Colin Towns

Rawhead Rex OST


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Limited 2LP : Stained Glass Red Vinyl

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The long-awaited score album for the 1986 horror movie Rawhead Rex is released on Silva Screen Records on 30th October in digital, CD and vinyl formats. The 15-track album is penned by composer Colin Towns, known for The Puppet Masters, Space Truckers, Maybe Baby, Foyle’s War, Doc Martin, Pie In The Sky.

Rawhead Rex is a nuanced and lush horror score from a hugely talented composer at his best. The sound of the score grows and withers; from pastoral melodies to screaming brass and orchestral cacophony, back to clear harmony and fragile lines, bringing anticipation and dread to all the right points in the story. The music afterthought, There is a Green Hill Far Away, dissolves the mass of sound into the creepy and fragile, hymn-like vocal track.

This enjoyable creature-feature is based on a short horror story by Clive Barker (Hellraiser) and directed by George Pavlou. Released in 1986, the story of Rawhead Rex is set in 1980’s rural Ireland. The Demon, alive for millennia and trapped in the depths of hell, is unleashed on the sleepy local farming community. Remembered faintly through pre-Christian myth, the only one that can stop Rawhead’s bloody rampage is the historian, desperately racing against the time.

Tracklist

1. Rawhead Rex Main Theme
2. Welcome to Ireland
3. Rawhead Appears
4. Nicholson’s Farm
5. “Just you wait”
6. Boy Runs For His Life Through The Wood
7. Minty – “gotta pee”
8. The Vicarage
9. The Family is Leaving
10. Gussing Opens Book
11. Howard Discovers a Strange Glass Window in the Church
12. Declan Goes Wild in the Church
13. Howard Discovers the Power of the Stone
14. Rawhead Rex End Credits
15. There is a Green Hill Far Away

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