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 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   See No Evil   (Member)

I created this soundtrack in 2009, and it's sat since gathering dust, so and I thought I may as well stick it up here as a last attempt to do something with it. I've contacted DeWolfe (via the website email, and a couple of people directly), Cinevox, Johnny Trunk of Trunk Records, among others and I've never had any replies whatsoever.

Anyway, in 2009 I ran a pet project to locate & name all the library tracks used in the George Romero film; Dawn of the Dead. I then put together a listings website which you can view here;

http://www.bookofthedead.ws/dotd/

In addition to that I had also been working away evenings & weekends assembling a soundtrack; a soundtrack to the Extended/cannes cut of Dawn. Here is a little blurb I wrote about it;

This is the first 1.0 release of this soundtrack for the Extended (AKA Cannes) version/cut of the 1978 George A Romero film; 'Dawn Of The Dead'. It covers virtually all the library cues used in the film, and some parts of the Goblin score (where used). It has 71 tracks and runs for 109mins 29secs. There is also a bonus track not featured in this cut of the film.

Tracks 29 and 57 are deliberately empty/blank. They are both made up from single cues, but the two source cues used to produce these have not yet been identified. Another 4 short cues in addition to these also remain unidentified, but for the purposes of this soundtrack, they have been 'faked' either by using samples from the original film soundtrack, or from sound effect samples, or by careful audio editing, meaning the final tracks sound as identical as I can make them.

Depending on how the tracks played in the film, I have either let my tracks play in full, edited them or mixed them. Of my 71 tracks, 2 are missing, 14 have been left unedited and play in full as per the original source cues, 13 have been either edited down, shortened or mixed, but still made from a single source cue, and 42 have been mixed from 2 or more source cues. The 1m 26s Track 70 was assembled from six different source cues, the most of any track.

In certain places a little licence has been taken from the original film audio, in order to smooth over some edits & cue starts or finishes. In the film these maybe overlaid with speech or sound effects, but listened to in isolation sound quite jarring.


Here are two sample tracks from the soundtrack for people to listen to, to give you an idea of the quality of the whole project;

Sample Track 1 (17. Fat City Brother)
http://www.bookofthedead.ws/dotd/images/17.%20Fat%20City%20Brother.mp3

Sample Track 3 (52. Hurry And Do Your Shopping)
http://www.bookofthedead.ws/dotd/images/52.%20Hurry%20And%20Do%20Your%20Shopping.mp3


Here are the CD covers I put together for this project;









Currently the only people who have this at the moment is myself, and three of the people who assisted me on the listing project, along with a couple of others who have contacted me since. If anyone wants to contact me please do. It's been just collecting dust for 3 years now and it seems a real waste not to really try and get it out there.

I had hoped to generate enough interest to see if there is a distributor out there willing to properly pay for & licence the music from De Wolfe & Goblin, and distribute it, but given I have got nowhere in the few years since I created this and that the finished soundtrack is 1 hour & 50 minutes long which will cost a whole heap of money to licence if paying by the second, I doubt this will ever happen. That said, it doesn't hurt to put this project out there, and maybe some sort of deal could be worked out. I would only really see big potential in releasing the (finally) complete ultimate soundtrack, not just another edited down version.

You can read more information on this project via my online project portfolio here;
http://www.bookofthedead.ws/online_portfolio/

Anyway, feel free to post your interest or thoughts on this. If anyone wants to contact me, please do so through the email address as that above link.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I don't think I have anything to really help with, except....this is a beautiful thing smile

There is another thread here where a similar effort is being made for CREEPSHOW.

A search should turn it up, good luck!

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Agreed. The library music in this film is terrific. Nice research.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Please contact me, I can't find an email peter @ fansoffilmmusic.com

Thank you and congrats. DOTD is in my top five of all time groovy flicks.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Senojanaidni   (Member)

Looks like boots or is it a real future official ├ędition?

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   See No Evil   (Member)

At the moment it's neither a bootleg or an official CD release, hopefully it will become official somewhere down the line though.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

At the moment it's neither a bootleg or an official CD release, hopefully it will become official somewhere down the line though.


http://www.howlinwolfrecords.com/


talk to my friend Wall , he may be interested smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2012 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   See No Evil   (Member)

Thanks, I've sent it on to him, we'll see?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2012 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I'd love an ultimate edition and so far we've had a good representation of the Goblin material and the library material (trunk records); Since both albums are still in print, wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper) to produce a volume 3 of the missing cues?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2012 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   jacksparrow900   (Member)

I was able to use your project files to create a complete film edit for the theatrical version.
I even tried to recreate the effects in the gonk track during the mall chaos scene.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2012 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   See No Evil   (Member)

Hi jacksparrow900, I remember that, it was a while back, I'd be interested in hearing what you did with it? drop me a line?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2012 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   jacksparrow900   (Member)

I just sent you a email with the link

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Any updates?

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Coooooool!

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2012 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   See No Evil   (Member)

No, no updates on this. As I said in the first post, the project is all done, just nothing legal I can do with it, the people with the rights don't seem interested, nor does anyone else with the clout to buy them. Ho hum...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2012 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

No, no updates on this. As I said in the first post, the project is all done, just nothing legal I can do with it, the people with the rights don't seem interested, nor does anyone else with the clout to buy them. Ho hum...

That's a shame. I don't own any of the previous releases. And would love to own this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2012 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

No, no updates on this. As I said in the first post, the project is all done, just nothing legal I can do with it, the people with the rights don't seem interested, nor does anyone else with the clout to buy them. Ho hum...


I own a CD of "Zombi" (20th Anniversary Special Edition - Cinevox, 1998, CD MDF 308) by Goblin:
is it complete or not?
Was there another composer for the American distribution, by the way?

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2012 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   See No Evil   (Member)

No, all the American (non-Goblin) music were library cues, so cues that had been composed long before the film was made. I'm happy to share the link with people so long as they promise to to share it online. My name is all over it, so it wouldn't be hard to trace it back to me if it ended up being shared online, then eventually sold by bootleg sellers on places like I-Offer (which is rife with bootleg material, more bootleg than legal, I'm surprised it's still going!)

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

I'm surprised La La land Records or BuySoundtrax aren't interested in this. The movie turns 35 this year in Italy since it was released there first in '78'. It'll turn 35 next year in the US. It'll be a nice way to celebrate it's 35th anniversary somewhere between this year and next year.

 
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