Bernard Herrmann - Psycho (Soundtrack) [LP] (180 Gram, Red Vinyl) - UrbanVinylStore

Bernard Herrmann - Psycho (Soundtrack) [LP] (180 Gram, Red Vinyl)

And 'Psycho,' of course, is a black-and-white movie. And Benny later said that he wanted to complement the black-and-white photography with a black-and-white score. Well, just as there's tremendous range in black-and-white movies in the photography of them, Herrmann found tremendous range within this limited group of instruments, the string section. He made the strings extremely dry. He put mutes; he loved to have mutes on his strings.

So it creates a very different sound from what we think of as the usual Hollywood romantic film score that used violins. It's the exact opposite. It's cold, it's chilly, and he uses the strings also for percussive effects, since we don't have the traditional things like timpani and all the sort of devices that film composers use to scare or startle people. He created percussive effects in the strings.'' - Robert Siegel,

* 180g Red Vinyl

Side A:
1. Prelude; The City; Marion And Sam; Temptation;
2. Flight; The Patrol Car; The Car Lot; The Package; The Rainstorm;
3. Hotel Room; The Window; The Parlour; The Madhouse; The Peephole;

Side B:
1. The Bathroom; The Murder; The Body; The Office; The Curtain; The Water; The Car; The Swamp;
2. The Search; The Shadow; Phone Booth; The Porch; The Stairs; The Knife;
3. The Search; The First Floor; Cabin 10; Cabin 1;
4. The Hill; The Bedroom; The Toys; The Cellar; Discovery; Finale;