Mar 26, 2014

New Spy CD: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Sol Kaplan's score for Martin Ritt's 1965 classic le Carré adaptation The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is available in its entirety for the first time from Intrada. Making its CD debut, Kaplan's score is available in two versions. The first version, per Intrada's website, features a new mastering of the RCA original score album, recorded in London in October 1965 and presented intact from the original stereo album master tapes. Back then, it was common for composers to re-record their film music in album-friendly arrangements like this. The second version on this CD marks the world premiere of the film's actual soundtrack, recorded a month earlier and presented here from the original 35mm three channel scoring session masters. Two unused alternate cues round out the disc.

In keeping with the double music presentation, the disc comes with a reversible cover offering the original album artwork (right) on one side, and full color artwork on the other (above). The Spy Who Came in from the Cold soundtrack, running 28 tracks total, is available for $19.95 from Amazon or Screen Archives Entertainment or directly from Intrada.