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The Killing Fields
(Soundtrack Album, released 26th November 1984)

Further information:

Richard Carter's
The Killing Fields page

Morris Pert's website

Guide to HDCD format

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Track Listing

1: Pran's Theme (0:47)
2: Requiem For A City (2:10)
3: Evacuation (5:12)
4: Pran's Theme (21:40)
5: Capture (2:23)
6: Execution (4:47)
7: Bad News (1:11)
8: Pran's Departure (2:04)
9: Worksite (1:16)
10: The Year Zero (0:27)
11: Pran's Escape / The Killing Fields (3:17)
12: The Trek (2:00)
13: The Boy's Burial / Pran Sees The Red Cross (2:43)
14: Good News (1:44)
15: Etude (4:38)

Other Artists

Oriental Percussion: Preston Heyman
Percussion: Morris Pert
Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera
Tölzer Boys Choir
Conductor: Eberhard Schoener


Mike's score for The Killing Fields was recorded between June and December 1983.

The closing track, Etude, is based on a guitar piece by Francisco Tarrega which is known by several different names. The track emerged from a session with Morris Pert, who was banging buckets and other makeshift percussion instruments. Once the track was completed, Mike thought it sounded slightly Cambodian, and so decided to use it in this film.

Versions of The Killing Fields

Original album (26th November 1984)

HDCD Remaster (3rd July 2000)
Remastered by Simon Heyworth at Chop 'Em Out studios in London, March/April 2000.

Credit: Jason Sidwell of Total Guitar magazine.

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