Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dark Shadows OST !!

This collection of recordings related to the '60's ABC-TV Gothic soap
opera includes selections from the original soundtrack, as well as many
un-issued tracks and several released on CD for the first time. Although
the disc obviously has a special appeal for fans of the series, the
arrangements by the Robert Cobert Orchestra are interesting
(whether purely orchestral or with a late-'60's rhythm section)
for those uninterested in the TV series at all. from Allmusic.com

I have loved this show since I was a kid; catching the reruns
on late night television. But more than the show, the music
fascinated me. Creepy, Pop-ish, groovy, and harkening
to the Library sounds of any Horror-like, and Soap Opera
show/ movie of that time ...It's stellar. I stumbled upon
this CD just hours ago, and enjoy it so much that I
decided to post it today. Please enjoy!

The Charles Randolph Grean Sounde,
The Robert Cobert Orchestra, et al
1966-71




7 comments:

  1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nt5iv1eil1nun78/Dark%20Shadows.zip?dl=0

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  2. Dark Shadows used to run weekdays in the late afternoon when I was a kid. All this time later, it's still unique, I can't think of another example of this type of drama being run basically in soap opera format. Singular.

    Like many, Jonathan Frid's Barnabas was my favorite. Not surprisingly, he had a lot of background in 'serious' theater and some pretty mean chops in that area. Here's a link to an interview about Dark Shadows with a examples if Frid performing Shakespeare and Poe:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN_yeFRKeSw




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    1. Thanks for the video link! I still enjoy watching episodes every now and then. The intro song gets me every time

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  3. Excellent! Much appreicated!

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