Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2016 March 14 • Monday

The 404th Soundtrack of the Week is Dr. Phibes Rises Again, the sequel to last week's SotW. One difference is that the music this time is by John Gale.

Just as with the first movie, you can watch it on YouTube.

The music by John Gale is very different from the first movie's score, much more lyrical and romantic. The "To Egypt" cue, for instance, is one of the loveliest, with a tender nylon string part.

Gale's use of strings and harp is particularly effective, while the whole orchestra easily navigates the different emotional terrains in the movie, from dramatic underscore to tense action and love themes.

The CD also contains the famous Vincent Price rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as well as some unused music from the movie.