In the beginning, when this site was still on Blogspot, The Playlist focused on the intersection of music and film, and while our coverage has expanded it’s still a subject near and dear to our hearts. To that end, here's some news that will be exciting to fans of two classic films.
Last week, Milan Records announced the future releases of digitally remastered editions of Anton Karas’ score for the Carol Reed-helmed and Orson Welles-starring noir “The Third Man” and Bernard Herrmann’s score for the classic Alfred Hitchcock film — and the greatest film of all time per Sight & Sound — “Vertigo.”
Both releases feature great cover art and look to be a great addition to any film score collection. Serious collectors may want to keep a closer eye on Karas’ score as it may soon be as scarce as the now-out-of-print Criterion edition of “The Third Man.” But for any soundtrack buffs, these are two pretty essential releases to have on hand, and there's no better time to snatch them up.
You can catch the score for “The Third Man” on February 25th and get “Vertigo” on March 11th. Check out the artwork below. [Bloody Disgusting]