The Bridge On the River Kwai (Original Soundtrack)
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INCLUDES 10 BONUS TRACKS
This release contains the complete original soundtrack to the classic David Lean movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957), originally issued on LP on Columbia CL 1100. A British-American co-production, the film is a World War II epic feature starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa. Based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai (1952) by Pierre Boulle, the movie is a work of fiction but borrows the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-43 for its historical setting.
Celebrated British composer Malcolm Arnold’s score for the film has become iconic, and is presented here in its entirety along with a few tracks not originally included on the LP. The film was widely praised, winning seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Best Actor [Guinness] and Best Score) at the 30th Academy Awards.
As a bonus, this edition contains the music from a previous collaboration between David Lean and Malcolm Arnold, The Sound Barrier (1952), and all of the music composed or arranged by Malcolm Arnold from the soundtrack to Carol Reed’s 1956 film Trapeze.
Music composed & arranged by MALCOLM ARNOLD
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
MALCOLM ARNOLD, conductor
Shepperton Studios, London, England, October 21, 1957.
[Except track 13, by Mitch Miller & His Orchestra,
recorded in London on November 11, 1957.]
14: From the soundtrack to the David Lean film THE SOUND BARRIER (1952).
Music composed by Malcolm Arnold. The Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Alwyn. London, England, 1952.
15-23: From the soundtrack to the Carol Reed film TRAPEZE (1956).
Music composed & arranged by Malcolm Arnold [except track 21,
by Johann Strauss; and track 23 by John Philip Sousa]. Orchestra
conducted by Muir Mathieson. Hollywood, 1956.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
02 COLONEL BOGEY MARCH
03 SHEAR’S ESCAPE
04 NICHOLSON’S VICTORY
06 WORKING ON THE BRIDGE
07 TREK TO THE BRIDGE
08 CAMP CONCERT DANCE
10 RIVER KWAI MARCH
11 I GIVE MY HEART (TO NO ONE BUT YOU)
12 DANCE MUSIC
13 THE RIVER KWAI MARCH/COLONEL BOGEY MARCH
14 RHAPSODY FOR ORCHESTRA Op. 38 from The Sound Barrier (*)
15 PRELUDE (*)
16 LOLA’S THEME (*)
17 FANFARE AND ELEPHANT’S WALTZ (*)
18 MIKE AND LOLA’S LOVE THEME (*)
19 JUKE BOX (*)
20 TINO’S ARRIVAL IN PARIS (*)
21 BLUE DANUBE [arr. Malcolm Arnold] (*)
22 ABOVE THE RING (*)
23 STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER (*)
TOTAL TIME: 78:29 min