Legendary Composer Jerry Goldsmith Helped To Define the Sound of Horror With His Oscar-Winning Score
(June 25, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records has released today a limited edition (666 units) demonic white vinyl version of THE OMEN – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available exclusively on VareseSarabande.com. Each copy of this completely remastered LP release will be hand numbered. The album features Jerry Goldsmith’s (PATTON, CHINATOWN, STAR TREK) original score composed for Richard Donner’s 1976 horror masterpiece.
In THE OMEN, American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child. After Damien’s first nanny hangs herself, Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine’s unborn child. Shortly thereafter, Brennan dies and Katherine miscarries when Damien pushes her off a balcony. As more people around Damien die, Robert investigates Damien’s background and realizes his adopted son may be the Antichrist.
Oscar and Emmy winning composer Jerry Goldsmith was considered one of Hollywood’s most respected and admired creators of music for motion pictures and television. The composer of such classic scores as Chinatown, Patton, Planet of the Apes, The Sand Pebbles, A Patch of Blue, Poltergeist, Basic Instinct, Papillon, Rudy, Gremlins, Mulan, L.A. Confidential. Goldsmith was sought-after by filmmakers, acclaimed by critics, and adored by the Hollywood music community. He received a total of 18 Academy Award nominations, and won the Oscar in 1976 for Best Music, Original Score for his powerful orchestral and choral score for The Omen. Two of the American Film Institute’s top 25 film scores of all time are by Goldsmith: Chinatown and Planet of the Apes.
Goldsmith was nominated seven times for an Emmy and won five Emmys for his television music, including the landmark miniseries QB VII (1975) and Masada (1981), the TV-movies The Red Pony (1973) and Babe (1975) and the theme for Star Trek: Voyager (1995). He also received nine Golden Globe nominations for his film scores and seven Grammy nominations for the soundtracks of his various TV and movie scores. – excerpted from http://www.walkoffame.com/ jerry-goldsmith
1. Ave Satani (2:35)
2. The New Ambassador (2:39)
3. The Killer Storm (2:56)
4. A Sad Message (1:46)
5. The Demise Of Mrs. Baylock (2:56)
6. Don’t Let Him (2:54)
1. The Piper Dreams (2:41)
2. The Fall (3:46)
3. Safari Park (2:06)
4. The Dogs Attack (5:56)
5. The Homecoming (2:48)
6. The Altar (2:05)