Bernard Herrmann / Psycho 7″ single

Soundtrack label Stylotone have issued a seven-inch vinyl record that features one of the world’s most famous films cues – Bernard Herrmann‘s music to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror classic, Psycho.

Specifically, the single contains the cues Prelude which opens the film and accompanies Saul Bass’s main titles and (on the B-side) The Murder, the soundtrack to that shower scene that has inspired countless homages and parodies.

What’s worth highlighting is that these have been taken from the original master tapes – long thought lost – which have been located by Stylotone and have been assembled, mastered and cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios.

Psycho seven-inch single – wonderful attention to detail with the packaging (click to enlarge)

This is a limited edition of 1960 copies (geddit?) and like all Stylotone releases comes exquisitely presented. This features laminated front cover and fold-over flaps, non-laminated rear with the barcode present only as a removable sticker. It also comes with an embossed collectors’ postcard featuring film artwork.

Even more exciting than this is that Stylophone have produced just 100 promotional copies of this seven-inch on ‘blood spattered’ clear vinyl! SDE has one of these highly desirable promo items to give away, so make sure you enter our competition.

The black vinyl release of Psycho is out now and can be ordered from Stylotone’s online store.

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