Friday, October 27, 2006

Rejected Hellraiser Music by Coil

This is kind of a weird one. Clive Barker and the band Coil were friends and they did a few tracks for Hellraiser. These were later rejected for being “too scary” according to someone, but I don’t think they are any more frightening than what they used in the actual movie. Less so actually.

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To prevent any photos of threeway action being posted on my site for “stealing” from another site, like with the H.G. Lewis picture, I will say now that this description is swiped from

“The first 3 tracks (Side A) are taken from Coil's soundtrack to the Clive Barker film "Hellraiser" which was rejected by the film studio. The remainder of the tracks (side B) are a selection of short peices that were commissioned for use as music for advertisements on British television. They also appear on the anthology release Unnatural History III under the group title of "Music For Commercials”

So it’s really only 3 actual tracks rejected from Hellraiser. The rest is just other stuff, but it’s pretty good nonetheless. I prefer the Christopher Young score, it’s very epic sounding, but the rejected music is still pretty cool to hear.

Box Theme
Main Title
Airline 1
Video Recorder
Airline 2
Natural Gas
Cosmetic 1
Cosmetic 2
Road Surface
Accident Insurance


Tim R-T-C said...

Cheers, it is always interesting to hear rejected scores.

Artemisia said...

Thank you so much for posting this! Found it once 15 years ago but couldn't afford it, I have been looking for it ever since.

You rock!

Anonymous said...

Cool man!!! but the link was deleted, you can upload it again?? thanks in advance!!!
Ps.- your site rules!!!


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