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"Windjammer" Remastered Soundtrack 2019
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Written by: Robert C. Weisgerber, ProducerDate: 03.12.2019
Further to the initial CD issue of the Morton Gould composed soundtrack to Cinerama "Windjammer" in 2013, additional audio masters were found and restored for the 2018 DVD release. It is this enhanced and remixed to glorious stereo soundtrack issued on this CD release. Jack Shaindlin conducting The Cinemiracle Symphony Orchestra.

Sepia’s original 2013 release of Morton Gould’s iconic “Windjammer” score and studio LP release was a major accomplishment in many ways. First, we had the good fortune to acquire audio tapes of the scoring sessions of the "Windjammer" film from Dick and Roger Pietchmann whose father Richard was the recording engineer of the film. Recorded in a Bronx NY theater, the Mt. Eden, which was converted to act as a scoring stage complete with Cinemiracle projection. The reels of audio tape were in good shape but unfortunately without any notes or cue sheets. There were no indications of “buy takes”, just bits and pieces, so we had no idea which take went with what. We had more than three hours of tape and had to painstakingly edit the score by using a very poor video of the film and sound track available in the open market as a template. Simultaneously, Dave Strohmaier at Cinerama was salvaging through a poor 35mm scope composite of the film at Modern Video Film in Burbank in the hopes of mastering it as an acceptable video release. He also had a 35mm multi track seven channel recording of the score with effects and narration to marry to the video image. We tried to use that same audio as we thought it may be helpful in continuity of music, but this turned out to be fruitless due to sound quality issues. After almost three months of assembly we had the complete Gould music score. The fidelity was comparable to the studio LP recording that Columbia Records issued which was going to be included in the 2-CD 2013 Sepia release. As it turned out the CD package was very well received by the movie score collectors but we encountered feedback from some that the CD lacked “impact” or dynamics which they felt was a disappointment from what they remembered when they originally heard it in the theater.

In 2017 Dave and the Cinerama team along with the help of FotoKem came up with a cost effective method of digitally scanning 35mm 6-perf. Cinerama / Cinemiracle film resulting in the cutting of the cost to less than 50% from prior methods. This was a major breakthrough! With this knowledge Dave decided to go through the process of cataloging all of the “Windjammer” film elements and see if he had a complete 3-stip film inventory. It included camera negatives, dupe negatives, inter-positives and prints, allowing him to assemble a quality 3-strip digital file along with a restored 5.1 audio soundtrack! When I heard about this new hi-def scanning process and the quality it was going to deliver, which was a high definition image in Dave’s Smile Box process replicating the Cinemiracle experience, I was excited. I then thought that maybe this was the time to revisit the 2013 Gould soundtrack and studio LP to explore how we could elevate the sound performance. We would try to satisfy the past purchasers of the Gould score as well as entice new buyers with advanced state of the art techniques not available just a few years ago. So with the support of Sepia Records and the relentless ingenuity of sound engineer John Polito at Audio Mechanics we found ways to significantly improve sound fidelity, reduce tape hiss, open up the stereo imaging and enhance the sound dynamics or as I call it the “Cinemiracle punch.” The next task was to improve the dynamics of the studio LP with the same tools we employed with the Gould film score, especially the stereo imaging and the “Cinemiracle punch.” When we completed the mastering we discovered that we had enough space on CD-2 to also include tracks from a 1958 Gould studio album titled “Moon, Wind and Stars” featuring two stereo “Windjammer” music cues from the film titled “Windjammer”and “Night Watch.

”ENJOY!!!

Robert C. Weisgerber, Producer

"Windjammer", a 1958 film that recorded a 32,400 km voyage of the Norwegian sail ship "Christian Radich" from Oslo to the Americas and the Caribbean was the only film to be shot in the widescreen Cinemiracle process, which came with a seven-track stereophonic soundtrack composed by Morton Gould.

Title: Windjammer (Deluxe Expanded Collection)
Artist: Original Soundtrack conducted by Jack Shaindlin
Catalogue No.: SEPIA 1347 (2CD Set)
Barcode: 5055122113478
Release Date: November 2019

• Go to "Windjammer" Remastered Soundtrack, 2013
 
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Sepia Records

 
CD ONE

1. WINDJAMMER OVERTURE
2. WINDJAMMER LEAVES NORWAY
3. TROPICAL STORM APPROACHES
4. STORM PASSES
5. NIGHT WATCH
6. HEADING TO MADEIRA
7. BASKET SLED RIDE
8. GERMAN TRAINING SAILING SHIP ENCOUNTER
9. SAILING TOWARDS PUERTO RICO
10. CRUSOE
11. WINDJAMMER INTERMISSION MUSIC
12. ENTERING NEW YORK HARBOR
13. NEW YORK MONTAGE
14. WINDJAMMER / U.S. NAVY ENCOUNTER
15. WINDJAMMER CREW MEMBER SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER
16. WINDJAMMER SAILORS & U.S. SUBMARINE UNDERWATER
17. U.S. SUBMARINE SURFACES AND WINDJAMMER APPEARS
18. WINDJAMMER RETURNS HOME TO PORT
19. WINDJAMMER READIES FOR NEXT VOYAGE
20. WINDJAMMER EXIT MUSIC


CD TWO

1. WINDJAMMER OVERTURE
2. WINDJAMMER (THE SHIP)
3. LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVES
4. THE SEA IS GREEN
5. MADEIRA
6. MUSIC OF PORTO SANTO
7. EVERYBODY LOVES SATURDAY NIGHT - The Easy Riders
8. CATALAN MELODY (SONG OF THE BIRDS) - Pablo Casals, cello
9. NIGHT WATCH (LULLABY)
10. KARI WAITS FOR ME - The Easy Riders
11. MARIANNE - The Boys' Town Steel Band
12. EVERYBODY LOVES SATURDAY NIGHT (STEEL BAND) - The Silvertones Steel Band
13. (SWEET) SUGAR CANE - The Silvertones Steel Band
14. DON'T HURRY WORRY ME - The Silvertones Steel Band
15. THE HAPPY WANDERER - The Silvertones Steel Band
16. THE CREW (HORNPIPE)
17. THE VILLAGE OF NEW YORK - The Easy Riders
18. NEW YORK 1

Tracks 19 - 27 performed by Morton Gould and his Orchestra

19. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
20. ESTRELLITA
21. "MOONLIGHT" SONATA: FIRST MOVEMENT
22. SERENADE
23. WINDJAMMER
24. NIGHT WATCH
25. STARS IN MY EYES
26. BARCAROLLE (JUNE) NO. 6 - FROM "THE SEASONS" OP. 37A
27. ONIPE - FROM "AFRICAN SUITE"
28. ENTR'ACTE "NO MORE ROAMING"
 
 
  
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