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Over the decades Yes' Rick Wakeman has composed numerous soundtracks and film music. In 1990 this led him to compose a conceptual soundtrack for the legendary 1925 Lon Chaney silent film The Phantom Of The Opera which was released under the moniker Phantom Power. Unfortunately Phantom Power was cut short and was missing more than half an hour of music Rick composed – a silent realization required non-stop music for more than 80 minutes of action – yet, thought lost for quarter of a century, the score is now back in its original expanded form.
Combining baroque moves with romantic passages, sometimes in a rock setting, Wakeman's variations really bring back the original feel of this 1925 cinematic classic using a quasi-orchestral backdrop containing organs and harpsichord with the ghosts of Mozart and Bach lurking in the dark. This is the original unedited soundtrack and contains the original mixes of the songs which are different to what eventually appeared on the Phantom Power album. Spread over two glorious LP's, this set contains over 80 minutes and comes with extensive sleeve notes by Tim Scott.