Album of the Day
Released in the summer of 1973, box office smash Enter The Dragon launched countless martial arts knock-offs and turned Bruce Lee into a star (though posthumously; Lee died of acute cerebral edema days before the film's premiere). With its suspenseful crime-busting story, an Asian setting and some blaxploitation elements, the movie evokes a variety of moods when its fists aren't flying, and composer Lalo Schifrin is largely to thank for that. Famous for the “Mission Impossible” theme and scores to such hits as Dirty Harry, Schifrin blends jazz, traditional Chinese music and funk on a set sure to please beat heads, library aficionados and film fans alike. The ENTER THE DRAGON SOUNDTRACK is available tomorrow in a limited edition picture disc as part of Record Store Day.