Key Compositions Get The Limelight With ‘Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films Vol. 2: Who Wants To Live Forever’

Perseverance Records has announced the upcoming release of Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 2: Who Wants To Live Forever, a new journey through the realms of favorite films, arriving December 8th, 2023.

The follow-up to the first volume of Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Tears in Rain, this 21-song anthology spotlights 10 cues from Charles Bernstein’s unused score for The Serpent and the Rainbow, five from David Williams’ Phantoms, four from Marco Beltrami’s Resident Evil, plus Edwin Wendler’s theme from Dragon Soldiers and, the album’s centerpiece, Michael Kamen’s epic “Highlander-Suite”, performed by FAME’s Studio Orchestra.

The 10-minute piece, arranged and orchestrated by composer Nikiforos Chrysoloras specifically for this album, was recorded in July of this year in Skopje, North Macedonia.

He says:

In addition to ‘Training Montage’, ‘Scotland 1536’ and ‘Silvercup Showdown’, I’ve added ‘Prelude’ and the alternate version of ‘Heather’s Theme’ – aka ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’. The cue order has been changed to create a more coherent movement of music.

Chrysoloras approached the Michael Kamen estate in 2018, with the goal of honoring the artist, who died in 2003, by getting his “underperformed” music to a wider audience.

Continuing in a tradition of curated compilations since 2002, Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 2: Who Wants To Live Forever covers re-recordings and orchestral suites to original tracks.

More about Perseverance Records:

Denver, Colorado-based Perseverance Records is a leading producer of film soundtrack music that hasn’t been available for a long time, or never at all. The company was founded in 2002, and has specialized in the restoration and preservation of film scores from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

The company has branched out into the recording of specially arranged and orchestrated suites of classic film scores and fan favorites, such as Highlander, the unused Coil score for Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and Alien (coming on Vol. 3 of this anthology series). More suites by composers such as James Horner and Christopher Young are in the works.