COMPLETE SCORE
FIRST BLOOD Soundtrack (vinyl) (1982)

FIRST BLOOD

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1982
11
36:38
Regency Records

Vinyl edition
FIRST BLOOD Soundtrack (1988)

FIRST BLOOD

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1988
12
39:20
Intrada

FIRST BLOOD Soundtrack (2000)

FIRST BLOOD

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2000
12
39:20
Varèse Sarabande

FIRST BLOOD Soundtrack: Complete Score (2010)

FIRST BLOOD: Complete Score

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2010
33
87:19
Intrada

REVIEW

First Blood (ENGLISH)

First Blood (Jerry Goldsmith). First Blood supposed a cinematographic success that has turned into a classic with the pass of time, and the character of John Rambo has remained strongly established to the general culture. First Blood is basically a drama adorned with big doses of action. John Rambo's drama is that of the only one survivor of a group of Green Berets destined in Vietnam that, some years later and after losing all his companions, remains completely alone in a country (his country) in the one that he does not know where to fit. Part of the success of the movie owed to the drama lived by the tormented protagonist, and, together with Jerry Goldsmith's music, they shape a solid foundations that do the movie strong.

The soundtrack was released in vinyl in 1982 and included 11 tracks. In 1988, Intrada released the soundtrack in CD for the first time and including one more track than the original vinyl edition. In the year 2000, Varèse Sarabande re-edited the soundtrack with identical content and with a slightly different art. And finally, in 2010, again Intrada published the complete score in a 2 disc edition, including the complete score, the album version of 1982 and some extra tracks.

It is necessary to emphasize the difference between Intrada's editions of 1988, that includes a brief note about the score, and the 2010 edition, which includes an extensive booklet with a lot of information, probably too extensively in the information relating to the record label, and slightly succinct in what to the music and to the tracks of the score refers.

We normally criticize the incorporation of the original album in the edition if the complete score is already included. In this case we position ourselves in the same way, though the incorporation of the original album of 1982 on the disc 2 can have certain interest for the fan who wants to see the differences in the edition between tracks with the same name. The booklet provides the list of slates used for every track, in those where the differences between the edition of the same track in the original edition of 1982 and in the 2010 edition can be appreciated.

In short, First Blood supposes one of the cinematographic milestones of the action cinema, as well as in the filmography of the incredibly prolific Jerry Goldsmith.

Acorralado (ESPAÑOL)

Acorralado (Jerry Goldsmith). Acorralado supuso un éxito cinematográfico que con el tiempo se ha convertido en un clásico, y el personaje de John Rambo ha quedado fuertemente arraigado a la cultura general. Acorralado es básicamente un drama aderezado con grandes dosis de acción. El drama de John Rambo es el del único superviviente de un grupo de Boinas Verdes destinado en Vietnam que, años después y tras perder a todos sus compañeros, se queda completamente solo en un país (el suyo) en el que no sabe dónde encajar. Parte del éxito de la película se debió al drama vivido por el atormentado protagonista, y, junto con la música de Jerry Goldsmith, conforman unos sólidos cimientos que hacen fuerte a la película.

La banda sonora se editó en vinilo en 1982 contando con 11 pistas. En 1988, Intrada lanzó la banda sonora por primera vez en CD e incluyendo una pistas más que la edición en vinilo original. En el año 2000, Varèse Sarabande reeditó la banda sonora con idéntico contenido y con un arte algo diferente. Y por fin en 2010, de nuevo Intrada publicó el score completo en una edición de 2 discos, incluyendo el score completo, la versión del álbum de 1982 y algunas pistas extra.

Cabe destacar la diferencia entre las ediciones de Intrada de 1988, que incluye una breve nota sobre el score, y la de 2010, que incluye un extenso libreto con mucha información, quizás demasiado extenso en la información referente al propio sello discográfico, y algo escueta en lo que a la música y a las pistas de score se refiere.

Normalmente criticamos la inclusión del álbum original si en la edición ya se incluye el score completo. En este caso nos posicionamos de la misma manera, aunque la inclusión del álbum original de 1982 en el disco 2 puede tener cierto interés para el aficionado que quiera apreciar las diferencias en la edición entre pistas con el mismo nombre. El libreto proporciona el listado de slates utilizados para cada pista en los que se aprecian las diferencias entre la edición de una misma pista de la edición original de 1982 y de la edición de 2010.

En resumen, Acorralado supone uno de los hitos cinematográficos del cine de acción, así como de la filmografía del increíblemente prolífico Jerry Goldsmith.

TRACK LISTINGS
FIRST BLOOD (1982)
Total Time: 36:38
  1. It's A Long Road (Theme From "First Blood" - vocal) (3:19)
  2. Escape Route (2:40)
  3. First Blood (4:37)
  4. The Tunnel (4:03)
  5. Hanging On (3:30)
  6. Home Coming (2:22)
  1. Mountain Hunt (6:06)
  2. My Town (1:55)
  3. The Razor (3:09)
  4. Over The Cliff (2:04)
  5. It's A Long Road (Instrumental) (2:53)
FIRST BLOOD (1988 / 2000)
Total Time: 39:20
  1. Home Coming (2:21)
  2. Escape Route (2:39)
  3. First Blood (4:36)
  4. The Tunnel (4:02)
  5. Hanging On (3:29)
  6. Mountain Hunt (6:06)
  1. My Town (1:55)
  2. The Razor (3:08)
  3. No Power (2:51)
  4. Over the Cliff (2:03)
  5. It's a Long Road (Instrumental) (2:51)
  6. It's a Long Road* (Theme From First Blood) (3:19) Performed by Dan Hill

* It's a Long Road
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
Music by Jerry Goldsmith

FIRST BLOOD: Complete Score (2010)
Total Time: 87:19
DISC 1: Complete Original Soundtrack (45:14) DISC 2: Original 1982 Soundtrack Album (42:05)
  1. Theme From First Blood [Pop Orchestra Version] 4:07)
  2. Home Coming (2:21)
  3. My Town (0:59)
  4. Under Arrest (0:45)
  5. The Razor (2:37)
  6. A Head Start (1:03)
  7. Hanging On (2:02)
  8. Over The Cliff (1:26)
  9. A Stitch In Time (0:57)
  10. Mountain Hunt (4:52)
  11. No Truce (0:39)
  12. First Blood (4:45)
  13. The Tunnel (3:25)
  14. Escape Route (2:36)
  15. The Truck (1:00)
  16. No Power / Night Attack (2:50)
  17. Hide And Seek (0:57)
  18. It's A Long Road (Instrumental) (3:22)
  19. It's A Long Road (Theme From first Blood) Vocal: Dan Hill (3:19)
  1. It's A Long Road (Theme From First Blood) Vocal: Dan Hill (3:19)
  2. Escape Route (2:36)
  3. First Blood (4:35)
  4. The Tunnel (4:00)
  5. Hanging On (3:26)
  6. Home Coming (2:20)
  7. Mountain Hunt (6:01)
  8. My Town (1:55)
  9. The Razor (3:05)
  10. Over The Cliff (2:05)
  11. It's A Long Road (Instrumental) (2:51)

  12. The Extras
  13. It's A Long Road [Recording Session Piano/Vocal Demo] (3:18)
  14. Carolco Logo (0:19)
  15. Rambo [Special Summer 1984 Trailer] (1:15)

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