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Spartacus is here..!
28-Jun-2010 - Varèse Sarabande commemorates Alex North's 100th birthday and the film Spartacus' 50th Anniversary with the release of Robert Townson's 1,000th album. For this international celebration of one of film music's most influential and important giants, Robert Townson is joined by many welknown composers. The enormous boxed set includes: CD 1 with all surviving stereo tracks of the Spartacus recording. CD 2 and 3 contain the complete original film soundtrack, in astounding monaural sound. CD 4 has a selection of unused and alternate cues from the original film sessions. CD 5 and 6 contain 22 classic and newly recorded interpretations of Alex North's Spartacus Love Theme - featuring Bill Evans, Yusef Lateef, Carlos Santana, Lalo Schifrin, Dave Grusin, Mark Isham, Alexandre Desplat and many others! Also a DVD with a 96-minute feature documentary on the importance of Alex North and his score for SPARTACUS, with Alexandre Desplat, Mark Isham, David Newman, Lalo Schifrin, Robert Townson, Brian Tyler, John Williams and Christopher Young. Included are two bonus features with Mark Isham and Diego Navarro recording their own Spartacus Love Theme variations. And finally a 168-page, hardcover book by Robert Townson featuring detailed analysis of the SPARTACUS score, background on the film, an Alex North biography, over 100 photos and much more!
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande or (for Europe) Colosseum Records. 

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