Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Harrison, Michael Abelson, Peter Hiidall|
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Presenting composer John Harrison's (DAY OF THE DEAD, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, EFFECTS) score to George A. Romero's (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE DARK HALF) and Stephen King's (CARRIE, SALEM'S LOT, DREAMCATCHER, THE SH... more »
Presenting composer John Harrison's (DAY OF THE DEAD, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, EFFECTS) score to George A. Romero's (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE DARK HALF) and Stephen King's (CARRIE, SALEM'S LOT, DREAMCATCHER, THE SHINING) timeless horror classic CREEPSHOW. This digitally re-mastered album features special, never-before-released BONUS TRACKS including Harrison's music from the famed George A. Romero television series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, a never-before-heard overture Harrison composed for MANSIONS OF THE MOON (an unproduced sci-fi version of the Opera TALES OF HOFFMAN), and two songs from an outrageous send up of 1950's musicals and Horror Films called SHOOBIE DOOBIE MOON -- both Romero projects that were never filmed!!! The 12-Page, full color, comic book style booklet includes exclusive liner notes from the composer and director, along with an in-depth essay on the making of all the projects by Film Music Historian Randall D. Larson!
Rick | NC | 10/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is in my top 5 favorite films of all time and I had been looking for this to come out on CD for several years since first seeing it on LP back in the 80's. So, I was extremely delighted when I learned this was finally being released to disc, and just in time for Halloween, too. Was it worth the wait? You betcha! My favorite story in the movie was "Something To Tide You Over" and so is the theme music to that particular story, but it's terrific to hear all the eerie music to the movie as superbly scored by John Harrison (who, by the way, used to play bass guitar for Roy Buchanan). As a bonus on this disc, there a few "newly-recorded" tracks not related to Creepshow but previously unreleased music for "Tales from The Darkside" as well as a couple of tracks to some movie projects Harrison & George Romero have been talking about doing for years but haven't gotten around to. If these "bonus" tunes are any indication of what those unmade movies would be like, then I don't think we're missing much, I'm sorry to say. But if you're a fan of Creepshow, you'll buy this cd regardless of the bonus tracks as it's one of the best scary movie soundtracks ever, capturing the mood and fun of the movie perfectly, not to mention the fact that this music has been unavailable for close to 20 years. As Leslie Nielsen said in "Something To Tide You Over"- "I can hold my breath for a LONNNNG TIME!" Perhaps he was referring to the soundtrack coming out on disc? Well, no need to hold it any longer, folks - the music to Creepshow can finally be heard on your stereo!"
One of the 80s truly great 'lost' scores, with extras.
Chadwick H. Saxelid | Concord, CA United States | 11/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll admit it, I love John Harrison's scores for both Creepshow and Day of the Dead. The main theme for Creepshow alone is a classic worth buying the disc for. This was another old Varese Sarabande vinyl that slipped through my teenaged fingers and, for years, I thought it would remain so. Thank goodness the good people at Lalaland Records have corrected this error and one of the very best low (or modest) budget horror movie scores is now available again. That being said, the extras are not Harrison at his best and, sadly, the last three are not very good at all. Collectors such as myself will love the opportunity to have these little items, but I doubt that they will get the same amount of play as the Creepshow soundtrack will. Highly recommended."
Charlie | Calgary, Alberta Canada | 10/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The score for this movie is bloody amazing! I have been waiting for this score to be released since I saw CreepShow in the 80's. Apparently, Varese Sarabande originally released the soundtrack to this masterpiece. I had searched for the LP but was unsuccessful in finding it. The music still gives me goosebumps. I was seven when I first saw CreepShow and the music echoed in my brain. The main theme is way cool! The composer masterfully changed the score for every episode in the movie so they all have their own original / stylish sound. This is a must have for any horror music collector!"