Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Scoring the Series: Back to the Future

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future in 2015, here is a guide to the scoring of each film with a few scoring photos tossed in.   

Back to the Future (1985)
Music composed by Alan Silvestri
Conducted by Alan Silvestri
Orchestrator: James B. Campbell
Music Editor: Kenneth Karman
Recorded and Mixed by: Dennis Sands

Recorded at Burbank Studios (Warner Bros), May-June 1985

Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Music composed by Alan Silvestri
Conducted by Alan Silvestri
Orchestrator: James B. Campbell
Music Editor: Kenneth Karman
Engineer: Dennis Sands
Recorded at Burbank Studios (Warner Bros), September-October 1989 & Lorimar (Sony), November 1989


Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Music composed by Alan Silvestri
Conducted by Alan Silvestri
Orchestrator: James B. Campbell
Music Editor: Kenneth Karman
Recorded and Mixed by: Dennis Sands

Recorded at Burbank Studios (Warner Bros), March-April 1990

With the original Back to the Future, the "Outatime Orchestra" (seen below) was the largest orchestra to perform on a Universal film.  Scoring pictures from the 1985 sessions are below.    





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