Composer: Jerry Fielding.
Personnel: Dennis Budimir, Al Hendrickson, Tommy Tedesco , Tony Rizzi (guitar); Dorothy Remsen (harp); Gerald Vinci, George Kast, Ronald Folsom, Marvin Limonick, Glenn Dicterow, Hy Shtrum, Joe Schoenbrunn, Ezra Kliger, Sue Grossman, Jack Pepper, Jerry Reisler, Stanley Plummer, Joe Stepansky, Bernard Kundell, Robert Sushel, David Frisina, Arnold Belnick, Bonnie Douglas, Nathan Ross, Sheldon Sanov, Paul Shure (violin); Myra Kestenbaum, Bob Ostrowsky, Sven Reher, Louis Kievman, Harry Rumpler, Linn Subotnick, Milton Thomas, Denyse Buffum (viola); Harry Schlutz, Selene Hurford, Douglas Davis , Edgar Lustgarten, Ray Kramer, Marie Fera (cello); Louise di Tullio, Sheridon Stokes (flute); John Ellis (oboe); Jack Marsh, Norm Herzberg (bassoon); Don Menza, Gene Cipriano, Clifford E. "Bud" Shank, John Neufeld, Bill Perkins, Ronnie Lang, Dominic Fera (woodwinds); Art Pepper (saxophone); Chuck Findley, Uan Rasey, Carroll "Cappy" Lewis, Maurie Harris, Bobby Shew, Malcolm McNab (trumpet); Jim Decker , Vincent DeRosa (French horn); Phillip Teele, Dick Nash , George Roberts , Francis L. "Joe" Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone); Michael Lang , Ralph Grierson (keyboards); Ian Underwood (synthesizer); Ray Brown (electric bass); Harvey Mason, Sr. , Larry Bunker (drums); Ken Watson, Kenneth Watson, Joe Porcaro (percussion).
Audio Remixer: Michael Matessino.
Liner Note Authors: Nick Redman ; Tyne Daly.
Recording information: Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, CA (10/27/1976/10/29/1976).
Editor: Dan Hersch.
Arrangers: Daniel Franklin; Joel Franklin; Jack Furlong; Greig McRitchie; Jack DuLong; Lennie Niehaus; Bill Mays.
The lone score in the Dirty Harry series written by a composer other than Lalo Schifrin, The Enforcer enlists Jerry Fielding, who eschews both Schifrin's legacy "Harry's Theme" as well as the previous films' signature choral chanting in favor of funky, jazz-inspired themes very much in the spirit of the picture's 1976 theatrical release. Already skilled in the fine art of scoring violence and mayhem thanks to his work for filmmaker Sam Peckinpah, Fielding delivers a live-wire score that perfectly complements the two-fisted justice doled out by star Clint Eastwood's urban avenger. Still, themes like "Finale (Elegy for Inspector Moore)" capture real emotion beneath the tough-guy veneer. The Aleph label's 2007 release heralds The Enforcer's first-ever commercial release; the package includes liner notes by producer Nick Redman as well as co-star Tyne Daly. ~ Jason Ankeny