Quartet Records, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Universal Music Special Markets and Geffen Records present an expanded and remastered 2-CD edition of DAD, the sensitive score composed by James Horner (FIELD OF DREAMS, CASPER, BRAVEHEART, TITANIC) for the 1989 Steven Spielberg production. The film is a family drama written and directed by Gary David Goldberg, and features stars Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis and Ethan Hawke.
The film tells the story of John Tremont (Danson) who returns home after his mother (Dukakis) suffers a heart attack, and ends up caring for, and developing a new bond with, his dad, Jake (Lemmon). This new stage in their relationship restores Jake’s will to live. Meanwhile, Jake’s relationship with his grandson Billy (Hawke), upset by the separation of his parents, encourages the rebuilding of the family.
James Horner composed a touching score, dominated by a beautifully heartwarming theme. This expanded collection has been produced by Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk and mastered by Matessino from original 2-track mixes by engineer Shawn Murphy. Disc one includes the film score presentation with never-before released material and additional bonus tracks. The original MCA album, long out of print, is on Disc 2, which features performance variation in some tracks. The package includes an in-depth essay by film music writer and conductor Deniz Cordell.