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A Brand New Recording! Conducted by William T. Stromberg. Performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra.
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Alfred Hitchcock's decade-spanning career involved many top composers, resulting in some of the finest film music composed for the cinema. Many recordings of the earlier works haven't survived, making it impossible to enjoy them outside of their films. Intrada is embarking on  a mission to record some of these scores, and you are instrumental in making this happen. 

Here's a few words from Doug Fake, Intrada president:

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The initial recording is composer Dimitri Tiomkin's final collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, the 1954 thriller Dial M for Murder. Intrada chose this title because of Tiomkin's striking score, accentuating an elegant thriller that features the knock-out star power of Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, John Williams and Grace Kelly (her first of four productions with Hitchcock, and whose introduction to the director was facilitated by Tiomkin).

And here are a few words from Store Manager Jeff Johnson:

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Your support for this recording not only helps make this recording possible, but encourages future campaigns for a series of recordings that could include Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, Suspicion, The Man Who Knew Too Much and many many more possibilities. And that's just Hitchcock! With your continued support there is no limit to what we could do — Jungle Book, The Haunting, Joan of Arc, Face of a Fugitive, Black Patch — who knows where this can lead us. Each project is expensive and time intensive to put together, and we need your help to make this and future titles available. The cost of undertaking a reconstruction and new recording are too high to recuperate their costs through the normal way of doing business.

Here are a few words from Intrada's project development and marketing vice president, Roger Feigelson:

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For this release, Intrada has engaged the highly esteemed William T. Stromberg, who previously created a stunning recording of Tiomkin's Red RiverStromberg previously recorded many scores for the Marco Polo label, including early works by Max Steiner and Hans Salter, and then with his own label, Tribute, that boasted recordings of Bernard Herrmann including Mysterious Island and Battle of Neretva. Stromberg knows classic film scores and knows first hand the complexity and nuances of Tiomkin's work, enabling him to deliver a stellar recording of Dial M for Murder. 

Intrada itself has been involved in many restoration and recording projects, including three with the prestigious Sinfonia of London — Miklós Rózsa's Ivanhoe and Julius Caesar, and Bernard Herrmann's Jason and the Argonauts, not to mention later albums of Rozsa's brilliant Red House and Spellbound, recorded in Scotland and Bratislava respectively.  

The score will be assembled with the assistance of Tiomkin expert Patrick Russ and the composer's own publishing company and recorded with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra in the Slovak Radio Concert Hall. Check out a sample of Intrada's recording from Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound recorded with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra: 

And here are a couple of videos showing our recording process and detailed effort on that Spellbound project that we will bring to Dial M. The first video discusses the restoration of the Ski Run cue, not used in the film. The second is a recording of the Ski Run (note I'm standing behind the trumpets so yes...they will dominate!)

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Please join us on this journey to start recording some classic scores to legendary Alfred Hitchcock films. We can't make it without your support! And please visit us at intrada.com

 A final note about the rewards you can explore — shipping is not included (after all, that would only erode the funds we're raising to make this project possible) and you can find the shipping charges for the rewards within each reward.  For the CD bundles, we expect to ship the Dial M CDs when those are ready along with the CD bundles.  As for attending the sessions, the cost of travel, lodging and food are left to you.  

And here's one final video from our Spellbound sessions that shows off the concert hall and recording venue.  But be quiet, everyone is listening and studying the performance to make sure we can use the take!

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Risks and challenges

This project is fairly low risk, assuming we get full funding. Everyone on the team knows each step to bringing this CD to market and it would be exactly like the previous recordings we've released.

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    One copy of the Dial M For Murder CD

    At our entry level, you get one copy of the finished CD!

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    Dial M For Murder CD GOLD

    A trio of goodies for going above and beyond!

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    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Electronic PDF of the Prelude
    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
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    CD and Hi-Res digital package option

    Get the CD and a high res digital version of the recording. And some other cool things!

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    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Electronic PDF of the Prelude
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    Advance Copy of the CD PLATINUM

    At our platinum level, we feature four rewards for supporting our endeavor.

    Includes:
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Electronic PDF of the Prelude
    • One Intrada CD $24.99 or less!
    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
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    An Amazing Bundle!

    This bundle includes a rare set of Intrada CDs plus our special booklet prepared for our 30th anniversary jam-packed with photos and comments from the entire Intrada team.

    Includes:
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Amazing Stories Volume 1
    • Amazing Stories Volume 2
    • Amazing Stories Volume 3
    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
    • 30+ page full-color booklet chronicling the history of Intrada!
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    Build your Collection!

    Not only get a free Intrada CD of your choice, we'll throw in one of our choice, plus a code to shop for less at Intrada.

    Includes:
    • 30+ page full-color booklet chronicling the history of Intrada!
    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Hi-Res Download or Dial M for Murder Recording
    • One Intrada CD $24.99 or less!
    • One Intrada CD of our choice + 25% off all Intrada CDs
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    The Boys Are Back

    The rare 2-CD set to Jerry Goldsmith's THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL is featured at this level, along with a few other rewards

    Includes:
    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Electronic PDF of the Prelude
    • One Intrada CD $24.99 or less!
    • The Boys From Brazil 2-CD Set (Jerry Goldsmith)
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    Get into the packaging!

    Here's your chance to have your name in lights! Get a bundle of goodies including your name in the thank yous. And an extra Intrada CD on us!

    Includes:
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Inclusion in the Thank You credits
    • Your choice of 2 Intrada CDs priced at $24.99 or less!
    • Electronic PDF of the Prelude
    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
    • 30+ page full-color booklet chronicling the history of Intrada!
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    A Galactic Bundle!

    This perk includes a complete set of all four Battlestar Galactica volumes from the late '70s series that are long out of print.

    Includes:
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Battlestar Galactica Volume 1
    • Battlestar Galactica Volume 2
    • Battlestar Galactica Volume 3
    • Battlestar Galactica Volume 4
    • 30+ page full-color booklet chronicling the history of Intrada!
    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
    • Inclusion in the Thank You credits
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    Buy in Bulk!

    Why buy just 1 when you can buy 30? You would if you retail Intrada albums and would like to shave a little off your cost. Buy 30 and save while helping fund the project.

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    A Field Day

    This perk includes a robust set of 10 Jerry Fielding CDs in addition to a plethora of other perks.

    Includes:
    • Big Sleep
    • Chato's Land
    • Funeral Home
    • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    • Killer Elite
    • Lawman
    • Scorpio
    • Straw Dogs
    • The Mechanic
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Nightcomers
    • 30+ page full-color booklet chronicling the history of Intrada!
    • Commemorative t-shirt, memorializing this recording.
    • Inclusion in the Thank You credits
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    Join the production team for a day!

    Attend a day at the recording sessions in Bratislava and get Associate Producer credit in CD booklet. Plus other souvenirs like a special jacket!

    Includes:
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Attend a day of the recording session
    • 30+ page full-color booklet chronicling the history of Intrada!
    • Commorative jacket memorializing the recording event
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    Join the production team for two days!

    Attend two days of the recording sessions in Bratislava and get Associate Producer credit in CD booklet. And of course the special souvenir jacket just for attendees!

    Includes:
    • Attendance at 2 days of recording sessions
    • Dial M For Murder CD
    • Copy of the prelude signed by the production team
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • 30+ page full-color booklet chronicling the history of Intrada!
    • Commorative jacket memorializing the recording event
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    Join the production team DELUXE!

    Attend 2 days of the Bratislava recording sessions and get an Associate Producer credit in the CD booklet. You'll also get a copy of the complete score signed by production team.

    Includes:
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Full copy of the complete score
    • Attendance at 2 days of recording sessions
    • Commorative jacket memorializing the recording event
    • 30+ page full-color booklet chronicling the history of Intrada!
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Funding period

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