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Thursday, April 13, 2023 | Exclusives, Music


“The boat can leave now. Tell the crew…”

Cadabra Records, purveyors of such nightmares on vinyl as The Beyond: Composer’s Cut and The Eyes Of The Cat Original Soundtrack reteams with macabre music maestro Fabio Frizzi for what will surely be the genre music release of the year. Coming July 28, ZOMBIE: COMPOSER’S CUT features an all-new re-recorded version of the haunting, hard-driving score to Lucio Fulci’s beloved living dead classic Zombie (aka Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters). More than merely a redux of Zombie‘s score, this release orchestrates new music to accent specific scenes in the listener’s mind while keeping the original compositions firmly in the forefront.

ZOMBIE: COMPOSER’S CUT, pressed on 150-gram vinyl in a dazzling array of gruesome variants, comes beautifully packaged in a deluxe heavyweight tip-on gatefold jacket featuring artist Jeremy Hush‘s rendering of the film’s iconic worm-eyed ghoul. Also included are new essays by Stephen Thrower (author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci) and film and music scholar J. Blake Fichera, and liner notes by composer Fabio Frizzi himself. 

Here’s a peek at that tracklist:

Side A:

  1. The Boat Can Leave Now, Tell The Crew
  2. Paula’s Eye
  3. Cut Off From The Rest Of The World
  4. Zombie vs. Policeman
  5. Zombies Wake Up And Walk 

Side B:

  1. Afraid Of Voodoo
  2. At The Door Of Menard’s House
  3. Cemetery For Spanish Conquistadores
  4. Gruesome Banquet
  5. Zombie vs. Shark
  6. Blood Under A Microscope
  7. Brooklyn Bridge (End Credits)
  8. These Islands, Voodooism, Zombies…
  9. Main Title

You can preorder ZOMBIE: COMPOSER’S CUT now at the official Cadabra Records website. However, if you can’t wait for July, you can get a juicy bite from the upcoming release now. Click here to listen to the RUE MORGUE exclusive premiere of “Paula’s Eye” and relive all the ocular trauma of one of Lucio Fulci’s most notorious set pieces. 

William J. Wright
William J. Wright is RUE MORGUE's online managing editor. A two-time Rondo Classic Horror Award nominee and an active member of the Horror Writers Association, William is lifelong lover of the weird and macabre. His work has appeared in many popular (and a few unpopular) publications dedicated to horror and cult film. William earned a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University in 1998, majoring in English with a minor in Film Studies. He helped establish ETSU's Film Studies minor with professor and film scholar Mary Hurd and was the program's first graduate. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, three sons and a recalcitrant cat.