Featuring music from 3 of Roy Budd’s early film scores and songs.
The film ‘Soldier Blue’ was composer British composer Roy Budd’s first complete score.
After initially meeting director Ralph Nelson who showed him the film’s quite shocking scene depicting the massacre of Red Indians, he asked how he would score it. Budd told Nelson that he felt the horror would be even more apparent if the scene was played without any music at all, and on based on his response Nelson agreed and Budd was hired.
The title song was penned by singer Buffy Sainte Marie’ and became a world wide hit.
‘Catlow’, was Budd’s first chance to realise a childhood dream, to write the music for a western and featured performances from Yul Brenner.
‘Zeppelin’, marked Roy’s first chance to explore working with an orchestra, with the theme providing scope for a heavy sound to complement the film.