||The latest addition to Silva Screen’s reissues of Roy Budd’s catalogue which features extensive digital remastering. The Wild Geese was released in 1978 to great success and over the years the film has developed a cult status mainly due to its stellar cast of ageing stars (including Roger Moore, Richard Burton and Richard Harris) performing rugged action feats. Roy Budd’s magnificent score is based on a brief to emulated the classic Hollywood adventure movie music of the likes of Max Steiner and Erich Korngold.
He delivered a giant sounding, stirring collection of themes with a rich blend of jingoistic marches and traditional military sounds which over 30 years later retain their full majesty and excitement.
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading wrote and performed the famous theme Flight Of The Wild Geese at the height of her spectacular career.
The Wild Geese