'THE HORN OF PLENTY' Theme MP3 "Airwolf" Teaser

(26 March 2013)

Udi Harpaz' magnificent start to Airwolf's 3rd Season with the bombastic, military and creepy score to introduce John Bradford Horn as the nemesis of the Airwolf universe, with this medley of four cues from 'THE HORN OF PLENTY', performed by Mark J.Cairns from the Airwolf Extended Themes soundtrack.
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The Teaser MP3 file (4-part suite):
Airwolf 'THE HORN OF PLENTY' 3rd Season Airwolf episode Image 01 with Jan-Michael Vincent being brain-washed by Richard Lynch' character out at Vasquez Rocks, Callifornia
One of the most disturbing scenes I've ever seen in any show, let alone Airwolf was when Jan-Michael Vincent as 'Hawke' had his eyelids taped over for a brain-washing sequence by the show's new recurring nemesis, John Bradford Horn (played wonderfully here by the late actor, RICHARD LYNCH) in the Airwolf 3rd Season opening episode, 'THE HORN OF PLENTY'. The 2nd Unit filmed most of it out at Vasquez Rocks (emulating the first scene in the show's 'PILOT' episode).


Two very memorable Guest Star performances from the late RICHARD LYNCH (playing 'John Bradford Horn') and the beautiful CATHERINE HICKLAND as Horn's daughter, 'Angelica', in Airwolf's 3rd Season premiere episode, 'THE HORN OF PLENTY'.

This is arguably one of Udi Harpaz' wildest and most bombastic works for the show with this wonderful military-based, and sometimes creepy (mainly) orchestral score mixed with big FM synth sounds from the Yamaha DX7, that created one of the strangest soundscapes from the musical repertoire of the entire series.

But then it's definitely the creepiest episode of the entire series with the jaw-droppingly shocking deaths of both main leads (Hawke and Dom)... Hawke killed Dom (although it turns out they're tranquilizers) and then Caitlin thinks she's killed Hawke with the experimental serum to correct his brain-washing. Obviously it's all designed to shock the viewer, and boy, it does! There's really nothing quite like it (Alex Cord had two goes at the brain-washing over the series run ['FALLEN ANGEL' / 'FORTUNE TELLER'], but this was the most creepy of all of them) and it's definitely one of the most "Adult" scripts from the show's run; beautifully filmed and Directed too with wonderful lighting (despite the grey Autumn skies at Vasquez Rocks) and unique camera angles by director, Sutton Roley.

I picked four different musical sequences for this medley including where Dom lands Airwolf in exchange for getting Hawke back only to be shot by him (Udi titled this "Good Luck, Kate"; then a little Easter egg with an unused alternative cue (that I knew Udi did in the original recording session) when Hawke was taking off in Airwolf at dawn; the third cue is when Archangel, Dom and Cait are in the back of the limo with Archangel briefing them on the experimental serum and Plan B, and the final one is the wonderful capture of Horn's Volvo 740 by Airwolf at the end, only to have the shocking reveal that Horn and Angelica have escaped and the Volvo was a decoy, all leading in to the final motif coda to end titles.

ERNEST BORGNINE and JEAN BRUCE SCOTT as 'Dom' and 'Caitlin' look on as Airwolf blows up Horn's base and neutralises his forces. CATHERINE HICKLAND playing 'Angelica Horn' looks back after ensnaring 'Hawke'.
The wonderful film location of Vasquez Rocks in California was the eerie setting for Horn's base and actually for the entire 2nd Unit shoot. Actress CATHERINE HICKLAND (above right) is basically looking at the field where Hawke shot Dom, and also where Airwolf stopped Horn's Volvo 740 at the very end. This was the second outing for the show's 2nd Unit, the first time being for the 'PILOT' episode in Sept 1983.

JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT's performance in Airwolf's 3rd Season premiere episode, 'THE HORN OF PLENTY' was very emotional, and the rest of the Airwolf Cast had plenty to do as well
JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT was brilliantly on form at the start of the season putting in an emotional performance for the 3rd Season's premiere episode, 'THE HORN OF PLENTY'. The other three lead actors of ERNEST BORGNINE, ALEX CORD and JEAN BRUCE SCOTT all got to put in great performances too.











MUSIC CUE SHEETS
I think this is a wonderful occasion to show you what a Music Cue Sheet from the original scoring sessions looks like. I've only got a few of these in my collection but this episode is one of them:

Airwolf Cue Sheet 1 © Airwolf Themes 2013. Reproduction Prohibited.
Airwolf Cue Sheet 2 © Airwolf Themes 2013. Reproduction Prohibited.
Airwolf Cue Sheet 3 © Airwolf Themes 2013. Reproduction Prohibited.
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