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I am not feeling very well at all today, so I'm going to keep todays posts very short. Someone recently requested the Soundtrack to "Creepshow", an album that I thought I had already posted here, but it turns out that I was wrong. A few different versions have been released over the years, but the one I'm presenting to you today is a limited edition remastered version of the soundtrack with bonus tracks released by La-La Land Records in 2003. It has since gone out of print and is no longer available for purchase for La-La Land. In addition to the score for "Creepshow", this album also includes a few previously unreleased tracks John Harrison composed for George A. Romero's television series "Tales From the Darkside". There are also a few unreleased tracks from two different Romero projects that were never filmed. The first is an overture Harrison composed for "Mansions of the Moon" (an unproduced sci-fi version of the Opera "Tales of Hoffman). The second project was "Shoobie Doobie Moon", an outrageous send up of 1950's musicals and horror films.
Unfortunately the bonus tracks leave much to be desired, and are not the strong point of this album. However, the score for Creepshow remains one of the best examples of a synth-based horror score from the '80s, a time when horror films included synth music that turned out to me more horrifying than anything contained in the film. The music was created and performed entirely on a PROPHET V polyphonic synthesizer and Steinway and Weber grand pianos. That's all for now. I just don't feel like writing much. I may use that as an excuse to put up a few more albums before the end of the night, as I don't mind pointing and clicking, which is all that is required to upload the files and images, nearly as much as writing the reviews for each post.
Year of Release: Original: 1982 (Original) | 2003 (La-La Release) Label: La-La Land (LLLCD 1007) Genres: Soundtrack/Score, Horror Bitrate: 320kbps