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 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



Serpent and The Rainbow, The: Deluxe Edition (2-CD Set)
$ 24.98

From the earliest days of the Varèse Sarabande CD catalog comes a Deluxe Edition of an oft-requested horror score by Brad Fiedel: The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988).

The Serpent and the Rainbow was directed by horror icon Wes Craven, starring Bill Pullman as a doctor sent to Haiti to investigate a possible drug used in Haitian Vodou to create a real-world zombie. Filmed on location in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the film has been lauded for its authentic setting, grounded take on the Vodou/zombie myth, and Craven’s effective horror atmospherics—including a memorable and moody score by Brad Fiedel.

The mid to late 1980s was arguably Fiedel’s most prolific and influential period. Working from his home studio, the composer used cutting-edge synthesizers and samplers to create his own, highly personalized sonic atmospheres, with custom-made colors and a mature tone that helped distinguish some of the biggest hits of the period (The Terminator, Fright Night, The Big Easy, The Accused).

For The Serpent and the Rainbow, Fiedel created hypnotic soundscapes from his keyboards, including wood and metallic percussion elements, synthesized hawk screams and choral samples. He perfectly evoked the Haitian setting and Vodou aesthetic while providing a disturbing blanket of doom and dread—but also a unique sense of almost uplifting melody and spirituality.

This 2CD set Deluxe Edition features, on disc one, a new program of Fiedel’s expanded score, restored from film mixes in the Universal Pictures vaults by Mike Matessino; and, on disc two, the original 1988 Varèse Sarabande soundtrack album with a bonus selection of additional music by Nigerian drummer and recording artist Michael Babatunde Olatunji. Some of the Olatunji selections are heard in the film; others were part of a rejected score. Liner notes are by Randall D. Larson, with new interview comments by Fiedel.

Limited Edition of 1500 Copies

Disc One (Film Mixes):
1. Main Title (From The Motion Picture The Serpent And The Rainbow) (4:10)
2. Buried Alive (1:15)
3. Out Of Jungle (2:24)
4. Vision (2:15)
5. Question Montage (1:14)
6. Into Graveyard (1:01)
7. Christophe (2:45)
8. Pigs In A Hotel/Goat (1:09)
9. Procession/Dream (4:20)
10. Love Scene (2:08)
11. Dragged Into Office (1:00)
12. Crone In Grave/Door (:44)
13. Dennis Dumped (:52)
14. Powder Making (1:51)
15. Nightmare (2:18)
16. Head Bed (:52)
17. Leaving Haiti (1:21)
18. Mozart Leaves (:31)
19. Back To Haiti (1:07)
20. Airport Grab (:32)
21. Dennis Powdered (3:11)
22. No, No, No Rest (2:07)
23. Digging Out Grave (2:31)
24. Revolution (3:51)
25. Battle For Souls (3:00)
26. Nailed (2:25)
27. End Credits Theme (From The Motion Picture The Serpent And The Rainbow) (5:13)

Disc Two (Original Soundtrack):
1. Main Title (From The Motion Picture The Serpent And The Rainbow) (3:49)
2. Revolution (3:52)
3. Battle For Souls (2:59)
4. Nightmare (2:15)
5. Love Scene (2:06)
6. Dennis Powered (3:10)
7. Nailed (2:26)
8. Procession (2:28)
9. Jungle Vision (1:17)
10. Leaving Haïti (1:21)
11. Out Of Jungle (2:25)
12. Powder Making (1:50)
13. Back To Haïti (1:07)
14. Christophe (2:47)
15. Question Montage (1:15)
16. Dragged Into Office (1:01)
17. Dennis Dumped (:54)
18. End Credits Theme (From The Motion Picture The Serpent And The Rainbow) (5:13)
19. Erzuli† (3:26)
20. Wedding† (2:38)
21. Procession (with vocal)† (3:52)
22. Making The Power†* (2:44)
23. Mozart’s Beheading†* (2:44)
24. Love Theme†* (2:59)
25. End Credits†* (3:39)

Music Composed by Brad Fiedel
*Composed by Michael Babatunde Olatunji
†Disc Two Tracks 19–25 Performed by Michael Babatunde Olatunji

https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/serpent-and-the-rainbow-the-deluxe-edition-2-cd-set

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Is this truly sold out already?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   jwb1   (Member)

Is this truly sold out already?

Probably a mistake. Keep checking.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Whoa! Did not see this coming. I love this movie and score. Definitely ordering this!

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Is this truly sold out already?

Probably a mistake. Keep checking.


Yep, working now.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Is this truly sold out already?

Probably a mistake. Keep checking.


Yep, working now.



...not for me. Still says out of stock.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)


...not for me. Still says out of stock.


Yeah, that's weird - kept refreshing and was finally able to place my order. Now I see it says out of stock again...

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

C’mon guys. I’m trying to give you my money here...

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I'm getting that too. I figured it's one that couldn't sell out THAT fast.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

According to Fb it will be fixed “within minutes”

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Seems to be back up now

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

Ok that Skittles hint was the best worst clue ever.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Yep! It’s mine now!

Really happily surprised by this. Been a fan of the movie for decades. Can’t wait to hear the new mix and extra tracks. This batch was made for me!!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Says "Out of Stock" again...unless it truly is.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Totoro   (Member)

NO STOCK = NO SALE

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Wow! Totally out of the blue. I’d never have thought this would get an expansion.
Over the moon! Loved this score ever since originally seeing the film and buying both the LP and the cd. Thanks Varese smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

NO WAY! 2 DISCS! MIKE MATESSINO! SAMPLES SOUND GREAT!

I love this score. Great to see it get the deluxe treatment. Made my day.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Can someone please explain that opened bag of sweets clue in relation to THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW?

I just about get the Drainpipe clue, in relation to ALONG CAME A SPIDER...JUST!!!!

But I'm at a loss about the other.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Maybe's it's the old Skittles commercial slogan: "Taste the rainbow."

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Can someone please explain that opened bag of sweets clue in relation to THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW?

Taste the rainbow, motherfucker.

 
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