Intrada is a label which specialises in soundtrack albums for films and television series. Unlike other labels in this field (Varèse Sarabande, La La Land Records, Silva Screen), Intrada began as a retail store in 1984, located in San Francisco and run by Douglass Fake and Roger Feigelson and selling (you guessed it) soundtrack albums.
In 1985 the store licensed its first self-produced album, working with MGM to release Basil Poledouris' Red Dawn (1984); the following year Intrada made another deal with MGM to issue Jerry Goldsmith's Poltergeist II: The Other Side, the first of many albums they would do with the composer (in 1993, when the label discovered they had overpaid for the reuse fees, they were able to issue a considerably longer version of the album - Red Dawn was also expanded). The label has built a number of good relationships with composers like Goldsmith, Poledouris, Bruce Broughton and Bill Conti, in addition to working regularly with the major studios like 20th Century Fox (always one of the most soundtrack-friendly studios) and more impressively, given the studio has always known the commercial value of its music, Disney (Intrada released albums for several Disney films in the 1990s, like Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and A Far Off Place - in recent times Intrada has released soundtracks co-branded with Disney or its subsidiaries, starting with Up and including Toy Story 3, Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Avengers, the first three movies (so far) in the Tinker Bell series and others).
The store moved to Oakland in 1999, and continues today (both the physical and online store sell albums from other labels); Douglass Fake also has the distinction of having scored a film himself, 1998's Holly Vs. Hollywood (directed by Intrada's Jeff Johnson). No prizes for guessing what company released the soundtrack.
Among their releases (the folders do not include every album the composer has on the label):
- Eloise at the Plaza / Eloise In Christmastime
- Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
- Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 version)
- The Monster Squad
- Silverado (expansion of the 1985 Geffen LP; Intrada later released a two-disc album of the complete score)
- So I Married an Axe Murderer
- Tombstone (later expanded)
- Young Sherlock Holmes (greatly expanded edition of the 1985 MCA LP)
- Alien (the complete score on a two-disc set)
- Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
- Gladiator - not that one, a 1992 movie from which his score was thrown outnote
- Night Crossing (later expanded)
- Seven Days in May (paired with Maurice Jarre's The Mackintosh Man, because it only runs 17 minutes)note
- Warlock (later expanded)
- Good Morning, Vietnam (Alex North), paired with an expandednote Operation: Dumbo Drop (by David Newman) because North's complete work on the movie runs just 17:17, including unused material.
- Falling Down (James Newton Howard)
- Fright Night (1985) (Brad Fiedel)
- Jaws: The Revenge (Michael Small)
- The Last Starfighter (Craig Safan) (an expanded CD in 1995, the complete score in 2015)
- On the Waterfront (Leonard Bernstein's only film score)
- Toy Soldiers (Robert Folk)
- Whispers In The Dark (Thomas Newman)
- Amazing Stories (John Williams and others; three albums)
- Battlestar Galactica (Stu Phillips; four albums)
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (CD reissue of the MCA LP for the pilot, followed by two albums of episode scores)
- JAG (Bruce Broughton/Steven Bramson)
- Once Upon a Time (Mark Isham; two albums)
- Planet Of The Apes (Lalo Schifrin/Earle Hagen)note
- Revenge (iZler before he changed his billing to Fil Eisler)