Monster Music!

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Naxos' six-CD box set Monster Music! is a collection of classic horror film soundtracks that have been re-created for the digital age in recordings by conductors William Stromberg, Carl Davis, and Antoni Wit. The films evoked in this package are King Kong and House of Frankenstein each represented by their complete scores, with selections from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Curse of the Werewolf, Son of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, and a handful of less famous titles. The restorations and reconstructions by John Morgan preserve the music that gave these movies their emotional power and more than a few of their chills. If one composer dominates this set, it is the celebrated Max Steiner, whose musical ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Naxos' six-CD box set Monster Music! is a collection of classic horror film soundtracks that have been re-created for the digital age in recordings by conductors William Stromberg, Carl Davis, and Antoni Wit. The films evoked in this package are King Kong and House of Frankenstein each represented by their complete scores, with selections from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Curse of the Werewolf, Son of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, and a handful of less famous titles. The restorations and reconstructions by John Morgan preserve the music that gave these movies their emotional power and more than a few of their chills. If one composer dominates this set, it is the celebrated Max Steiner, whose musical contributions to King Kong, Son of Kong, and The Most Dangerous Game should be instantly recognized by film buffs. The set also includes scores by Hans J. Salter, Paul Dessau, Frank Skinner, Benjamin Frankel, and Wojciech Kilar, who is best known for his atmospheric music for Stoker's Dracula. The performances by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra give vivid impressions that retain the energy and color of the originals. Naxos provides its customary fine sound, and though there is some variability between the different performances, which were recorded between 1994 and 2005, the set is quite consistent in audio quality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Label: Naxos Special Produc
  • UPC: 747313602636
  • Catalog Number: 8506026
  • Sales rank: 252,445

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Title (1:50)
  2. 2 Ship at Sea (0:56)
  3. 3 In Dakang (1:24)
  4. 4 Runaway Blues (1:39)
  5. 5 Fire! (2:34)
  6. 6 An Offer of Help (4:16)
  7. 7 Memories (2:10)
  8. 8 Chinese Chatter (4:06)
  9. 9 Forgotten Island (4:13)
  10. 10 Quicksand - Little Kong (3:56)
  11. 11 The Styracosaur (0:45)
  12. 12 The Black Bear (2:41)
  13. 13 Finger Fixings (3:30)
  14. 14 Campfire at Night (3:24)
  15. 15 The Old Temple (2:21)
  16. 16 Johnny Get Your Gun (0:34)
  17. 17 Finale (5:01)
  18. 18 Main Title (1:33)
  19. 19 The Wreck (1:17)
  20. 20 The Approach (2:23)
  21. 21 Russian Waltz (1:39)
  22. 22 Incidental Music (0:45)
  23. 23 Agitato (2:22)
  24. 24 The Iron Door (2:56)
  25. 25 Night (1:03)
  26. 26 The Count Approaches (2:19)
  27. 27 Misterioso Dramatico (3:57)
  28. 28 The Chase (4:42)
  29. 29 The Chase Continues (0:54)
  30. 30 The Waterfall (2:23)
  31. 31 The Fight (1:26)
  32. 32 Escape - Finale (1:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Universal Signature (0:16)
  2. 2 Main Title (2:16)
  3. 3 Lightning Strikes (1:47)
  4. 4 Gruesome Twosome Escape (1:50)
  5. 5 Strangulation (0:30)
  6. 6 Off to Vasaria (1:17)
  7. 7 Chamber of Horrors (0:40)
  8. 8 Dracula Restored (1:29)
  9. 9 Dracula's Ring (1:28)
  10. 10 The Burgomaster Murdered (2:05)
  11. 11 Rendezvous with Dracula (2:34)
  12. 12 The World Beyond (1:29)
  13. 13 Dracula Pursued (1:43)
  14. 14 Dracula Destroyed (1:08)
  15. 15 Gypsy Tantums (1:47)
  16. 16 Ilonka Whipped (1:07)
  17. 17 Dan's Love (3:22)
  18. 18 The Ruins (1:37)
  19. 19 The Monstrosities (2:01)
  20. 20 Wolf Man Revived (2:12)
  21. 21 Show Me the Records (2:21)
  22. 22 Travels (0:34)
  23. 23 Hunchback's Jealousy (1:51)
  24. 24 Niemann's Laboratory (1:30)
  25. 25 Liquefying Brains (1:11)
  26. 26 Niemann's Revenge (1:06)
  27. 27 The Pentagram (1:37)
  28. 28 Full Moon (1:15)
  29. 29 Silver Bullet (3:32)
  30. 30 Dr. Niemann Successful (1:23)
  31. 31 The Moon is Full (1:17)
  32. 32 Larry at Peace (1:36)
  33. 33 Dr. Niemann Attacked (1:36)
  34. 34 Death of the Unholy Two (1:13)
  35. 35 End Cast (0:28)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Main Title (2:08)
  2. 2 A Boat in the Fog (1:36)
  3. 3 The Island - The Railing (3:32)
  4. 4 Jungle Dance (2:34)
  5. 5 Meeting with the Black Men (punia! casco!!) (3:26)
  6. 6 The Little Monkey Escapes (1:14)
  7. 7 Sea at Night - Forgotten Island (3:38)
  8. 8 Aboriginal Sacrificial Dance (3:48)
  9. 9 Entrance of Kong - The Sailors - Stegosaurus (7:04)
  10. 10 The Bronte (5:43)
  11. 11 Log Sequence (1:20)
  12. 12 Cryptic Shadows (1:46)
  13. 13 Stolen Love - The Cave (4:39)
  14. 14 The Snake - The Bird - The Swimmers (7:38)
  15. 15 The Return (1:28)
  16. 16 Hey Look Out! It's Kong, Kong's Coming! (4:50)
  17. 17 King Kong March (3:12)
  18. 18 Fanfares 1, 2, 3 (0:49)
  19. 19 Kong Escapes (4:26)
  20. 20 Elevated Train Sequence (2:04)
  21. 21 Aeroplanes (2:07)
  22. 22 Finale (It was Beauty Killed the Beast) (3:03)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Brides (4:25)
  2. 2 The Party (2:26)
  3. 3 Mina / Elizabeth (4:19)
  4. 4 Vampire Hunters (3:04)
  5. 5 Mina / Dracula (4:45)
  6. 6 The Storm (4:12)
  7. 7 Intrada (3:13)
  8. 8 Sanctus (3:54)
  9. 9 Canzona (4:04)
  10. 10 Miserere (2:38)
  11. 11 Agnus Dei (2:30)
  12. 12 Gloria (3:43)
  13. 13 The Confession (4:55)
  14. 14 Paulina's Theme (3:43)
  15. 15 Roberto's Last Chance (3:31)
  16. 16 The Beads of One Rosary (4:06)
  17. 17 Cue Numbers 26-27 (1:43)
  18. 18 Cue Number 28 (2:13)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Universal Signature (0:17)
  2. 2 Main Title (2:58)
  3. 3 The Message (2:07)
  4. 4 The General (1:06)
  5. 5 Discovery - Blute Solo (4:19)
  6. 6 The Examination - Looking for a Monster (8:28)
  7. 7 Death of Ygor (2:19)
  8. 8 Monster's Rampage (4:06)
  9. 9 Finale - The Cast (0:38)
  10. 10 Universal Signature (0:15)
  11. 11 Main Title (2:12)
  12. 12 Two Hours to Live (2:57)
  13. 13 Together (4:13)
  14. 14 Resting (3:27)
  15. 15 The Ghost (2:08)
  16. 16 The Return (3:36)
  17. 17 End Title (3:03)
  18. 18 Universal Signature (0:14)
  19. 19 Main Title (2:00)
  20. 20 The Telescope (1:23)
  21. 21 Wolf-Bane (4:11)
  22. 22 The Kill (1:04)
  23. 23 Bela's Funeral (6:54)
  24. 24 Desperation (2:58)
  25. 25 Sir John's Discovery (8:33)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Prelude (1:49)
  2. 2 The Beggar (1:59)
  3. 3 Servant Girl and Beggar (2:14)
  4. 4 Revenge and Escape (2:59)
  5. 5 Baptism (3:43)
  6. 6 Pastoral (1:51)
  7. 7 Leon's Assignation (1:49)
  8. 8 A Deadly Transformation (2:22)
  9. 9 Leon Confronts the Horror (3:28)
  10. 10 Leon Imprisoned (1:58)
  11. 11 Final Transformation (3:21)
  12. 12 Finale (6:49)
  13. 13 Introduction / Sea Prelude / Carriage and Pair / Long Forgotten Melody (6:25)
  14. 14 Love Theme (3:09)
  15. 15 Prelude (1:28)
  16. 16 The Prison (2:53)
  17. 17 Cat and Mouse (2:51)
  18. 18 Cardinal and Interrogator (3:06)
  19. 19 Mind Games (1:52)
  20. 20 Civil Unrest (3:16)
  21. 21 Solitary Confinement (6:30)
  22. 22 The Dark (1:48)
  23. 23 The Confession (3:32)
  24. 24 Last Meal (1:51)
  25. 25 Finale (1:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
William T. Stromberg Conductor
Antoni Wit Conductor
Krakow Philharmonic Choir Choir, Chorus
Leonid Makarevich Piano
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice Performing Ensemble
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Carl Davis Conductor
Technical Credits
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Max Steiner Composer
Richard Whitehouse Liner Notes
Wojciech Kilar Composer
Tim Handley Producer
Vitaly Ivanov Engineer
Beata Jankowska Producer, Engineer
Douglas McCarthy Cover Image
Hans J. Salter Composer
Mary Evans Cover Image
Klaus Heymann Executive Producer
Charles Previn Composer
Edvard Shakhnazarian Engineer
William T. Stromberg Orchestration
Bill Whitaker Liner Notes
Milton Rosen Composer
Frank Skinner Composer
Paul Dessau Composer
Benjamin Frankel Composer
Phil Rowlands Engineer
Lennie Moore Arranger
Ray Faiola Liner Notes
Ray Harryhausen Liner Notes
John Morgan Liner Notes, Orchestration, Score Reconstruction, Score Restoration
David Ylla-Somers Liner Note Translation
Mark Rapp Composer
Jozsef Szasz-fabian Cover Image
Jack Smith Liner Notes
Jim Selby Executive Producer
Bernd Delfs Liner Note Translation
James D'Arc Liner Notes
Dimitri Kennaway Liner Notes
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