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Hanover Street CD release Varèse Sarabande Soundtrack Club

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Hanover Street on CD from Varèse Sarabande Soundtrack ClubMusic Composed by John Barry

Arguably the most sought after, never-before-released, score by John Barry! Without question it is one of the greats … by one of the greats! Hanover Street (1979) is finally available! A 30th anniversary rescue! Believe it!

An epic love story set during the London Blitz of WWII … this is prime Barry from the time of The Black Hole (1979), Moonraker (1979), Somewhere In Time (1980) and Raise The Titanic (1980).

War-torn Europe is the setting for this Peter Hyams-directed romantic action/adventure from Columbia Pictures about the fateful entanglements of two men in love with the same woman. Lt. David Halloran (Harrison Ford), a courageous American bomber pilot, and a British nurse (Lesley-Anne Down) accidentally meet during an air raid and fall instantly in love. Committed to an assignment, David asks her to meet him two weeks later in spite of the fact that she is married. And she does. Her husband, Paul Sellinger (Christopher Plummer), is a British intelligence officer in charge of a special, dangerous mission behind enemy lines. As fate would have it, Halloran is chosen to fly Sellinger on the task. When their plane is shot down, the two must work together to complete the mission - and it is only then that Halloran discovers who Sellinger is.

John Barry’s complete score has been painstakingly restored, filling the CD to capacity! Over 60 minutes of music in glorious stereo plus four bonus cues taken from the sole surviving mono source … this release of Hanover Street has been nothing short of an epic production unto itself. It’s a score that has been held as a holy grail by many since the day they first heard it! This very special release, which launches a very special year for the Varèse Sarabande CD Club, is for them and for all fans of lush, unabashedly romantic, film music!

1. Main Title (3:44)
2. David Meets Margaret (1:31)
3. The Bombing (3:15)
4. On Hanover Street (3:25)
5. Making Love (2:08)
6. Home Life (1:37)
7. Countryside And Courtship (1:57)
8. Christmas Eve (1:45)
9. Trying To Forget (3:20)
10. Message From Paul (1:30)
11. Change Of Plans (1:33)
12. Direct Hit (1:59)
13. Bail Out Over France (3:08)
14. Gestapo Headquarters (2:07)
15. Cover Blown (6:03)
16. A Resourceful Man (2:47)
17. Motorcycle Chase And Bridge Battle (4:14)
18. Finale (3:56)
19. End Credits (2:37)

Bonus Tracks:

20. Chatanooga Choo-Choo (Source) (2:45)
21. Little Brown Jug (Source) (3:26)
22. Finale (Alternate) (3:58)
23. Gestapo Headquarters (Revised - mono) (2:07)
24. Cover Blown (Revised - mono) (6:01)
25. Motorcycle Chase And Bridge Battle (Revised - mono) (4:24)
26. Finale (Revised - mono) (3:48)

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