1990 Soundtrack – The Hunt For Red October

The Hunt For Red October is a 1990 American submarine spy thriller film directed by John McTiernan, produced by Mace Neufeld, and starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, and Sam Neill. The film is an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s 1984 bestselling novel of the same name. It is the first installment of the film series with the protagonist Jack Ryan.

The musical score of The Hunt for Red October was composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris. A soundtrack album composed of ten melodies was released on June 12, 1990. The album is missing some of the musical moments present in the film, including the scene where the crew of Red October sings the Soviet national hymn. The soundtrack is limited due to the fact that it was originally compiled to fit the Compact Cassette. Later, it was remastered for the CD. An expanded version was released in late 2013 by Intrada Records. It features 40 additional minutes of the score, including the until-then-unreleased end titles.

Tracks

1  Never Happened (Basil Poledouris) 00:41
2  Hymn to Red October (Main Titles) (Basil Poledouris) 05:07
3  Putin’s Demise (Basil Poledouris) 01:05
4  Tyler’s Office / Ramius and the Doctor / Dallas Listens (Basil Poledouris) 02:44
5  Course Two-Five-Zero / Interlude / Two-Five-Zero / Padorin Reads (Basil Poledouris) 01:24
6  Ryan’s Wheels (original version) (Basil Poledouris) 00:40
7  Ryan’s Wheels (revised) / Tupolov / Buckaroo (Basil Poledouris) 03:17
8  The Line / Red Route I (Basil Poledouris) 04:14
9  Ancestral Aid (Basil Poledouris) 02:15
10  Plane Crash (Basil Poledouris) 01:52
11  Ryan Lifts Off / Emergence (Basil Poledouris) 01:35
12  Two Wives (Basil Poledouris) 02:45
13  Chopper (Basil Poledouris) 04:10
14  Submarine Dive / Necessary Force (Basil Poledouris) 02:51
15  Outer Doors (Basil Poledouris) 02:13
16  Nuclear Scam (Basil Poledouris) 07:22
17  Mini-Sub / Contact (Basil Poledouris) 03:19
18  Tupolov’s Torpedo / Torpedo Hits (Basil Poledouris) 03:28
19  Kaboom!!! (Basil Poledouris) 06:21
20  End Title (Ancestral Aid / Hymn to Red October / Nuclear Scam) (Basil Poledouris) 04:41

Musicians

KeyboardsBasil Poledouris
KeyboardsChet Swiatkowski
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
KeyboardsRick Marvin
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
BassoonJack Marsh
BassoonMichael O’Donovan
ClarinetCharles Boito
ClarinetDominick Fera
ClarinetEmily Bernstein
ClarinetGary Gray
ClarinetJohn Rotella
ClarinetRoy D’Antonio
ClarinetSheldon Russell
FluteGeraldine Rotella
FluteDavid Shostac
FluteJanet Ketchum
FluteLouise Di Tullio
FluteSusan Fries
HornBill Reichenbach
HornDick Cary
HornRichard Hamilton
HornLes Benedict
HornChauncey Welsch
HornWilliam Booth
OboeArnold Koblentz
OboeEarl Dumler
PercussionDale Anderson
PercussionEmil Radocchia
PercussionHarvey Mason Sr
PercussionJerry D Williams
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionKenny Watson
PercussionLarry Bunker
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneDick Nash
TromboneErnest Carlson
TromboneGeorge Roberts
TromboneLew McCreary
TromboneLloyd Ulyate
TrombonePhil Teele
TrumpetCharles Davis
TrumpetBurnette Dillon
TrumpetMario Guarneri
TrumpetRobert O’Donnell
TrumpetWalter Johnson
TubaDon Waldrop
TubaJames Self
TubaJohn Thomas Johnson

Strings

Bass – Arni Egilsson, Bruce Morgenthaler, David Young, Drew Dembowski, Margaret Storer, Paul Zibits, Robert Stone, Steve Edelman, Steve LaFever, Susan Ranney, Tim Barr
Cello – Antony Cooke, Armen Ksajikian, Barbara Hunter, Christine Ermacoff, Dane Little, David Shamban, David Speltz, Delores Bing, Douglas Davis, Earl Madison, Harry Shlutz, John Acosta, Larry Corbett, Marie Fera, Michael Matthews, Nancy Stein, Robert L Adcock, Ronald Cooper, Steve Erdody
Harp – Dorothy Remsen, Gayle Levant
Viola – Brian Dembow, Carole Mukogawa, Dan Neufeld, David Stenske, Denyse Buffum, Dmitri Bovaird, Donald McInnes, Kazi Pitelka, Linn Subotnick, Michael Nowak, Miriam Meyer, Myra Kestenbaum, Richard Gerding, Robert Becker, Roland Kato
Violin – Alex Treger, Alexander Horvath, Anatoly Rosinsky, Armen Garabedian, Arnold Belnick, Bruce Dukov, Clayton Haslop, Daniel Shindaryov, Dorothy Wade, Elizabeth Baker, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum, Harold Wolf, Henry Ferber, Israel Baker, Jackie Brand, Jeffrey Gauthier, Jennifer Woodward, Joseph Goodman, Julie Gigante, Kathleen Lenski, Kimiyo Takeya, Margaret Batjer, Mari Botnick, Mark Baranov, Michael Ferril, Mitchell Newman, Murray Adler, Pat Johnson, Peter Kent, Rachel Robinson, Ralph Morrison, Rene Mandel, Robert Peterson, Russ Cantor, Sheldon Sanov, Tamara Chang

Liner Notes

Producer – Basil Poledouris
Producer (Executive) – Douglass Fake, Roger Feigelson
Contractor (Orchestra) – Carl Fortina
Contractor (Vocal) – Ron Hicklin
Coordinator – Eric Ybanez, Kim Seiniger
Directed By (Choir) – Dick Bolks
Mastered By – Joe Tarantino, Doug Schwartz
Mixed By – Tim Boyle
Orchestrated By – Basil Poledouris, Greig McRitchie, Richard Stone
Recorded By – Tim Boyle

Art Direction – Joe Sikoryak
Artwork – Kay Marshall

Designed At designWELL
Edited At Precision AudioSonics
Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mastered At Mulholland Music
Mastered At Joe Tarantino Mastering
Recorded At The Burbank Studios
Recorded At Evergreen Studios
Recorded At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At Image Recording Studios
Recorded At Blowtorch Flats
Remixed At Private Island Trax
Phonographic Copyright Paramount Pictures
Copyright Paramount Pictures