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While doing research for my last post, I discovered that La-La Land also released this limited edition version of Re-Animator. Needless to say it quickly sold out, and remains out of print and no longer available for purchase from La-La. As usual, I have very little time on my hands, so I'm going to include a few excerpts from Wikipedia to provide everyone with more info.
This soundtrack is a Limited Edition CD re-release of the soundtrack to H.P. Lovecraft's Re-Animator, originally released on vinyl in 1985 by the Varèse Sarabande label. Only 3,000 hand-numbered CDs were released, which seems to be the standard number for Limited Edition releases by La-La. In addition to Band's original score, this version also contains a previously unreleased "reprise" of the Re-Animator theme, along with a bonus audio interview with Richard Band himself. All the tracks have been digitally remastered from the original master tapes, and released in stereo for the first time.
"Re-Animator is a 1985 science fiction horror film based on the H. P. Lovecraft story "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the first film in the Re-Animator series. The movie has become a cult film, driven by fans of Jeffrey Combs (who stars as Herbert West), extreme gore, and the successful combination of horror and comedy. The idea to make Re-Animator came from a discussion Stuart Gordon had with friends one night about vampire movies. He felt that there were too many Dracula movies and expressed a desire to see a Frankenstein movie. Someone asked if he had read Herbert West: Re-Animator by H.P. Lovecraft. Gordon had read most of the author's works but that story had been out of print. He went to the Chicago Public Library and read their copy.
Originally, Gordon was going to adapt Lovecraft's story for the stage but then writers Dennis Paoli and William Norris and Gordon decided to do it as a half-hour television pilot. The story was set around the turn of the century and they realized that it would be too expensive to recreate. They updated it to the present day in Chicago with the intention of using actors from the Organic Theater company. They were told that the half hour format was not salable and so they made it an hour, writing 13 episodes. Special effects technician Bob Greenberg, who had worked on John Carpenter's Dark Star, repeatedly told Gordon that the only market for horror was in feature films and introduced him to producer Brian Yuzna. Gordon showed Yuzna the script for the pilot and the 12 additional episodes. The producer liked what he read and convinced Gordon to shoot the film in Hollywood because of all the special effects involved. Yuzna made a distribution deal with Charles Band's Empire Pictures in return for post-production services
Re-Animator was released on October 18, 1985, in 129 theaters and grossed USD $543,728 on its opening weekend. It went on to make $2 million in North America, well above its $900,000 budget. It was well-received by critics, earning mostly positive reviews, and today has a 92% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars and wrote, "I walked out somewhat surprised and reinvigorated (if not re-animated) by a movie that had the audience emitting taxi whistles and wild goat cries". Entertainment Weekly ranked the film #32 on their list of "The Top 50 Cult Films", and also ranked it #14 on their "The Cult 25: The Essential Left-Field Movie Hits Since '83" list. - Wikipedia"
I am relunctant to post albums that aren't at least 192kbps in quality, and unfortunately this album falls well below that at 128. I picked this up on a torrent site years ago and have yet to find a suitable quality replacement. My search only yielded a long trail of broken download links. I decided to go ahead and post it due to the fact that it is a very rare album, and with only 3,000 physical copies of this in existence, this may be the only way many people will be able to listen to it. I'm also hoping that someone will come forward and share a download link for a higher quality version of this. If any of you have this in 320 or higher, and are willing to share, please post the download link in the comments section of this post.
P.S. If any of you have a waffles.fm or What.cd invite, could you please shoot me an e-mail (address is in my profile). It would prevent the problem above from occurring again. I had accounts on both, but I was without internet access for several months, so they deleted my accounts due to inactivity.
Year of Release: 1985 (Original) | 2003 (Re-Release) Label: La-La Land Records Genres: Soundtrack/Score, Science-Fiction, Horror Bitrate: FLAC | Lossless
Track List: 1. Prologue/Main Title 2. Meg Looks For The Cat 3. Dan Falls Into Cellar 4. The Turning Point/First Reanimation/First Reanimator 5. Halsey Back To Life 6. Halsey Grabs The Boys 7. Welcome Back To Life 8. Meg and Hill In Office 9. West Tries Parts 10. Searching Hill's Office 11. Body and Soul 12. Love Theme 13. Corpses Just Want To Have Fun 14. Meg Is Gone...Well, Maybe Not/End Credits 15. Interview With Richard Band 16. Re-Animator Theme Reprise
Note: My download link for this mysteriously disappeared. Fortunately "Strange Ranger" was kind enough to provide a download link for the soundtrack in FLAC, so I have replaced my link with his for the time being. I'll try to remember to reupload this when I get home for those who prefer to have it in mp3 format.