Let it be known, I will always report on any news that comes my way regarding the maestro Lucio Fulci and Fabio Frizzi. Those two names are synonymous with one another, and they both have had a massive impact on my overall love for the horror genre. So It brings me great excitement to bring Cadabra Records' latest vinyl release to your attention!
You’ve heard of the director’s cut of some of your favorite horror films, but now Cadabra Records has unleashed a brand new concept - the Composer’s Cut of Fabio Frizzi’s legendary score for The Beyond!
Now available for purchase, the release is presented as a deluxe double LP pressed on 160-gram colored vinyl (also 180 gram audiophile black vinyl) that's housed in a deluxe heavy weight tip-on gatefold jacket, featuring newly commissioned artwork by Jeremy Hush, as well as a 4 panel foldout insert, an 11"x11" insert, a huge 24"x36" poster, as well as exclusive liner notes by Fabio Frizzi himself.
In an interview published in the 2019 horror soundtrack book Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl (a phenomenal book that you really need to have in your collection), Frizzi explained the process of creating this new cut of the soundtrack:
"The definitive mix of a movie is a difficult matter in which [everyone’s] ideas flow and where the director has to create the right balance under his artistic view. For the new composer’s cut, I found my old notes taken with Lucio and many of the scenes that I newly scored contain the original, unused music cues…It is basically a new reading of that movie. I tried to do the work imagining Lucio sitting beside me. The true Beyond is always the one dated 1981, but I hope this new one will be a pleasant experience for all of those who loved that one."
The Beyond Composer's Cut by Fabio Frizzi is available in a few different options. There's the "Shadows of Eibon Variant" (180 gram audiophile black vinyl), the "Blood of Eibon Variant" (Transparent Red Vinyl), and as "Deluxe Edition Splatter" bundle that includes a video store stand, screen printed barf bags and stickers!
Head on over to the label's website today and order what is sure to be one of Cadabra’s best releases to date!