This is a surprise - Lucy is on the new Boogeyman CD.


Music by Joseph LoDuca
La-La Land Records LLLCD 1090 (US)
20 Tracks 44:43 mins

The latest co-production by La-La Land Records' Michael V. Gerhard and composer Joseph LoDuca sees the pair take a trip into the recent past by releasing a limited edition recording of the latter's score for the 2005 horror Boogeyman. Now, normally I rarely watch films in this genre, but I am always interested to hear what LoDuca comes up with, since his days on Hercules, American Gothic and the like; and I must admit that I found the film quite entertaining and the score very effective, so it's nice that this music is now commercially available, though you'd best hurry along to if you want to get your hands on one of only 1500 copies pressed.

The track continues mysteriously in "As the Crow Flies." Vocal work features quite strongly in the score, with Lucy Lawless (Xena - a link to LoDuca, who scored that show, of course) providing the haunting solos, as well as playing the young Tim's mother, and her first contribution can be heard in the mournful "Delivered," a feel that continues on guitar and piano in "Message from Mom/Room 3."

Lawless returns for "House of Broken Dreams, bolstered by children's' choir, as Lawless softly sings a lullaby. After an opening rush of action, the heartbeat returns in "Staplin' Uncle Mike," giving way to more menacing action as the cue races to its dissonant climax.

News Contributed by Barbara Davies