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1987 Geffen
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Arthur Morton
Vladimir Horunzhy

2009 Album Produced by:
MV Gerhard
Mike Matessino
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David Geffen Co.
(July 6th, 1987)

Soundtrack Library (Bootleg)

La-La Land Records
(November, 2009)
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The Geffen album was a regular U.S. release in 1987, but has long been badly out of print. The 1998 Soundtrack Library 020 bootleg was only available on the secondary market. The 2009 La-La Land Records album was limited to 3,000 copies and was initially available through soundtrack specialty outlets for $20. It sold out within two months and its price immediately escalated to $50.
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Buy it... if you have already sought and enjoyed all of Jerry Goldsmith's related fantasy and adventure music of the era and therefore wouldn't mind the derivative nature of this otherwise decent score.

Avoid it... if the historically restrictive album situation for Innerspace has never justified hearing a strong, but ultimately redundant collection of Goldsmith filler material with themes that lack the punch necessary to give it a particularly memorable identity.
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WRITTEN 7/12/03, REVISED 2/24/10
Innerspace: (Jerry Goldsmith) A film that has fallen off the radar screen since its hyped release in 1987, Innerspace was a comical remake of Fantastic Voyage by director Joe Dante, with Dennis Quaid having relationship problems with an equally young Meg Ryan, getting shrunk to the size of a few microns, and injected under dire circumstances into the rear end of Martin Short. A group of neurotic criminals with science fiction abilities relentlessly pursues the miniaturization technology and, in turn, Quaid inside the body of Short. The idea was inventive and the film works on a basic level as a romantic, silly comedy (audiences largely shunned it in favor of more competitive alternatives in the summer of 1987), with decent special effects paving the way for an active orchestral score provided by veteran composer Jerry Goldsmith. Despite the film's absurdity at times, the employment of music in the film is divided between pop tunes meant to appeal to viewers of contemporary inclinations and Goldsmith's mostly straight forward adventure score, which treats the film as a serious topic with practically no hints of comedy relief until the appearance of a strangely humorous assassin. The composer and director had collaborated multiple times previously, with the most recent pairing leading to an adventurous and creative score for Explorers, and their works together would extend to the composer's very last effort in 2003. In many regards, the environment of Innerspace would offer Goldsmith a canvas very similar to that of Explorers, and the composer approached the new film with nearly an identical treatment of orchestral and electronic elements in his distinctive blend of the era. The resulting music would take the form of a serviceable action score, sustained by Goldsmith's usual, strong sense of rhythmic propulsion and bold instrumentation. At the same time, the true sense of raw energy and kid-like enthusiasm that was present in Explorers is lost to an extent in Innerspace, instead leading to a workmanlike atmosphere that doesn't engage the listener as actively. The consistency of the harmonic action material presented in Innerspace is to be commended first, however. While the film suffers from its moments of ridiculous sidebars because of the inherent nature of its director, Goldsmith approaches the science fiction elements with a genuine eye for action and suspense.

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Audio Samples   ▼
1987 Geffen Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 46:41
• 1. Twistin' the Night Away - performed by Rod Stewart (4:13)
• 2. Hypnotize Me - performed by Wang Chung (4:47)
• 3. Is It Really Love? - performed by Michael Narada Walden (4:43)
• 4. Will I Ever Understand You - performed by Berlin (4:46)
• 5. Cupid - performed by Sam Cooke (2:35)
• 6. Let's Get Small (6:00)
• 7. Envonmental Adjust (3:58)
• 8. Space is a Flop (3:03)
• 9. Gut Reaction (9:58)
• 10. Air Supply (2:40)
1998 Soundtrack Library Bootleg Tracks   ▼Total Time: 63:45
2009 La-La Land Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 78:16

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The original Geffen insert includes no extra information about the score or film, and packaging on the bootlegs is sparse. The 2009 La-La Land album includes extensive information about the score and film.
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