Billion Dollar Brain Soundtrack To Be Released In December
Film Score Monthly's shop, Screen Archives Entertainment, is currently taking pre-orders for a single-disc release of Richard Rodney Bennett's amazing, haunting score for the third Harry Palmer film, Billion Dollar Brain. It will be paired with Roy Budd's score for the 1982 action movie The Final Option, starring Lewis Collins, Edward Woodward and Ingrid Pitt. FSM previously issued the score for Billion Dollar Brain in a huge box set of MGM film music called The MGM Soundtrack Treasury (1959-1983), but this will be its first official individual release on CD. (A widely circulated bootleg paired it with The Ipcress File.) The release date is listed as "early December;" the cost is $19.95.
UPDATE: This new, standalone release will not be on FSM's label. According to the proprietor of Spy Bop Royale (the final word on spy music on the web), this release will be on the label Kritzerland. Sadly, that probably means that it won't include the fantastic liner notes from FSM's massive MGM box set.
Read my review of Billion Dollar Brain here.