Thursday, November 09, 2006


Generally regarded as one of the best cinematic treatments of its subject, 1968's The Charge of the Light Brigade from director Tony Richardson features a fascinating cast (David Hemmings, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Trevor Howard) and a beautiful, effective score by John Addison (Sleuth, Torn Curtain) that's never really been given its due. Perhaps of most interest to readers here is the theme song, an eerie, haunting, semi-psychedelic rendition of the famous poem performed by none other than Manfred Mann!

Link removed - commercial CD now available.

The Charge of the Light Brigade
1. The Charge Of The Light Brigade (Manfred Mann)
2. Main Title
3. The Six Hundred
4. Nolan's Theme
5. Waiting For The Charge
6. Go Gently
7. Sebastapol
8. War Fever
9. Across The Seas
10. Valley Of Death
11. First Kiss
12. Lady Scarlett's Ball
13. March On The Alma
14. After The Battle
15. Anger & Reflection
16. End Title

Basil Poledouris, R.I.P. You will be missed.



Anonymous Birdie Num Num said...

anyone who recently joined the Scores of Scores forum having trouble loggin onto the forum?

I have not been able to get on and my emails to the moderator have gone unaswered.

i was just wondering what was up...

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Addison is still a very underestimated composer! I like most of his efforts, especially Torn Curtain and Swashbuckler.

Another great score (but this time by Roy Budd) would be ZEPPELIN. Unfortunately, except for the main title (taken directly from the film's audio track), there seems to be no release of it at all.

And a re-release (with more music) of Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (Ron Goodwin) would also be fantastic!

Just my 2 Cents. ;)


12:10 AM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Swashbuckler would make a terrific post!
Nice cover scan for this N.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Lacey said...

Sorry but I have no other place to post this.

"Xtabay's World" seems to be dead and gone. Another great blog has bitten the dust.

10:47 PM  
Blogger eulodendt said...


excelente blog, felicitaciones.

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12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to post this comment below this particular soundtrack but i didn't know where else to post this!

Since you seem to have all the soundtracks / rarities ... do you happen to have the Marilyn Chambers Country album? :)

I've wanted to hear it for ages but have never even found a single song from it.

1:10 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Man, I wish I had the Marilyn Chambers album. If somebody out there has it, please share!

11:11 AM  

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