The Dead Are Alive/Soundtrack
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
ARROW RECORDS present the original soundtrack to ARMANDO CRISPINO’S gory and unusual archaeology themed giallo THE ETRUSCAN KILLS AGAIN, a film also known by its US theatrical release title THE DEAD ARE ALIVE. Previously unpublished on vinyl, this is something of a hidden gem in the discography of RIZ ORTOLANI, a celebrated composer whose masterful musical scoring immeasurably enhances such top tier Italian shockers as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, DON’T TORTURE A DUCKING and HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK.
Here Ortolani provides a gloriously romantic main theme, distinguished by sweeping strings and plaintive piano, whilst elsewhere the soundtrack ventures into anxiety inducing suspense cues, bittersweet ballads, and even a freewheeling jazz workout.
This translucent orange vinyl edition is limited to 300 copies. The recording has been newly mastered from the original analogue tapes by JAMES PLOTKIN and is presented on 180 gram wax, housed inside a 350gsm sleeve. Featuring newly commissioned artwork by SEAN PHILLIPS and accompanying film notes by GUY BARTELL of BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL.