In time for the Brand New Blu-Ray edition of Lucio Fulci’s 1982 Manhattan Bay, Subsound Records (with license by Beat) released Fabio Frizzi’s soundtrack to this cult horror flick. It is the first time the complete OST appears on vinyl.
After working together on one of the peaks of their respective careers, The Beyond (1981), director and composer team up again the following year. While Manhattan is clearly not Fulci’s best effort, the electro accompaniment by Frizzi stands the test of time pretty well.
With the return to shoestring budget (they had more possibilities on The Beyond), Manhattan Baby is more electronically oriented than the preceding . It sounds like previous Zombies Opus for Fulci by Frizzi. Rhythm, organ like sounds, electro voices, electric piano and Killer Bass signature are all intact for what was their 9th collaboration (Including during the 1970’s as a wonderful trio with Franco Bixio and Vince Tempera).
With some cheerful as chilling themes, Manhattan Baby OST is candy for your aficionados ears.