Dawn of the Dead (soundtracks)

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Various releases of the music to Dawn of the Dead were released.

Zombi by Goblin[edit]

Zombi (Dawn Of The Dead) Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Goblin
Released 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Progressive rock
Film score
Length 51:47
Label King Japan

The original score for the film was recorded by long-time Dario Argento collaborators Goblin. Although the score features heavily in the European cut of the film (Argento's Zombi cut), it is used along with stock music in other edits.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "L'alba Dei Morti Viventi"
  2. "Zombi"
  3. "Safari"
  4. "Torte In Faccia"
  5. "Ai Margini Della Follia"
  6. "Zaratozom"
  7. "La Caccia"
  8. "Tirassegno"
  9. "Oblio"
  10. "Risveglio"
  11. "L'alba Dei Morti Viventi (Alternate Take)" [CD Bonus Track]
  12. "Ai Margini Della Follia (Alternate Take)" [CD Bonus Track]
  13. "Zombi (Sexy)" [CD Bonus Track]
  14. "Ai Margini Della Follia (Alternate Take)" [CD Bonus Track]
  15. "Zombi (Supermarket)" [CD Bonus Track]
  16. "L'alba Dei Morti Viventi (Intro — Alternate Take)" [CD Bonus Track]
  17. "Zombi (The Living Dead's Voices!)" [CD Bonus Track]

Dawn of the Dead: The Unreleased Incidental Music[edit]

Dawn of the Dead: The Unreleased Incidental Music
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 2004
Recorded pre-1978
Genre Stock music
Film score
Length 38:44
Label Trunk Records

Much of the music used in the film was licensed from the De Wolfe Music Library, a much utilized source of stock music for film and TV projects. Although the Goblin score has been variously available since the film's release, it was not until 2004 that any of the highly sought-after 60-plus cues of library music used in the film were released on a compilation album from Trunk Records. All these cues (actually 74 library music pieces) have been researched & found by Allen Lighthiser & Darren Stuart in 2008/2009 and published on the Dawn Of The Dead Ultimate Soundtrack website.[1] The album included 'Cause I'm a Man' written by Cliff Twemlow and Peter Taylor under the pen name Peter Reno and recorded by the Pretty Things, and Herbert Chappell's 1965 composition "The Gonk" which plays over the final credits.[2] The track is used in many references to the film including Shaun of the Dead and a variation (performed in chicken clucks) is used as the end theme to Robot Chicken. The early part of the tune to "The Gonk" was used in "The Ladies' Bras", a track by Jonny Trunk and Wisbey which, at only 36 seconds long, became the shortest ever UK top 40 single when it made number 27 on 30 September 2007. Shaun of the Dead opens with the track "Figment" which also features on the compilation. The album's cover is taken from a Belgian promotional poster for the film.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Herbert Chappell — "The Gonk"
  2. Paul Lemel — "Cosmogony Part 1"
  3. Eric Towren — "Sinestre"
  4. Electric Banana — "'Cause I'm A Man"
  5. Simon Park — "Figment"
  6. Jack Trombey — "Mask Of Death"
  7. Derek Scott — "Scarey 1"
  8. Derek Scott — "Scarey 2"
  9. Jack Trombey — "Dark Earth"
  10. Various — "Mall Montage Scene"
    1. Reg Tilsley — "We Are The Champions"
    2. Herbert Chappell — "Ragtime Razzamatazz"
    3. Barry Stoller — "Tango Tango"
    4. Derek Scott — "Fugarock"
  11. Jack Trombey — "Barrage"
  12. Pierre Arvay — "Desert De Glace"
  13. Simon Park — "Sun High"
  14. Paul Lemel — "Dramaturgy"


  1. ^ "Dawn Of The Dead Ultimate Soundtrack". Bookofthedead. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Blog Archive » The Gonk and Zombies: The Stock Music Score of Dawn of the Dead". The Film League. 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2012-08-02.