Another classic Hammer Horror soundtrack finally crawls from its dark, damp resting place; it's the first ever CD release of Mike Vickers' Dracula A.D. 1972 soundtrack - the music from the 1972 movie starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Christopher Neame, Stephanie Beacham and Caroline Munro.
For the Dracula A.D. 1972 soundtrack, Hammer's music director, Philip Martell, chose to go in a different direction with the music, seeking a more modern sound to go along with the film's modern approach and so Mike Vickers was brought in to compose the music for the film. Vickers had a strong background as an arranger and composer in the early 1960s, and played guitar and saxophone for the Manfred Mann group during its early period. Vickers' music for the film is a mixture of orchestral acoustics with electronic instruments, incorporating modernistic, pop-jazz styled rhythms, Gothic tonalities with snare drum, organ and cymbals, reworked with horns, saxophone, bongos and drumkit. In addition to the score, the film features two songs by the American pop band, Stoneground, and atonal electroacoustic music composed by electronic music pioneer David Vorhaus for the black mass sequence.
This CD presents the original Dracula A.D. 1972 soundtrack in film order, along with the two songs by Stoneground as bonus tracks.
This release is a limited edition of 1500 units.
1. Warner Bros. Logo (Theme from DRACULA)
2. Prologue - Hyde Park 1872
3. Main Theme: Dracula A.D. 1972
4. Johnny Looks at Ring - Legend of Dracula
5. Devil's Circle Music
6. Baptism By Blood
7. Dracula Rising - The Blood Ritual - Laura Screams
8. Dracula Returns - Dracula Bites Laura
9. Alucard = Dracula - Not The One! - Give Me The Power!
10. Dumping The Body - Van Helsing Prepares - Jessica Walks Into The Trap
11. Van Helsing Heads To The Club
12. Van Helsing Confronts Johnny - Johnny's Ignoble Death Scene
13. Johnny Be Really Dead! - Van Helsing At The Church - Van Helsing Confronts Dracula - Rest In Final Peace - Main Theme: D
14. Stoneground, Tim Barnes - You Better Come Through for Me
15. Stoneground, Sal Valentino - Alligator Man