Vertigo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (180g LP)
The American Film Institute’s lauded list of the greatest films of all-time (The AFI 100), places Vertigo at #9, and is one of only six entries to note the importance of the film score in the film’s ranking. Along with Hermann’s Psycho, Vertigo is simply one of the greatest pieces of film music ever recorded. The score was composed between January and February of 1958 in London and Vienna after a musicians' strike prevented the score from being recorded in Los Angeles.
Research conducted during the two-year-long film restoration of Vertigo uncovered the original master recordings of the music score at Paramount Pictures. These stereo masters were used on a much-expanded CD of the original soundtrack recording released by Varèse Sarabande in 1996. This vinyl re-issue consists only of the original 1958 soundtrack program.