The Wicker Man soundtrack has achieved huge cult status over the years, it has certainly proved to be a major influence on neofolk and psychedelic folk artists ever since the film first appeared in cinemas in 1973.
The soundtrack’s songs were performed by the band Magnet. The band was assembled by musician Gary Carpenter (the film's associate musical director) to perform songs composed by
New York songwriter Paul Giovanni. Giovanni had always planned to release the songs recorded for his soundtrack, firmly believing them to be worthy of existing as an album in their own right.
Of course, this never happened, mostly due to the film’s troubled past, and consequently, all of the existing soundtrack albums that have been previously released have included extra incidental music from the film.
So, this edition is the final word in the long history of this influential soundtrack, the songs recorded with Paul Giovanni by Magnet are presented here as an album,
This newly put-together Silva Screen release features new artwork, extended notes, a gatefold sleeve and is pressed on yellow vinyl.