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THE RUSSIA HOUSE Soundtrack (1990)

THE RUSSIA HOUSE

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December, 1990
17
60:45
MCA Records

THE RUSSIA HOUSE Soundtrack: Expanded Score (2017)

THE RUSSIA HOUSE: Expanded Score

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December, 2017
25
75:57
Quartet Records

REVIEW

The Russia House (ENGLISH)

The Russia House (Jerry Goldsmith). With the use of strings, saxophone and piano, the jazz-themed romantic score makes The Russia House a very particular soundtrack within Jerry Goldsmith's filmography. The love story between British book publisher Barley Blair and Russian mother Katya Orlova is the result of an intrigue developed around the papers that a friend of Katya, Yakov, intends to get the editor to expose the Russia's nuclear capabilities.

The soundtrack results from a pleasant listening, and will delight those who love soft jazz. Alone in the World is the song of the film that uses the melody of Goldsmith as a base, which was not included in the film's footage, although it was included in the albums of the soundtrack. A pity for the great adaptation to the sung format that was made of the composer's music. Portrait of Katya stands out for the suggestive melody to the character of Katya, one of the most beautiful in the score. The intrigue that reveals the soundtrack is not of a high intensity, and in tracks like Katya and Barley is carried mainly by the piano and the bass strings.

The original soundtrack already had enough 60 minutes of duration, and is extended in the version of 2017 up to 75 minutes, including a booklet with abundant notes.

La casa Rusia (ESPAÑOL)

La casa Rusia (Jerry Goldsmith). Con la utilización cuerdas, saxofón y piano, la temática romántica en tono de jazz hace de La Casa Rusia una banda sonora muy particular dentro de la filmografía de Jerry Goldsmith. La historia de amor entre el editor de libros británico Barley Blair y la madre de familia rusa Katya Orlova, es el resultado de una intriga desarrollada entorno a los papeles que un amigo de Katya, Yakov, pretende hacer llegar al editor para poner al descubierto las capacidades nucleares de Rusia.

La banda sonora resulta de una agradable escucha, y les encantará a los amantes del jazz suave. Alone in the World es la canción de la película que utiliza la melodía de Goldsmith como base, que no fue incluida en el metraje de la película, aunque sí en los álbumes de la banda sonora. Una pena por la gran adaptación al formato cantado que se hizo de la música del compositor. Portrait of Katya destaca por la melodía sugerente al personaje de Katya, una de las más bellas de la partitura. La intriga de la banda sonora no es de una intensidad elevada, y en temas como Katya and Barley es llevada principalmente por el piano y las cuerdas graves.

La banda sonora original ya contaba con unos suficientes 60 minutos de duración, y es extendida en la versión de 2017 hasta los 75 minutos, incluyendo un libreto con abundantes notas.

TRACK LISTINGS
THE RUSSIA HOUSE
1990
Total Time: 60:45
Label:
MCA Records
  1. Katya (3:57)
  2. Introductions (3:12)
  3. The Conversation (4:13)
  4. Training (2:01)
  5. Katya and Barley (2:32)
  6. First Name, Yakov (2:53)
  7. Bon Voyage (2:11)
  8. The Meeting (3:59)
  9. I'm With You / What Is This Thing Called Love (2:39)
  10. Alone in the World (Patti Austin) (4:09)
  11. The Gift (2:34)
  12. Full Marks (2:27)
  13. Barley's Love (3:24)
  14. My Only Country (4:34)
  15. Crossing Over (4:13)
  16. The Deal (4:09)
  17. The Family Arrives (7:38)
THE RUSSIA HOUSE: Expanded Score
2017
Total Time: 75:57
Label:
Quartet Records
  1. Katya (4:03)
  2. First Meeting (2:05)
  3. The Package / London House / We’ve Got Him (1:37)
  4. Introductions (3:16)
  5. The Conversation (4:17)
  6. Portrait of Katya (0:49)
  7. Training (2:05)
  8. Katya and Barley (2:35)
  9. Who Is He? (1:32)
  10. First Name, Yakov (2:57)
  11. All Alone (0:37)
  12. Bon Voyage (2:15)
  13. The Meeting (4:02)
  14. I’m With You (What Is This Thing Called Love?) (2:42)
  15. The Lie Detector (2:17)
  16. The Gift (2:38)
  17. Full Marks (2:32)
  18. Barley’s Love (3:30)
  19. My Only Country (4:40)
  20. Crossing Over (4:17)
  21. The Cemetery (1:17)
  22. The Deal (4:14)
  23. The Family Arrives (7:43)
  24. Alone in the World (Vocal by Patti Austin) (4:14)
  25. Barley’s Love (Film Version) (3:32)

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