Jerry Goldsmith

The Prize [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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While by no means a classic on par with so many Jerry Goldsmith scores to follow, 1963's The Prize nevertheless remains a fascinating and vital effort significant for introducing some of the themes and approaches explored to greater success later in the composer's career. A brassy and dynamic work clearly inspired by the jazzy James Bond scores of John Barry, The Prize proves Goldsmith's flair for suspense and comedy, introducing such signature elements as bombastic timpani and lovesick violin. Even if his music hasn't yet achieved critical mass, there's no denying the formidable talent at work here. Film Score Monthly's expanded 2002 edition includes Goldsmith's 48-minute score in its entirety alongside close to half an hour of bonus material, including source cues by André Previn and Harold Gelman.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
The Prize, film score
1 1:40
2 1:56
3 0:46
4 1:24
5 3:00
6 2:25
7 2:29
8 3:35
9 1:18
10 2:31
11 2:30
12 1:55
13 1:49
14 2:08
15 2:16
16 2:00
17 1:32
18 4:14
19 1:05
20 2:21
21 1:20
22 2:51
23 1:02
Juke Box (for the film The Prize)
24 2:55
25 2:01
26 2:06
27 2:04
28
2:25
29
1:02
Designing Women, film score
30 2:52
31 2:41
The Prize, film score
32 1:20
33 2:11
34 2:45
35 1:59
36 1:33
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