The CD premiere of John Debney’s long-awaited score to beloved Halloween classic HOCUS POCUS, hand-signed by the composer and fresh from Creature Features in-store signing event!
In October of 2013, Creature Features teamed with Disney’s D23 to present an unprecedented celebration of HOCUS POCUS on the Disney lot in Los Angeles. The event reunited the film’s cast and crew – including stars Kathy Najimy, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Omri Katz, and Doug Jones, producer David Kirschner, composer John Debney, designer William Sandell, effects/makeup designer Tony Gardner, and additional effects artist and crew, for a special reception, prop display, two sold-out screenings, and two intimate panels with the cast and crew!
Manufactured just in time for this specific event, Intrada released the much sought-after complete score for the beloved film on CD. This CD comes personally signed by the composer!
At last! Oft-requested complete soundtrack by John Debney for popular Walt Disney Halloween tale, directed by Kenny Ortega, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy. Upon resurrection of 300 year-old trio of wicked witches, modern-day teenagers plus ageless immortal cat help finally bring witches reign of terror to end. John Debney gets then-first really big scoring break, writes for massive orchestra with female chorus in tow. Themes are rousing, tuneful. Highlights abound but action sequences often take center stage. Complete score appears in dynamic stereo from 48-channel digital scoring session elements housed at Walt Disney studios. James Horner was originally slated to score 1993 film, became unavailable, but did write haunting theme for Sarah, aka Garden Of Magic, beautifully sung by Sarah Jessica Parker. Debney also adapts gently sad Horner melody in portions of his own original score. Intrada CD offers all of those sequences plus alternate scoring segments including delicate never-before-heard alternate end credits (track 32 in “the extras” section of CD) that provides lovely contrast to rousing fortissimo end credits (track 27.) Colorful packaging compliments sensational “razzle dazzle” score! John Debney conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!
This is a pre-order. Orders will begin shipping on Monday, April 28th and are subject to availability.