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The Vampire Collection [The Hammer Legacy] (2011)

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Status: Released

Category: Soundtrack

Release dates:
March 31, 2011 (UK - iTunes)
July 12, 2011 (USA - iTunes)

Genre: Compilation / Horror

Catalogue Number: SILED4550

Universal Product Code: 738572455040

Running time: TBA

Composed by: James Bernard, Laurie Johnson, Harry Robinson, David Whitaker

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Synopsis

Dracula was arguably Hammer’s most famous character from the 1950s to the 1970s, but the company produced many other vampire films. This collection presents highlights from them all, beginning with James Bernard’s opening titles and ‘The Vampire Rhapsody’ from the classic The Kiss Of The Vampire. The work of Harry Robinson, another prolific Hammer composer, is celebrated with tracks from The Vampire Lovers, Countess Dracula, Twins of Evil and Lust For A Vampire, including that film’s vocal number ‘Strange Love’. Highlights from David Whitaker’s dark and mysterious music for Vampire Circus give way to a collection of cues from the epic The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires, James Bernard’s final score for a Hammer film. Laurie Johnson’s theme from the underrated Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter closes the collection in flamboyant style.

This digital-only release is available from 31 March. Purchase all 14 tracks and receive an exclusive six-page digital booklet, featuring rare stills and new notes by Marcus Hearn.

Track Listing

THE HAMMER LEGACY: THE VAMPIRE COLLECTION


1. The Kiss Of The Vampire – Opening Titles (James Bernard)

2. The Kiss Of The Vampire – ‘The Vampire Rhapsody’ (James Bernard, piano solo performed by Douglas Gamley)

3. The Vampire Lovers – Opening Titles (Harry Robinson)

4. Countess Dracula – Opening Titles (Harry Robinson)

5. Lust For A Vampire – Opening Titles (Harry Robinson)

6. Lust For A Vampire – The Dream [‘Strange Love’] (music: Harry Robinson, lyrics: Frank Godwin, vocal by Tracy)

7. Twins Of Evil – Opening Titles (Harry Robinson)

8. Vampire Circus – Opening Titles (David Whitaker)

9. Vampire Circus – The Tiger Dance (David Whitaker)

10. The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires – Opening Titles (James Bernard)

11. The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires – Ambush (James Bernard)

12. The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires – The Battle Rages (James Bernard)

13. The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires – Introducing Vanessa Buren (James Bernard)

14. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter – Opening Titles (Laurie Johnson)


The Kiss Of The Vampire conducted by John Hollingsworth.
The Vampire Lovers, Countess Dracula, Lust For A Vampire and Twins Of Evil conducted by Harry Robinson.
Vampire Circus and The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires conducted by Philip Martell.
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter conducted by Laurie Johnson.

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04 Jun 2011, 8:01pm

Cool collection. Nice to have these classic scores. There's a short film out there that is an homage to some of these great films. This is the link- http://www.vimeo.com/20009303. It's based on the short story "The Monkey's Paw." Very atmospheric!