Published Oct 25, 2013This year marks the 40th anniversary of the classic UK cult film The Wicker Man, and to mark the occasion, the soundtrack will get a new vinyl reissue. Appropriately enough, the spooky soundtrack will be released on October 31. Yes, that's Halloween.
The soundtrack wasn't released until years after the film came out, and this pressing features a shorter tracklist than the CD versions that have come out over the years. The artwork was specially created for this release by Richey Beckett.
The record is available to pre-order from Rare Sleeve. The artwork is also available on T-shirts and posters, so peruse your purchasing options here. The vinyl is limited to 500 copies.
The folksy music was composed, arranged and recorded by Paul Giovanni and Magnet. It draws on nursery rhymes, pieces by Robbie Burns, and traditional tunes.
The Wicker Man:
A1. Corn Rigs
A2. The Landlord's Daughter
A3. Gently Johnny
A5. Fire Leap
A6. The Tinker of Rye
B1. Willow's Song
B3. Chop Chop
B5. Festival/Mirie It Is/Sumer Is A-Cumen In