Twisted Nerve OST – Bernard Herrmann

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for Cinetalk.net

 

It was worth the wait.

Stylotone, The Bernard Herrmann Estate, and Quentin Tarantino teamed up for the Release of ‘Twisted Nerve OST’

And it looks and sounds great!

After Tarantino revived Bernard Herrmann’s iconic whistled theme (used for his 2002 film ‘Kill Bill: Vol. 1’) after taken it from the obscure 60’s Brit Psycho thriller Twisted Nerve, it was exposed to a new audience.

All Herrmann’s sense for chilling and powerful evocation is at work. The score was made by the master during his British period (while he was persona non grata in Hollywood). The Brothers Boulting production of Twisted Nerve is considered by many a forgettable film, which is far from the truth…  But it is true that one amazing aspect of it is Herrmann’s soundtrack.

Properly assembled as an album for the first time, this new release was mastered and cut at Abbey Road Studios by engineer Sean Magee ( member of the team that remastered The Beatles Catalogue). The 12 inch LP is mixed and cut at 45rpm for improved sound. Bonuses include a 7 inch (with Jazz versions of main themes), a CD (containing the LP tracks,  unused alternate and rehearsal takes and the original ‘Whistle’ sessions) and download versions (High-resolution WAV + MP3 with unedited recording sessions) of the soundtrack.

 

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It has been produced with 1960’s standard as if released at the same time as the film, with machines as used in the 1960s. Even the inserted poster has been specially printed using original 1960s production processes.

The whole thing is completed by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by Norma Herrmann, the composer’s widow, plus Quentin Tarantino and Bernard Herrmann’s biographer, Steven C. Smith, sleeve notes.

Quite a marvel release for an amazing Score.

 

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