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Rollercoaster is a soundtrack album to the motion picture of the same name by Argentine composer, pianist and conductor Lalo Schifrin recorded in 1977 and released on the MCA label.[1]

Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster (soundtrack).jpg
Soundtrack album by
Released1977
RecordedApril 20, 1977
Hollywood, California
GenreFilm score
Length39:15
LabelMCA
MCA 2284
ProducerSonny Burke
Lalo Schifrin chronology
Voyage of the Damned
(1977)
Rollercoaster
(1977)
Gypsies
(1978)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review states "Since much of Rollercoaster took place at amusement parks, the soundtrack required a complex mix of conventional thriller music and believable source music for the parks' attractions. Thankfully, composer Lalo Schifrin served up a score that managed to deliver on both counts... Fans of Schifrin's funkier work à la Enter the Dragon will also be pleased with the title cut, a barnstorming funk instrumental that layers wild flute and guitar solos over a rumbling bassline. All in all, Rollercoaster lacks the cohesiveness of the best soundtrack albums, but it is a solid showcase for Lalo Schifrin's multifaceted musical skills and is guaranteed to please his fans".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Lalo Schifrin

  1. "Prologue, Montage" - 5:28
  2. "Magic Carousel" - 2:44
  3. "Portrait of Harry" - 2:36
  4. "Movement from String Quartette (Young Man's Theme)" - 2:33
  5. "Penny Arcade" - 2:25
  6. "Cotton Candy" - 2:34
  7. "One Track Mind" - 2:17
  8. "Merry-Go-Round" - 2:36
  9. "Calliope of Death" - 2:06
  10. "Rollercoaster" - 4:00
  11. "Children's Ride" - 1:52
  12. "Another Side of Harry" - 2:25
  13. "Apple Turnover" - 3:53
  14. "Magic Carousel - End Title" - 1:46

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Payne, D. Lalo Schifrin discography accessed March 16, 2012
  2. ^ a b Guarisco, D. A. Allmusic Review accessed March 16, 2012