Music Box Records presents Obsession
In collaboration with Litto Enterprises Inc., Music Box Records presents one of its
most ambitious releases yet - a classic Bernard Herrmann score from one
of his last efforts and an important milestone in his immense career for Brian De Palma´s
classic melodrama Obsession (1976) written by Paul Schrader and starring
Geneviève Bujold, Cliff Robertson and John Lithgow.
For this special archival edition 2-CD set, Music Box Records has gathered
the best sources available to this day in order to present faithfully
the original score written by the composer.
CD 1 presents "The Film Score''. With the precious technical assistance of
our sound engineer, we did our best to reconstruct and restore the score
from the 5.1 Music Stem (courtesy of Sony Pictures) and a safety copy
of the original tapes. The result is stunningly convincing.
CD 2 presents ''The Original 1976 Soundtrack Album'' (courtesy of Universal
Music) that was edited from Herrmann’s sessions and was specially
remastered for this edition. They also corrected the cue titles of the 1976
London Decca release which were misnamed and incomplete in tracks 4 and 5.
Now you have the details of all the right cues used in the original LP.
This release offers a rare opportunity to hear the magnificent romantic
Herrmann score in two different presentations and preserves the composer’s
own irreplaceable interpretation, bringing this marvelous music back to life
just 40 years after it was written. This Deluxe Edition with slipcase is limited
to 3000 units and includes a 24-page full-color booklet with in-depth liner
notes by Daniel Schweiger, sharing his comments about the film and the score,
including new interviews with editor Paul Hirsch and producer George Litto.
Everyone will no doubt be ''obsessed'' with this true original masterpiece!