THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER - Original Soundtrack by David Whitaker



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BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the original soundtrack to THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER, featuring music composed and conducted by David Whitaker (VAMPIRE CIRCUS, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE) for the 1982 fantasy film directed by Albert Pyun (CYBORG, DOLLMAN, KNIGHTS) and starring Lee Horsley (MATT HOUSTON), Kathleen Beller, Simon MacCorkindale (MANIMAL), Richard Lynch (INVASION U.S.A), Richard Moll (NIGHT COURT), George Maharis (THE SATAN BUG) and Reb Brown (YOR, UNCOMMON VALOR).

THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER tells the story of Talon, a young prince whose parents, the king and queen of Edhan are killed at the start of the film by evil warlord Titus Cromwell (Lynch), whose victory in battle has been assured by a pact he made with a dark sorcerer named Xusia (Moll). After his triumph, Cromwell quickly destroys the sorcerer to ensure his uninterrupted reign over the kingdom, unaware that Talon, the prince of Edhan has escaped. Armed with his father’s tri-bladed sword, Talon grows into a mighty warrior, gleefully played by Lee Horsley.When he is conned into aiding the beautiful Princess Alana (Beller) rescue her brother, Prince Mikah (MacCorkindale), who has been imprisoned by Cromwell, Talon rediscovers his royal heritage. Meanwhile, Xusia, believed to be dead, returns to wreak his own vengeance on Cromwell for his betrayal, which puts Talon and his army of mercenaries right in the middle, pitted between sword and sorcerer. Released in 1982, a month before CONAN THE BARBARIAN, the film was quickly eclipsed by the box office might of CONAN but it has maintained respect as a cult classic and considered one of its director’s best films.

Released on compact disc in 1999 as a limited edition release, BUYSOUNDTRAX Records now presents the world premiere soundtrack release of THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER in time to celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary, featuring music composed and conducted by David Whitaker, performed by the Graunke Symphony Orchestra, newly remastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland. The booklet contains liner notes written by noted author Randall D. Larson and also includes comments from the composer. 

1. The Sword and the Sorcerer Overture (3:13)
2. Main Title / Tomb Island / Xusia Stabbed (6:57)
3. Tavis' Death / Battlefield (2:33)
4. Black Sorcery / Kingdom of Edhan (3:33)
5. Young Talon's Fight (3:22)
6. Talon and the Mercenaries (1:29)
7. Xusia's Cave (1:57)
8. The Innkeeper (1:12)
9. Rebel Headquarters / Alana's Rape (4:01)
10. Alana's Theme (1:42)
11. Skull Cave / Red Dragon / Fire (4:19)
12. The Rat Attack (1:11)
13. Castle Chase Parts 1 & 2 (3:41)
14. Talon vs. Cromwell /The Fight in the Water (2:47)
15. The Bordello (1:06)
16. Elizabeth's Death (1:52)
17. The Feast (1:36)
18. Vows Exchanged / Talon on the Cross /The Rebellion Begins (5:03)
19. Round Room Fight (2:19)
20. Transformation (3:26)
21. Talon Kills Xusia (Not Used in Film) (1:02)
22. Fight to the Death / Aftermath (4:50)
23. Love Theme / Epilogue / End Credits (6:12)
Total Time: 69:20