Roots Of Goth (CD)

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41 tracks across two discs exploring the origins of gothic music.

An offshoot of Post-Punk movement in the early 1980s, Goth quickly became a label for bands as diverse as The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees and, later, The Sisters Of Mercy, as well as for the music they played and for the followers of these groups. With the opening of London's Batcave club in 1982 the scene develop into a genre of its own and the most all-encompassing of sub-cultures, Identifiable to outsiders by an obsession with things morbid and a penchant for black attire. Goths were in fact the latest in a cultural lineage stretching back to such literary figures as Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Baudelaire and ETA Hoffmann.
This collection documents the rich and eclectic musical heritage from which the pioneers of the scene drew their inspiration - often finding their pulse in surprising places. From the French romantic compositions of Berlioz and Saint-Saens, to the chilling refrains of Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana', rubbing shoulders with the grief laden lament of folk traditional 'All My Sorrows' and Robert Johnson's haunting 'Hellhound on my Trail'. Featuring 41 tracks in all and including extensive sleeve notes by music historian Alan Clayson detailing some of the darkest, most macabre and occasionally ridiculous music ever committed to wax.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Dame Nellie Melba - Mad Song Of Ophelia (Hamlet)
  • Messrs Ernest Pike and Walter Miller - Excelsior
  • John MacCormack - The Lost Chord
  • Gertrud Kappel - Hojoroho from 'Die Walkure'
  • Moran and Mack - Two Black Crows In Hades (Part 1)
  • Billie Maxwell - Haunted Hunter
  • Jack Webb - The Night Guard
  • Tchaikovsky - Theme From Dracula
  • Stokowski - Des Sommerwindes Wilde Jagd (The Wild Hunt Of The Summer Wind) from 'Gurrelieder'
  • The Sons Of The Pioneers - Empty Saddles
  • Robert Johnson - Hellhound On My Trail
  • Webster Booth and Dennis Noble - Watchman, What Of The Night'
  • Mercy Dee - Danger Zone
  • Vaughan Monroe - Riders In The Sky
  • Howlin’ Wolf - Moanin' At Midnight
  • Frankie Laine - Jezebel
  • Les Compagnons De La Chanson - The Three Bells
  • Dimitri Mitropoulos - Danse Macabre
  • Mario Lanza - Danny Boy
  • Johnnie Ray - Mountains In The Moonlight
Disc 2:
  • Willem Van Otterloo - Marche Au Supplice (March To The Scaffold) - Symphonie Fantastique
  • Willem Van Otterloo - Songe D'une Nuit De Sabbat (Dreams Of A Witches Sabbat) - Symphonie Fantastique
  • Eamonn Andrews - The Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2 )
  • Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil
  • The Ron Goodwin Orchestra - The Headless Horseman
  • The Benedictine Monks of the Abbey at Saint Maurice & Saint Maur Clervaux - Gregorian Chant - Salve Regina - Antiphona (Tonus Monasticus) In Honorem SS Sacrementi
  • Frances Faye - Three Ravens
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins - Frenzy
  • Chuck Berry - Downbound Train
  • Erik Nordgren - Procession Of The Flagellants From The Seventh Seal
  • Mel Torme - The House Is Haunted
  • Juliette Greco - Bonjour Tristesse
  • Esquerita - Esquerita and the Voola
  • Miklos Rozsa - Death Of Messala from 'Ben Hur'
  • Herbert Kegel - O Fortuna Inperatrix Mundi from 'Carmina Burana'
  • Dimitri Tiomkin - The Green Leaves Of Summer from 'The Alamo'
  • The Shadows - All My Sorrows
  • Screaming Lord Sutch - Til The Following Night
  • The Moontrekkers - Night Of the Vampires
  • John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
  • Stravinsky - Infernal Dance Of King Kastchei from 'The Firebird'

Additional Details

Label: Chrome Dreams

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 154 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 09/13/11

UPC: 823564620121

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