Waxwork Records is thrilled to present THE SANDMAN Soundtrack on vinyl by David Buckley. Based on the beloved award-winning DC comics series written by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. The vinyl is available for pre-order here, with a release date of August 29, which includes 2xLP 180 gram “Dream Black & Gold Sand” swirl colored vinyl, heavyweight gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, and 11″x11″ insert.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAXWORK RECORDS ANNOUNCES
THE SANDMAN: SEASON 1
SOUNDTRACK FROM THE ORIGINAL NETFLIX SERIES
AVAILABLE NOW FOR PREORDER
RELEASING AUGUST 29
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(July 11, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA) – Waxwork Records is thrilled to present THE SANDMAN Soundtrack From the Original Netflix Series by David Buckley on vinyl. Based on the beloved award-winning DC comics series written by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. The vinyl is available for pre-order here, with a release date of August 29.
“The Sandman is an incredibly eclectic story spanning everything from other-worldly magic to deep trauma and horror, but is always told with real human feelings,” says Buckley.
The Sandman’s range of genres gave Buckley the opportunity to embrace a large palette for the score including full orchestra, choir, early music instruments, such as viola da gamba and baroque flutes, and some esoteric sounds. He combined historic classical music and instruments with modern electronic textures to bridge time within the music. One of the most notable experimentations is that of Dream’s theme, using bells to portray his character’s ruling of the sleeping world, reminding the viewer of a midnight chime. The bells are sometimes warped or dissonant, mimicking the inconsistency and eclecticism of dreams. As an Endless, Dream’s theme is ubiquitous, being used throughout episodes regardless of his on-screen presence.
The highly emotional score switches from dark to dainty themes episode to episode while still remaining cohesive and homogenous. Buckley created sounds unique to every moment of the series, making the music feel alive and distinctive.
There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.
THE SANDMAN Original Series Soundtrack Features:
- The Complete Soundtrack by Composer David Buckley
- 2xLP 180 Gram “Dream Black & Gold Sand” Swirl Colored Vinyl
- Heavyweight Gatefold Jackets with Matte Satin Coating
- 11″x11″ Insert
THE SANDMAN Soundtrack From the Original Netflix Series
- The Kingdom Of Dreams
- Meet Ethel Cripps
- The Threshold Of Desire
- Jessamy’s Flight
- The Houses Of Secrets & Mysteries
- Dream’s Escape
- Johanna & Rachel
- The Oldest Game
- A Kind Word And A Friendly Face
- God Tells Me To Do It
- Every Hundred Years
- A True Annulet
- Dreams Shape The World
- The Throne Room Of The King of Dreams
- Jed Walker, Guardian Of Sleepers
- Sleep Well, John
- New Dreams To Spur The Minds Of Men
- Even A Nightmare Can Dream
- A Remedy For Poison
- The Truth Of Mankind
- Into The Vortex
- Return To The White Horse
- This Is Fiddler’s Green
- Children Of The Endless
- There Is Hope
- New Dreams… A New Age
- Fortune Go With You
ABOUT DAVID BUCKLEY
Emmy nominated composer David Buckley is currently scoring Kandahar starring Gerard Butler. Recent film scores include Universal’s Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk, Greenland also starring Butler, the remake of Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek, Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass and The Nice Guys for Shane Black and Joel Silver. Previous scores include the Joel Schumacher-directed thriller Blood Creek, Ben Affleck’s crime drama The Town, Taylor Hackford’s action feature Parker and Rob Minkoff’s fantasy adventure The Forbidden Kingdom.
For television, David composed the music for the hit Scott Free/CBS drama series The Good Wife and continues to score the spin-off, now in its sixth season, The Good Fight (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Title Music). He also composed the scores for Mercy Street (PBS), BrainDead (CBS), The Gifted (Marvel/FOX), The Stranger (Netflix), Stay Close (Netflix) and The Lincoln Lawyer (Netflix). He is currently scoring the third season of Evil(CBS).
Born in England, David’s first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University. In 2006, David moved to Los Angeles where he began collaborating with Harry Gregson-Williams on film scores, including Shrek The Third and Gone Baby Gone. He has written music for films including Wonder Woman, all the Fifty Shades movies, Big Eyes and American Hustle, and his music was featured in David O’Russell’s Joy. David was honored as a ‘Brit to Watch’ by BAFTA.
As well as film and TV, David has written the music for a number of games, including Batman Arkham Knight (Warner Bros/Rocksteady).