It is 30 years since The Wicker Man was first released
at the cinema. And it has taken until now to release a full,
stereo soundtrack of the music tracks from the movie - they
were originally believed lost.
on the themes of fertile pre-Chrisian practices of Pagan Britain,
The Wicker Man did not follow the predictable formula
of 1960's British horror movies. The equally non-formulaic
music score was provided by the late songwriter Paul Giovanni
and Gary Carpenter.
the comical The Landlord's Daughter to the haunting
Sunset, this collection of music caters for many tastes
and brings together a number of styles which helped set the
mood for the movie.
I personally I am not a big fan of some of the now much dated
tracks from the movie a lot of the incidental music is still
as fresh today as when it was first composed.
CD will probably only appeal to soundtrack fanatics and those
that still watch the movie on a regular basis. The best of
the music is fantastic, but the worst is painful to listen
to - including Christopher Lee's singing.
collection also comes with a booklet and the CD sleeve turns
into a movie poster.
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