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Music Conducted By
Jerry Goldsmith

Orchestrations By
Arthur Morton

Recorded By

Performed By

Album Produced By
Lukas Kendall

Film Score Monthly
FSMCD Vol. 5, No. 16

Previous Release(s)
MGM LP (4 Tracks)

Year Of CD/Film Release

Running Time
48:19 (Score)

Limited Edition Release

Cues & Timings

1. Prelude (1:39)
2. Main Title (1:55)
3. Special Delivery/Bottle Party (0:44)
4. Man in Shadow/Stratman's Abduction (1:23)
5. The Night People/The New Doctor (2:58)
6. The Whole Truth/Too Many Women (2:24)
7. The Phone Call/Cab Fare (2:28)
8. Man Hunt (3:34)
9. Silent Treatment/No Friends (1:17)
10. Craig's Proposition (2:30)
11. Inger's Theme (2:29)
12. The Hospital (1:55)
13. Hot Light (1:49)
14. The Escape Act (2:07)
15. Return from Bare (2:14)
16. Rejected Suitor/Free Ride (1:58)
17. The Wrong Blonde (1:30)
18. The Facts/Stake Out/Boarding Party (4:12)
19. A Hole in the Head (1:05)
20. Three Lost People/Escape From the Dock/The Getaway (2:20)
21. Shock Treatment (1:19)
22. The Blade/The Last Act/Daranyi's Exit (2:50)
23. End Title (0:57)

Source Music

24. Juke Box (Andre Previn) (2:54)
25. Just You, Just Me (R. Klages & J. Greer) (2:00)
26. How About You (B. Lane & R. Freed) (2:05)
27. On Green Dolphin Street (B. Kaper & N. Washington) (2:03)
28. Winter Garden (Harold Gelman) (2:24)
29. The Villa (Harold Gelman) (1:00)
30. Fashion Show (Andre Previn) (2:50)
31. Breakfast, Part 2 (Andre Previn) (2:39)
32. King's Song/Prize Fanfare/Nobel March (traditional/H. Gelman/G. F. Handel) (1:15)

LP Tracks

33. Theme From The Prize (2:10)
34. Manhunt (2:44)
35. The Night People (1:58)
36. The Courier (1:32)

Total Disc Time: 76:21

Soundtrack Ratings







The Prize


60’s Goldsmith cool and a glorious homage to Hitchcock for an infectious spy themed conspiracy thriller score. The composer delivers a sumptuous blend of thrills, spills, elegance and even broad comedy, all shinning through a beautifully dry orchestral stereo source. Goldsmith wrestles an elaborate symphonic palette, charged with a varied percussion section and requisite low end piano for the film’s cold war espionage and suspense. While chases ensue, villains are unmasked and romance blossoms, Goldsmith provides for with nervous strings, Strav Violins and commanding brass statements via light lounge Jazz interludes. The Prize is a rare glimpse at Goldsmith on the up at a key moment in his career as he reinforced his position on the ‘A’ list. Marvellous!

An expansive FSM CD with bonus music from the original MGM LP featuring Goldsmith’s re-recorded four tracks as well as the additional source music from the film. Add to this the usual thorough booklet notes, cool production values and FSM have produced yet another stunning Jerry Goldsmith release.

Expanded review to follow.