An audio sample of Cadabra Records’ entrancing presentation of EDGAR ALLAN POE‘s The Black Cat is now streaming at Decibel Magazine, as the haunting tale sees deluxe vinyl release through the Spoken Arts label in early September. The classic Poe tale The Black Cat is here told by stage and screen icon and regular Cadabra reader Anthony D. P. Mann and is scored by famed composer Fabio Frizzi (Kill Bill, The Beyond, The City Of The Living Dead), and features newly commissioned art by Jeremy Hush.
Fabio Frizzi was originally set to score Lucio Fulci’s The Black Cat in 1981 which never happened; Cadabra Records edition also serves as a nod to Lucio Fulci. Frizzi states, “It’s been a while. The Black Cat is back. And with enthusiasm, the magical flow of creativity is again with me!”
Decibel offers with their sample of the B-side of The Black Cat, “Cadabra Records are some pretty spooky folks. The vinyl-only label regularly releases readings of classic horror tales with scores by skilled composers added, and this latest release is one of their best.”
Hear the clip of EDGAR ALLAN POE’s The Black Cat at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
With strict attention always paid to the delivery of their deluxe vinyl releases, Cadabra will offer The Black Cat in retail and exclusive direct editions. Both versions are pressed on 150-gram colored vinyl, printed on deluxe heavyweight tip-on gatefold jackets, with liner notes by Fabio Capuzzo, author of Goblin, Seven Notes In Red, and include an insert with liner notes by Fabio Frizzi and a 24″ x 36″ poster. The exclusive direct edition is presented in a 2xLP set, the second record featuring Fabio Frizzi’s isolated score.
Cadabra Records will unveil Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat on Friday, September, 7th; find preorders HERE.
Adored by fans of ’80s horror, Italian composer Fabio Frizzi is best known as the composer to such classic genre films as The Beyond, The City Of The Living Dead, and Zombi 2 by filmmaker Lucio Fulci. More recently Frizzi has scored Kill Bill 2 and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Frizzi studied classical guitar, piano and composition. In love with his profession and eclectic in nature, he has had a great deal of experience in many different areas of music. From 1974 to 1979, he was a member of the trio Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera, but the flagship of Frizzi’s career is certainly his lengthy occupation in the field of movie scoring, with over eighty films and many TV series, working with many popular directors. He has written music for many different film genres, from comedy to romance, action movies, westerns, and more, but surely the aspect that has given him the most recognition and appreciation is his lengthy collaboration with director Lucio Fulci, particularly in relation to horror films. In 2003, Quentin Tarantino included in the soundtrack of his Kill Bill: Volume 1 one of Frizzi’s themes from Sette Note In Nero (The Psychic), directed by Lucio Fulci in 1977. The Maestro’s career has also included many collaborations with theaters, radio and television, many experiences as an orchestra conductor for concerts and shows, and compositions of classical works for guitar and ballet. “My dream was to become a composer of soundtracks,” he states. “If I have made it happen, I think my friend Lucio played a crucial role.”
Anthony D. P. Mann is a Canadian-based actor and filmmaker, whose on-screen character credits include Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom Of The Opera, and Ebenezer Scrooge. On audio, he has brought to life the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Chambers, Charles Dickens, M. R. James, and H. P. Lovecraft, working alongside such film and TV luminaries as Sir Derek Jacobi, Tony Todd, and David Warner. Indulging in his love of audiodrama, spoken-word, and all things macabre, Mann is delighted to be called upon to bring this evil little tale to life.