© 2013 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||The Last Man On Earth|
|CD Label||Monstrous Movie Music|
|Music Composed by:||Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter|
|Number of tracks||46|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||November 15, 2012|
|Year of movie release||March 08, 1964|
January 22, 2012
On November 15, 2012 David Schecter and the crew of Monstrous Movie Music at: http://www.mmmrecordings.com/ put out four new, wonderful CD's of old "B" movies from the 1950's full of rare tracks. I am a big fan of his CD's and own all of them. You can't go wrong with any of the CD's from their site. It's easy to see and hear how much work and soul they put into each release.
This CD contains no music used in Godzilla movies but is a great listening experience and inspired music in Japanese sci-fi and monster films into the 1960's. Plus this does fall under the "... And Other Monster Music" in the site title.
This is one of my favorite films from the period. The music is typical of monster and horror films of the period and some tracks have a feel like they could have been used in TV episodes of Twilight Zone. Some tracks could easily be used in other films from the 1950's because they would fit right in and feel at home. I enjoyed this movie better than the remakes "The Omega Man" from 1971 starring Charlton Heston or the 2007 "I Am Legend" starring Will Smith. While I did enjoy those two remakes in their own right, the original here with Vincent Price shot in black & white I feel was better. All three movies are based on the 1954 sci-fi/vampire novel "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson. In this original you get a story that actually builds and makes you feel for the Robert Neville character. Plus there were no flashy special effects, just a good, believable story.
For more information or to order, go to: Monstrous Movie Music at: http://www.mmmrecordings.com/
The Last Man On Earth [MMM-1969]
* = without vocal overdubs