Yet another long-out-of-print soundtrack that has been repackaged several times in packages of dubious quality and legality, Ennio Morricone's Red Sonja is a haunting piece of majestic oddness. Combining the epic bombast required for the material with his usual penchant for strange sounds, nonsense vocals, and unusual instrumentation, Morricone deftly mixes with hordes of wind instruments with 80's synth pads, spooky choirs with thunderous junkyard timpani. I'm not positive which version we have here, and we are bereft of song titles, but it hardly matters; let the music entrance you, and pay no heed to the blade at your throat.
Merry Christmas M.R. James
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