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“Birdman of Alcatraz” Released to Limited-Edition CD

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Birdman of Alcatraz
Elmer Bernstein, 2006
(Varèse Sarabande – VCL 1106 1054)
Limited Collector’s Edition of 3000 copies

1. Main Title
2. The Letters
3. The Courthouse
4. Washington
5. Idleness
6. Flight
7. Bird Cart
8. Canaries Arrive
9. Bottle Bath
10. Apology
11. Cage Preparations
12. Cage Building
13. Godfather Feto
14. Runty Returns
15. No Cure
16. Runty Dead
17. Apie Dead
18. Peggy
19. Oldest Enemy
20. Second Prize
21. Partners
22. The Tigress
23. No Parole Fight
24. Stroud Drunk
25. Book Montage
26. Transferred
27. To Alcatraz
28. “D” Block
29. Bon Vivant
30. 23 Years
31. The Visitor
32. Saving Face
33. The Parting
34. Riot
35. Transfer Boat
36. Like A BIrd
37. To Springfield
38. End Credits
39. The Birdman

It was 45 years ago that Elmer Bernstein’s stirring and sensitive score for “Birdman of Alcatraz” evoked audiences’ compassion for a convicted murderer serving a life sentence in solitary confinement. Now, new audiences—and generations—can experience what is considered to be among Bernstein’s most important works.

Limited to 3000 copies, this first-time commercial CD release from Varèse Sarabande features complete versions of cues originally abbreviated in the film, as well as 11 additional cues never heard in the final cut.

For more information, or to purchase, please visit the Varèse Sarabande website.

Cover Art by Bob Peak

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