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