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Giuliano Sorgini, John Cacavas

The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue

Label: Quartet Records

Format: CD

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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Quartet Records, in collaboration with Beat Records, reissues fan-favorite experimental Giuliano Sorgini score for Jordi Grau’s masterpiece The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue. An early Euro-zombie movie set in England follows the investigation into an attack of the undead feasting on human flesh. As opposed to a virus or other biological phenomena, this story reveals that untested farming equipment is responsible for these inhuman abominations. Best known for its groundbreaking gory effects and realistic looking carnage, the cult movie has a score that matches its notoriety. In a technological innovation, composer Giuliano Sorgini was given the budget to record his score on four-track tape, a historical first for Italian horrors. The core idea for the score is giving sound to the titular dead – the screams, howls, laughs, cries and whispers. Recalling the works of Italian avant-garde composer Luciano Berio, the inclusion of human voices (including Grau’s own voice in the mix) reminds audiences of the humanity of these now disfigured characters. Remastered by Chris Malone from the original album stereo master tape, this release features new liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film and the score with comments from director Jordi Grau.

Cat. number: QR485
Year: 2022
Tracks 1 to 15 taken from the 1974 movie "The living dead at the Manchester morgue / Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti viventi / Let sleeping corpses lie" directed by Jorge Grau. Tracks 16 to 24 taken from the 1972 movie "Pánico en el Transiberiano / Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express" directed by Eugenio Martín. Special thanks to Daniele De Gemini, Bonnie Cacavas, Jordi Grau, Eugenio Martín, Patricia Viada, Juan Sánchez and Luis García-Araus. (P)(C) Original publishers: Beat Records (SIAE) - REIA (SIAE) Manufactured under license by Beat Records Co. srl tracks 1 to 15 (P)(C) Mercury Films Manufactured under license by Mercury Films S.A. tracks 16 to 24 Released by Quartet Records, 2010. Limited edition 500 copies.

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