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The Manos: The Hands of Fate original soundtrack is coming to vinyl

08.03.2015by: Brennan Klein

I've got to hand it to fertilizer salesman Harold P. Warren. His craptastic 1966 horror film, MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE has had a more lasting legacy than, say, the collected works of Charles Dickens. You'd be hard-pressed to find somebody still talking about Oliver Twist, but just this year we're getting a special edition Synapse Blu-Ray of MANOS and now Ship to Shore PhonoCo has announced their intention to immortalize the film's dizzily jazzy soundtrack on a vinyl release.

The score, by Russ Huddleston and Robert Smith, Jr., is described by the press release as a "maddening vortex of incessant light jazz" that's sure to make you feel like you're trapped in the Master and Torgo's feedback loop of beautiful wives, burning sacrifices, and shrieky redubbed dialogue. The track listing is as follows:

SIDE A:

1. Family Vacation
2. Love Inside This Magic Circle
3. Baby Do A Thing With Me
4. Adrift in a Sea of Madness
5. Caretaker
6. Decision
7. Portrait of Evil
8. Dog of Death
9. Perversion, Ignorance, Apathy
10. Tomb of Darkness
11. Torgo's Lament
12. The Search Continues
13. Prayer to Primal Darkness
14. A Strange Gait
 
SIDE B:
1. Uncontrollable Passion
2. A House Divided
3. Manos, Thy Will is Done
4. Chaos
5. An Unfulfilled Desire
6. The Servant Fails the Master
7. Sacrifice
8. The Futility of Fighting Fate
9. Manos Has You Now
10. The Circle of Fate
11. Forgetting You (Love Theme from MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE)

Aside from the frank futility of claiming that MANOS could possibly have something as classically cinematic as a "love theme" (which you can feel free to listen to in the video below!), these tracks actually have pretty great names. A personal favorite is "A House Divided," which far too cleverly references a speech by Abraham Lincoln. Isn't this movie supposed to be idiotic?

The album will be released in mid-September, 2015 and can be pre-ordered here!

 

Extra Tidbit: Have you ever watched MANOS: HANDS OF FATE without the MST3K gang?

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