Black Sunday - Expanded Score - Les Baxter

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So here, at long last, is Les BaxterÕs great score to one of the all-time classic horror films, Mario BavaÕs Black Sunday. Be afraid, be very afraid. A thirty-four minute suite from Black Sunday was originally released on LP, where it was rather ludicrously mislabeled asBlack Sabbath (another great Bava film whose US release also carried a score by Les Baxter). That suite was assembled from a 7_ ips tape of not great quality. The suite received its first CD appearance on Bay Cities and then subsequently on Citadel, both releases from that same tape. Missing from the suite was not only good audio quality but also an awful lot of the filmÕs best music. The suite also was assembled in no particular order and didnÕt really reflect the way the music was used in the film at all, not to mention that it was one long track. For this release, the original mixed two-track session masters in the MGM vaults, which were in excellent condition. The best news was that those tapes contained every note of music Baxter wrote for the film. The only piece that was missing was the little thirty-second solo piano piece played by the character of Katia in the film. The sound on those original tapes is, of course, miles ahead of the previous version Ð it is pristine mono sound and finally allows the score to be heard in the way that it should be. The CD has been assembled in precise film order, which is how it plays best.
Track Listing
Warning / Prologue / The Mask
¥ Main Titles
Carriage Ride / Strange Noises
¥ The Chapel and The Legend /
The Bat / Lifting The Mask /
A Drop of Blood
Meeting Katia / Revivifying Blood
The Painting / Vision of the Mask /
AsaÕs Eyes
Drinking at the Inn / Scary Woods
Kruvajan Outside The Inn / Rise Yavuto
¥ Prince Vajda Sees Yavuto / Mysterious Carriage & Ride Through The Woods
Kruvajan / Asa Alive
Kruvajan and Vajda, Kruvajan and Katia / Daybreak
¥ Andre to the Castle / Dead Boris /
Andre and Katia
¥ ThatÕs The Man / Find Her
Bleeding Dogs / Fiery Drapes / In the Garden / Strangled and Secret Passage
The Grave / Stake Through The Eye
Katia Alone and Afraid / Katia Meets Asa Andre and Yavuto / Katia and Asa /
Save Katia
Villagers To The Castle / The Cross /
The Burning / Katia Alive
¥ End Titles