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Dark Shadows: Original Score [Soundtrack]

Danny ElfmanAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 8, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: WaterTower Music
  • ASIN: B007KL8UW2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dark Shadows - Prologue (Uncut)
2. Resurrection
3. Vicki Enters Collinwood
4. Deadly Handshake
5. Shadows - Reprise
6. Is It Her?
7. Barnabas Comes Home
8. Vicki's Nightmare
9. Hypno Music
10. Killing Dr. Hoffman
11. Dumping the Body
12. Roger Departs
13. Burn Baby Burn / In-Tombed
14. Lava Lamp
15. The Angry Mob
16. House of Blood
17. Final Confrontation
18. Widows' Hill - Finale
19. The End? (Uncut)
20. More The End?
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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Product Description

Dark Shadows is a film adaptation of the classic gothic soap opera which aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green, this is a darkly comic supernatural drama.This is the album comprising Danny Elfman's original score material. Tim Burton and Danny Elfman are long-time collaborators, having worked together on titles such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Sony. 2012.

About the Artist

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, best known for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme. He was the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995. He has scored the majority of the films for his long-time friend Tim Burton.

Born in Los Angeles, he entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor. He made his film scoring début in in 1980 for the film Forbidden Zone directed by his older brother Richard Elfman. He has since been nominated for four Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 2002 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eerie, ominous, melodic and powerful May 11, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Most of us know what we're getting with a soundtrack to a Tim Burton movie. He regularly calls upon composer Danny Elfman, of the famous 80's group "Oingo Boingo", to score his movies. He's got a dark and fun distinct sound. This was one of the few soundtracks from a Tim Burton movie where I had to get the entire soundtrack. I saw a screening of "Dark Shadows" and absolutely loved the movie! The music flowing through it was exceptional. I bought this CD which is the entire musical score. It's eerie, ominous, melodic and powerful.

There is also a second Dark Shadows soundtrack they put out which is all Classic Rock hits that were featured in the movie. That soundtrack doesn't seem to be available in CD format, but you can buy it on iTunes for $9.99. I have that as well. It rocks!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Although it was disappointing that the classic Dark Shadows theme from the original daytime series,
primetime series and first feature film, House of Dark Shadows, was not utilized anywhere, it is
terrific to hear that composer Elfman has paid homage to classic Dark Shadows music composer Robert
Cobert by adapting a style that is similar to the soundtrack that graced the earlier versions of
Dark Shadows - including distinctive vibes and a rich orchestral sound without an overload of
If you enjoyed the music from Dark Shadows of the 1960s and 1970s, which spun off a top 20
album on the Billboard record charts -- and a hit song with "Quentin's Theme," then you will be
quite pleased with this new offering from the 2012 motion picture produced by Tim Burton and starring
Johnny Depp.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good soundtrack March 10, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I thought the soundtrack was good when I saw the movie. Listening to the whole CD is even better. Highly recommend if you are a Danny Elfman fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise August 2, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was actually looking for the soundtrack. I really do enjoy this cd and after finding out some of the songs I was looking for are not on it.....I won.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Elfman is one of the greats. October 5, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great eerie music. The only way that this might have been better is if Robert Cobert had done some original compositions for this movie. However, if the goal was to have a newer fresh sound, then they did just right with Danny Elfman. I am a fan of his anyway. Besides, with Depp and Burton on this project, Elfman completes the Trinity. I love score and soundtrack music, especially for background when reading, writing, or gaming. I tend towards the gothic horror bent so this is perfect in my opinion for what it will be used for. I don't believe it will let YOU down.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Shadows 2012 movie Soundtrack December 13, 2012
By Stephen
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Stirring music score by Danny Elfmann for the 2012 Dark Shadows movie. This CD is an excellent, haunting musical score but does not contain any of the modern, contemporary songs that were also used in the movie. I highly recommend this CD for anyone who saw & loved the 2012 Dark Shadows movie.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An aquired taste August 25, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Casual Elfman fans are probably best off downloading the Prologue and the last five tracks. The music in between often proves challenging, channelling music from the original television show and even the works of Wendy Carlos and John Carpenter. While these segments are often difficult, it's effectiveness in the film cannot be denied and it's immensely satisfying that after 27 years that Elfman is still taking new and unexpected directions.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Shadows 2012 May 14, 2012
By Reader
Format:Audio CD
Love,love,LOVED the movie! While I was too young to watch the original series, the revival was fantastic and so was the movie. Johnny Depp is amazingly talented and this movie had it all. I purchased this soundtrack this past Saturday and while I thought it was going to have the famous 70's hits on it, this music is hauntingly beautiful; a great CD to play while handing out candy on Halloween. If you are an avid fan of Dark Shadows, you cannot go wrong!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I just love this CD.
Published 2 months ago by Teri
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I loved the movie and this album.
Sherry L
Published 3 months ago by T. Lewis
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Fake!
I bought this by mistake. I thought it was the original artists singing! I had to buy the other cd with original artists! I don't like fakes!!
Published 9 months ago by Billie Nieves
1.0 out of 5 stars Dark Shadows / Original Score
I didn't recognize any of the music. It was all orchestra background that was probably in the movie but I don't remember it. Expected the Soundtrack and didn't get it. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Larry Skehan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful for the long commute
I found this to be excellent listening for the long commute to work. Suggest it to anyone who loves the movie and also just good music. Read more
Published 19 months ago by ArtGirl
3.0 out of 5 stars nothing short of weird ?
saw the dvd, it was cute, however ordered the soundtrack, it's nothing short of weird ? fast ship, it's ok if your into weird?
Published 19 months ago by Sandy Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars soundtrack
loved this movie. the music was a great take back to my teen years. love the movie love the music.
Published 20 months ago by beatrice adam
5.0 out of 5 stars okay
I asked my husband if he liked this soundtrack and his reply was, "It's alright." And shrugged his shoulders. meh
Published 20 months ago by commerce shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting Melodies
I have recently steppped into the world of Dark Shadows (the Original Series), and I adore the show to pieces. Read more
Published 21 months ago by LoyalPadme
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