This past week, Film Score Monthly has released a new soundtrack album for Terrence Malick’s 1978 drama Days of Heaven. The film’s Academy Award-nominated score is composed by Ennio Morricone. The album comes in a 2CD set and includes the 1978 soundtrack album including most of Morricone’s major themes and some music not heard in the picture, as well as the composer’s cues as heard in the final film on one disc. The second disc presents an extended, freestanding program of most of Morricone’s score as recorded. For audio clips and more information, visit Film Score Monthly’s album page. Days of Heaven starring Richard Gere, Sam Shepard and Brooke Adams centers on a hot-tempered farm laborer who convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards and received one Oscar for Best Cinematography.

Here’s the album track list:

Disc 1

1978 Soundtrack Album
1. Aquarium [Le Carnaval des Animaux] – Camille Saint-Saëns (02:05)
2. We Used to Do Things (Linda Manz) (00:49)
3. Enderlin – Written & performed by Leo Kottke (03:14)
4. Harvest (02:59)
5. Threshing (02:05)
6. Happiness (02:13)
7. The Honeymoon (01:26)
8. Swamp Dance –  Performed by Doug Kershaw. Words & music by Doug Kershaw (03:32)
9. The Return (02:31)
10. The Chase (02:00)
11. The Fire (07:48)
12. Ashes & Dust (02:17)
13. Days of Heaven (03:26)

Ennio Morricone Cues Used in Picture
14. Main Theme (7M1 tk 8) (01:02)
15. The Farmer and the Girl (Theme 18—piano version) (01:53)
16. In the Field (Theme 5 long version, cf. Harvest) (02:59)
17. Bad News (3M1 tk 3) (02:35)
18. Non-Stop Work (2M1 2nd part) (00:36)
19. Main Theme (2M1 1st part) (01:18)
20. Bad News (4M3) (00:36)
21. After Wedding (5M2 2nd part) (00:56)
22. Empty House (5M3, cf. The Honeymoon) (01:24)
23. On the Road (1M2 for 5M4) (01:41)
24. They Should Leave (6M1, cf. Ashes & Dust) (02:16)
25. On the Road (8M1 long version, cf. Happiness) (02:13)
26. Bill Returns (8M2, cf. The Return) (02:30)
27. The Locusts and Fire (9M1, cf. The Fire) (07:29)
28. The Farmer and the Girl (11M3 2nd version) (02:26)
29. His Death (5M2 1st part) (01:27)
30. The Farmer and the Girl (10M3, cf. Days of Heaven) (02:46)

Disc 2

Extended Score Program
1. 1M1 (Main Title) (02:00)
2. 1M2 (Train Ride) (01:44)
3. 1M3 (Main Theme) (01:47)
4. Theme 18 (Love Theme, long version) (01:22)
5. 2M1 1st part (Main Theme, alternate take) (01:20)
6. 2M2 (Main Theme) (00:53)
7. 2M3 (Threshing, alternate mix) (02:05)
8. 3M1 (Bad News, longer version) (02:42)
9. 3M2 (Work Theme) (01:46)
10. 3M3 (Love Theme) (01:00)
11. 4M1 (Intro to Love Theme, 2 versions) (00:39)
12. 5M1 (Love Theme) (01:17)
13. 5M2 (Insect Noises With Main Theme) (01:45)
14. 5M3 (The Honeymoon, with piano) (01:26)
15. 6M1 (Intro to Love Theme/Ashes to Dust) (02:42)
16. 6M2/7M2/7M3 (Suspense Theme/Main Theme, 2 versions/Suspense Theme) (02:27)
17. 8M1 long version (Happiness) (02:16)
18. 8M2 (The Return, piano version) (02:33)
19. Ghost Voices (02:33)
20. 9M1 (The Fire) (07:31)
21. 10M1 (Pursuit Theme) (01:26)
22. 10M2 (The Killing) (01:06)
23. 10M3 (Days of Heaven) (02:47)
24. 11M1 version 1 (The Chase) (02:01)
25. 11M1 version 2 (Love Theme) (02:06)
26. 11M2 (Main Theme) (01:03)
27. 11M3 version 2 (Main Theme) (02:36)
28. 11M3 version 1 (Love Theme) (02:29)

Bonus Tracks
29. 4M2 (Intro to Love Theme) (00:22)
30. 5M2 1st track (Insect Noises With Main Theme, alternate) (01:51)
31. 5M2 2nd track (Main Theme, 1st mix) (01:23)
32. 5M2 2nd track (Main Theme, 2nd mix) (01:22)
33. Theme 18 (Love Theme, short version) (00:49)

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