Help re-record “A&C Meet Frankenstein” score

Intrada Records, which specializes in movie and television soundtracks, has  launched its twelfth album recording project, this time answering the call from many collectors for a new recording of Frank Skinner’s iconic Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein score.

Once again, Intrada will collaborate with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of William T. Stromberg, with Douglass Fake producing. If all goes according to plan, they hope to record in September 2024. 

Composer Frank Skinner (1897-1968)

Stromberg has previously conducted and produced complete recordings of other entries in Universal’s horror series: House of Frankenstein, Ghost of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and many more. That was no easy task, since Universal discarded most of their full scores decades earlier. Working from reduced composer’s scores kept at the Library of Congress and listening to the film soundtracks themselves, Stromberg and John Morgan were able reconstruct those scores and Skinner’s Meet Frankenstein score.

Please join us in supporting the Kickstarter campaign to get this brilliant score recorded in 21st-century sound. If you support this campaign, you can get the CD for only $20. (In previous campaigns Intrada charged $25 for a CD; this time they’re discounting the retail price to $20 for US customers and throwing in free shipping (a $4.50 value).

As a stretch goal, if they can raise an additional $8,000 (or a total of $64,000), Intrada will record Henry Mancini, Herman Stein and William Lava’s uncredited score for Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops.


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