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Title: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on February 20, 2020, 02:02:22 PM
I have a day off work so re-arranged all my LPs (I am seriously knackered by the way).  I found some old print outs that map the history of how the music used in 'Dawn of the Dead' was discovered and shared.  Here's some of the stuff I can remember in a rough chronology.
In 1996-97 I bought a pile of library records (a big pile of 800).   It included a very good run of De Wolfe LPs from around 1976 / DWS/LP 3300-ish. At that time I was looking for funky stuff, breaks, etc. as well as any cues from Prisoner Cell Block H that I was a huge fan of at the time.
It took months to go through these records as I was working full time and young so out a lot with friends.   I moved from my Mum's house to a flat in this period and can remember which location I was in when finding different cues.  I found 'Fugarock' pretty quickly which I loved and recognised 'Telex' on the same LP (Sounds Unusual- DWS/LP 3304).   I remember a year or three later (now in another flat so must have been 2000) trying to convince some dude on an online forum that the DOTD track was Derek Scott's 'Fugarock' and he was having none of it and telling me it was something else.   I had moved from cassettes to Mini Discs by now but didn't know how to record stuff on to my PC so I couldn't prove it to him.The 'Sun High' LP stuff I found pretty quickly.  You can still see on the sleeve that I circled it and wrote 'P?' (meaning 'Might have been used in 'Prisoner').  I was flicking through these records at such a rate I knew I recognised it but didn't know where from at the time.  It seems ridiculous now because other tracks on the same LP were used by Romero but I wasn't thinking about it in that way and still didn't know that much about how LPs were catalogued. I must have found 'Spinechiller' a bit later because I was in the flat.   I picked out a random LP and started to run a bath.  From the bathroom I heard the intro to 'Mask of Death' and was deliriously excited legging it into the front room to see what it was!
In this first batch I found nine LPs with Dawn cues on; those above and also the 'Cosmogony' LP, 'Empty Horizons', 'World Power'...  I can't remember what else off hand.  I know that when the Trunk compilation came out there was only 'Dank Earth' that I hadn't found yet.
I had offers of lots of money to sell them (£1000 Canadian Dollars so about £70 per LP) but never did I'm glad to say.
In March 2001 Chris Stavrakis posted up a cue list on his website.  It had been transcribed from hand written notes so included multiple errors (LPs were written down as 8056 instead of 3056, names were incorrect or incomplete, 'Spinechiller' was listed as 3309, not 3300, etc).   I didn't see it until October 2001 when I emailed him and said I had these nine records so could correct some of the errors and add some of the tracks that were missing- 'Fugarock', 'Queka', 'Flossie', etc  weren't on the original list along with some other really big titles.
 (https://i.postimg.cc/KYsYyqvF/Early-post-1.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/L5QDkMmw/Early-post-2.jpg)
 Chris lived in Pittsburgh I think so had access to the source materials.  I was in the UK where you could find the records so we made a pretty good team.    Now I had a list of the records I started finding and buying them.  Check out this fax to Warren De Wolfe:(https://i.postimg.cc/qRs2w6d9/Order-Fax-to-Warren.jpg)
 And a follow on one to order the records- note me correcting him that it is 8056 I want NOT 3056!!:(https://i.postimg.cc/3NkbWZGg/2nd-order-fax.jpg)
 As the records arrived I realised that the list was full of errors.  There were a substantial number of tracks that were on the list but not actually used which was annoying at the time as I didn't have a lot of money!  The list must have gone through multiple updates and at this time I hadn't met anyone else who had found or had any of the cues.  They were still extremely elusive.

After I emailed Chris he posted the list again with some corrections:(https://i.postimg.cc/Px5TNmJy/Post-with-notes-1.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/28Qkcjs4/Post-with-notes-2.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/J7gHVhYv/Post-with-notes-3.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/BZdy8xwg/Post-with-notes-4.jpg)


Here's the list with my handwritten additions, etc:

 (https://i.postimg.cc/mgfXmBYW/My-notes-1.jpg)  (https://i.postimg.cc/D0GDzZr5/My-notes-2.jpg)
I was swapping Mini Discs with a guy called Alan H in Australia.  He had some of the Sylvester ones so I was able to verify or cross off more cues from his rips.   This is how we did it in 2001- no online sharing and buying LPs from mailing lists before eBay really kicked in.



I sent Chris the tracks by mail and here's an email from him on November 28th 2001, with more detail for the 'Spinechiller' LP:(https://i.postimg.cc/DwSjg6pH/Spinechiller-notes-1.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/Qt6qQrb5/Spinechiller-notes-2.jpg)
I also faxed Warren De Wolfe about them releasing the tracks on CD before I moved in to my second flat so it would have been the late 90's.  He suggested |I find a publisher and get back to them.  I didn't have a clue where to start so forgot about it until the Trunk comp came out in 2004.
Finally some more handwritten stuff I found with me starting to list chronologically:(https://i.postimg.cc/rm6jyLJN/IMG-2652.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/fLBV2cJS/IMG-2653.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/R0C6cp0x/IMG-2654.jpg)
Sometime between 2001 and 2004  the Complete Soundtrack started selling on eBay, and this was the first time the tracks were 'out there' and readily available to a lot of people.

(https://i.postimg.cc/JhPQCBFZ/ost-dotd-extended-cut-ultimate-soundtrack-complete-cd-front.jpg)
What's particularly interesting is these incorrect lists.  It would appear George Romero changed his mind and tried out various cues before the final cut.  I don't doubt that at some point 'Once', 'Non Vibrato', 'Trumpet Requiem', 'Synchropulse' etc were all used in some cut of the film and replaced with Goblin music or other library cues.   It gives an unseen snapshot into the history of a film loved by so many, not least me who as a young teen rented the Intervision video of DOTD from Radio Rentals (complete with Alpha Films logo and it's 'Telex' cue from Derek Scott and the same LP that 'Fugarock', 'Scarey I' and 'Scarey II' are on) so many times and that soundtrack became emblazoned on my memory forever.

This is why we love this shit so much  :)
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: stackjackson on February 21, 2020, 03:26:55 AM
What a great historical accounting of the DOTD saga, Retro, and your role in all of this.
Serves also as a fascinating early record of the growing awareness among collectors of the 'mysterious' world of library music. Priceless

I had not been aware of all this DOTD cue hunting back in that period, even though as a kid back in 1978 I was a HUGE fan of the movie...

For me, it was around 1994 or 1995 when I was first introduced to library records. I had purchased a handful of De Wolfe 10' LPs from a large estate sale in Virginia, owned originally by an old RCA executive in New York City... I was clueless about what these peculiar records were at the time, and wouldn't learn about them, and library music generally, until a couple years later when the Sound Gallery comps, etc. started coming out...
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on February 22, 2020, 09:22:45 AM
You were on to the records really early then just by chance- what were those De Wolfe 10"s you found?
I'm at the stage with De Wolfe where I'm tinkering with going for a full run!  I have a bad completist attitude.  It happened with KPM; never considered it as they were too expensive and then I got that haul with quite a lot of the big hitters I couldn't resist going for the run. 

I still need nearly all the mega bucks De Wolfe though so don't think it'll happen.  Maybe as an old man when the mortgage is all paid off.

I was really clueless about what library music was all about.  It took me a while to figure the link between the CD releases like the Tension; Suspense and the original BRM LPs.  I remember nearly leaving BRM 11 for £4 which when I got it  home I realised almost every track was on my wants list (used in 'Prisoner' again).   Even though I could see track names that I knew were used in the show I didn't twig that an editor is likley to use other tracks off the same LP.  Once I started thinking like a music editor it made finding tracks alot easier!

As for Dawn I think every track is known except, for me, one- the timpani drums in between the two Scarey tracks as Flyboy gets zombie jumped. Probably on some De Wolfe I have already but hard to spot.  If anyone knows what this is plesae shout out :-)

I also found in my 'clear up' some faxes I'd sent to Amphonic and a couple of letters from Erica Dale advising me what they still had left and what had totally sold out.

This also reminds me of a copnversation I had with KPM around the mid 90's.  My heard crumpled when he told me they had 'skipped several tons of LPs' not that long ago.......  Imagine strolling by and finding that lot.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: stackjackson on February 22, 2020, 02:37:59 PM
Here's the list of my first batch of De Wolfe 10s I bought:
But the most unusual items that I found at this estate sale were these self-made home recordings (both 78 and 33 speed) on 4' "Presto" vinyl from Jan. 1948-Feb. 1949. This stuff is absolutely fascinating glimpse of life at home in NYC in the late 1940s, complete with live radio in the background! Here are a few label images:

(https://i.imgur.com/qlNaAwK.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/HawW0VO.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/quPn74p.jpg)
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on February 22, 2020, 02:45:27 PM
Wow, what an amazing snapshot of family life!
Also nice bunch of 10"s as well.  I still need a 'Polaris' now.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: stackjackson on February 22, 2020, 02:50:54 PM
I still need a 'Polaris' now.

Wish I had two of them! ;)
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on February 22, 2020, 03:09:43 PM
Me too :-)
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: stackjackson on February 22, 2020, 03:16:07 PM
Just found the obituary notice for the original owner of these De Wolfes and homemade recordings on Presto vinyl:

Quote
Herman 'Hy' Badler, CBS executive
Herman “Hy” Badler, 91, an engineer and vice president of CBS News who directed engineering and planning for coverage of such special events as NASA space missions and national political conventions, died Jan.  2 [2018] at a hospital in Silver Spring, Md. The cause was pneumonia, said a daughter, Danielle Badler.
Mr. Badler, a Silver Spring resident, was born in New York City. He moved to Washington in 1977 and retired from CBS in 1988 after 37 years with the network. He later was a consultant with the U.S. Information Agency, PBS and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

And a history of Presto Recording Corp:

http://www.prestohistory.com/Presto.htm (http://www.prestohistory.com/Presto.htm)
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on March 28, 2020, 08:00:24 PM
Thanks for this Retronic, superb to read up on your history with this. I'm sure you'll already know being a fan but the Limited Edition contents might be of interest...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUIVCl8WoAAukal?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on March 28, 2020, 08:18:30 PM
Yes saw that and interested t hear what makes the second disc.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on September 25, 2020, 09:20:39 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/FErEBuE.jpg)

Does this seem about right Retronic?
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on September 25, 2020, 09:34:40 PM
Yes, a mix with some that appeared on the Trunk comp and some that didn’t.   Be good to have some of these on CD. Ordered the set myself so looking forward to it.


What site is this image on?  I thought the other disc would just be the Trunk one bit odd to have some of the same tracks.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on September 26, 2020, 12:23:25 PM
I took it from the second sight facebook page and just did some perspective correction in photoshop to make it easier to read.
I'd imagine that trunk hasn't had anything to do with this and it's it own thing. Someone pointed out that some hudson tracks are missing on facebook and that some tracks might be shortened but I don't know the score well enough.
Can't wait to get mine though!
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on September 26, 2020, 12:37:12 PM
Nice work. Can you see what’s on the other disc? :-)
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: The_Eleventh_Hour on September 26, 2020, 01:05:20 PM
Nice work. Can you see what’s on the other disc? :-)

Disc 5 is the Goblin score - just disc 6 and 7 are Library cues!

https://secondsightfilms.co.uk/collections/latest-releases/products/dawn-of-the-dead-limited-edition-4k-uhd-pre-order-available-26th-october-2020?fbclid=IwAR173yRnEdXEGEyNoBQZYII30v0Xqn4eyKVUHS5tw4V2JnTIHPmct9fZ47Y
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on September 26, 2020, 01:10:50 PM
Wondering what’s in the other library disc...
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 08, 2020, 09:25:26 AM
niknak sorted me out with full track list as my set hasn't arrive yet and it looks like it's virtaully all there- some tracks missing:Great they included so many tracks and for most fans this will be definitive enough.   I'm hoping the included book has pictures of cue sheets (I can feel my heart beat increasing just thinking about it!  ;D ).

There is one tiny cue that still eludes me- between Scary I and Scary II there's a short burst of timpani as Flyboy is attacked in the basement.  I must have it but have never found it. 

Looks like a cracking set and another chapter in this long story, starting over 40 years ago.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on November 08, 2020, 04:39:28 PM
Ah interesting, so are these tracks hard to come by?
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 08, 2020, 04:41:38 PM
No, probably all shared here at some point.  I can send you FLACs if you want to hear/ have them. 

Anything much about the music in the book?
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on November 08, 2020, 04:43:12 PM
Yes please! would be nice to hear those.

Haven't got to the book yet, will let you know later on
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 08, 2020, 04:44:05 PM
Will sort them out tomorrow as settled down in front of the telly early tonight!
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on November 08, 2020, 04:56:42 PM
Same
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on November 09, 2020, 02:21:43 PM
Hi everyone! This is my first post on this wonderful forum. :)

Regarding the Second Sight Dawn cues; there are a few more tracks missing from the list that Retronic kindly posted.

Carlo Rustichelli - Vado Vedo E Sparo

Genan & Skylar - You're Breaking My Heart

Jack Trombey - Clammy Hand

Jack Trombey - Uneasy Feeling

Paul Lemel - Symphonia Dramatica Part 2

Zouk-Soukous-Percussion - Sound Effects - African Drums, Native Chanting


I have all of the missing cues in a lossy format, but only a couple in lossless.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 09, 2020, 02:28:40 PM
I have the You’re Breaking My Heart on an old hard drive. The others I have in FLAC- with African Drums in 320.  I sorted them out this morning before work and will post up later tonight.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on November 09, 2020, 02:34:54 PM
You're a star! Many thanks.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 09, 2020, 08:07:40 PM
Here they are - the other tracks not included on the CDs, mostly FLAC.  Brings the story to a nice conclusion.

1    Eruption -    Eric Towren
2    Weird Dream -      S. Hondes
3    Broody Moody Joody -    Roland De Cande
4    Stealth -    Jack Trombey
5    Omen -    Jack Trombey
6    Uneasy Feeling -    Jack Trombey
7    Symphonia Dramatica Part 2 -    Paul Lemel
8    Motives 1 -    Simon Park
9    Vocal Point -    Simon Park
10    Stringback No. 4 -    Peter Milray
11    Bravado -    Simon Haseley
12    La Chevelure De Berenice -    Pierre Arvay
13    Indictment -    Gordon Grant
14    The Long Wait -    Jack Trombey
15    Clammy Hand -    Jack Trombey
16    African Drums -    Zouk-Soukous
17    Stringback No.3 -    Peter Milray
18    You're Breaking My Heart -    Genan & Skyler
19    Slow Repose Version 2 -    Simon Park
20    Ice Floe -    Pierre Arvay
21    Snowbirds -    Pierre Arvay
22    Vado Vedo e Sparo -    Carlo Rustichelli

mega.nz/file/7FNxlCbY#Bt7oqvpQ9oAgXVNgaGp-5eeXx7qxrvLG1GH4hEfuI9o
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: mannydepresso on November 09, 2020, 09:09:26 PM
Thank you so much, Retronic!!! This is awesome!
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on November 09, 2020, 11:13:58 PM
Thank you so much for these, Now i'm going to put everything in order if I can work it all out  ;D
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on November 10, 2020, 12:28:38 AM
Thanks again, Retronic for taking the time to upload the missing tracks.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on November 11, 2020, 05:47:55 PM
Being as I've only just registered here, I didn't want to take something and not give anything back, so I've spent some time editing the missing tracks.

I've basically cleaned up the intros/outros, manually fixed a few clicks and pops, and I've adjusted the volume levels. I replaced Eruption, Ice Floe and You're Breaking My Heart with better versions that I had on my hard drive. I've also tagged the flacs, so there's nothing left to do.  :)

I've uploaded the zip file to MediaFire with an unregistered free account (I wasn't sure where else to upload it to be honest). So this means it will expire after 14 days. If someone could download the comp and reupload it to somewhere more permanent, I would greatly appreciate it!

http://www.mediafire.com/file/qzm4ahljmih5v45/DotD_04.zip/file
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 11, 2020, 06:36:55 PM
Nice one.  We love a team effort here.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: potzorbie on November 14, 2020, 07:14:07 AM
Here's a new link for you Spiderwalk

h**ps://mega.nz/folder/GwVTmKob#rlY27h6XyLMfjTbNXQ5JsA
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on November 14, 2020, 10:50:53 AM
Thank you, potzorbie. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 23, 2020, 05:13:51 PM
For any dieharders, like me a couple of extra things.  I don't think I posted this up before; the original list that Chris posted online complete with errors, etc- good to see the context and how the story developed:

Track Title    Source Album
Cantando    HMC/LP 506
Cosmogony Parts 1-4    HMC/LP 507
Symphonia Dramatica Pt. 2    HMC/LP 507
Symphonia Dramatica Pt. 3    HMC/LP 507
Dramaturgy Pt. 1    HMC/LP 507
Caverne de Glace    HMC/LP 509
De Sert de Glace    HMC/LP 509
Radath    HMC/LP 509
So Fantastico    HMC/LP 510
??? Bird   HMC/LP 510
Weird Dream    HMC/LP 510
Mechanical High Jinks    HMC/LP 510
Foody Moody Joody    HMC/LP 510
Trumpet Requiem    SMC/LP 514
Non Vibrato    SMC/LP 514
Volipse    DW/LP 2823
Par Boom de Fond  DW/LP 2857
Ciel de Glace   DW/LP 2857
Stalactites et Stalagmites   DW/LP 2857
Sinistre    DW/LP 2922
Violence    DW/LP 2922
Dynamise 65    DW/LP 2922
Dramatic Moments 1-3    DW/LP 2922
The Gonk   DW/LP 2949
Ragtime Razzmatazz  DW/LP 2949
Cause I'm a Man (vocal)  DW/LP 3040
We Are The Champions  DW/LP 3118
Violence Link #3    DW/LP 3174
Violent Sting #3    DW/LP 3174
Tension Sting #1    DW/LP 3174
Tension Sting #2    DW/LP 3174
Synchropulse    DW/LP 3176
Speed    DW/LP 3180
Once    DW/LP 3196
Stringtrack No. 6    DW/LP 3198
Underlay No. 4    DW/LP 3198
Horizontal Hold    DW/LP 3268
Indictment    DW/LP 3268
Proud Action  DW/LP 3268
On Her Own    DWS/LP 3300
Grand Point III    DWS/LP 3300
Scary 1    DWS/LP 3304
Scary 2    DWS/LP 3304
Two Minutes Precisely    DWS/LP 3304
The Mask of Death    DWS/LP 3309
Dark Forest    DWS/LP 3309
Stealth    DWS/LP 3309
Clammy Hand    DWS/LP 3309
Barrage    DWS/LP 3309
Street Incident    DWS/LP 3309
Waiting For The Man    DWS/LP 3309
Elements    DWS/LP 3366
Sun High    DWS/LP 3366
Slow Repose    DWS/LP 3366
Figmente    DWS/LP 3366
Manning of the Wind    DW/LP 8056
Coming of the Saucers    DW/LP 8084
Underworld 1    DW/LP 8174

•    ??? Bird: Apparently Mitchel typed the sheets he sent me from a handwritten or faded original - hence the missing word. If someone stumbles across this LP, the answer will become obvious.
•    Par Boom de Fond: French title which translates roughly to "Boom by the Bottom."
•    Ciel de Glace: French title. "Sky of Ice." The previous two "Glace" tracks - "Caverne de Glace" and "De Sert de Glace" translate to "Cavern of Ice" and "The Uses of Ice," respectively. Obviously a theme going on here.
•    Stalactites et Stalagmites: French title. "Stalactites and Stalagmites."
•    The Gonk: Legendary, well-known mall "Muzak" jingle heard over the closing credits. This is the only track easily isolated from the film, despite some sound effects in the mix.
•    Ragtime Razzmatazz: Very likely the playful music heard during the pie-fight sequence.
•    Cause I'm a Man: Twangy, country-style tune heard during the posse sequence. Written and performed by Peter Reno, this track was originally released on the LP pictured above, Electric Banana. Interestingly, the majority of this album - aside from an instrumental version of this song and two versions of a cut called "Free Love," also by Reno - is a collection of tunes by the sixties rock band Pretty Things, who recorded a series of albums under the Electric Banana pseudonym for DeWolfe. Best of all, the vocal version of "Cause I'm a Man" slipped through the cracks and was accidentally included on a German CD release of Pretty Things: Electric Banana. This 1991 disc is fairly rare, but worth the search if you crave this particular song.
•    We Are The Champions: Obviously not the Queen song; probably a rousing action track, possibly the "Peter fights his way to the roof" tune heard at the end of the film.
•    Proud Action: More likely, this was the "fighting to the roof" theme, judging by the name, or maybe the catchy "blocking the entrances" tune. We'll never know without comparison.


We take for granted now the knowledge we have but this makes me reminiscent of a time when we knew barely anything and were digging in the dark- I still see 'Par 300 Mètre De Fond' being refered to as 'Par Boom de Fond'.    So to celebrate this I have collated more tracks to create a volume of the 'Unused Tracks' or the abandoned tracks.  Most of these appeared on a hand written list and no doubt were dubbed in at some point and likely replaced with something else as Romero edited in post production.  Some of this process is discussed in the book that comes with the new Second Sight Blu Ray/4K set, which has a chapter or two on the library music where the guy says he had this handful of De Wolfe records and he was dubbing stuff that he thought George would like and passing it to him.   The Goblin music came in to the mix quite late when much of the material was already dubbed.

If you're a Dawn fan and also have an interest in wider library music you'll find these tracks thematic in theme and from the same era, so certainly in keeping.  'Speed' did make the grade and is heard in another Romero film (The Crazies or Knightriders).
(https://i.postimg.cc/50q47Pkq/THE-EXTRA-TRACKS.jpg)#    Title    Artist    Length    Year
1    No. 6 Murmures Du Vent  -  Edward Michael    4:35    1967
2    Violence Sting 3 -   Reg Tilsley    0:12    1970
3    Par 300 Mètre De Fond-   Pierre Arvay    3:28    1965
4    Stalactites Et Stalagmites  -  Pierre Arvay    3:18    1965
5    Underworld 1  -  Reg Tilsley    0:59    1970
6    Ciel de Glace   -  Pierre Arvay    3:58    1965
7    Tension Sting 1 -   Reg Tilsley    0:17    1970
8    Underlay No 4  -  Jack Trombey    2:59    1971
9    Horizontal Hold  -  Jack Trombey    3:33    1973
10    Violence Link 3 -   Reg Tilsley    0:34    1970
11    Two Minutes Precisely  -  Derek Scott    1:58    1979
12    Street Incident -   Jack Trombey    0:42    1975
13    Synchropulse  -  The London Recorder Ensemble    2:08    1970
14    Non Vibrato  -  Eric Towren    2:41    1968
15    Once (Instrumental) -   Peter Reno    3:18    1971
16    Trumpet Requiem  -  Eric Towren    3:16    1968
17    Speed  -  Barry Stoller    0:15    1970
18    Tension Sting 2 -   Reg Tilsley    0:19    1970
20    Once (Vocal) -  Peter Reno    3:17    1971

mediafire.com/file/a9gvm2o669pg8xg/DOTD-_Unused.rar
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on November 27, 2020, 02:06:08 PM
Outstanding! Thank you so much!
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 27, 2020, 03:18:59 PM
Got 'Carousel' muzak in FLAC now too.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on November 27, 2020, 04:12:47 PM
Just listened through, Definitely in keeping with the used tracks as you say, I've still not read the book yet :-[ Great about carousel
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 27, 2020, 04:56:05 PM
I watched the Extended Cut and still thoroghly enjoyable.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: niknak on November 27, 2020, 05:11:40 PM
Ah it arrived then! yeah, still amazing isn't it, They did a great job on the restoration, lovely picture on all versions. Wont be long before I have another run through, Listening to these tracks has got me in the mood. Please throw that Carousel flac my way when you get chance mate
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on November 27, 2020, 05:21:33 PM
Will do.  I got the chimes as well so will pop ‘em your way too.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on December 10, 2020, 01:32:57 PM
I found the Audio Fidelity bugle sound effect from the biker raid scene:

h**ps://soundeffects.fandom.com/wiki/Audio_Fidelity,_Bugle_Calls_-_Cavalry_Charge
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on December 10, 2020, 01:38:29 PM
Nice one. I’m awaiting a few sound effects records so was hoping this would be on there. Will have a listen after work.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on December 10, 2020, 01:54:08 PM
I don't suppose you own the Major Records - Sound Effects Volume 8 LP by any chance, Retronic? I would love to have a go at mixing the animal noises with the African drums to match the film.

h**ps://www.discogs.com/No-Artist-Sound-Effects-Volume-8/release/9988991
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on December 10, 2020, 05:43:41 PM
I have it in transit and that's exactly what I had in mind- that chimpanzee sound effect has to be the ones used....
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on December 10, 2020, 08:12:12 PM
That sounds great! :)

According to a Discogs user, the African Drums, African Native Work Chant tracks were combined with Tiger Roaring and Snarling and Chimpanzee and Orangutan.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Retronic on December 10, 2020, 08:16:32 PM
Sounds about right.  I missed that comment but that’s what I was hoping.  Been a fan since I was a kid but only getting around to getting that LP now!  Should be here any day...
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Spiderwalk on December 11, 2020, 12:45:32 AM
In 1979 I bought the original Varese Sarabande ‎LP of DotD from Dean Street Records, London. I never would have imagined that one day most of the music would be available in some shape or form.

I'm still after a couple of cues from the Argento Cut though. The electric guitar riffs before the biker raid, and the muzak that plays when Fran is looking at herself in the mirror with the heavy makeup.
Title: Re: The 1978 Dawn of the Dead Score: Finding the Music
Post by: Your Pal Doug on December 11, 2020, 01:07:40 AM
I love the excitement over a chimpanzee sound effect!
Ho Ho Ho!