April 22, 2017

20,000 Vinyl LPs 84: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
vinyl LP album cover 
cover photo by
photo of album comer by Styrous®


On this day, April 22, in 1937, John Joseph Nicholson, was born in Neptune, New Jersey. He is better known as, Jack Nicholson.   

To me, Nicholson's greatest role was in the 1975 film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which was based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. So, out comes my vinyl LP recording of the soundtrack from the fiim to honor him.     

The film was directed by Miloš Forman, with an incredible score by Jack Nitzsche, who has composed dozens of great film scores (link below). My favorite cut from the film is the closing theme. The theme starts with a slow drum beat then is joined by a musical saw played by Robert Amstrong. It is an eerie sound that is joined by an orchestra that builds then nicely resolves into a grand exultation near the end; it stops abruptly then the drum and saw take over again. It's quite a spectacular piece of music!  



 
Side 2: Closing Theme
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
vinyl LP label detail
detail photo by Styrous®





Jack Nitzsche ‎– Soundtrack Recording From The Film : One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Label: Fantasy ‎– F-9500
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1975
Tracklist:

Side 1:

1 - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Opening Theme)     1:28
2 - Medication Valse     5:23
3 - Bus Ride To Paradise     3:11
4 - Cruising     1:34
5 - Trolling     2:33
6 - Aloha Los Pescadores     2:13

Side 2:

1 - Charmaine     3:52
2 - Play The Game     2:32
3 - Last Dance     5:27
4 - Act Of Love     1:15
5 - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Ending Theme)     2:53  

Credits

  • Engineer – Jim Stern, Skip Shimmin, Don Cody, Phil Kaffel, Jackson Schwartz
  • Mastered By – David Turner (2)
  • ProducerJack Nitzsche

Notes

All selections composed by Jack Nitzsche (Prestige Music-BMI) except B1: Rapee-Pollack (Miller Music-ASCAP).

Produced and arranged by JACK NITZCHE

Engineering - Jim Stern, Skip Shimmin, Don Cody, Phil Kaffel, Jackson Schwartz
Mastering - David Turner
(recorded, remixed, and mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, Ca.)

©Fantasy®Records, 1975
Tenth and Parker
Berkeley Ca. 94710




YouTube:   
       
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ~ closing theme     
                
       
Net links:   
       
Jack Nitzsche Discography         
The Telegraph ~ facts about One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest          
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ~ (1975) IMDb                 

         
Happy birthday, Jack

       
            
Styrous® ~ Saturday, April  22, 2017      
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