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Against all odds, one of the most talked about soundtracks in movie history rose to the surface in 2002. Believed for years to be lost, destroyed or even buried deep beneath a motorway, this disc contains Paul Giovanni’s original music to The Wicker Man. These historic recordings had, up until then, only been heard by a select few.
Based on the themes of fertile pre-Christian practices of pagan Britain, The Wicker Man did not follow the predictable formula of 1960’s British horror movies. The equally non-formulaic music score was provided by talented songwriter Paul Giovanni, and his assistant Gary Carpenter.
With only six weeks allotted to write, research and record the soundtrack, Paul draws on the rich traditions of Celtic music to present a brilliant collection of eclectic folk songs underpinned with aeons-old verse.
Since this original 2002 release, Silva Screen Records has put out a number of special edition formats, including:
The Wicker Man 40th Anniversary Vinyl
The Wicker Man 45th Anniversary Reissue CD
Record Store Day 2012 exclusive Willow’s Song / Gently Johnny 7″ vinyl
1. Corn Rigs
2. The Landlord’s Daughter
3. Gently Johnny
5. Fire Leap
6. The Tinker Of Rye
7. Willow’s Song
9. Chop Chop
11. Festival/Mirie It Is/Sumer Is A-Cumen In
12. Opening Music/Loving Couples/The Ruined Church
13. The Masks/The Hobby Horse
14. Searching For Rowan
15. Appointment With The Wicker Man