Friday, December 15, 2006

Sandy Sounds

One of the most underrated composers out there, Mike Batt is best known for some his pop song work including the theme from Watership Down ("Bright Eyes") and some fascinating concept albums including the sci-fi/new wave masterpiece, Zero Zero. One of his best straight-up film scores is for 1978's Carvans, one of those all-star exotic epics that were so in vogue at the time. Despite a cast including Anthony Quin, Christopher Lee, Michael Sarrazin, Joseph Cotten and Jennifer O'Neill, most viewers stayed away from the sandy, Iran-based action film, the second directorial effort for frequent Clint Eastwood director James Fargo (The Enforcer). However, the knockout music is absolutely worthy of rediscovery, with a beautiful main theme that gets a solid workout (and a surprisingly great pop rendition in the last track).

1. Caravans On The Move
2. Main Title
3. Russian Dance
4. Inside Sardar Khan's Palace
5. Journey To Badek
6. The Camp At Qualir
7. The Desolate Valley
8. Caravan Song
9. Qualir at Night
10. Storm In The Desert
11. Becky's Waltz
12. Kochi Dancer
13. The Aftermath
14. Theme from Caravans



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! I haven't heard this one in years!

9:34 PM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Great post buddy!
Oh, I have to download this first?

Here's the aformentioned score for "Watership Down"
by Angela Morley

I bow to the master of 7 Black Notes!

1:43 AM  
Blogger attax said...

Thanks I love Mike Batt

4:17 AM  
Anonymous andy said...

Hi! Sorry for off topic, but I would like to ask if it is possible, that you upload Morricones "'Tis Pity She's a Whore" ( again? Would be absolutely great! Thanks!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Rudy D said...

I have only 2 tracks of this OST. After download this, I was amazed that almost all tracks are great.

Thanks 7 black notes

5:30 PM  
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