13 Songs, 46 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Dale & Tanya ,

Bride of Frankenstein ~Soundtrack

What a beautiful score, so eerie and windsome. I was delighted to hear it again. It brought back wonderful childhood memories of one of my all time favorite classic movies.

Charles Herschel ,

The use of the theremin

First of all, I love this score! I agree with the main reviewer that it is truly one of the best. But, I have one quibble. The use of the theremin (synthesizer) was absolutely Waxman's idea. The instrument was new and quite in vogue at the time and Waxman was dead on in using it to musically depict the eerie and sexual moments in the film. If you go back and watch the original film you will see and hear how effective it was and is. Bernard Hermann and Miklos Rozsa and others used the instrument in quite a few films of the day. The theremin was certainly one of the forerunners of the modern day synth and later in the 20th Century rock bands took it up to add a certain color to their work. But make no mistake it was Waxman's idea and intent to use it in this movie and it was one of the reasons I was so drawn to the movie score even as a child. That said, if you're looking for one of the best soundtrack recording of all time give this a listen. I also reccomend "Vertigo" "Citizen Kane" and "Hangover Square" as other great soundtrack recordings to listen to.

The Electric God ,


I do not know if Mr. Waxman ever got the credit he deserves for a masterful film score. It's eriee, playful, serene, and majestic. I know all the scenes when I listen to it. A great film soundtrack to a a wonderful classic movie. Yes, they do not write like this anymore: Real movie music.

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