Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
Limited Edition of 1,000 Units
BSX Records (BSXCD-8923)
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Conducted by Allan Wilson
Graunke Symphony Orchestra
|1.||Overture And Shane's Ride||3:56|
|3.||Van Helsing Drops In||2:56|
|7.||Shane In Pursuit||2:41|
|8.||Come To Bed||1:23|
|9.||Mort's Duel In The Sun||1:59|
|10.||Attack And Retreat||4:16|
|12.||Mort's Drive Through Purgatory||0:43|
|14.||Anna Und Otto||1:30|
|16.||Hell In Purgatory||3:30|
|18.||Redemption Of The Damned (Finale)||5:43|
|Total Album Time:||50:17|
To score the film, director Antony Hickox was looking for a composer who could provide a rousing orchestral score comparable to the work of Elmer Bernstein or Ennio Morricone from many classic Westerns. However he lacked the monetary resources to hire either of those two legendary composers. The trend in horror films at the time favored electronic scores over orchestral scores for this very reason but Hickox was determined to get the right score for his film.
Choosing raw talent over name recognition, Hickox hired Richard Stone, a gregarious up-and-coming composer who was eager to demonstrate his eclectic orchestral style and flair for aggressive storytelling.
Backed by an elite team of orchestrators including Conrad Pope, Philip Giffin and Mark Watters, Stone's music reflects a spirit and passion for cinema seldom expressed in low-budget filmmaking and usually discouraged. The final result is a large scale orchestral score sure to appeal to fans of great filmmusic.
Previously released on compact disc in 1990 and out of print for many years, BUYSOUNDTRAX Records brings Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat back to compact disc, featuring music composed by Richard Stone and conducted by Allan Wilson, performed by the Graunke Symphony Orchestra, with remastered sound by Digital Outland. The booklet includes new liner notes by writer Brian Satterwhite on the film's production and the creation of this exciting large scale orchestral score.
This is a limited edition release of 1,000 units.
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