This really must be the year for special edition soundtracks for Dracula films. Recently Varèse Sarabande had released a 2-CD special edition set of John Williams’ score for the 1979 version of Dracula, which we promptly pre-ordered the minute we heard that news since that has always been a favorite score of mine. And now, thanks to the fine folks at La-La Land Records, they will be releasing a 3-CD set for Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), giving us fans almost 3 1/2 hours of this incredible music from Wojciech Kilar.
Much like the incredible visuals throughout Coppola’s film, the music that fills the background is just as impressive and enhances the mood and atmosphere of what we’re seeing onscreen. Even from the opening track, it grabs hold of you and never lets go. We have powerful bursts of music as well as haunting pieces with angelic-like voices that can invade your dreams. Yeah…I love this score.
This new edition, which will go on sale on 11/27 through La-La Land’s site (just click HERE) with a limited edition of 3000 units, and will be priced at $34.98. This is what you’ll be getting:
Disc 1 and 2 will contain all his music originally written for the film. Disc 2 will also contain 20 tracks of alternate versions and pieces not used in the final film. Then finally Disc 3 will have the original soundtrack album that was originally released when the film came out, as well as more bonus tracks. So between all 3 discs, you will have 195:57 minutes of music. Talk about a dream for fans of this movie. I know I will be placing my order on Tuesday.