Vertigo ... CD Mercury/Varese, Mid 50s. Used ...
Bernard Herrman's classic spooky score to this great Hitchcock thriller. The music is very intense, and has that great jagged edge that Herrman brought to some of his best soundtrack scoring. The tracks are long, and with a very edgey sound. Titles include "Vertigo Prelude & Rooftop", "The Beach", "The Nightmare & Dawn", and "The Necklace, The Return & Finale". CD
Herrmann's original score to the film is pretty compelling – almost in the mode of some of his work for Hitchcock – and it's conducted here by Herrmann himself and by Dave Blume. The CD's got an especially noteworthy track – "Theme From Taxi Driver", which features alto sax work by Tom Scott. Other titles include "Betsy In A White Dress", "Sport & Iris", "The .44 Magnum Is A Monster", and "God's Lonely Man". CD