Just in time for Halloween, Enjoy the Ride Records is releasing the soundtrack to horror hostess Elvira’s horror comedy Elvira’s Haunted Hills on vinyl for the very first time. Fans of the cult icon have sought copies of composer Eric Allaman’s long-out-of-print score for years, and Enjoy the Ride has rewarded their patience with a deluxe LP release featuring colored vinyl and brand new back cover art.
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Elvira’s Haunted Hills was actress Cassandra Peterson’s 2001 direct-to-video follow-up to the 1988 theatrical release Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Like its predecessor, Haunted Hills offers another double entendre-laden, campy adventure, this time paying tribute to Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe adaptations and Hammer Studios’ expansive British horror library. Allaman’s soundtrack, performed by the Russian State Symphony Cinema Orchestra, evokes those references, but for this new release, he re-sequenced the tracks from the original release into sequential for what he and Peterson consider the “optimal” listening experience. Best of all, the album features Le Music Hall, performed by Elvira herself.
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The front cover recreates artwork from the original release by iconic pin-up artist Olivia, while Enjoy The Ride Records designed new art for the back cover. Four hundred copies will be available Friday, October 11 in two different colors: black & white swirl, and a delightfully creepy clear “spider web” swirl. Additional variants include “midnight blue with black smoke” sold by Urban Outfitters, black with orange swirl sold by Bull Moose, and a picture disc featuring Olivia’s cover art at FYE. A variant will also be available for other retailers in classic black. But for hardcore fans, Enjoy The Ride is releasing 24 test pressing bundles featuring an alternate cover jacket and four versions of the soundtrack.
For a preview of the music included on the LP, check out selections on Spotify – although it’s important to note that Allaman and Elvira re-sequenced the tracks for its upcoming physical release:
Check out Enjoy The Ride Records’ website for more details and order information. Which version will you pick up? Let us know in the comments below!