Psycho [Complete Original Motion Picture Score]

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Varese Sarabande

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/12/01, p.29
Ranked #13 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Great subtlety...The harpy chorus of violin shrieks that accompany Marion crane's death changed the art of scoring..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Prelude
  • Buy for $1.292.The City
  • Buy for $1.293.Marion
  • Buy for $1.294.Marion and Sam
  • Buy for $1.295.Temptation
  • Buy for $1.296.Flight
  • Buy for $1.297.Patrol Car
  • Buy for $1.298.The Car Lot
  • Buy for $1.299.The Package
  • Buy for $1.2910.The Rainstorm
  • Buy for $1.2911.Hotel Room
  • Buy for $1.2912.The Window
  • Buy for $1.2913.The Parlor
  • Buy for $1.2914.The Madhouse
  • Buy for $1.2915.The Peephole
  • Buy for $1.2916.The Bathroom
  • Buy for $1.2917.The Murder
  • Buy for $1.2918.The Body
  • Buy for $1.2919.The Office
  • Buy for $1.2920.The Curtain
  • Buy for $1.2921.The Water
  • Buy for $1.2922.The Car
  • Buy for $1.2923.Clean Up
  • Buy for $1.2924.The Swamp
  • Buy for $1.2925.The Search
  • Buy for $1.2926.The Shadow
  • Buy for $1.2927.Phone Booth
  • Buy for $1.2928.The Porch
  • Buy for $1.2929.The Stairs
  • Buy for $1.2930.The Knife
  • Buy for $1.2931.Search (B) - (B)
  • Buy for $1.2932.The First Floor
  • Buy for $1.2933.Cabin 10
  • Buy for $1.2934.Cabin 1
  • Buy for $1.2935.The Hill
  • Buy for $1.2936.The Bedroom
  • Buy for $1.2937.The Toys
  • Buy for $1.2938.The Cellar
  • Buy for $1.2939.Discovery
  • Buy for $1.2940.Finale

Product Description:

This reissue of PSYCHO contains the full audio program from the movie, much of which has been unreleased until now.
Original score composed by Bernard Herrmann.
Performed by The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Joel McNeely.
Liner Note Author: Kevin Mulhall.
Recording information: City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland (09/05/1996).
Directors: Peter Yates ; Larry Cohen; Gary Goddard; Richard Donner; Anthony Hickox; Roland Emmerich; Brian Yuzna; Kathryn Bigelow; Clive Barker; John Carpenter ; Alfred Hitchcock.
Photographer: Matthew Peak.
Unknown Contributor Role: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Bernard Herrmann was not only responsible for completely changing the face of film soundtracks, he also had his finger on the pulse of contemporary classical music. His innovative, brilliantly conceived soundtracks from the 1950s and '60s often employed structural rhythmic patterns, repetitions, and melodic theme and variation in evocative, minimal ways, and as such, have much in common with the music of Phillip Glass and Steve Reich. Like all his best work, PSYCHO stands as a unique, absorbing musical experience.
Before Herrmann, film music was often overpowering and melodramatic; it told the audience what to feel, rather than creating an atmospheric subtext to complement the images. The PSYCHO score, with a few exceptions (namely the piercing, avant violin attack of "The Murder," which cues the famed shower scene), is understated, using dynamic tension and subtle instrumental interplay to create incredible tension. The string section carries most of the weight, with violins and cellos surging and playing pizzicato; veering from lush orchestral calm ("The City") to unsettling abstract movements ("The Peephole"). In writing for Hitchcock's brilliant, deeply disturbing film of psychological horror, Herrmann created one of his finest scores: a masterpiece for a masterpiece.

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