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Thursday, February 04, 2010


My Twisted Valentine
Various Composers
Silva Screen Records SILED4495
15 Tracks 58:49 mins

You surely cannot be unaware of all the vampire movies and TV shows populating our screens these days. It seems that the blood suckers are more popular than ever and, whilst still dangerous, also appear to be more than a little romantic - at least in their recent incarnations.
Probably fueled by the recent twist in the genre, Silva Screen records have come up with another of their fine compilations of film themes, right in time for the most romantic day of the year.
Released on February 8th, My Twisted Valentine is subtitled "Alternate Themes for a Gothic Valentine's Day...The dark side of Love..." and features quite a diverse collection of material from a wide range of composers, performed by the label's usual forces, The City of Prague Philharmonic.
Featured are the late, great Bernard Herrmann's Marnie, Psycho and Vertigo; a suite from Nino Rota's La Dolce Vita; the powerful storm music from Wojciech Kilar's score for Bram Stoker's Dracula; Hans Zimmer's theme from Thelma and Louise; Maurice Jarre's Fatal Attraction; Gabriel Yared's Betty Blue; plus music from such diverse offerings as Kill Bill; Eyes Wide Shut; Bonnie and Clyde; Lolita; Rosemary's Baby; Brokeback Mountain; and, bringing us almost up to date, "Bella's Lullaby" from Carter Burwell's score to the first Twilight film.
There's certainly a wide range of music on offer here and probably something for most tastes.
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