As promised earlier this week here comes another preview of CD1's track 16: 'PILOT' - Kafir + Red Star Test Run (TV Version). This time we're previewing a part that is not as widely recognized as the "Kafir" part: the Red Star Test Run ("We're being radar scanned") from CBS TV version, which is an early and quite unique version of the Ascending Bridge of the main theme. This is the only version (well, the only one known to us!) of the Ascending Bridge that features Levay's trademark running arpeggiator sequence.
FYI: this segment was originally planned to be a part of track 08; it fitted very well "semantically" (as they are both Red Star) but it didn't fit "musically": the tempo was different (approx. 5 BPM faster), the arpeggiator sound was different, track 08 had drums; luckily both tempo, arp sound and "drumless" character matched "Kafir" segment perfectly and track 16 came to fruition.