After our release of Jason and the Argonauts, we once again team up with Simon Boswell to bring out an expanded edition of Lord of Illusions, Clive Barkers third outing as a director, the 1995 noir horror film starring Scott Bakula and Famke Janssen. Clive Barker's 1995 cross-genre experiment mixes element of supernatural horrors with the style of film noir; this duality is also present in Simon's music. The score's previous release only had about half an hour of score mixed with dialogue excerpts and songs. Officially licensed from MGM and produced in collaboration with the composer, this album features the complete score. Our two CD release contains the complete underscore from the composer's own DAT tapes on the first disc. The second disc is a rare treat for film score fans: we present Simon's original demos for the film in addition to several bonus tracks that highlight different aspects of the film scoring trade. Liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the film and the score. The booklet is richly illustrated with never-before-scene sketches and production art, kindly provided by storyboard artist Martin Mercer and production designer Steve Hardie.
Disc One contains the complete music in film order, while on Disc 2 youll hear the demo versions Simon Boswell composed and recorded for the director to use as temp tracks during post-production while there was still no finished score to be used.
Since MGM didnt have any musical elements in their vault, we had to make use of the DATs the composer had in his possession that were run off from a tape, which was recorded during the recording sessions in Seattle. Inexplicably, half of these tracks are in mono, a fact Simon himself couldnt make sense of.
We were already too far into the production to stop now, so we decided to do the following: Release the album in a mix of mono and stereo cues intermingled, but in film order.
This double CD is offered at the special price of $19.95. We want to present this at the reduced cost, because we believe that charging more would be unfair. It is our mission to offer you our CDs for less than the now-common, limited edition prices of almost twenty dollars (unless it is a double CD or an album that was expensive to produce). As you all know, the majority of double CD releases sell for $24-29.95 so we wanted to offer this release at what amounts to the typical single disc, limited edition price. But remember: We are still paying royalties on $19.95.
We hope this finds your approval.
Limited Edition of 1200 Units.
1. Titles / Fire Said to Me (3:47)
2. About the House / Thumb Slicing (4:13)
3. Fingers in the Head (3:41)
4. You'll Like LA / Discovering Quaid (1:38)
5. Miller's Exit (3:05)*
6. The Graveyard (2:30)*
7. Dorothea and the Show (4:14)*
8. Falling Swords (2:11)*
9. Perforated Swann (1:00)*
10. Harry Kills Miller (1:25)*
11. Harry and the Doves (1:24)*
12. Harry Back at Quaid's (1:39)*
13. Jennifer Decorates Car (1:14)
14. Homecoming Time (0:53)*
15. Repository Break In (2:07)
16. Brainhead Projected (1:43)
17. Harry and Dorothea Rutt (2:09)
18. Origami Man (2:37)
19. Harry Follows Swann (1:51)
20. You'll Do More Than That (1:29)*
21. The Maid's Dead (0:31)
22. Butterfield's Tools / Digging Up Nix (3:27)
23. Finding Valentin (1:48)
24. Resurrection Part 1 (5:31)
25. Resurrection Part 2 (2:00)*
26. I Do Know You Child (1:10)
27. My Wisdom / Nix Stomps His Foot (8:22)
28. Nix Fingers Harry / Nix Undresses / Nix Up His Own Hole (6:19)*
29. Harry's Theme (Alternate End Titles) (2:18)*
1. Opening Titles / Fire Said to Me (Demo) (3:39)
2. About the House / Thumb Slicing (Demo) (4:13)
3. Fingers in the Head (Demo) (3:13)
4. You'll Like LA / Discovering Quaid (Demo) (1:38)
5. Miller's Exit (Demo) (3:03)
6. Dorothea and the Show (Demo) (4:13)
7. Falling Swords (Demo) (2:11)
8. Perforated Swann (Demo) (2:00)
9. Harry Kills Miller (Demo) (1:07)
10. Harry and the Doves (Demo) (1:23)
11. Harry and Dorothea Rutt (Demo) (2:27)
12. Butterfield's Tools / Digging Up Nix (Demo) (2:16)
13. Finding Valentin (Demo) (1:47)
14. Resurrection (Demo) (8:42)
15. I Do Know You Child (Demo) (1:09)
16. My Wisdom / Nix Stomps Foot (Demo) (4:48)
17. Nix Undresses / Nix Up His Own Hole (Demo) (5:17)
18. Harry's Theme (Demo) (2:07)
19. Recording to Click Track (Bonus Track) (7:23)
20. Transforming 2M3 (Bonus Track) (0:38)
21. Mixing 2M3 (Bonus Track) (2:08)
22. Mixing 13M5 (Bonus Track) (6:01) * Taken From a Mono Source