Film Score Monthly
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)


‘Twisted Nerve - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’
1 x Blood-Spattered Yellow 180gm 12” Vinyl LP, ‘Vinyl’ Replica CD
& Download - High-resolution WAV + MP3
Music Composed and Conducted by Bernard Herrmann

Release date: 6th May, 2016

Stylotone in association with The Bernard Herrmann Estate, with a little help from director Quentin Tarantino, is proud to announce the World Premiere Release of ‘Twisted Nerve - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’.

Over 75 minutes of music across three formats (Vinyl, CD & Download - High-resolution WAV & 320kbps CBR MP3).

“Twisted Nerve’s most stand out feature was Bernard Herrmann’s magnificently creepy-catchy whistling score” - Quentin Tarantino, October 2014

A 1968 British psychological horror film from the Boulting Brothers, ‘Twisted Nerve’ starred Hywel Bennett, Hayley Mills and Billie Whitelaw. The film itself has little to offer, however its soundtrack remains one of Herrmann's finest and, alongside the film, would have probably languished in obscurity but for the intervention of Quentin Tarantino who revived its main whistle theme for his 2002 film ‘Kill Bill: Vol. 1’, bringing Herrmann's music to a whole new audience.

The complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann for the Boulting Brothers’ Production of ‘Twisted Nerve’ has been assembled, mastered and cut at London’s world famous Abbey Road Studios to produce a stunning master that is “enough to make even Hitchcock jump!”. The audio for this release has been overseen from start to finish by Grammy®-winning engineer Sean Magee, a member of the team that remastered The Beatles Catalogue in 2007 - he was also personally responsible for cutting their recent mono and stereo vinyl editions.

This Super-Deluxe Edition package has been produced to the absolute highest possible standard as if it had been released at the same time as the film, using manufacturers who are able to produce all the parts on exactly the same machines as used in the 1960s.

The ‘Twisted Nerve’ Super-Deluxe soundtrack package is available in a yellow “blood-spattered” coloured vinyl edition featuring a spot-varnished 320gsm tip-on gatefold sleeve.

This edition includes:

- 1 x heavyweight 180g 12” vinyl LP, cut at 45rpm

- An expanded ‘Vinyl’ replica CD, housed in a spot-varnished scale-copy of the gatefold sleeve - containing the LP programme plus unused alternate and rehearsal takes and the original ‘Whistle’ sessions

- An exclusive free 45rpm three-track radio promo 7” single featuring pop and jazz versions of the film’s main theme - arranged and conducted, at the composer’s request, in 1968 by composer Howard Blake OBE (‘The Duellists’)

- A download card offering exclusive access to high-resolution 24-bit WAV and 320kbps CBR MP3 digital downloads of the entire deluxe soundtrack package and more. Alongside both the vinyl and CD album presentations, purchasers can download the complete unedited recording sessions, experiencing at first-hand what it was like to be in the same studio as Bernard Herrmann!

- A 30” x 40” (762mm x 1016mm) British Quad Film Poster, newly commissioned to complement the soundtrack album artwork. The poster has been specially printed using original 1960s production processes - matching not only the poster weight of the time but also the correct machine folds (since film posters would be machine folded and inserted into large brown envelopes before arriving in the post at cinemas - this was before digital media, kids!)

- A certificate of authenticity personally signed by Mrs. Norma Herrmann, the composer’s widow

To round off the Super-Deluxe packages director Quentin Tarantino and Bernard Herrmann’s biographer, Steven C. Smith, both offer a unique and compelling insight into this legendary soundtrack with their own sleeve notes

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

They are also releasing a 'Marnie' EP.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

They are also releasing a 'Marnie' EP.

Yes but no cd, alas.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

NOW we're getting somewhere!

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

It seems the CD is not available separately.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   waxmanman35   (Member)

"75 minutes of music across three formats." So does that mean the score is approximately 25 minutes long?

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Thanks for the heads up -- I just ordered the "black" edition.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

"75 minutes of music across three formats." So does that mean the score is approximately 25 minutes long?

75 min. Includes cues not in the film.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)


 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   thx99   (Member)

Tracklisting and more information for Twisted Nerve (and Khartoum) can be found here:

New soundtrack label Stylotone unearths rare and classic film music


Vinyl LP

Side 1
1 Main Titles
2 The Detective
3 Henry Complains*
4 Twisted Nerve (Jazz Version)
5 Second Meeting
6 Martin’s Anger
7 The Mirror
8 The Letter
9 Georgie
10 Washing-up
11 Playing Cards
12 Psychopathia Sexualis / Hot Chocolate
13 The Rocking Horse
14 The Scissors / Peeping Georgie / Leaving the House
15 The Murder / Henry’s Dead
16 Georgie’s Nightmare / Just Lie Still* / Ready and Willing*
17 The Body
18 Twisted Nerve (Pop version)

Side 2
1 Swimming / Drowning
2 Getting Dressed / Flowers I / The Kiss*
3 Flowers II / Henry Calls*
4 The Signature
5 The Newspaper
6 The Shed / The Portrait
7 The Dresser / The Axe
8 The Telephone / There Was No Reply / The House / The Front Door
9 The Bedroom / No Bloody Wood / He’s Not A Mongrel / The Struggle
10 The Assault
11 Georgie’s Madness
12 The Cell
13 Finale*

Bonus tracks on CD
1 Prelude to Main Titles (Re-Takes)*
2 Prelude to Main Titles (Alternate)*
3 Main Titles (Alternate Ending)*
4 Twisted Nerve (First Jazz Version)*
5 Second Meeting (Rehearsal)*
6 Martin’s Anger (Pop Intro)*
7 Whistle Sessions*

*not used in the film

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

How can we get high-res download or CD only? I have no interest in having the same thing in 3 formats.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   JohnnyRoastbeef   (Member)

40 British pounds = about $75 Canadian dollars, and that's not taking into account shipping. Too bad, I've been really looking forward to this ever since Bruce Kimmel first said he heard someone was working on it. I'm going to have to pass unless it gets a CD only release.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

How can we get high-res download or CD only? I have no interest in having the same thing in 3 formats.

At least as it stands currently, that does not seem to be an option.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

How can we get high-res download or CD only? I have no interest in having the same thing in 3 formats.

It's one package...

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

How can we get high-res download or CD only? I have no interest in having the same thing in 3 formats.

It's one package...


 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Kim Peterson   (Member)

Just went through the check-out process to figure out the postage. Shipping to the the US is $20, so the whole set delivered is $80! I will pass, sorry. I would like the CD only, but you have to by all the extras and to me $80 for one score just does not work. Plus, what kind of condition would an LP be in coming from the UK?

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm with others here: this looks like an AMAZING deluxe set and a wonderful price for everything you're getting...I'm just not in the market for anything other than the complete score in digital formal (physical CD preferred). I have no need (or room in my living space) for the LP, EP, poster, etc. even though I think they are cool. If the CD can be released on its own for $20 I'll buy it, otherwise I guess I'll have to pass. I guess I could order and resell the LP and such on Ebay but I think I'd annoy the wife doing that and it would be a bit of a hassle...

Now, did anyone else notice on that review link the mention of Stylotone working with the Henry Mancini and Elmer Bernstein estates as well??


 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Yup, it's definitely disappointing to have to pass on this, a score I've long wanted. It's clear Stylotone put a lot of work into this, and it seems like a great set, but like the Elfman/Burton box set a few years ago, it's just more than I can spend on such a thing, and too big and too much for me.

Oh well. I'll have to content myself with the hundreds of other CDs I can buy instead.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

I am definitely interested. Maybe in the future we will get just a CD. Very few scores get released just once. Does anyone know if Herrmann's estate is difficult to work with?

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

This strongarm approach to selling Lp's is getting on my nerves. Oh for the days of "dispensable income"!

You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2018 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.