SALEM'S LOT

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 256
Date: 1979
Time: 1:39:53
Tracks: 84
World premiere 2-CD release of powerhouse soundtrack by Harry Sukman for sensational TV mini-series from Stephen King vampire novel, directed by Tobe Hooper, starring David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, James Mason, Lance Kerwin.

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  • World premiere 2-CD release of powerhouse soundtrack by Harry Sukman for sensational TV mini-series from Stephen King vampire novel, directed by Tobe Hooper, starring David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, James Mason, Lance Kerwin. Sukman writes large orchestra score in equal parts gothic action, dramatic melody, over-the-top horror. Main theme begins in declamatory fashion with powerful fortissimo chords in full orchestra, then launches into dynamic bass trombone ostinato suggesting "Dies Irae" with minor-key French horns in game of tag with trombone. Idea appears sparingly, allowing for abundance of other dramatic ideas, beautiful love theme, frightening action cues. Clever use of pizzicato strings introduces numerous vampire sequences. When score comes to final "Conclusion", Sukman returns with fortissimo chords as producer credit appears on screen, then launches into closing statement of "Dies Irae" ostinato for "End Credits". Composer actually prepared three versions of conclusion, all three appear here. Entire score mixed, presented from pristine condition multi-channel stereo masters vaulted at Warner Bros. Two-disc set also has cues Sukman subsequently re-fashioned for edited feature version of picture. Standing out here is dramatic coda climaxing in powerful fortissimo unison for entire orchestra. Stunning finish to lengthy 99-minute ride! One of the great seventies scores! Harry Sukman conducts. Intrada Special Collection available while quantities and interest remain!
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    SALEM'S LOT - Part One
    01. Teaser (1:03)
    02. The Church (0:27)
    03. Holy Water (Main Title #1) (2:18)
    04. Straker (1:35)
    05. Straker's Place (1:47)
    06. Susan (0:48)
    07. The House #1 (1:06)
    08. The House #2 (1:04)
    09. The Cemetery (0:32)
    10. He Writes Good (0:19)
    11. Lovely Susan (1:11)
    12. Straker Is Troubled (1:20)
    13. Straker Is Nervous (0:22)
    14. The Day Is Here (0:45)
    15. Tell Me It's Not True (Source #1) (0:47)
    16. Dead Dog (0:47)
    17. It's Cold In Here (0:19)
    18. The Thing (0:40)
    19. Mark's Room (0:36)
    20. Nothing Is Forever (Source #2) (1:28)
    21. Source #3 (4:03)
    22. It's Still Moving (0:32)
    23. It's Freezing (0:46)
    24. The Monster Appears (0:24)
    25. Bumper / Somebody's Up There (1:23)
    26. Old Faithful (1:05)
    27. So Long Kid (1:57)
    28. Hold It, Larry (1:23)
    29. Goodbye Crockett (0:15)
    30. Ralph Is Floating (2:24)
    31. Faithful (0:43)
    32. So Long, Danny! (2:50)
    33. Confident And Evil (1:08)
    34. Opening Soon( 0:24)
    35. Ben Ponders (0:23)
    36. Let Us Pray (0:25)
    37. Now, Danny's Mother (1:57)
    38. Mike Dives In #1 (1:31)
    39. Fangs Sink In (0:31)
    40. End Credits #1 (0:53)

    CD 1 Time: 45:44




    SALEM'S LOT - Part Two
    01. Main Title #2 (1:40)
    02. Back In Mark's Room (0:42)
    03. Now It's Mark's Turn (3:21)
    04. Mark Fondles Cross (0:24)
    05. Mike And Jason (0:21)
    06. Mike's Getting The Message (1:16)
    07. Appointment With Destiny (0:41)
    08. Eva Knows (0:06)
    09. Vivaldi - L'Inverno #4 (Arr. Harry Sukman) (1:43)
    10. I Want A Crucifix (0:31)
    11. That's All For Max (0:45)
    12. And Now Jason (1:40)
    14. He's Gonna Do It (0:27)
    15. It's Mr. Barlow Again (0:28)
    16. Face The Master (0:16)
    17. Bumper / Poor Mrs. Glick (2:04)
    18. Good Girl (0:23)
    19. Leave Town (0:44)
    20. A Funny Dream / Uncertain Swan (1:08)
    21. Susan Is Curious (3:09)
    22. Susan Stalks Mark (2:26)
    23. Stuffed Cats (0:47)
    24. It's Susan's Turn (1:29)
    25. Have You Seen Susan? (2:04)
    26. Evil Presence (0:54)
    27. Bill Beware (1:01)
    28. And Now Straker (1:42)
    29. Sprained Ankle / He's Here (0:41)
    30. Mike Dives In #2 (1:31)
    31. Green Faced Barlow / Stake For Mr. Barlow / The Skull (2:41)
    32. Goodbye House (0:55)
    33. Two Years Later (0:33)
    34. Found Us Again (0:50)
    35. Poor Susan (1:16)
    36. Conclusion (With Tympani Overdub) / Conclusion (1:17)
    37. End Credits (0:53)

    The Extras
    38. Holy Water (Main Title #1 Alternate) (1:44)
    39. The Church (With Chimes) (0:52)
    40. Conclusion (Without Overdub) (1:17)
    41. Conclusion (With Tympani & Horn Overdub) / Conclusion (1:17)
    42. Main Title (Feature Version) (2:11)
    43. Vampires! (Feature Version) (0:31)
    44. End Credits (Feature Version) (1:38)

    CD 2 Time: 54:09

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    Recorded on October 30 & 31, 1979, and January 28, 1980 at The Burbank Studio, Burbank, California.

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

    CONDUCTOR
    Harry Sukman

    CONTRACTOR
    Patti DeCaro (Zimmitti)

    VIOLIN
    Marshall Sosson
    Israel Baker
    Thelma Beach
    Dixie Blackstone
    Harry Bluestone
    Herman Clebanoff
    Isabelle Daskoff
    Glenn Dicterow
    Bonnie Douglas
    Dave Frisina
    Bill Hymanson
    George Kast
    Ezra Kliger
    Kathy Lenski
    Norma Leonard
    Al Lustgarten
    Irma Neumann
    Nat Ross
    John Sanbuco
    Haim Shtrum
    Paul Shure
    Joe Stepansky
    Marcia Van Dyke
    Harold Wolf

    VIOLA
    Dave Schwartz
    Linn Subotnick
    Meyer Bello
    Allan Harshman
    Virginia Majewski
    Carole Mukogawa
    Bob Ostrowski
    Sven Reher

    CELLO
    Ray Kramer
    Eleanor Slatkin
    Bob Adcock
    Marie Fera
    Dave Filerman
    Selene Hurford
    Kathy Lustgarten
    Harry Shlutz
    Mary Louise Zeyen

    BASS
    Milton Kestenbaum
    Chuck Domanico
    Jim Hughart
    Ray Siegel

    WOODWINDS
    Ralph Gary
    Norm Herzberg
    Art Hoberman
    Ronny Lang
    Jack Marsh
    Hugo Raimondi
    Dave Riddles
    Geraldine Rotella
    Sheridon Stokes

    FRENCH HORN
    Jim Decker
    Jim Atkinson
    Todd Miller
    Brian O'Connor




    TRUMPET
    Graham Young
    Uan Rasey

    TROMBONE
    Lloyd Ulyate
    Tommy Shepard
    Joe Howard
    Chris Riddle

    TUBA
    Jim Self
    Tommy Johnson

    DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    Kenny Watson
    Larry Bunker
    Gene Estes
    Frank Flynn

    HARP
    Dorothy Remsen
    Cathy Gotthoffer

    PIANO/KEYBOARDS
    Ralph Grierson
    Lincoln Mayorga
    John Berkman
    Clare Fisher
    Eric Lindemann