Exploring Brian Reitzell’s Delicious Hannibal Collection

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Hannibal (Original Television Soundtrack)
Brian Reitzell

There is, and has been, a lot said about Brian Reitzell‘s score for Bryan Fuller‘s take on Thomas Harris‘ enigmatic Dr Hannibal Lecter.

Whilst I’m sure many of you are already more than familiar with the TV shows title character through one of his previous incarnations, I believe that this has been the first time, musically, that the character has really been brought to life. This is not to say that any of the previous musical accompaniments have been wrong or disingenuous, I’m just stating, from my own point of view, that Reitzell’s decadent, dark ambient, orchestral, confrontational and yet highly listenable score, really evokes the character of Lecter, in my humble opinion.

From the very beginning of Volume One, you know that you’re listening and experiencing something unlike anything you have probably ever heard before. To say this was a daring and visionary move would be an understatement: the music like the character of Dr Hannibal Lecter himself is intrinsically complex, thoughtful, daring and also something to be fearful of. Please don’t let my last statement put you off, I am merely saying the score for Hannibal covers almost every gamut of musical emotion and will only leave you wanting more!

Throughout the duration of the shows three season run, the music featured grew and adapted as did each of the main characters. One of my favourite tracks is season three’s ‘The Great Red Dragon’ a three part piece which includes the vocal track ‘Allelujah’ sung by Micha Luna. Season Three also includes the two standouts ‘Snake Charmer’ with vocals by Marc Almond and the Season Three finale ‘Love Crime’ featuring Siouxsie Sioux, one of the most emotionally gripping finales I’ve ever witnessed.

The scores for Hannibal are all available now on CD and Digital with the Vinyl being handled by our wonderful partners Invada Records. Each of the three seasons is split over two double LPs housed in a gatefold sleeve, featuring images from the show + liner notes. The vinyl also comes in two variations, either black or colored vinyl, depending on your taste, they also all come with a digital download card so you can take Hannibal everywhere you go.

If I’ve whetted your appetite for a musical palate cleanse I would highly recommend stating from Volume One and working your way forward. In saying that, each season is a true delight and a collection of music I shall be listening to for many years to come.

-L.L.V.

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Vinyl Details:
Season One Vol 1 [USA] [UK] Vol 2 [USA] [UK]
$25.00 (color) $23.00 (black) / £22.99 (color) £21.99 (black)
Each double LP will be housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with Hannibal Executive Producer David Slade providing rare photography from his personal collection.
Each LP will come with a download card.

Vinyl Details:
Season Two Vol 1 [USA] [UK] Vol 2 [USA] [UK]
$25.00 (color) $23.00 (black) / £22.99 (color) £21.99 (black)
Each double LP will be housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with Hannibal Executive Producer David Slade providing rare photography from his personal collection.
Each LP will come with a download card.

Vinyl Details:
Season Three Vol 1 [USA] [UK] Vol 2 [USA] [UK]
$29.00 (color) $28.00 (black) / £24.99 (color) £22.99 (black)
Each double LP will be housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with Hannibal Executive Producer David Slade providing rare photography from his personal collection.
Each LP will come with a download card.

Hannibal (Original Television Soundtrack)
Brian Reitzell

Season One Volume 1
1. Aperitif
2. Amuse-Bouche
3. Potage
4. Oeuf
5. Coquilles
6. Entree
7. Sorbet

Season One Volume 2
1. Fromage
2. Trou Normand
3. Buffet Froid
4. Roti
5. Releves
6. Savoreux

Season Two Volume 1
1. Kaiseki
2. Sakizuke
3. Hassun
4. Takiawase
5. Mukozuke
6. Futamono
7. Yakimono

Season Two Volume 2
1. Su-Zakana
2. Shiizakana
3. Naka-Choko
4. Ko No Mono
5. Tome-Wan
6. Mizumono
7. Bloodfest (From Mizumono)

Season Three Volume 1
1. Bach Goldberg Variation Aria Pt 1
2. Antipasto
3. Primavera Pt 1
4. Primavera Pt 2
5. Primavera Pt 3
6. Secondo Pt 1
7. Secondo Pt 2
8. Secondo Pt 3
9. Snake Charmer (feat Marc Almond) from Aperitivo
10. Contorno
11. Dolce Pt 1
12. Dolce Pt 2
13. Digestivo Pt 1
14. Digestivo Pt 1
15. The Great Red Dragon Pt 1
16. Allelujah (Mozart) from The Great Red Dragon
17. The Great Red Dragon Pt 2

Season Three Volume 2
1. And the Woman Clothed with the Sun… Pt 1
2. And the Woman Clothed with the Sun… Pt 2
3. And the Woman Clothed with the Sun… Pt 3
4. And the Woman Clothed in Sun Pt 1
5. And the Woman Clothed in Sun Pt 2
6. And the Woman Clothed in Sun Pt 3
7. And the Woman Clothed in Sun Pt 4
8. …And the Beast from the Sea
9. The Number of the Beast is 666…
10. And the Woman Clothed in Sun Pt 4
11. The Wrath of the Lamb Pt 1
12. Bach Goldberg Aria Pt 2 / The Wrath of the Lamb Pt 2
13. Love Crime Film Version (feat Siouxsie Sioux) from The Wrath of the Lamb

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