Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr, Bless The Beasts & Children [OST] (1971)
It’s going to seem like utter Carpenters overkill that I recently bought this – but actually the title track (which they sing) is really their only showing here; the reason I bought this is because of composer Barry De Vorzon (and Perry Botkin Jr.) and in particular the piece of music that went on to be called “Nadia’s Theme” (and then the music from The Young & The Restless) but started life here, as incidental music. I first heard this – spotted it, wondered why the TV theme was in this movie (then found out it was the other way around) when we watched the movie in my English class one day after reading the book it was based on. I hated the book (at the time) and the film too. Really hated them. But something about them has stayed with me. I think probably it’s the Carpenters’ theme tune. And the spotting of the Young & The Restless theme music in its original incarnation. Madness I know. But hey, I really love this album.
Sample Track: Cotton’s Theme
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