Soundtrack Review: Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby
Released by La-La Land Records, 2012
36 Tracks with a total running time of 71:21 min.
Composed by Christopher Komeda

Coming from a jazz background, one wouldn’t think that composer Komeda would be able to create a score for such a haunting film, but he does just that in a very different sort of approach. Right from the opening track, Lullaby from Rosemary’s Baby Part 1, with Mia Farrow doing the vocals, it sets the tone with what should be a soothing lullaby but becomes something darker. Which switch back to a soft and easy jazz piece in Track #3, Moment Musical, before going back into something more frightening with Track 4, Dream. From the piano work, the strings, the chanting, it all comes together to give one incredible and powerful score. Just listen to Track #28, What Have You Done?, and tell me you can’t feel the emotions from that ending in the film?

La-La Land Records have created the ultimate release here. Featuring over 70 minutes of music, from the original soundtrack release, the film score, then some source music, and even a couple of bonus tracks. Along with the music, there is a 20+ page booklet with background info on the score, composer Komeda, and even a breakdown of each track on this release. Simply a must.

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