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The Primevals belongs to a different time, a different place, an imagined world of monsters, myth and magic that hasonly ever existed within the confines of classic fantasy cinema. Even if its chief architect, David Allen, had lived andthe film had been released in the 1990s, it would have still been out of synch with the zeitgeist.Fifty years ago, filmmaker David Allen registered the story for the film that would become The Primevals. Hisgoal was to elevate the art of stop-motion animation into more serious, thoughtful storytelling. In the mid-1960s,the film had started as an homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs, reminiscent of the fantasy films by Ray Harryhausen thathad impressed David as a child. He sadly died in 1999 and the task of completing the film fell to his visual effectscolleague Chris Endicott.Award winning and Emmy nominated composer Richard Band is primarily known as a composer for Horrorand Genre films. He was recently awarded the MOSMA Film Music Festival’s “LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” and thesubsequent two nights of concerts in Malaga, Spain included an encore in which The Primevals main title for fullorchestra had its live premiere.The music represents a glorious hark back to the classic scores that fuelled so many of the Harryhausen filmsof the 1950s and 1960s. A delirious thrill-ride through the joys of monsters, ray-guns, spaceships and good old-fashioned stop motion animation.“… Richard Band’s thundering, evocative score that amplifies the overall experience, accentuating every deliriousmoment, every delicate passage, every terrifying encounter, with an unapologetically old-fashioned sense of thecinema fantastique.”Chris Alexander, editor of Fangoria and Delirium magazines

OST - The Primevals (Ice Blue & Lilac 2LP Vinyl)

  • Side 1
    1. The Gale and Mountain Shack / Battling the Yeti / Main Title
    2. Dr. Collier's Announcement
    3. Unveiling the Yeti
    4. Matt and Dr. Collier
    5. They Talk / The Expedition
    6. Rondo Agrees to The Expedition
    7. Meeting Cathleen / Kiku

    Side 2
    1. Pushing On / Yeti Tracks
    2. Awakened by a Yeti / Kiku
    3. The Tower / Earthquake
    4. The Cave / A New Land
    5. Rafting Down the River
    6. The Hominid Village
    7. Matt Hears Villagers Screaming
    8. The Hominid Confrontation
    9. The Wrecked Village / Onwards
    10. Entering the Caves
    11. Huge Spaceship Discovery

    Side 3
    1. The Spaceship / Inside the Spaceship
    2. The Abduction
    3. In the Cages
    4. Taken to "The Arena"
    5. The Lizard Arena Show
    6. The Yeti is Released

    Side 4
    1. Escaping the Cages / The Yeti Helps the Escape Part 1
    2. The Yeti Helps the Escape Part 2 / Matt Has a Plan
    3. Dr. Collier Dies & Finale
    4. End Titles