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The Keep extended ending music(Walking in the Air)by Tangerine Dream

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Published on Jul 7, 2013

Extended music by Tangerine Dream from 1983 film The Keep, directed by Michael Mann. From 'The Keep Original Soundtrack - The Complete Recordings' bootleg. No official soundtrack of the actual film music has ever been released.

Track info:
22. It Ends - TD arrangement of Walking In the Air by Howard Blake (7:40) - This is an extended version including music from the alternate ending showing Eva going into the bowels of the Keep to find Glaeken, where he is revived. As with previous versions, this betrays the source recording, as wind noise sound effects from the film can be heard in several places, although voices have been removed. The ending incorporates the same music heard in the track The 31st Floor, by Edgar Froese from his 1982 soundtrack to the film Kamikazee 1989. Similar to the previous bootleg tracks called End Title, The Keep Theme, The Keep End Theme, and Walking In The Air (End Titles), all recorded from the VHS or Laser Disk of the film.

More info: It Ends - This is Tangerine Dream's cover arrangement of Howard Blake's song Walking In The Air from the animated film The Snowman (©1982 Highbridge Music), and one of the fan favorite pieces of music from The Keep. This is another track Michael Mann specifically asked TD to perform for the film, or according to composer Howard Blake, Michael Mann told him both he and Tangerine Dream loved the song and wanted to use the song melody throughout the film. Blake said he was asked to collaborate with them, but he was committed to another film at the time, so he gave his blessing to use the theme. I have doubts that Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream wanted to cover music written by someone else for this film, especially since they had already composed their own music, so this was probably something Mann told Blake to get him on board with allowing the use.

Walking in The Air was used for the ending sequence of the film and the credits. According to Blake, TD also used his theme in the Awakening/Sailing to Romania and Glaeken and Eva love scene. However, the former was based on TD's own composition Moorland, which does not use his chords or melody, and the latter was composed by Thomas Tallis in 1554, which has a similar female voice, but not the same music. The only place Blake's music was used in the film is the end scene going into the film credits. TD's version is still very much in their own style and arrangement, but clearly follows the chord progression of Walking In The Air. The original (or alternate) ending of The Keep features a 7 minute + version of this song that is simply beautiful to hear.

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