Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dark Shadows: The 30th Anniversary Collection (Television Series Soundtrack)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Wonderful memories and rare recordings!
Mr. Wynn | State of Confusion | 04/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is not just a compilation of Dark Shadow's soundtrack but also includes great rare pieces. What's great about this CD is that IN ADDITION to the music that we are familiar with from the show, we get alternate versions that had been released at the time as well! We get not only the original versions of the theme song, Quentin's Theme and other memorable tunes, they also offer extended versions and more orchestral versions of these favorites and more!One of my favorites is Track 18 (Barnabas Theme from Dark Shadows by the First Theremin Era). It's like a 60's groove-a-licious version of the theme song! Groovy baby! I would recommend this to Dark Shadows fans and those who love classical and instrumental music."
This CD should be called Dark Shadows Rarities
Mr. Wynn | 01/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD has ALMOST all of the original series music cues except for some that were frequently used but never included on any of the 6 CDs.Everything from the first episode opening to the last spoken by Thayer David is truly magnificent.There is Quentin's Theme before it was even realized,Robert Cobert's Orchestral non-soundtrack renditions and Charles Randolph Grean's rare out of print 45's.The short Music Cue Medleys I & 2 are truly a masterpiece!For the Romantic there is the I Want to Dance with you,Joanna(From the last half of the series run)A saxophone dinner dance version that was never used from ''Night of Dark Shadows''The 1969 Fan Club greeting is ultra-rare,The First Theramin Era's take on DS sounds very much psychedelic.The radio spots were a real treat!This CD is a real asset for a DS Collector."
A wonderful CD
Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 05/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This fascinating album is a collection of tunes drawn from, or inspired by, the television show Dark Shadows (1966-71). It begins with the opening from the first episode, and then launches into the music. Most of the tunes are not directly from the show, but were remade to make them sound even better. Overall, I thought that this CD should be purchased alongside the Original Music From Dark Shadows (available here as well), which it complements wonderfully.As with any old fan of Dark Shadows (although I was quite young when it was on), this album brought back a lot of old memories, and even gave me some new ones. The Ode to Agelique, in particular, is quite excellent. That said, there were a couple of tracks that I didn't care for, especially a comical Barnabas song. So, I would recommend playing this CD with the last three tracks left off of the playlist.But, that said, I did find this to be a wonderful CD, one that gave me many hours of listening pleasure. If you like Dark Shadows, or if you just like good music, then I highly recommend this CD to you."