Franz Waxman's score
for the 1935 movie The Bride of Frankenstein, starring
Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchaster, is far and away the best
element of the film. This reissue of the first complete
recording of the landmark 1935 score is performed by the Westminster
Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Kenneth Alwyn.
are some wonderfully atmospheric tracks included here. Processional
March is a beautifully haunting piece of music which is
reminiscent of snippets of Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations,
and Bottle Sequence will no doubt bring a smile to
CD also included tracks from other work by Waxman including
Rebecca, The Invisible Ray, Prince Valiant, Suspicion
and Taras Bulba. All of these are wonderfully orchestrated
and are a wonderful addition to the collection.
additional point worth making is one that Silva Screen don't
tend to advertise, even though it is something that they should
be bringing to the market's attention. This recording is in
Dolby Surround. Stick it in your DVD player and, if you have
it hooked up to a surround sound system, the resulting effect
is like standing in the middle of an orchestra.
is a fantastic recording of a classic score and should have
pride of place in any serious soundtrack collector's collection.
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