The Original Music From Dark Shadows (Television Series Soundtrack - Deluxe Edition) Soundtrack
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If you are a DS fan, you MUST have this album. Tons of classic themes, great narrations, and wonderful bonus interviews are what you'll get. I also recommend the Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary soundtrack, and the House of Dark Shadows / Night of Dark Shadows soundtrack. Dark Shadows lives on!
Arranged into charming suites and backed with appropriately dour narration by Jonathan Frid, doubtless children in the 1960s feasted upon its range of mini episodes, each far more eloquent than the actual series itself. The closing "Our revels now are ended speech", taken from "The Tempest" suceeds in summing up the quaint little phenomenon of "Dark Shadows" perfectly, beautifully spoken by Frid.
Perhaps this release has gained something quite unique during the intervening years. Jonathan Frid's flawless reading of Christina Rossetti's classic verse probably evokes a "Dark Shadows" warmly preserved in a thick layer of nostalgia rather than the one that greets today's viewers.
The editing of the tracks, the artifical stereo and the narration will probably offend a number of purists, but for those willing to enjoy the album on its own merits, it provides an enticing journey into a world of tempestuous forces and overbearing darkness that the unforgiving weight of flawed videotape evidence has long since eroded.
Featuring an eclectic overview of Robert Cobert's haunting music, campy excesses intact, and enhanced by the bonus radio material, The "Dark Shadows Deluxe Edition" deserves a place on every fan's shelf.
Total Time: 76:11 on 18 Tracks/Varese Sarabande - 302 066 066 2 (1999)
If I may be so bold, I will put in a plug for the sheet music collection of the piano scores for this music from Dark Shadows (Dark Shadows Music Book). Pianists of intermediate and above skill will enjoy playing the melodies for themselves and others; the main part is to practice, practice, practice.
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I have always enjoyed the music on Dark Shadows and now can enjoy it anywhere and anytime. Jonathan Frid is wonderful as well. Nice to play on a spooky night.Published 3 months ago by Maurice
The name of this CD is Called The Original Music of Dark Shadows which technically is true, But ! The CD should really be called. Read morePublished 7 months ago by William Ehrhard