LOVE AT FIRST BITE

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 203
Date: 1979
Time: 0:56:16
Tracks: 24
At last! World premiere release of fun, evocative Charles Bernstein score for Stan Dragoti vampire tale with George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin. Film melds spooks with humor, romance. Bernstein goes for overall vampire aspect of tale, lets violin, cimbalom, piano plus 55-piece orchestra bring Eastern European color to score, then overlaps everything with uptempo vibe of 1970's disco-era New York. Results are positively infectious! Composer produces CD from 1/4" two-track stereo session mixes courtesy MGM. Intrada presentation also includes lengthy Bernstein-penned disco "Fly By Night" plus "Dancin' Through The Night" from original 1979 LP, both tracks from original masters courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises. Charles Bernstein conducts. SOLD OUT!

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  • At last! World premiere release of fun, evocative Charles Bernstein score for Stan Dragoti vampire tale with George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin. Film melds spooks with humor, romance. Bernstein goes for overall vampire aspect of tale, lets violin, cimbalom, piano plus 55-piece orchestra bring Eastern European color to score, then overlaps everything with uptempo vibe of 1970's disco-era New York. Results are positively infectious! Composer produces CD from 1/4" two-track stereo session mixes courtesy MGM. Intrada presentation also includes lengthy Bernstein-penned disco "Fly By Night" plus "Dancin' Through The Night" from original 1979 LP, both tracks from original masters courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises. Charles Bernstein conducts.
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    The Score
    01. Transylvania Moon/Main Title (2:32)
    02. Magazine Shoot (2:44)
    03. Horse/Harlem (0:59)
    04. Angry Peasants (1:52)
    05. The Count And The Girl (0:56)
    06. Sunrise (1:00)
    07. Cindy (2:46)
    08. Black Chicken (1:24)
    09. Salsa Source (2:29)
    10. Lament (1:08)
    11. Hypnosis (1:26)
    12. Rumanian Love Song (2:21)
    13. Carriage Ride (0:47)
    14. First Bite (1:29)

    15. Shrink's Office (1:41)
    16. Burn, Baby! (1:22)
    17. Manhattan Chase I (2:38)
    18. Dinner Source (1:52)
    19. Uptown Church (1:31)
    20. Elevator (1:40)
    21. Manhattan Chase II (1:20)
    22. Love Bites Back (2:03)

    The Extras
    23. Dancin' Through The Night (Original Disco Mix) (4:57)
    24. Fly By Night (Original Disco Mix) (3:52)


  • Composed and Conducted by Charles Bernstein.

    Recorded on January 17 and 18, 1979, at Wally Heider Studio "A", Hollywood, California, and January 22 and 23, 1979, at Alan Zentz Recording, Hollywood, California.

    This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.


    CONTRACTOR
    Patti Zimmitti (De Caro)

    VIOLIN/VIOLA
    Gerald Vinci
    Assa Drori
    David Schwartz
    Israel Baker
    Thelma L. Beach
    Arnold Belnick
    Jeanne Clausen
    Herman Clebanoff
    Isabelle Daskoff
    Robert Dubow
    Ronald Folsom
    Michelle E. Grab (Zivahl-Fox)
    Gwenn Renee Heller
    William H. Henderson
    Reginald Hill
    Anatol Kaminsky
    Ezra Kliger
    Robert C. Lipsett
    Gordon H. Marron
    Jack L. Pepper
    Constance Pressman
    Linda Rose
    Jay Allen Rosen
    Sheldon Sanov
    Anton Sen
    Jack Shulman
    John J. Wittenberg
    Myer Bello
    James Dunham
    Roland Kato
    Myra S. Kestenbaum
    Louis Kievman


    CELLO
    Edgar Lustgarten
    Robert Lee Adcock
    Douglas L. Davis
    Ernie Ehrhardt
    Glenn E. Grab Jr.
    Selene Hurford
    Carolisa Lindberg
    Judy Perett
    Daniel W. Smith
    Gloria Strassner

    STRING BASS
    Stuart Alan Brotman
    Peter A. Mercurio
    Milton E. Nadel

    WOODWINDS
    Terry Harrington
    Ronald Langinger
    John E. Lowe
    Wilbur Schwartz

    FRENCH HORN
    Vincent N. De Rosa
    Arthur N. Maebe
    Todd Miller
    Henry Sigismonti

    TRUMPET
    Stuart Blumberg
    Oscar Brashear
    Robert H. Findley
    Warren Luening
    Malcolm McNab
    Anthony Clifton Plog
    John J. Rosenberg


    TROMBONE/TUBA
    Ernest Carlson
    Gilbert M. Falco
    Francis L. "Joe" Howard
    Dick Hyde
    Charles C. Loper
    Lew McCreary
    James M. Self
    Donald G. Waldrop

    HARP
    Catherine Gotthoffer
    Katie Kirkpatrick

    KEYBOARDS
    Ralph E. Grierson

    GUITAR/BASS
    Dennis M. Budimir
    James D. Hughart
    William A. Mays

    DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    Larry Bunker
    Gary L. Coleman
    Steven Schaeffer
    Kenneth E. Watson

    ORCHESTRATOR
    Charles Bernstein
    Leonard Niehaus
    Bill Byers
    Robert G. Hartley

    COPYIST
    Barbara Franklin
    Joel Franklin
    Dan Franklin
    Eric Lee Stonerook
    Alvin L. Sanders
    John Gus Donahue
    Arthur J. Freeman
    Beth Anne Ertz-Lee
    Bill Williams