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October 1, 2021

THE CROW Deluxe Edition 2-CD Set & Digital Now Available From Varèse Sarabande

Varèse Sarabande announces the 2-CD and digital release of the Original Motion Picture Score for THE CROW: Deluxe Edition composed by Graeme Revell. This special release adds 25 additional tracks to the original album including Revell’s end title song, “It Can’t Rain All the Time,” performed by Jane Siberry. The digital album is available on all streaming and download services, while the CD* is exclusive to VareseSarabande.com https://www.varesesarabande.com/collections/graeme-revell. Both are available today, October 1.

THE CROW: Deluxe Edition will also be available as a 2-LP set on November 5. This package consists of a glossy wide-spine embossed jacket featuring original artwork, 2 black vinyl records housed in full-color inner sleeves with movie stills, new notes and interviews and a fold-out 16×24 movie poster. The LP configuration has been expanded by 14 tracks for a total of 30 minutes of additional music.

THE CROW (1994) became famous before it was even released due to the tragic death of star Brandon Lee in an on-set accident. Alex Proyas’ supernatural revenge thriller, based on a comic book, was met with critical and fan acclaim. It became a box-office hit and tribute to its fallen star, leading to a franchise of sequels and a television series.

The film features a masterful score by Graeme Revell (DEAD CALM, THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER, GRINDHOUSE [segment “Planet Terror”]. With a background in what is typically called “world music,” Revell radically reinvented the grammar of film scoring by incorporating the authentic sonorities of non-Western cultures far more extensively and adroitly than had ever been attempted.

Under Revell’s expert hand, THE CROW score is a unique mélange of synthesized, industrial, vocal, non-Western and Western elements—with everything from tribal drumming to rock guitars, children’s choir, blues riffs and bird samples, to a 50-piece string orchestra. It is dramatically impeccable, sonically inspired and beautifully produced.

“The Crow established a style that has been mimicked countless times. My use of voice as lead instrument was highly unusual at the time. Now it is extremely common. The crossover between music and sound effects has become ubiquitous. No one in the production saw the relevance of chamber strings to the Crow story but I persevered and recorded them anyway—in 3/4 time for good measure! Time has proven such themes to be the emotional core of similar movies, even when the bulk of the plot is action oriented. In The Crow, heroism took no pleasure in retribution. Sadness always remained.” – Graeme Revell

New liner notes are by Revell and Randall D. Larson.

*2-CD set limited to 2,000 copies

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