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Son of Dracula {Stereophonic LP}

Son of Dracula {Stereophonic LP}
United States
April 1, 1974
Son of Dracula is the soundtrack album from the film Son of Dracula starring Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr.

An iron-on transfer was included with the album.

"I wanted this scene where Dracula and his girlfriend are talking romantically while playing ping-pong, but Ringo wouldn't go for it, so I put the sound of a ping-pong game on the soundtrack anyway. It's always raining on the soundtrack, but there's no rain in the movie - that's the sort of thing I did with it. ... Now it's like a Japanese movie, really out of synch." -- Harry


Bass: Klaus Voormann
Bouzouki: Chris Spedding
Cow Bell: George Harrison
Drums: Ringo Starr
Guitar: Klaus Voormann
Guitar: Peter Frampton
Guitar: Chris Spedding
Horn Arrangement: Jim Price
Percussion: Ray Cooper
Piano: Harry Nilsson
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Producer: Richard Perry
Producer (Daybreak): Harry Nilsson
Recorded At: Trident Studios, London, England
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Trombone: Jim Price
Trumpet: Jim Price
Vocals: Harry Nilsson


1-"It Is He Who Will Be King"
3-"At My Front Door {Son of Dracula}"
4-"Count Down Meets Merlin and Amber"
5-"The Moonbeam Song"
6-"Perhaps This is All a Dream"
7-"Remember (Christmas)"
8-"Without You"
9-"The Count's Vulnerability"
10-"Down {Son of Dracula}"
11-"Frankenstein, Merlin & The Operation"
12-"Jump Into the Fire"
13-"The Abdication of Count Down"
14-"The End (Moonbeam)"


Son of Dracula (8-track)
Son of Dracula (Japanese CD Reissue)
Son of Dracula (Stereophonic LP)


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Son of Dracula
(4.0 / 4.0)
David Allen Jones
(4.0 / 4.0)
This one brings back a slew ton of memories...strangely, not many of my teenage friends were Nilsson fans, at least not like I was (although some of them thought "You're Breaking My Heart" was a hoot), but many of them had this LP! We all used to goof around and quote its dialogue at odd times. Problem was, when this film came out it had a limited release and never played where we lived, which drove me crazy...I didn't get to actually see it until 1998!

So what we have here, reminiscing aside, is a marvelous album containing some of Harry's top-shelf, a-list songs, along with some film dialogue, and the incredible ping-pong ball track which goes from left speaker to right speaker until it hits the floor and goes bouncing off into the aural distance. And it had a tres cool iron-on t-shirt transfer! Fortunately, I resisted the temptation to put mine on a shirt, so I've still got it...

But the movie itself is a incoherent, cheap-looking disaster which doesn't work either as a comedy or horror film. My love for Harry the musician and man knows no bounds, but he was no actor. Ringo gets by being, well, Ringo...certainly in Keanu Reeves' league at being a non-actor. That being said, it has a couple of things to its credit- it is one of the few times we ever got to see Nilsson perform "live", with an all-star band, and there's a cool scene where Harry Nilsson puts the bite on a nubile young thing to the accompaniment of T. Rex's "Chariot Choogle"...he puts the needle back on the record, and the record sports a T. Rex Wax Co. label, virtually unseen in the USA. That's was a kick for this Bolan fan...

So get the LP if you can, and borrow the movie if you can find it! It's worth watching at least once for any Nilsson fan. But you may not want to watch it twice...

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