Something has gone disastrously wrong in the nightmarish town
of Royston Vasey, as a series of dark omens foretell its doom.
The only way to avert disaster is for a rescue party of local
people to enter a parallel world to confront the League of
Gentlemen, the comedy troupe who have doomed their creations
by ceasing to write about them...
all this music? We'll have no trouble here!
before has Joby Talbot's theme to The League of Gentlemen
been released on CD, but now at last it is available, as part
of this soundtrack to the League's new big-screen adventure.
Here you will find at least half a dozen variations on the
famous signature tune, including the cool 'Stripped Down Theme'
and snippets of it in the madcap yet groovy '"Have you seen
me?"' and the movie's opening 'Apocalypse Theme'.
an unmistakable flavour of John Carpenter's Halloween
music in the 'Apocalypse Theme' and '"It's a Miracle"', both
of which are backed by a Carpenter-style ticking beat. Other
creepy film references include Jerry Goldsmith's The Omen,
hints of which surface in both 'Little Brown Fish' and 'Herr
are also traces of the style of Michael Nyman, in 'An Humunculus'
and 'The King's Evil', but this is perhaps not surprising
since Talbot has worked with Nyman during his varied career.
It is also entirely appropriate, since the League's connection
with Nyman's haunting musical style stretches all the way
back to their radio series, On the Town with the League
of Gentlemen, which borrowed the composer's main theme
to The Draughtsman's Contract.
most movie soundtracks these days, which are usually at least
an hour long, this one runs to less than 45 minutes. I can't
recall a soundtrack album being as short as this since the
days of vinyl. However, the asking price is appropriately
slight and the majority of the music on this CD does bear
up to repeated listening.
well worth purchasing this precious thing from your local
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