Frank Harris | No Retreat No Surrender Original Soundtrack Album

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No Retreat No Surrender Original Soundtrack Album

by Frank Harris

Legendary 1980's soundtrack album for worldwide version of the movie "No Retreat No Surrender" and "Karate Tiger" featuring Jean Claude Van Damme produced with famous Synclavier music synthesizer
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hold On to the Vision Remix '08
3:39 album only
2. Hold On to the Vision Orig '85
3:35 album only
3. Hold On Lionshare Remix '87
3:37 album only
4. Hold On to the Vision Karaoke
3:42 album only
5. Training Sequence Remix '08
1:51 album only
6. Training Sequence Orig '85
1:34 album only
7. Opening Credits Remix '08
1:48 album only
8. Opening Credits Orig '08
0:40 album only
9. Ask Me to Stay Remix '08
1:29 album only
10. Ask Me to Stay Orig '85
0:58 album only
11. Bottle and a Song Remix '08
2:22 album only
12. Disco Scene Orig '85
1:55 album only
13. Bonus Tracks 1
9:44 album only
14. Bonus Tracks 2
10:06 album only
15. Bonus Tracks 3
8:46 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Finally after 22 years of waiting, fans of the movie “No Retreat No Surrender” and “Karate Tiger” can enjoy the original musical score by me via digital download that will include four versions of the main theme song “Hold on to the Vision”. For the movie score collector, I have included the complete music underscore in the three bonus tracks! There is about 30 minutes of original music content on those tracks. Unfortunately for reasons that are not entirely clear to me to this day, the version of “No Retreat No Surrender” that was released in the USA did not include my original score. This music however, does exist in the versions found in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia etc.. Fans have been asking for this music for many years and the difficulty of getting permission from the original film company “Seasonal Films” out of Hong Kong, has been challenging. Fortunately, we now have a co-venture to make this possible.
I want to express my great appreciation to Kevin Chalfant for singing his heart out on the theme as the song would not be the same without his great vocal. A little known fact about this magical theme song is that I hired in 1985 a yet to be discovered guitar player named Joe Satriani (yes, the now internationally known guitar God) who came over to the studio and laced the amazing guitar solo that has become one of the signature elements of the tune, and exemplifies the early sound of the legendary Satriani. Because I had only a short three weeks to complete 93 cues including 4 vocal songs and the theme song, I didn’t have time to get some of the music exactly how I wanted it, so I’ve taken this opportunity to re-perform and re-mix the theme song as well as a few other selected tracks. This wasn’t easy because when I dug out the old master 2-inch analog tapes, they were shedding (meaning they were disintegrating) so badly, they didn’t play at all. After much effort, I then restored these tapes and successfully transferred the original tracks to the digital domain. For the theme song, I used the original vocal track and the Satriani guitar track but replayed many of the keyboard tracks and of course, remixed it. Also, at the time of composing the score, the producers asked me to deliver all of the tracks in “mono”, which is what is embedded in the movie now. But luckily at that time I mixed the theme and other selected cuts in stereo and archived them so I’m including the “original version” of the theme but in stereo. I’m also including a remix that was done by my engineer and friend Ray Pyle in 1987, at the infamous Lion Share recording studios which was home to many hit records including “We are the World” etc. Also, I made a special instrumental/karaoke mix as well for those who might enjoy singing along. The bonus tracks are selected tracks and cues from the original mono score that I re-mastered and stereo-ized to the best of my abilities.
This has been a very long and arduous journey in getting these songs to a place where everyone can finally hear them the way in which they are supposed to be heard. I hope you all enjoy the music. For more information about the music and myself please visit



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Sven Lutz

i waited so long
now the waiting time is over, iam so happy :-)


********* 10 stars ****
indescribable!! i was waiting more then 11 years for this moment!!!!!! RESPECT!!!

Doguhan Durgun

10/10 a classic.
this is a true classic.
I bought the mp3 album. And we (fans) demand the official CD pressing!
CD baby & get in contact with Frank Harris make it happen!


In the name of many fans worldwide, thank you so very much for your effort Mr. Frank Harris! I couldn't believe at first when i saw the Soundtrack is available for download now, after so many years of waiting! Highly recommended, 5 stars, perfect, i love it!


very nice;)


Mr. Harris your the best !!!
Thank you so much Mr. Harris. I dreamed about this and now I have the record. It´s just fantastic. Wish you the best Mr. Harris !!!

Greetings from Germany


WOW !!!
Great soundtrack, finally another great Van Damme movie soundtrack! When will this soundtrack be released on normal audio cd? I want it all!! Thanks Frank !!!!


Totaly Cool job and worth every penny i spend on it :) i hope will take in considering full part of
bonus tracks 2 at time 7:52 i really love this end training montage.. Kool Job & Best Greetings!


Best soundtrack ever!


The AWESOMENESS is finally back
I couldn't resist to buy this marvelous piece of musical art, although I'd really loved to have this OST as an "official CD-Release" standing in my cupboard. Nevertheless it's a wonderfull soundtrack with beautiful songs and it's worth to be called a "Gesamtkunstwerk". :)

These songs bring tears of joy to me everytime that they remind me of my childhood. :'D
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