Original Soundtrack

King of Kings [Sony]

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The first major expansion of Miklos Rozsa's music for the Nicholas Ray-directed religious film, Sony Music's CD of King of Kings was remastered from the original film-track recordings, made on 35mm magnetic film. The raw film tracks were remixed digitally and the music assembled into coherent tracks representing approximately half of the actual score of the movie, which was more than double what had been on the original LP from 1961. It was a major improvement over the old LP, which would have made a terrible CD, but there was better yet to come from this movie in the form of Rhino Records' double-CD soundtrack from 2002, which is to be preferred over this edition, despite its virtues.