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 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Dracula: The Deluxe Edition
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
John Williams

UPC: 888072070073
Release Date: 10/22/2018

Limited Edition Of 5000 Copies

CDs expected to begin shipping the week of November 5







DISC 1:

The Film Score

1. Main Title & Storm Sequence (Film Version) 5:19
2. Meeting in the Cave 3:32
3. A Quick Change 1:32
4. Dracula Appears :56
5. Casting a Spell and The Visitation 4:35
6. Give Me Your Loyalty 1:23
7. Jonathan Pays a Call 3:05
8. For Mina 2:23
9 . The Dining Room 1:24
10. First Kiss 2:08
11. Dracula Meets Van Helsing 2:44
12. Grave Trampling and The Asylum 1:14
13. Night Journeys (Film Version) 5:20
14. Mina Impaled 1:47
15. Van Helsing Confronts Dracula 3:16
16. Van Helsing’s Solution 3:07
17. Into the Crypt 2:20
18. The Attack 1:25
19. The Night Visitor 2:17
20. Waiting for Dracula 2:32
21. The Capture of Lucy 3:04
22. To Scarborough (Film Version) 2:48
23. Dracula’s Death (Extended Version) 4:04
24. End Titles 3:32

Additional Music

25. Main Title & Storm
Sequence (Alternate) 2:01
26. The Love Scene
(Extended Version) 4:40

Total Time: 72:28

DISC 2:

The 1979 Soundtrack Album

1. Main Title & Storm Sequence 5:11
2. The Night Visitor 2:16
3. To Scarborough 2:43
4. The Abduction of Lucy 3:37
5. Night Journeys 5:12
6. The Love Scene 2:09
7. Meeting in the Cave 3:34
8. The Bat Attack 2:52
9. For Mina 2:16
10. Dracula’s Death 3:00
11. End Titles 3:31

We thought it might be nice to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with a Deluxe Edition of our No. 1 most requested soundtrack! Here it is! Years in the making. Countless hurdles overcome. We are thrilled and ecstatic to finally offer this. Let the celebrations begin!

John Williams’ Dracula kicks off this latest edition of our CD Club!

John Badham directed this 1979 telling of Dracula’s tale. John Williams was absolutely on fire at this time. There were Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977. The Fury, Jaws 2 and Superman all from 1978. And then came Dracula in 1979. It was a magical time and this was another masterpiece. Dracula features one of John Williams’ most brilliant and iconic themes. He admittedly has so many but he certainly captured the mythical Count in a darkly romantic and seductive way.

For this Deluxe Edition we have expanded the original 36:00 album selection to a whopping 72:00, including cues not heard in the final cut of the picture. This is a very important resurrection! Mike Matessino undertook the new 2018 mix of the score. Due to its own unique assembly, which represents John Williams’ own album vision from 1979, we have included a newly-mastered-from-a-new-source presentation of the originally soundtrack album as Disc 2.

The truly deluxe packaging includes a 2-CD set, a 36-page book and a 12-page booklet all in a beautifully designed Dracula slipcase box. Here’s a release we can all celebrate!

Throughout history, Dracula has filled men's hearts with fear - and women's hearts with desire. In this stylish retelling of the classic tale of horror, Frank Langella gives an electrifying performance as the bloodthirsty Count, with Sir Laurence Olivier as his legendary nemesis, Van Helsing, the renowned and relentless vampire hunter seeking to end the Dark Prince's reign of terror over the citizens of Transylvania!

https://www.varesesarabande.com/collections/cd-club/products/dracula-the-deluxe-edition

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

OK, now that it's official, can we get Mike in here to tell us the story about how the tapes were located, what the source of this release is, etc. The press release does not go into this.

Edit to add that the cover art is hilarious. Did they remove the model's top AND move Langella off-center on purpose?

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

I can't wait to hear the full story behind this. The film score samples sound fantastic.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

OH MY!!
I never expected to see the day!

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

Yikes! Haven't heard this one for decades. This is clearly a whopper of a release. I'm waiting for pix of the book and slipcase. But it's definitely one of the nice surprises of the fall so far.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   historicalproductions   (Member)

Only two things to say:

WOW and THANK YOU!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

OK, now that it's official, can we get Mike in here to tell us the story about how the tapes were located, what the source of this release is, etc. The press release does not go into this.


You read my mind, Shaun! Hoping it's stereo! The blurb IS rather (ahem) cryptic! big grinbig grinbig grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Wow.

That is one mighty twist I did not thought Varese would pull off.

Magnificent and probably one of my most treasured re-releases ever.

THANK YOU, VARESE!

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

So awesome. I totally missed out on the previous CD. I’m all over this one.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Ah ah ah ah!!!

(speechless jaw dropping)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Well I was wrong about a Dracula release...I'm very happy to say smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Fantastic news....at long last 'Dracula' has "finally" risen from the grave !

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   dtw   (Member)

Whoop! Whoop!

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Well I was wrong about a Dracula release...I'm very happy to say smile

Me too, since I knew this wasn't an in-perpetuity title and they haven't expanded a non-perpetuity title in quite a while.

I've never been happier to be wrong! A longtime holy grail of mine -- somehow Varese found a way to even top The Cowboys (that's definitely top 10 Williams for me, but this is more like top 3!)

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Well I was wrong about a Dracula release...I'm very happy to say smile

Me too, since I knew this wasn't an in-perpetuity title and they haven't expanded a non-perpetuity title in quite a while.

I've never been happier to be wrong! A longtime holy grail of mine -- somehow Varese found a way to even top The Cowboys (that's definitely top 10 Williams for me, but this is more like top 3!)

Yavar



Truly good news here!

Also Have you sampled the sound clips? They sound quite interesting wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

OK, now that it's official, can we get Mike in here to tell us the story about how the tapes were located, what the source of this release is, etc. The press release does not go into this.

Edit to add that the cover art is hilarious. Did they remove the model's top AND move Langella off-center on purpose?


LOL! Yes the cover is odd.

I'm giving this a cautious welcome until I know exactly what the source(s) were used for the film score and the album.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

With the release of the expanded DRACULA and ON DEADLY GROUND, I am so pleased to say, the old Varese that I loved for so many years is back. So promising to see a major acquisition from Universal in the batch. Welcome back, Varese. For some of us you did go away.smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

I think the cover is an improvement.... actually, it's pretty damned creepy!

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

With the release of the expanded DRACULA and ON DEADLY GROUND, I am so pleased to say, the old Varese that I loved for so many years is back. So promising to see a major acquisition from Universal in the batch. Welcome back, Varese. For some of us you did go away.smile

Haha Cody -- didn't you have this same reaction for their last batch with Williams's The Cowboys and Goldsmith's Small Soldiers complete? wink

Varese has been knocking it out of the park with their expansions these past few years actually...really listening to the fans. I only wish they were putting them out FASTER! They control so many titles no one else can release, yet expansions trickle out in just 2-3 small batches each year. Here's hoping they'll fit one more Club release batch in 2018....

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2018 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

Excellent release! The old version was my most-played John Williams. Hoping I can afford this before it sells out.

 
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