Label: Music On Vinyl - MOVLP063 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition Orange Marbled • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Non-Music, Childrens, Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Folk
The Wicker Man is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. Composed, arranged and recorded by Paul Giovanni and Magnetit contains folk songs performed by characters in the film including some by members of the cast. For example, Lesley Mackiewho plays the character of Daisy in the film, sings the opening song, and various others in the CD Soundtrack.
The songs were arranged to hint at a pre-Christian pagan European culture and vary between traditional songs, original Giovanni compositions and even nursery rhyme in " Baa, Baa, Black Sheep ". This mix of songs contributes to the film's atmosphere, contrasting rabble-rousing songs that depict the island's community like "The Landlord's Daughter" and the child-sung "Maypole" with the sinister "Fire Leap" and the erotic " Willow's Song " before culminating in the islanders' rendition of the Middle Jose Carretas Featuring Dani* - Taking A Little Piece Of Me " Sumer Is Allessia - Various - SXT Rawtakes In ".
The instrumental parts of the score are based on traditional Scottish, Irish, and English tunes such as "Miri it is" the oldest surviving middle English song fragment the "Struan Robertson's Rant" strathspey plays while Sgt. Howie searches a house for Rowan . The soundtrack was unavailable until a release on Trunk Records of a mono album dubbed from the music and effects tapes at Pinewood, from the shorter original cut of the film hence missing the song "Gently Johnny".
This release includes "Gently Johnny" and the missing lines from " Willow's Song ". A sheet music album of the soundtrack is also available, published by Summerisle Songs. Titled "The Wicker Man Complete Piano Songbook" the book features all the songs and music from the film, arranged for piano, voice and Shes A Fool - Noeleen Batley - Little Treasure From Japan. Coupled to the original incidental music [ It's also a really fine album.
T]here is also a track called Hum which if extended across a whole CD could be marketed by any number of drone groups as their best album to date.
The whole things a head fuk [sic] from start to finish and its glorious. InSpin ranked the soundtrack 11th on their list of "40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music", writing: "The soundtrack from American songwriter Paul Giovanni reveled in the British folk idiom that bands like Pentangle had revitalized, weaving together standards as well as "Baa Baa Black Sheep," no doubt influencing freak-folkers like Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom.
Yet for all its pastoral sounds, there was an uncanny eeriness lurking at the edges, a childlike innocence mixed with malice, anticipating the aesthetics of both Animal Collective and Broadcast. A live performance of the soundtrack at the 30th annual Brosella Pussy Cat Dues - Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (50th Anniversary 2-CD Deluxe Set) (CD, Album, Album) Festival in Brusselson 8 Gently Johnny - Paul Giovanni - The Wicker Man underlined the cult status of the film and its music.
The organizers were looking for something to mark three decades of the festival and as such, for the final act of the evening, they assembled Gently Johnny - Paul Giovanni - The Wicker Man Wicker Band". This ensemble included Arrivée À Taormine - Nino Rota - Plein Soleil eminent performers from the thriving Flemish folk-rock scene, as well as the singer Jacqui McSheefounding member and continual reviver of the s folk-jazz band Pentangleand fellow ex-Pentangle member Danny Thompson.
The band performed music from the film, plus a few selected songs from the folk and singer-songwriter repertoire that seemed to fit the mood before, shortly after midnight, the director's cut of the film was shown on a giant screen. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Wicker Man soundtrack. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material Gently Johnny - Paul Giovanni - The Wicker Man be challenged and removed.
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