Fantasy Records presents the Academy and GRAMMY® Award-nominated score from the 1975 hit film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, housed in a deluxe vinyl box set. Composed by the prolific Jack Nitzsche (Phil Spector, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young), the score has long been praised for its edgy and effective nature (including the instrumental use of a saw for the opening and closing themes). Fans will uncover the LP, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, in a reproduction of the original gatefold jacket, which was discontinued soon after its initial release. Accompanying the soundtrack is a poster which was included with the original 1975 LP; two collectable pin-back buttons ("Beware Big Nurse" and "McMurphy Rules"); as well as a 16-page illustrated booklet containing stills from the film, plus insightful notes by director Milo Forman, as well as by Nitzsche documentarian Kristian St. Clair.
A film that helped to cement Jack Nicholson's reputation as an actor willing to take roles on the bleeding edge, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was also notable for giving director Milos Forman a solid position in American cinema...and for giving composer Jack Nitzsche a place to show what he could do. As it is, the edgy nature of the film extends into the score, giving it a profoundly disturbing feel at times -- even when it appears to be relatively normal. The music has a tendency to always be a little off-kilter, and from time to time it tilts completely over into a strange little world of its own (something very familiar to fans of Van Dyke Parks, with whom Nitzsche worked quite a bit). It's a pity that this score has faded from sight over the time since its 1991 remastering; the music has certainly continued to stand up well over time. ~ Steven E. McDonald
Features Varèse Sarabande Jack Nitzsche - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (Vinyl). Media type: Vinyl, Artist: Jack Nitzsche, Release date (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/11/2015
Release Date 11.09.2015
Track Count 11
Manufacturer Part Number 888072364547
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