|A1||Man In The Sea||5:55|
|B1||Quest For Food||6:41|
|B2||Crops From The Sea||4:25|
|B4||Man Re-Enters The Sea||5:22|
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Original soundtrack music composed for the exhibit onboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The LP was privately pressed in 1971 and sold exclusively at the exhibit.
- Edited one year agoThis is very rare - the record was only available at the installation of the show at the time. Recorded in Munich since the series was co-produced by German production company Bavaria, the suite (with several variations on the classic introductory signature fanfare) contained here incorporates some music Scharf wrote for episodes of the first TV series "The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau" in previous years including one called "The Tragedy Of The Red Salmon" (1970) for which he won an Emmy. Segment pieces from other episodes are represented in this suite as well.
Scharf is at his very best in these tracks as influences by Copland, Elgar, Hanson and William Walton can be heard - a great shame that almost none of the music of this long running series is available. Leonard Rosenman, William Goldstein, Lyn Murray, John Scott, Gerald Fried, Lalo Schifrin, Georges Delerue and Kenyon Hopkins are some of the composers who contributed to the music of Cousteau's TV series. Between all of them Walter Scharf was the establishing force who stood out and his title track was used exclusively throughout the first run of this groundbreaking diving series (although unfortunately the title fanfare was not included in this pressing).