Out of print for over 35 years, the official soundtrack to the cult 1984 film The Company Of Wolves by Neil Jordan is finally available once again on vinyl format. The surreal and effective film – a true gem of British Gothic fantasy horror – has an equally atmospheric, breathtakingly beautiful, surreal and unsettling soundtrack, scored by George Fenton.
The film itself, directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Breakfast On Pluto), and based on the screenplay by Angela Carter and Neil Jordan, is a modern allegorical adaptation of the classic Grimm fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, symbolising sexual awakening, duality and liberation. The stellar cast features Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea, David Warner, and Danielle Dax.
“There is a sense of awe and enchanted wonder encaptured in its fairy tale sound, swooping with cascading violins and dark mysterious undercurrents that bubble below the surface… The score flows effortlessly between its light and dark moments. Most importantly, moments of beauty are not lost to the sense of suspense and drama. Indeed, light always needs its companion of shadow, as the film suggests in the sexual awakening of the pure untainted innocence that is Rosaleen. This score perfectly demonstrates the beauty of the juxtaposition between the sounds of youth and the temptation of desire” (L. Hammond).
A1. The Message And Main Theme
A2. Rosaleen’s First Dream
A3. The Village Wedding
A4. The Return Of The Groom
A5. The Forest And The Huntsman’s Theme
A6. The Wedding Party
B1. The Boy And The Devil
B2. One Sunday Afternoon…
B3. The Promise And Transformation
B4. Arriving At Granny’s Cottage
B5. The Wolfgirl
The Company Of Wolves soundtrack is available now on limited LP on 180g vinyl. No digital.