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House Of Usher

House Of Usher

Limited Edition of 1,200 Copies
Intrada (Special Collection Volume 159)

Release Date: February 7, 2011

Conducted by Les Baxter

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Overture 03:06
2. Main Title 02:02
3. Roderick Usher 04:03
4. Madeline Usher 02:52
5. Tormented 02:26
6. Lute Song 01:01
7. Reluctance 04:00
8. The Sleepwalker 04:13
9. The Vault 02:38
10. The Ancestors 03:00
11. House Of Evil 04:55
12. Catalepsy 04:15
13. Pallbearers 02:06
14. Buried Alive 08:17
15. Fall Of The House Of Usher 13:56
  Total Album Time: 62:50

From the Manufacturer

At last! World premiere release of intense, evocative Les Baxter score for famous Roger Corman debut in series of Edgar Allan Poe tales starring Vincent Price, filmed for American International in evocatively-colored widescreen.

While original session elements have long-since vanished, complete music tracks mixed into mono and assembled for film do remain. Slight variances in levels designed for later addition of dialog & effects in post-production could not be completely avoided but have been minimized during mastering of this CD. As a result, most cues have identical assemblies of film itself, albeit happily without dialog or effects! (We edited together short pieces to create better musical experience.) Every cue appears! Rare music-only elements survive courtesy of MGM vaults and efforts of Taylor White of Percepto Records.

Neat bonus! MGM commissioned Chace Productions to restore long-lost original "Overture", previously heard only with initial 1960 release of film in theaters. Chace provided newly-restored master to Intrada for this CD premiere as well! Les Baxter creates sometimes beautifully evocative, sometimes intensely scary score with some of his most striking and exciting music in a lengthy and successful career. Film itself was later re-titled THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. Les Baxter conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1200 copies!

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