(July 13, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande is excited to announce the single LP release of The Omen with music by Jerry Goldsmith, conducted by Lionel Newman. This special single LP reissue of The Omen features the original, 12-track 1976 soundtrack album on red vinyl with black splatter. The album is available now for pre-order and will release on September 23.
The Omen (1976) was a smash success, starring Gregory Peck as an American ambassador who learns that his adopted son is, in fact, the Antichrist. With its grisly accidents befalling those who would stand in the boy’s path, cult of Satanic worshippers and protectors, and fascinating End Times mythology, the film captured the public’s imagination and led to a long-running franchise.
The Omen was a special project for Jerry Goldsmith: the only time he won an Oscar in his long career for Best Original Score. He was also nominated for Best Original Song for “Ave Satani”—his chilling “Black Mass” that inverted the Latin Mass into a dark paean to the Devil.
The score is one of Goldsmith’s best: not just the “Ave Satani” chants, but the way he incorporates them into his modernist, thrilling action music in tracks like “Killer’s Storm,” “The Demise of Mrs. Baylock” and “The Dog’s Attack.”
But Goldsmith was always attuned to the human warmth behind the chills and thrills—and the score features hopeful, loving moments for the ambassador’s family, including a song version of the love theme, “The Piper Dreams,” with lyrics and vocals by the composer’s wife, Carol.
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1. Ave Satani 2:35
2. The New Ambassador 2:39
3. The Killer Storm 2:56
4. A Sad Message 1:46
5. The Demise of Mrs. Baylock 2:56
6. Don’t Let Him 2:54
1. The Piper Dreams 2:41
2. The Fall 3:46
3. Safari Park 2:06
4. The Dogs Attack 5:56
5. The Homecoming 2:48
6. The Altar 2:05
ABOUT VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS
Varèse Sarabande is one of the leading and most prolific producers of film and television soundtracks. The label was formed as a merger between Varèse International Records (named for composer Edgar Varèse) and Sarabande Records (named after a musical dance form). The label’s iconic logo—a frequent curiosity of fans around the globe—is actually an inkblot created by blowing a straw on a piece of paper with India ink.
Initially a classical label, Varèse Sarabande released its first album of film music in June 1978. Since then, Varèse Sarabande has released thousands of soundtracks and new recordings of classic film scores conducted by celebrated composers with the world’s best-known orchestras.The label upped the ante for fans by creating the Varèse Sarabande CD Club—releasing exclusive limited-edition deluxe soundtracks featuring rare and long-requested titles. The CD Club ran initially from 1989–92 and was restarted in 2001, and Varèse continues to create Deluxe Editions of cherished scores that might otherwise never see a release.
Since joining Concord in 2018, Varèse Sarabande continues to release new television and film scores, high-quality vinyl and Deluxe Edition soundtracks.