Title - 'Dead Ringers: Collector's Edition, Vol. 5'
Artist - Howard Shore
Howe Records is pleased to announce the release of three expanded collector's edition soundtracks celebrating the 35th anniversary, 15-film collaboration between celebrated filmmaker David Cronenberg and Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore.
Here on DEAD RINGERS: COLLECTOR'S EDITION VOL. 5, Howard Shore's complete score to the film is now newly remastered and contains material not previously released. The 1988 thriller starred Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists was directed, of course, by David Cronenberg who himself co-wrote the screenplay with Norman Snider.
Indeed, Howard Shore has said, "The music in Dead Ringers works all around the edges. It's all about subtext. It's not about what's necessarily on screen. It's adding another layer, another dimension to the story."
And he couldn't be more correct, as I truly believe Shore's amazing music is one of the reasons David Cronenberg's movies are so damn powerful; image wise. The man simply understands what's going on inside the head of Cronenberg and manages to manifest his visions into truly remarkable scores.
1. Main Title
5. Separate Us
6. Infertility Operation
8. Growing Awareness (Complete)
9. The Operating Room
10. Helpless (Complete)
13. In Delirium
14. Welcome Homes
15. Birthday Party
Containing 14 minutes of previously-unreleased bonus material, lest we forget that Shore actually won the Genie Award for this 'Dead Ringers' score. And deservedly so as this soundtrack score as good as they come for evoking drama, suspense within the viewer - even when nobody is on screen.