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Hammer Horror Classic Themes 1958-1974 – Original Film Soundtrack Recordings [Import]

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This collection brings together some of Hammer’s greatest music from the original soundtrack recordings. It’s an evocative and diverse collection of themes that are just as memorable as the remarkable films they accompanied. The release showcases a selection of classic themes from the film company’s varied soundtrack catalogue from composers that range from the great James Bernard to David Whitaker and spans Hammer’s golden years between 1958 and 1974. Featuring notes and composer bios from Marcus Hearn, the acclaimed author of The Art of Hammer, Hammer Glamour, The Hammer Story (with Alan Barnes) and The Hammer Vault.

This release includes music from:

Dracula (a.k.a. Horror of Dracula) (1958)

Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling
Original Composer: Michael Vickers

The Mummy (1959)

Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Raymond Huntley, Michael Ripper, George Pastell
Original Composer: Franz Reizenstein

The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Director: Don Sharp
Cast: Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza, Noel Willman, Peter Madden, Isobel Black
Original Composer: James Bernard

The Gorgon (1964)

Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley, Michael Goodliffe, Patrick Troughton
Original Composer: James Bernard

She (1965)

Director: Robert Day
Cast: Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, John Richardson, Christopher Lee, Rosenda Monteros
Original Composer: James Bernard

Quatermass and the Pit (a.k.a. Five Million Years to Earth) (1967)

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Cast: James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, Julian Glover, Peter Copley
Original Composer: Tristram Cary

The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi, Patrick Mower, Rosalyn Landor, Paul Eddington
Original Composer: James Bernard

The Lost Continent (1968)

Director: Michael Carreras
Cast: Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley, Nigel Stock, Dana Gillespie
Original Composer: Roy Phillips

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Director: Peter Sasdy
Cast: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford, Linda Hayden, Isla Blair, John Carson
Original Composer: James Bernard

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971)

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Cast: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander
Original Composer: David Whitaker

Hands of the Ripper (1971)

Director: Peter Sasdy
Cast: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Dora Bryan, Norman Bird, Margaret Rawlings
Original Composer: Christopher Gunning

Countess Dracula (1971)

Director: Peter Sasdy
Cast: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Lesley-Anne Down, Leon Lissek
Original Composer: Harry Robinson

Twins of Evil (1971)

Director: John Hough
Cast: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson, Madeleine Collinson, Isobel Black, Kathleen Byron
Original Composer: Harry Robertson

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Director: Alan Gibson
Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Neame, Michael Coles
Original Composer: Michael Vickers

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

Director: Alan Gibson
Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles, Richard Vernon, Joanna Lumley
Original Composer: John Cacavas

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, John Stratton
Original Composer: James Bernard

The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974)

Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Cheh Chang
Cast: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege, John Forbes-Robertson, Chia Yung Liu
Original Composer: James Bernard

Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (1974)

Director: Brian Clemens
Cast: Horst Janson, John Carson, Shane Briant, Caroline Munro, John Cater, Ian Hendry
Original Composer: Laurie Johnson

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CDSKU: 171116-68412-1
UPC: 738572152123
Part No: SILCD1521
Weight: 0.10 lbs
Condition: New