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Dr.Chris Record Spotlight presents: SCREAM

Posted in horror, vinyl with tags , , , , on January 31, 2017 by chrisdsav

WOW it has been months since I did one of these I realized and I wanted to do one to start the new year weeks ago but never got around to it. SO the last day of January I decided to start again, this time with an album that I picked up back in October SCREAM in fact its actually the sound track to Scream 1 and 2. Both films were directed by the late great Wes Craven and composed by Marco Beltrami.  The music from the Scream franchise was instrumental in launching the career of Marco Beltrami, who is now one of the most popular composers in Hollywood. This really shows he can do that music we love to hear in a Wes Craven Horror movies, its soft at times we need to be and twisted and speeds up for a good fight and chase scenes. I never found Scream to be scary but I wont denigh I loved the films and their music was always great.

The record comes in a slip cover with Gorgeous art by Gary Pullin, more on his amazing art can be found here. Gary Pullin Facebook Page

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The art reminds me of the cover to Friday the 13th Part 8 with Jason over looking New York city. I tried to recreate this for a office function once with Jason over looking our building like he does NY City.  I was told by HR to take it down…..the precious butterfly’s of the office might be OFFENDED. I digress. If you look closely you can see Drew Barrymore character hanging from the tree like in the opening of SCREAM.

The vinyl it self is white to match Ghost Face mask. A Bone White’ 180 gram colored vinyl. The record when the needle hits really puts me into the film itself and when it comes to Horror Soundtracks this is the best way for me to listen to them, not on Itunes or on cd even. My only complaint is the Chase begins from the first Scream is not here. Also the cardboard it comes in can be damaged very very easily so be careful how you handle it. Mine has a few creases already. The price tag on this is not bad it will fetch you between 20-25 on amazon or ebay. Pick it up if your a horror soundtrack collector.

http://www.VareseSarabande.com

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Dr.Chris Record Spotlight: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice 

Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, music, vinyl with tags , on August 1, 2016 by chrisdsav

Boston Comic Con is coming up and I thought this be a great time to do a comic vinyl review.

Love or hate the movie it had a really great score. Hans Zimmer can make some great music or its music we have heard over and over before. For me I think this score really helps the film. You can see him trying new music ques that we have heard a little of in the Man of Steel movie but really trying to separate the score from the Dark Night Trilogy. His music is REALLY going to be your own opinion. I know a lot of people who think his over use of strings sucks.  One song in particular  I love is what’s become known as Wonder  Woman’s theme. It’s a rock roaring kick ass piece of music that truly captures how fucking awesome Gal Gadot  is as the the Warrior Princess.


The score was recorded with the Hollywood Studio Symphony along with Hans Junkie XL joins him for this films epic music.

Do I wish BvS  had some music from John Williams or Danny Elfman YES of course who do a net but those are differant films in other franchises. With the vinyl set you get 3 records a poster and a digital copy of the soundtrack for your traveling devises.

One of the vinyl have this engraved image of Batman and Superman  and it looks fantastic. Problem is I’m not an expert photographer and could only capture a glimpse of this cool image.


I really recommend this set for anyone who is a vinyl collector and a comic book fan. Here is a link to WaterTower music where you can pick up a  copy of this great soundtrack

http://www.watertower-music.com/news/newsstory.php?title=561133

Dr.Chris Record Spotlight :Friday the 13th Part 2

Posted in 80s, Friday the 13th, horror, music, Reviews, vinyl on June 20, 2016 by chrisdsav

It’s summer time what better season to cover a FRIDAY THE 13TH album. This is the only one I been able to snag and all my vinyl reviews  are only going to cover records I actually  own. Until I obtain it I won’t review it. Here we have a single disk album in blue with this red tie dye blood splatter on it for when it spins it gives it this cool effect. The album comes from Wax work records and music composed by Harry Manfredini who is returning for the Friday the 13th video game soundtrack. The art work all around the cardboard sleeve is by Rich Kelly. His artwork has this rich cokic book style to it as evident in the gatefold image you see below. I would compare this of course to the original score so you get that same eerie dreading pulse pouring rhythm you come to expect from these films.

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I recommend picking it up Wax Works says it’s sold out on their site but you can find the soundtrack to Part 3 on their site.

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Dr.Chris Record Spotlight presents: The Monster Squad

Posted in Horror Movies, Monsters, Mummy, Mutants, vampires, vinyl, werewolves on May 12, 2016 by chrisdsav

New from Mondo records we have the single 7 inch sound track to the Monster Squad. The Monster Squad came out in 1987
The record has a Rock Until You Drop by Michael Sembello and Monster Squad Rap by the band The Monster Squad on the other side. they are goofy little songs and fun to listen too.

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The one I obtained was with Dracula on the cover. The art work by Phantom City Creative.
Mondo also released covers with the Gillman the Mummy the Wolfman and the Monster of Frankenstein on the cover.

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Each record has a blood splatter or color based on each of the creatures. It’s a cool little album if your a fan of the movie with a larger full length soundtrack coming this fall.

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Dr.Chris Record Spotlight : Record Store Day

Posted in Cartoons, music, vampires, vinyl on April 16, 2016 by chrisdsav

Started back in 2012 to help generate interest in the classic music on a format which had all but disappeared  a decade ago. Over the the last 6 years vinyl has made a resurgence in the market and it’s booking. This is great for stores which have lost much profit to the Internet and physical  media has taken a back door to digital  downloads.
I stopped by That’s Entertainment  in Worcester  MA and Joe’s Albums. PETE the curator of all that is music in the store I been buying my comic books since I was 16 was in charge of today’s events .
The vinyl can be expensive or at just the right price I thought I share some of what I picked up today.

NOSFERATU  

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Composed by James Bernard for the 1922 original unauthorized  adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Performed by the City Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Such an eerie score to a company one of the first Vampire movies. Wax Works Records recently put out a soundtrack to the 1970’s remake recently. We will be doing a spotlight on that one soon.

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Disney the Silly Symphony Collection
The Skeleton Dance is a cute little song from Disney dating back to 1929. (Notice the theme here) written by Carl Stalling. It startled critics years ago giving them a Fright by its animation and kicked off the Silly Symphony going from 29-39.

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How To Train Your Dragon.
An Academy  Award nominated  score by John Powell it really fits the the type of movie this is about a boy and his Dragon in a viking village gripped by Xenophobia  over the destruction  Dragons cause.

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I also picked up Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting. I couldn’t help my self.

Castlevania’, ‘Silent Hill’ Getting Vinyl Release

Posted in 80s, Art, Monsters, music, vampires, Video Games, vinyl with tags , , , on April 7, 2016 by chrisdsav

Even though Konami has abandoned making video Games we at least still have the great music from the games and I am buying all the Castlevania records expected to come out.

Mondo announced a new partnership this week with the The-Once-Great-Publisher-That-Must-Not-Be-Named that’ll bring several of gaming’s most aurally accomplished franchises to vinyl. There’ll be licensed prints and collectibles too, but we’re talking about a vinyl release of the OSTs for Castlevania, Silent Hill and Contra here.

Even in the post-Silent Hills world we currently live in, that’s exciting.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in July, Mondo will unveil their limited edition vinyl for the 1986 Castlevania, with artwork by renowned comic artist Becky Cloonan. They’ll also show off a limited edition polystone statue inspired by Ayami Kojima’s work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

There’s plenty more coming later. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV and Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night will all get vinyl releases, complete with original artwork for each. Silent Hill and Contra will get the same treatment, eventually.