I've been waiting for this Delerue to be released ever since Disney first opened their vaults to Intrada. Roger's second clue has raised my hopes at last!
T. Newman Fan wrote:
Sounds good. I saw that Creature Features will be doing some kind of retrospective in December for Something Wicked This Way Comes. Perhaps that's the screening and Intrada will release Delerue and Horner's scores in one package?
It seems to me that when the label issued Horner's replacement score, one of the honchos stated here in the forum that the Disney studio specifically did not want much discussion of the unused score in the booklet notes. If my memory is accurate, then it seems unlikely there'll be a combo release of the two. Frankly, I had bought the Horner disc upon release, because I thought I wanted it; and yet, in these few years I've never gotten around to unwrapping it. (The first score ruined the second for me, I guess.)
Delerue's SOMETHING WICKED is incredibly, gloriously
dark. Very appropriately, that music taps into the way we felt fear and outright dread over things in childhood ... or the way I
did, anyway. When I first heard some of it years ago (and on this forum I can't discuss how
I heard it), the start of the very first cue put me amazingly in touch with how creepy I had found the Bradbury novel as a child, 30 years earlier. And then those calliope cues, growing progressively more sinister ...
On second thought, I might as well shut up now and wait until the announcement. I'll be disappointed if I misread the clues and the release will instead be some other
composer's darkest work!