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October 17, 2020
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Original 1935 Soundtrack recording now on Vinyl LP – Franz Waxman Score
In celebration of the film’s 85th Anniversary, Waxwork Records announces the premiere vinyl release of the original soundtrack recording as a deluxe album featuring re-mastered audio, new artwork, and likeness approvals from famed actress Elsa Lanchester’s estate.
Released in 1935, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN was the first sequel to the 1931 film FRANKENSTEIN, and widely regarded as one of the greatest sequels in cinematic history. In 1998, it was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, having been deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
Sourced from the original master acetates housed in the composer’s archives at Syracuse University and original masters from Universal, the soundtrack album has been meticulously restored and re-mastered.
Waxman’s original recording of his BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN score (as distinct from a number of previous re-recorded releases) was first released on CD by La-La Land Records in 2019 (FYI: see my review in my November 2019 Soundtrax column). Waxwork, working closely with Universal Pictures, presents the very first time the original film music by has been made available on vinyl. The album features new artwork by Phantom City Creative, a 12”x12” booklet including artwork and original scoring session photography, and liner notes by album producer and restoration engineer Mike Matessino. The album was pressed on 180 Gram Black and White Swirled Colored Vinyl and features Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets with Satin Coating.
The album is currently on pre-order and is expected to ship January, 2021. For more details, see Waxwork .