soundtrack, but an unusual one at that, leaning heavily on Uan Rasey’s mournful trumpet solos, sparingly using pianos, harps, strings and percussion, and employing sounds and crashes as overtures. It doesn’t try to speak to the film’s 1930s setting so much as to the mood and feel of the movie, a piece about political and moral corruption in a water-starved LA featuring Jack Nicholson at the absolute top of his game. Originally released as a soundtrack in 1974, and long out of print, Cinewax’s reissue is remastered from the original tapes and is presented with brand new artwork by acclaimed illustrator and painter Sterling Hundley, with layout by Jay Shaw.. Drop the needle and hear why Chinatown is, reportedly, David Lynch's favorite soundtrack.
All material got newly remastered. Records are pressed on Gold wax, housed in a deluxe Stoughton tip-on jacket with folded 18”x24” poster of cover art. This exclusive Record Store/Black Friday release is limited to 2500 copies worldwide.
Limited edition for Black Friday RSD 2016!