James Bernard - Dracula A.D. 1972 (Original Soundtrack Recording)

Dracula A.D. 1972 (Original Soundtrack Recording)

James Bernard

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James Bernard - Dracula A.D. 1972 (Original Soundtrack Recording)

BSX Digital Music, in association with GDI Records, presents DRACULA, A.D. 1972. The soundtrack features music composed by Mike Vickers for the 1972 horror film directed by Alan Gibson, written by Don Houghton, with Christopher Lee returning as Count Dracula, Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing, Christopher Neame along with Stephanie Beacham and Caroline Munro as the Count’s lovely prey.

Attempting to modernize their popular Dracula franchise, Hammer produced DRACULA, A.D. 1972, which finds the Count revived in a modern day setting. The film begins in 18th Century England with the Count fighting his old nemesis, Professor Van Helsing. During the course of their fight, Dracula is killed by a wooden wagon wheel spoke but is revived 100 years later by an ambitious acolyte, to find himself in England of the 20th Century.

For DRACULA, A.D. 1972, Hammer’s music director, Philip Martell, chose to go in a different direction with the music, seeking a more modern sound to go along with the film’s modern approach and so Mike Vickers was brought in to compose the music for the film. Vickers had a strong background as an arranger and composer in the early 1960’s, and played guitar and saxophone for the Manfred Mann group during its early period. Vickers’ music for the film is a mixture of orchestral acoustics with electronic instruments, incorporating modernistic, pop-jazz styled rhythms, Gothic tonalities with snare drum, organ and cymbals, reworked with horns, saxophone, bongos and drumkit. In addition to the score, the film features two songs by the American pop band, Stoneground, and atonal electroacoustic music composed by electronic music pioneer David Vorhaus for the black mass sequence.

BSX Digital Music presents the original motion picture soundtrack to DRACULA, A.D. 1972 in film order, along with the two songs by Stoneground as bonus tracks. The digital booklet contains exclusive liner notes written by noted author Randall D. Larson, featuring a new interview with the composer, along with contributions by Caroline Munro. DRACULA, A.D. 1972 is presented by BUYSOUNDTRAX Records and GDI Records, continuing in the fine tradition of GDI’s incredible series of soundtracks from the Hammer vaults.


Download Album (BSXCD8855)
  1. James Bernard - Warner Bros Logo (Theme from Dracula)
  2. Mike Vickers - Prologue / Hyde Park 1872
  3. Mike Vickers - Main Theme Dracula A.D. 1972
  4. Mike Vickers - Johnny Looks at Ring / Legend of Dracula
  5. Mike Vickers - Devil's Circle Music
  6. Mike Vickers - Baptism By Blood
  7. Mike Vickers - Dracula Rising / The Blood Ritual / Laura Screams
  8. Mike Vickers - Dracula Returns / Dracula Bites Laura
  9. Mike Vickers - Alucard Dracula / Not the One / Give Me the Power
  10. Mike Vickers - Dumping the Body / Van Helsing Prepares / Jessica Walks Into the Trap
  11. Mike Vickers - Van Helsing Heads to the Club
  12. Mike Vickers - Van Helsing Confronts Johnny / Johnny's Ignoble Death Scene
  13. Mike Vickers - Johnny Be Really Dead / Van Helsing at the Church / Van Helsing Confronts Dracula / Rest in Final Peace / Main Theme: Dracula A.D. 1972 (Reprise)
  14. Stoneground - You Better Come Through For Me
  15. Stoneground - Alligator Man