BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS - Original Soundtrack Recording by James Horner (Digital Download-24 Bit Wav/MP3/Digital booklet)



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Buysoundtrax Digital presents the original soundtrack to BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, featuring music composed by James Horner (STAR TREK II & III, KRULL, ALIENS, AVATAR) for the 1980 science fiction cult classic directed by Jimmy T. Murakami (WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MOVIE, HEAVY METAL), produced by the great Roger Corman, featuring a script by John Sayles (PIRANHA, THE HOWLING, ALLIGATOR, MATEWAN, LONE STAR) and Anne Dyer, starring Richard Thomas (THE WALTONS), Robert Vaughn (THE MAN FROM U.N.C.LE., THE MAGNIFICENT 7), George Peppard (THE BLUE MAX, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, THE A-TEAM), Darlanne Fleugel (TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., RUNNING SCARED), Sybil Danning, Morgan Woodward, Earl Boen, Jeff Corey, Sam Jaffe and John Saxon (ENTER THE DRAGON, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, JOE KIDD).

BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS tells the story of the people of the planet Akir, who have come under siege by a conquering alien race, the Malmori, led by the evil Lord Sador (Saxon). Disrupting their peaceful agrarian existence, Sador arrives in his command ship and issues an ultimatum to the Akira. Submit to his rule or be destroyed by his Stellar Converter, the most powerful weapon in the universe. In an act of desperation, young farmer Shad (Thomas) escapes in a sentient starship called Nell with the intentions of hiring mercenaries to help the Akira defend themselves against Sador and the Malmori. With little to offer in the way of compensation, Shad is able to gather a group of mercenaries, each with their own unique skills and motivations and returns with them to Akir to prepare their defenses.

Released in the wake of STAR WARS in 1980 amidst a slew of other imitators, BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS set itself apart from the other films with a charming and clever script that was equal parts STAR WARS and Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI, sprinkled with THE MAGNIFICENT 7. BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS also gave several key people in the movie industry some of their first jobs, such as director James Cameron, here serving as art director, producer Gale Anne Hurd, serving on this film as assistant production manager, and composer James Horner, whose work in this film helped producers of the STAR TREK franchise make their decision to hire him to score STAR TREK II and III, beginning Horner’s rise to prominence as a film composer.

In 1980, at age 26 James Horner, having written some additional music for Roger Corman’s UP FROM THE DEPTHS and following his first solo efforts on THE LADY IN RED and HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, James Horner prepared to take on his first big film scoring assignment. With John Williams’ STAR WARS and Jerry Goldsmith’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE as his barometer, Horner set out to write a large scale symphonic score cut from the same cloth, in the grand symphonic tradition of the composers of the Golden Age. 

1. Main Title (1:59)
2. Malmori Rear Guard (3:46)
3. Love Theme (3:48)
4. Cowboy and the Jackers (3:30)
5. Nanelia's Capture (1:24)
6. The Hunter (1:35)
7. Nanelia (1:28)
8. The Battle Begins (4:28)
9. The Maze Battle (3:06)
10. Gelt's Death (1:25)
11. Nanelia and Shad (1:23)
12. Heading For Sador (0:55)
13. Cowboy's Attack (1:42)
14. Shad's Pursuit (3:18)
15. Destruction of Hammerhead (3:35)
16. Epilogue and End Title (4:58)
Music Composed byJames Horner

17. Gelt’s Chamber 
Music Composed by Alan Howarth


Created and Produced by Alan Howarth
18. Command Ship Radio Chatter
19. Drone Chatter #1
20. Drone Chatter #2
21. Drone Chatter #3
22. Drone Chatter #4
23. Drone Chatter #6
24. Drone Chatter #7
25. Drone Chatter #8
26. Drone Chatter #9
27. Drone Chatter #10
28. Drone Chatter #11
29. Drone Chatter #12
30. Drone Chatter #13
31. Drone Chatter #14
32. Laser Artillery #1
33. Laser Artillery #2
34. Laser Artillery #3
35. Laser Artillery #4
36. Stereo Fly-Bys
37. Pass-Bys with Vocoder
38. Hammerhead Low Rumble
39. Nell Cave Launch - 1st Stage
40. Nell Cave Launch - 2nd Stage
41. Nell Cave Launch - 3rd Stage
42. Nell Fly Away
43. Nell Engine Build-Up
44. Nell Exterior Fly-By
45. Nell Maneuvering Thrusters
46. Bad Guy Lasers
47. Telemetry #1
48. Laser Blast
49. Sonic Tank Short Blast
50. Sonic Tank Long Blast
51. Drone Chatter #5 (Long Live Lord Sador)

Music Composed by James Horner
Performed by the 
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Nic Raine
Produced By James Fitzpatrick
Courtesy of SILVA SCREEN RECORDS © 2011