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Russell Garcia’s Remastered Rescore of THE TIME MACHINE Soundtrack - Now Shipping!
Motion Picture Score Remastered CD. Russell Garcia Composer-Conductor. Relive the thrilling music of The Time Machine as Garcia recorded it with The Graunke Symphony Orchestra now with tracks previously unreleased.
The music from George Pal’s Academy Award®-winning classic The Time Machine is perhaps composer
Russell Garcia’s most well-known work. Garcia created a thrilling symphonic score bursting with a sense
of wonder and adventure. Now after 35 years since the initial vinyl/CD release, this beloved score returns
in an upgraded stereo remastered collectors edition with previously unreleased tracks. This is Russell
Garcia’s personal re-recording of his breathtaking music which he conducted with the celebrated 60-piece
Graunke Symphony Orchestra in Munich, Germany.
The CD will come in a jewel case with a 20-page color collectors booklet that features background,
photos, and an exclusive interview with Russell Garcia. Cover and graphic design by Jim Titus. Liner
notes by Producer Arnold Leibovit.
Russell Garcia (1916-2011) was a tremendously prolific composer and orchestrator in television and film.
His career featured stops at NBC, MGM, and Universal., while his numerous colleagues and collaborators
included such luminaries as Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Mel Tormé, John Williams,
Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Walt Disney. His greatest and most inventive work, however, is likely
the score he did for George Pal’s 1960 classic The Time Machine based on the H.G. Wells novel.
The music is a fantastic mix of dynamism and romanticism that is both beautiful and uplifting. In Garcia’s
inspired hands, we can hear the loving themes of Filby and The Time Traveler (their friendship comes
alive through the ages), the glorious Time Machine (a mechanism we fully believed could perform the
fantastic), and the beautiful and terrifying Wellsian worlds of the Eloi and the Morlocks – rekindled with
a resonance both heartbreaking and unforgettable.
In 1987, this was a landmark re-recording of The Time Machine as it was the first time full music release
of Russell Garcia’s The Time Machine. Now, his brilliant composition is back, remastered from the
original digital stereo elements. Several tracks that were edited out of the last release have been restored
as Garcia originally recorded it. The rescored bonus Suite from Atlantis, The Lost Continent Garcia wrote
for George Pal’s 1961 production is also included.
This release has benefitted from the cooperation of the Garcia family who are are planning a tribute
concert to Russell Garcia at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Arnold Leibovit has devoted much of his life to the preservation and promotion of George Pal’s amazing
film legacy. To that end, he produced and directed the documentary The Fantasy Film Worlds of George
Pal and The Puppetoon Movie and its two follow-up releases The Puppetoon Movie Volume 2 and The
Puppetoon Movie Volume 3 currently in production. He also served as Executive Producer for Warner
Bros. and DreamWorks’ 2002 remake of The Time Machine starring Guy Pearce and Jeremy Irons.
Leibovit is quite proud and grateful to be able to bring Russell Garcia’s greatest score, from George Pal’s
greatest film, back to an eager audience.
This sensational limited edition should excite music collectors everywhere. Now Shipping!
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