Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present a mammoth 3-CD set with the world premiere release of the complete original score composed by Mark Isham (A River Runs Through It, Cool World, Point Break, Blade)—plus the unused score composed by Carter Burwell (Miller’s Crossing, Rob Roy, Gods and Monsters, Twilight)—for the 1997 psychological thriller Kiss the Girls, directed by Gary Fleder, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Cary Elwes, and based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson.
Mark Isham contributed a striking dramatic work, using a mix of electronics and conventional orchestra—one that underscores the pulsating nature of the story while incorporating a darkly romantic undercurrent. But Isham’s score for Kiss the Girls was not the only music written for the picture. Originally, acclaimed composer Carter Burwell had been signed to score the film, and his fully recorded, unused score makes its debut here.
The complete Mark Isham score appears on Discs One and Two of this release; we have also included the 30-minute suite selected by the composer for the original album released by Milan Records in 1997. The complete Carter Burwell score appears on Disc Three. Both scores are presented in stereo from pristine-condition digital scoring session mixes courtesy Paramount Pictures. The elegant, 24-page full-color booklet includes exclusive liner notes written by Andy Dursin.