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Dawn Of The Dead (Unreleased Soundtrack Music)
2013 repress. An absolute classic release from Trunk records, the unreleased incidental music from Dawn Of The Dead, including unique original and unseen artwork. George A. Romero's 1978 cult classic is possibly the greatest zombie movie of all time. Often copied, but never bettered, this thrilling gorefest has, over the years, gained literally thousands of fans throughout the world. There are dedicated webrings, websites, fan clubs and magazines just for the film, and it really is one of the greatest cult movies of the '70s. The music from the film was played by Goblin (the progressive Italian rockers), and their soundtrack was issued at the time and has never been out-of-print since its original release. However, the Goblin score is only a small fraction of the soundtrack. What eager fans have always wanted are the incidental cues. The weirdo electronics. The dramatic underscores. The bonkers ragtime-jazz. The truly strange big band numbers. Seriously, fans of this film have been waiting years for this one very special release. Carefully compiled on this album are these great missing musical moments. They were chosen for Romero by his friend and fellow horror genius, Dario Argento as they were cutting the film, and their twisted, dark humor is all over this release. Out of the 100+ cues Romero used in the film (some only 2 seconds long!), the tracks they have selected are the longest and most distinctive in the film -- this is the music the fans have been waiting for. Best of all is "The Gonk," a truly insane piece of mechanical, almost hypnotic big band jazz. Following on from "The Gonk" is a truly weird and wonderful menagerie of tracks -- including the rare country blues cut "Cause I'm A Man," performed by The Electric Banana (the band which included members of The Pretty Things). All together, these tracks build into a quite wonderful and unique mix of dark electronic horror and musical humor which is something hardcore horror fans are sure to enjoy.