Hammer Legacy Collection

June 30, 2011

Mark July 14th on your calendar as Silva Screen will digitally release three collections of Hammer horror music. This material will be available through iTunes, Amazon, Napster, and other digital sites but no physical CD’s will be released.

 SILED 4550 includes material from Kiss of the Vampire, The Vampire Lovers, Countess Dracula, Lust For A Vampire, Twins of Evil, Vampire Circus, Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter, and Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires composed by Bernard, Robinson, Johnson and Whitaker. Track Listing: 1… The Kiss of the Vampire-Opening Titles (1:50) 2… The Kiss of the Vampire-The Vampire Rhapsody (1:30) 3… The Vampire Lovers-Opening Titles (1:43) 4… Countess Dracula-Opening Titles (1:38) 5… Lust for a Vampire -Opening Titles (2:24) 6… Lust for a Vampire-The Dream (1:34) 7… Twins of Evil-Opening Titles (1:53) 8… Vampire Circus-Opening Titles (1:44) 9… Vampire Circus-The Tiger Dance (1:42) 10… The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires-Opening Titles (3:15) 11… The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires-Ambush (4:08) 12… The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires-The Battle Rages (3:34) 13… The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires-Introducing Vanessa Buren (3:22) 14… Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter-Opening Titles (3:11)

Tracks 1 and 2 are found on GDICDO17. The Vampire Rhapsody found on Silva SSD 1059 is completely different as it is a 7 minute track of the piano concerto. Track 3 can be found on GDICDOO2. Track 4 can also be found on GDICDOO2. Tracks 5 and 6 are on GDICDO17. Track 7 can be found on GDICDOO2 but the entire soundtrack is available on GDICD012. Tracks 8 and 9 are on GDICDO17. There is a 9 minute suite on SILCD 1026. Tracks 10-13 can all be found on BSXCD 8869. It also is the complete soundtrack. The tracks are also available on GDICO17. Track 14 is available on BSXCD 8831.The BSX release is the complete soundtrack. The main title found on the Varese VCD-4727o is completely different. The release seems to offer a fair amount not available from Silva.

 SILED 4551 includes material from Curse of Frankenstein, Revenge of Frankenstein, Evil of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Created Woman, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, and Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell composed by Bernard, Banks, Salzedo, and Williamson.

 SILED 4552 includes material from the three Quatermass films composed by Tristam Cary.

While all of this material has been previously released on older Silva compilation releases much of it is no longer available. If you’re new to the soundtrack hobby this would be an excellent way to obtain some classic horror/science fiction.

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