Released August 2014 - IN PRINT
One Way Static Records proudly presents: a re-score for Rupert Julian's 1925 silent horror film 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' composed & performed by THE LAZE.
The Phantom of the Opera is perhaps one of the most iconic horror films in history. Directed by Rupert Julian in 1925, this silent movie starred Lon Chaney in the lead role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star.
As legendary as its many adaptations on the silver screen and on stage is its history of fitting soundtracks. Throughout the decades that followed many composers and artists worldwide took up the task to write fresh new scores for this iconic picture.
One Way Static Records brings you the latest installment in this tradition with a brand new modern re-score composed & performed by UK septet THE LAZE.
The Laze have developed quite a reputation across the UK for their spine-tingling live performances and expansive soundscapes. Influenced by a history of horror soundtracks, from Bernard Hermann & Angelo Badalamenti to Goblin & John Carpenter, The Laze implemented elements of Progressive Rock, Classical, Jazz, Heavy Metal & Electronica in their score.
The original soundtrack will be the group's fourth long-player. The band's last release was 2010's Spacetime Fabric Conditioner, a Sci-Fi concept album; which went on to be remixed by Steve Moore (Zombi), Forest Swords and Brontt Industries Kapital.
The band premiered their live soundtrack at Liverpool's Picturehouse cinema, in the arts hub of FACT, on Halloween 2010. The sold-out, one-night-only performance led to further performances in UK cinemas, which concluded with a sold-out tour of selected Picturehouse Cinemas for Halloween 2011. Now they are bringing the Phantom into your home.
Available on LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL, BLACK VINYL, CASSETTE, COMPACT DISC & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.
Color Vinyl Edition
LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket with with original black and silver artworks by LUKE INSECT & KEN GOODALL (A Field In England, Deathwaltz Records).
Available on :
500 copies CLEAR / BLACK & WHITE SPLATTER VINYL
500 copies CLEAR & BLACK SPLIT VINYL
These variants come sequentially foil numbered (2 series of /500).
Also included is a STREAMING CARD where you can find a private link to view the original 1925 movie synchronized with the new soundtrack. This card is exclusive to the limited vinyl edition.
Black Vinyl Edition
Classic Black Vinyl limited to #1000 copies worldwide packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket with with original black and silver artworks by LUKE INSECT & KEN GOODALL (A Field In England, Deathwaltz Records).
Deluxe Cassette Tape. Limited # 300 copies worldwide with alternate artworks. #100 copies come as a limited padded box variant. Also included is one bonus track not on the vinyl version.
Compact Disc Edition
Deluxe Digipak COMPACT DISC. Limited #1000 copies worldwide. Contains one extra bonus track not included on the vinyl version.
Digital Download Edition
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Contains one extra bonus track not included on the vinyl version.
01. Hidden from Man and Sun
02. Faust Phantasmal
03. The Chaos of the Cursed House
04. Under the Earth and Across a Black Lake
05. Languish in Love (Erik and Christine)
06. The Face of Terror (Metamorphosen)
07. Above and Beyond (An Impossible Love)
08. I Am Ledoux
09. Evil Spirit
10. Watery Grave
11. Spectral Fury (Voices from the Room of Many Mirrors)
12. Heat, Intolerable Heat
13. Scorpion vs Grasshopper
14. The Strangler's Cord
15. Master of the Dark Arts (The Strangler's Cord - Extended Mix) This bonus track is exclusive to the Cassette, CD & Download Editions
#1000 copies Black Vinyl
#500 Foil-numbered CLEAR & BLACK Split Vinyl
#500 Foil-numbered CLEAR WITH B&W Splatter Vinyl
#100 cassettes (Limited Variant)
#200 cassettes (Regular Edition)
#1000 Digipak CD