Roots of Goth

The Roots of Goth

     
 
This two-disc, 41-track collection from the Chrome Dreams label claims to contain the inspiration for the early-'80s, mascara-heavy, post-punk movement known as goth, and it makes a fairly strong case for itself, as it's hard not to imagine an androgynous looking waif with a jet black mane of stiff hair, ripped fishnets, and a leather jacket over a poet shirt,

Overview

This two-disc, 41-track collection from the Chrome Dreams label claims to contain the inspiration for the early-'80s, mascara-heavy, post-punk movement known as goth, and it makes a fairly strong case for itself, as it's hard not to imagine an androgynous looking waif with a jet black mane of stiff hair, ripped fishnets, and a leather jacket over a poet shirt, hot-boxing a clove cigarette out a second story window blaring Stravinsky's "Infernal Dance of King Kastchei from the Firebird." The aptly titled Roots of Goth offers up a nice mix of classical (Berlioz), blues (Robert Johnson), rock (Screaming Lord Sutch), pop (Mel Tormé), and country (Sons of the Pioneers) tunes, and while they might not sound much like something by the Cure, Bauhaus, the Damned, or Siouxsie & the Banshees, they're nevertheless cut from the same bloody cloth, and were conceived beneath the same night sky.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Chrome Dreams
UPC:
0823564620121
catalogNumber:
5071

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Mad Song of Ophelia (Hamlet)
  2. Excelsior
  3. The Lost Chord
  4. Hojoroho
  5. Two Black Crows in Hades, Pt. 1
  6. Haunted Hunter
  7. The Night Guard
  8. Theme from Dracula
  9. Des Sommerwindes Wilde Jagd [From Gu
  10. Empty Saddles
  11. Hellhound on My Trail
  12. Watchman, What of the Night?
  13. Danger Zone
  14. Riders in the Sky
  15. Moanin' at Midnight
  16. Jezebel
  17. The Three Bells
  18. Danse Macabre
  19. Danny Boy
  20. Mountains in the Moonlight

Disc 2

  1. Marche Au Supplice
  2. Songe d'une Nuit de Sabbat [From Symphonie
  3. The Shifting Whispering Sands, Pts. 1-2
  4. Race with the Devil
  5. The Headless Horseman
  6. Gregorian Chant - Salve Regina - Antiphona (Tonus Monasticus) In Honore
  7. Three Ravens
  8. Frenzy
  9. Downbound Train
  10. Procession of the Flagellants
  11. The House Is Haunted
  12. Bonjour Tristesse
  13. Esquerita and the Voola
  14. Death of Messala
  15. O Fortuna Inperatrix Mundi
  16. The Green Leaves of Summer
  17. All My Sorrows
  18. Til the Following Night
  19. Night of the Vampires
  20. Johnny Remember Me
  21. Infernal Dance of King Kastchei

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leopold Stokowski   Conductor
Dimitri Mitropoulos   Conductor
Herbert Kegel   Conductor
Willem Van Otterloo   Conductor

Technical Credits

Carl Orff   Composer
Miklós Rózsa   Composer
Igor Stravinsky   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Esquerita   Composer
Gene Vincent   Composer
Stan Jones   Composer
Jack Webb   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Screaming Lord Sutch   Composer
Alan Clayson   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Moran & Mack   Composer
Ernest Pike   Composer
Ron Goodwin's Orchestra   Composer
Erik Nordgren   Composer
Villard   Composer
Weatherly   Composer

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