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 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Golly, I know, bagby. There's that one, the one he did on atonality in British horror film scores, one on Hammer's psychological thriller films (not just their scores)... and that's just going on my (bad) memory. I really should get these, but every time I hover over an online store I end up getting a stack of CDs instead.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2019 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I'm not too keen on these crash bang horror scores but I'll buy it just for Rhapsody For Lucy which sounds just gorgeous.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2019 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm not too keen on these crash bang horror scores but I'll buy it just for Rhapsody For Lucy which sounds just gorgeous.

Yeah, I'll be honest and say that's kinda where I'm at after listening to the sound samples. I like Leigh Phillips composing something original based on James Bernard's theme(s?) better than I like James Bernard's own music, if the samples are representative. For me to get into a horror score in terms of enjoyment, there needs to either be some rhythmic action or (more commonly) some true beauty, like this:



It sounds like Rhapsody for Lucy might just provide that and push me over the edge into a purchase.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2019 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Tadlow finally releasing new Dracula recording,25th of October,great news there.Now we are waiting for King of Kings.not far short of a year now and yes,James has had to put his health first,but it will be very welcome to have these at last.

Sorry cock-up on Tadlow web page .... all 3 FRANKENSTEIN samples are the same cue...trying to get corrected for later today ...

http://www.tadlowmusic.com/2019/09/dracula-the-curse-of-frankenstein-james-bernard/


They are working properly now. Kudos to James, Leigh, Nic and the orchestra as well as the inestimable David Huckvale for their sterling work on this fang-tastic release. I hope everyone enjoys this CD.


And thanks to you, Mark, for your part in this. Is this your first Associate Producer credit?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

Tadlow finally releasing new Dracula recording,25th of October,great news there.Now we are waiting for King of Kings.not far short of a year now and yes,James has had to put his health first,but it will be very welcome to have these at last.

Sorry cock-up on Tadlow web page .... all 3 FRANKENSTEIN samples are the same cue...trying to get corrected for later today ...

http://www.tadlowmusic.com/2019/09/dracula-the-curse-of-frankenstein-james-bernard/


They are working properly now. Kudos to James, Leigh, Nic and the orchestra as well as the inestimable David Huckvale for their sterling work on this fang-tastic release. I hope everyone enjoys this CD.


And thanks to you, Mark, for your part in this. Is this your first Associate Producer credit?


Yes.

It's a bit overstated--I provided funding. James graciously included me in on several editorial decisions but really, Nic, James, Leigh, the orchestra, Hammer, Marcus Hearn, David Huckvale did the actual, you know, work.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2019 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

My promo copies arrived and I am delighted with everything. Listening right now to 'A Brilliant Intellect,' a lovely piece for string orchestra.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2019 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

especially the English string writing that calls to mind Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams is my favorite British composer, so you're selling me more and more. wink

Yavar


Hey Yavar, if you've not yet had the great fortune of exposure to Bernard's incredible music, do take note of this sentence from the Tadlow site:

"He could also write lush, romantic melodies, however. such as appear in Frankenstein Created Woman, Taste the Blood of Dracula and Scars of Dracula."

This YT link appears to include the entire CD release of TASTE THE BLOOD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scdsQ0C4TnA

Check out the exquisite love theme (which richly deserves a better love story!), one of which Bernard was justly proud (and he treats us to many lovely variants of the theme in the course of the score), and which IMHO is one of the most beautiful ever written for the silver screen.

His love theme for SCARS OF DRACULA is also gorgeous. On a related note, you should check out his 'Tooth Concerto' from KISS OF THE VAMPIRE ...

 
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