The Escape Artist

Georges Delerue

 
" The theme is light and magical, the rest is not. "

Written by Thomas Glorieux - Review of the limited release

The Escape Artist is a gentle affair from Delerue. It's beautiful and delicate when the main theme is addressed, sinister and dark when it surrounds the escape, the mystery and tricks of Danny, and occasional source jazz sets the tone of the era. Nothing new and typical Delerue I suppose. The problem for the album is, the beauty and delicacy of the main theme is not in balance with the source music and darker underscore. In general, the album lacks a certain magical effect. Not the treasure I presumed it to be, but still having a theme that weaves its magic around the album.

Main theme is lovely, especially when heard in the final track "The Mailbox / End Credits".
The score focuses more on the darker mystery than the beauty and magic.

Track Listing

1. Main Titles (1.25)
2. Getting Ready for the Big Time (2.27)
3. Danny's Arrival (0.41)
4. Burke & Sybil's Act (2.48)
5. Harry Masters (0.51)
6. Leaving the Apartment (0.56)
7. The Bridal Shop (0.44)
8. Picking Up Sandra (1.03)
9. The Water Tank (1.24)
10. Drowning (0.56)
11. Ted's Rancho (4.10)
12. Fritz Threatens Danny (1.52)
13. Danny's Escape (3.08)
14. The Secret Revealed / Levitation (4.12)
15. Opening the Safe (2.12)
16. Stu Chases Danny (2.22)
17. The Mailbox / End Credits (4.20) Excellent track

Bonus Tracks
18. Harry Masters (Alternate) (3.52)
19. Source Music I (5.21)
20. Source Music II (1.55)
21. Stage Band (3.02)
22. Ted's Rancho (Source Music) (2.17)
23. High School Band (0.36)
24. Music Box (0.54)
25. Practicing the Piano (Delerue Solo) (0.30)
26. Main Theme - Original Piano Demo (1.52)

Total Length: 55.50
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Released by

Percepto Records 019 (limited release 2005)

Conducted by

Daniel Carlin

Orchestrations by

John Neufeld