• andrew belling Wizards (1977 Original Soundtrack) (LP, £32.75)

    First time ever on vinyl * Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk * Features massive gatefold insert liner notes by Dennis Dread with exclusive new interviews with director Ralph Bakshi and composer Andrew Belling * Wyrd War very proudly presents the original motion picture soundtrack to Ralph Bakshi’s animated masterwork Wizards on vinyl for the very first time! Ostensibly Bakshi’s “family film”, this almost impossibly PG rated post-apocalyptic “fantasy epic of peace and magic” emerged like a strange fungus through fissures in the Hollywood machine in 1977 to psychedelicise unsuspecting audiences with slouching android assassins, nearly nude fairy wenches, supernatural siblings skirmishing for world domination between slugs of cheap wine, demonic dog soldiers belly-crawling through skeletal landscapes of airbrushed fog, and, perhaps most memorably, terrifying genocidal elfin warfare punctuated with Leni Riefenstahl stock footage, all perfectly choreographed to a beautifully ethereal sci-fi jazz soundtrack seemingly scorched with atomic energy. Such music! Composer Andrew Belling delivered one of the first truly musical scores for a major Hollywood film composed almost entirely for ARP 2500 and ARP 2600 synthesisers. 40 years after its theatrical release, the music of Wizards continues to fascinate, perplex and inspire viewers, like a beautifully handcrafted Rorschach test of the late 20th century’s excesses, hopes and increasingly foreboding anxieties of things to come. Mastered for vinyl by Timothy Stollenwerk and featuring massive gatefold insert liner notes by Dennis Dread with exclusive new interviews with director Ralph Bakshi and composer Andrew Belling. Tracklist: 1. Time Will Tell 2. The Story Begins / Scortch 3000 Years Later / Fairy Hookers / Peace Goes Forth / Peace In The Valley Of Montagar 3. War Against Peace / Weehawk Disturbs The Peace / The Bubble Bursts 4. Jukebox Junky Blues 5. Blackwolf Finds The Record / War & Frog / We Can't Lose 6. Moving Out 7. Battle & Peewhittle's Death 8. Now Begins Our Final Battle / Avatar Equestrian / On The Road To Scortch 9. Fairy Attack 10. Fairy Drums / Jungle Drums / Gargoyle Once A Day 11. Snow Drift / Snow Time / Assassins In The Snow 12. Tanks Again & Betrayal / Peace Isn't, Elinore Doesn't 13. To All Our Ships / Larry Gets Weehawk 14. The Elves Are Coming 15. Gathering Of The Heavies / The Charge Of The Heavy Brigade / The Battle Picks Up Tempo / The Punchup / The Elves Lose 16. Weehawk Finds Elinore / Elinore's OK / Blackwolf Bites It / Final History / Bye 17. Time Will Tell


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