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Wojciech Kilar's Dracula (1992) - 3CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records (2018)

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Despite it being the title characters' best known trait, our third release this year doesn't suck!

 

This title goes on sale November 27, 2018 at 12 pm noon pst at www.lalalandrecords.com

 

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA: LIMITED EDITION (3-CD SET) 

 

LLLCD 1469

 

Music by Wojciech Kilar

 

Limited Edition of 3000 Units

 

RETAIL PRICE: $34.98

 

La-La Land Records, Sony Pictures, Sony Music and American Zoetrope proudly present a three-disc remastered and expanded re-issue of acclaimed composer Wojciech Kilar’s (THE PIANIST, THE NINTH GATE) original score to the renowned 1992 feature film BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Composer Kilar’s score is a notable and breathtaking work – a lush, masterful orchestral swirl of dread, beauty, suspense and sensuality… The perfect complement to Coppola’s surreal gothic masterwork. Disc One and Two of this deluxe re-issue presents the premiere of Kilar’s “composed score,” his music as originally written for the film. Disc Two also features a bounty of alternate bonus cues from this material. Disc Three showcases the acclaimed original 1992 album assembly, remastered, with additional bonus tracks. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by James Nelson, this special limited edition re-issue contains exclusive, in-depth liner notes from writer Tim Greiving and sumptuous, blood-thirsty art design by Goldwasser. This release is limited to 3000 units.

 

 

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TRACK LISTING:

 

DISC 1
COMPOSED SCORE PRESENTATION

1. Dracula – The Beginning (original extended version) 8:53
2. The Journey (original extended version) 3:28
3. The Castle 1:34
4. The Legacy 1:45
5. Spilled Ink 1:34
6. Lucy’s Party (original version) 2:10
7. The Book (original version) 1:32
8. To the Brides (original version) 1:53
9. The Brides (original version) 2:01
10. The Storm (original version) 4:38
11. The Letter I 1:13
12. Love Remembered 1:08
13. Lucy’s Neck (original version) 0:14
14. The Cinema (original version) 2:18
15. Lucy’s Window (original version) 1:58
16. Rules Café Waltz 1:12
17. Rules Café (original version) 4:23
18. Lucy Squirms 1:12
19. The Letter II 2:52
20. The Hunt Builds (original version) 3:28
21. Dracula Revealed 1:03
22. Lucy’s Lullaby (vocal) 0:41
23. The Stake 0:32
24. Vampire Hunters (original version) 1:40
25. The Hunter’s Prelude 1:30
26. The Green Mist (original version) 1:30
27.Mina/Dracula (original extended version) 4:50

DISC 1 TOTAL TIME 62:06

 

DISC 2
COMPOSED SCORE PRESENTATION (CONTINUED)

1. The Fire 1:48
2. So Cold (original version) 2:23
3. Mina Possessed 0:59
4. Ring of Fire (original version) 0:48
5. Race Against the Sunset 3:58
6. Love Remembered/Love Eternal (original finale) 3:33
7. The End (original version) 1:30
8. End Credits (original version) 3:23

 

BONUS TRACKS

9. Dracula – The Beginning (alternate) 4:28
10. The Journey (alternate) 2:33
11. The Book (alternate) 1:32
12. To the Brides (alternate) 1:52
13. The Storm (extended no choir) 4:54
14. Love Remembered (alternate) 1:11
15. Lucy Squirms (alternate) 1:00
16. The Letter II (alternate) 1:19
17. The Stake (alternate) 0:51
18. The Green Mist (alternate no mutes) 1:30
19. The Fire (alternate introduction) 1:52
20. So Cold (alternate) 2:16
21. Race Against the Sunset (no brass) 3:58
22. Race Against the Sunset (alternate) 1:05
23. Dracula Toolbox D18A 0:50
24. Dracula Toolbox D18B 0:49
25. Dracula Toolbox D18C 0:48
26. Dracula Toolbox: Lucy’s Lullaby (harp) 0:36
27. Dracula Toolbox: Tears to Diamonds (music box) 1:23
28. Whispered Drac (choir) 0:24

DISC 2 TOTAL TIME 54:32

 

DISC 3
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

1. Dracula – The Beginning 6:41
2. Vampire Hunters 3:06
3. Mina’s Photo 1:25
4. Lucy’s Party 2:57
5. The Brides 4:56
6. The Storm 5:05
7. Love Remembered 4:10
8. The Hunt Builds 3:26
9. The Hunters Prelude 1:30
10. The Green Mist 0:55
11. Mina/Dracula 4:47
12. The Ring of Fire 1:52
13. Love Eternal 2:24
14. Ascension 0:51
15. End Credits 6:43
16. Love Song for a Vampire (From Bram Stoker’s Dracula) 4:20
Performed and Written by Annie Lennox

 

BONUS ALBUM TRACKS

17. Mina/Dracula (extended suite) 5:13
18. Rules Café (extended album version) 3:13
19. The Hunt Builds (extended album version) 3:17
20. Mina/Jonathan (unused album suite) 2:35
21. Dracula Toolbox D21 (unused album suite) 3:35

DISC 3 TOTAL TIME 73:46
TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 195:57

 

 

 

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UPDATE:

 

 

Samples and Direct Order:

 

https://lalalandrecords.com/bram-stokers-dracula-limited-edition-3-cd-set/

 

Additional Order Links:

 

https://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/36548/

 

https://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/M11609/bram-stokers-dracula/

 

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.11750/.f

 

https://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-soundtracks/6721-bram-stoker-s-dracula-expanded.htm

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A friend saw this up at LLL briefly yesterday, but when he refreshed it was gone again. Imagine if that had happened with Potter!
 

Anyway, this should be interesting. I don't know the story behind how the score was written, but the album seems very much like an extensive edit of the music as written, and the film itself also mostly seems to use the same pieces over and over again in a Leone fashion. If there's an actual "intended score", there could be quite a bit of new stuff there. Also the chase music is missing on the CD, and I'm sure the dry sound can be improved.

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5 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

A friend saw this up at LLL briefly yesterday, but when he refreshed it was gone again. Imagine if that had happened with Potter!
 

Anyway, this should be interesting. I don't know the story behind how the score was written, but the album seems very much like an extensive edit of the music as written, and the film itself also mostly seems to use the same pieces over and over again in a Leone fashion. If there's an actual "intended score", there could be quite a bit of new stuff there. Also the chase music is missing on the CD, and I'm sure the dry sound can be improved.

I'd be amazed if it was. Something tells me he wrote very little actual music and then they orchestrated/performed it in different ways. So it might be very repetitive. But an interesting and unexpected release. I'm interested to find out what the sound quality is like.

 

Karol

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Never dreamed that Dracula would get a release like this! 3 discs?! One of my earlier memories of actually noticing music in a film. I hid under the stairs while my brother was watching it back when it came out. I was too young at the time.

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You'll be surprise how much music didn't make it into the film. I have a demo tape from 1992 with what was going to be released on the soundtrack but eventually got cut. Theirs a waltz theme that was never in the film a theme for Harker and Mina that was cut from the film.

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What Dracula riches! Within a few months, Williams' '79, Kilar's '92, Bernard's '58 (planned for this Halloween but coming next year rerecorded from Tadlow) - two of those I'm ecsatic about and I'll have to see the samples for the '92 one - from the film, I mostly just remember the motif that was stolen for the Blood Ritual in Curse of the Black Pearl.

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The samples have definitely not convinced me that I'd need 3 discs of this right away, but they have 100% convinced me that this is a score well worth looking into.

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SHIPPING UPDATE:

We are starting to ship out the following cds:

HARRY POTTER BOX
WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
SCHINDLER'S LIST

We should have Land of the Giants in stock on Monday...Tuesday the latest.

There was a manufacturing delay on Dracula, but we are told we should have product in hand no later than Wednesday or Thursday of Next week (Dec 12/13)

Please be patient with us. We aren't amazon and we let our employees sleep and use the bathroom...occasionly. ;)

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Don't know nuttin' bout no expanded release, but what a great score! And film! Undoubtedly the best Dracula film of all time, IMO, and one of the foremost films of the 90s. But if someone put a gun to my head, I would probably go for the Williams as the favourite Dracula score.

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3 minutes ago, El Jefe said:

Hmmm I ordered Dracula and I got an email from LLL tonite, saying my order has shipped, with a tracking number...

 

Me too!!

 

Maybe they’re pre-printing labels

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It seems that Kilar wrote a different score than what ended up in the film, so I'm very excited about hearing the full score he has intended it.

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1 hour ago, Warrior of Wet Dreams said:

Music sounded like a bunch of sledgehammering to me when I tried listening awhile ago, but perhaps I wasn’t listening closely enough. 

 

If you enjoy Elfman’s Wolfman score you should definitely enjoy this.  It’s the original ;) 

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