World premiere of complete score from Stuart Gordon's over-the-top 1985 horror movie RE-ANIMATOR, starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott. First release in chronological sequence, with music previously unreleased, presented from original 1/2" three-track session masters. (Earlier versions were truncated and had heavily processed audio that diminished the stereo image.) Definitive Intrada release also offers complete orchestral score by Richard Band for Luca Bercovici horror movie GHOULIES, starring Peter Liapis. CD features everything Band composed specifically for movie about Satanic horrors set in old mansion, presented in stereo from 1/2" three-track session masters. (Much of picture was tracked with music from other films.) Daniel Schweiger offers informative liner notes, Richard Band conducts. Intrada Signature Edition limited to 1000 copies!
Like Herbert West’s subjects, Re-Animator’s soundtrack has refused to die through its various
incarnations over the last two decades on LP by Varese Sarabande, then on CD by
Silva Screen and still later by La-La Land Records. Each version has had anomalies, ranging
from truncated contents to over-processed noise reduction reducing the stereo image.
This “ultimate” Intrada edition presents Band’s complete score (including music previously
unreleased) in chronological order for the first time. With access to the composer’s original
½” three-track masters, we are able to present the score with its the natural analog sonics
intact. Band’s scoring frequently had strings playing figures on the left with woodwinds
responding in kind on the right. As mixed by Smitty Price, this unique array was captured
with stunning detail, then enhanced further by placing percussion in the center and brass
and electronics throughout.
Ghoulies was mixed in stereo from the ½” three-track orchestral session masters
and represents that score’s first appearance on any format. Put both together, and
you’ve got a masterpiece of black-humored “horror” music that represents Richard Band
and Empire at their creative peak.