Perseverance Records Releases Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 2: Who Wants To Live Forever
(Denver, CO / December 1, 2023) – For the soundtrack lover in your life, this holiday season give them Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 2: Who Wants To Live Forever, an aural odyssey through the realms of favorite films – available now on quality platforms such as Amazon Music.
The eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the first volume of Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Tears in Rain, this 21-song, 50-minute anthology spotlights 10 cues from Charles Bernstein’s unused score for The Serpent and the Rainbow, five from David Williams’ Phantoms, four from Marco Beltrami’s Resident Evil, plus Edwin Wendler’s theme from Dragon Soldiers and, the album’s crown jewel, Michael Kamen’s epic “Highlander-Suite”, performed by FAME’s Studio Orchestra.
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The soaring 10-minute masterwork, arranged and orchestrated by composer Nikiforos Chrysoloras specifically for this album, was recorded in July of this year in Skopje, North Macedonia. “In addition to ‘Training Montage’, ‘Scotland 1536’ and ‘Silvercup Showdown’, I’ve added ‘Prelude’ and the alternate version of ‘Heather’s Theme’ – aka ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’. The cue order has been changed to create a more coherent movement of music,” explained Chrysoloras, who approached the Michael Kamen estate in 2018, with the goal of honoring the legendary artist, who died in 2003, by getting his “underperformed” music to a wider audience.
Perseverance founder and producer Robin Esterhammer reflected on the ethos behind the new compilation: “This collection is like a playlist of some of my favorite scores that couldn’t have standalone releases. It’s a compilation of deep cuts, rarities and other cool stuff I thought would be interesting to soundtrack connoisseurs. Instead of just creating a Spotify playlist, we’ve brought these pieces together on a physical CD, offering fans several new recordings to enjoy. This is a holiday gift I know fans will love and appreciate!”
Continuing its tradition of curated compilations since 2002, Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 2: Who Wants To Live Forever is a treasure trove for enthusiasts; from re-recordings and orchestral suites to original tracks, this collection embodies the passion and dedication of Perseverance Records towards the art of film music.
To learn more about Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 2: Who Wants To Live Forever, and order the CD of the album, visit PerseveranceRecords.com – and find the full album now on all major digital service providers and streaming services as well as quality brick & mortar retailers. The album is being distributed by MVD,.
ABOUT PERSEVERANCE RECORDS:
Denver, Colorado-based Perseverance Records is a leading producer of film soundtrack music that hasn’t been available for a long time, or never at all. The company was founded in 2002, and has specialized in the restoration and preservation of film scores from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
The company has branched out into the recording of specially arranged and orchestrated suites of classic film scores and fan favorites, such as Highlander, the unused Coil score for Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and Alien (coming on Vol. 3 of this anthology series). More suites by composers such as James Horner and Christopher Young are in the works.