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Return to ‘The Beyond’ — An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Fabio Frizzi’s Composer’s Cut

In five short years, Cadabra Records has established itself as perhaps the indispensable label for those possessing a predilection for unique, beguiling forays into aural darkness. Cadabra melds high-end, spoken word performances of classics by Lovecraft, Poe, Ligotti and more with stunning compositions from legendary composers such as Fabio Frizzi, Maurizio Guarini (Goblin), Anima Morte and other luminaries.

Oh, and the physical presentations are triumphs of pure sinister elegance.

Now, hot on the heels of the stellar Frizzi/Andrew Leman collaborative interpretation of H.P. Lovecraft’s I Notturni Di Yuggoth LP, comes a wild surprise announcement: A “Composer’s Cut” of the strangely organic, weirdly proggy landmark score for Lucio Fulci’s 1981 actually-for-real-cult flick The Beyond (1981). The Beyond is a surrealist nightmare that proved the perfect playground for the adventurous, endemically innovative and creatively restless Frizzi.

From the press release:

[F]or the film’s 35th anniversary [in 2016], Frizzi unearthed 52 unused pieces of music originally composed for the film in order to construct the Composer’s Cut and take it on the road to play it live-to-film in a series of screenings. The Beyond’s score has been released numerous times over the years, including a highly sought after original 1981 LP on Beat Records, as well as reissues through Mondo and Death Waltz, but the Composer’s Cut by Cadabra marks the first studio recording of the score heard the way it was intended, unearthed and uncut.

Check out this excerpt from the record to whet your appetite right now: 

“I couldn’t be more proud to be part of such a historic release,” Cadabra founder Jonathan Dennison tells Diabolique. “Fabio Frizzi has exceeded any expectations one might have about revisiting one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. The Beyond: Composer’s Cut is rich in detail with no stone left unturned, organic in tone and a ‘real feel’ performance.”

The Beyond: Composer’s Cut is available as a deluxe double LP pressed on 160-gram colored vinyl featuring “a four-panel foldout insert, an 11’x11’ insert, a huge 24’x36’poster, as well as exclusive liner notes by Fabio Frizzi himself.”

Pick it up here.

About Shawn Macomber

Shawn Macomber is a writer, editor, and noted pug wrangler living and working in the greater New York City area. (AKA, Jersey.) His writing has appeared in Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Shock Till You Drop, Delirium, Decibel, Magnet, Maxim, and other fine and middling publications. His fiction has appeared in Fangoria, Despumation, the Grey Matter Press anthology Savage Beasts, and other outlets. In 2015 he co-edited of the heavy metal horror Healing Monsters anthologies, featuring contributions from members of EyeHateGod, Pig Destroyer, Crisis, Charred Walls of the Damned, Orange in the New Black, and others.

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