The Keep Score by Tangerine Dream

Strange Obsessions for the Music from an Obscure 1983 Supernatural Horror Film

Written by Kit Rae (and friends). Last update December 2013.

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RELEASE DATES AND ALTERNATE FILM TITLES - The release of the film was spread across 1983-1985 under various film titles and marketing arwork to suit the various regions. Some countries only had a video release. There was very little advertising for the film, and it was only shown on a small number of screens compared to typical big budget films of the time.

USA - The Keep - December 16, 1983 (originally announced as June 3rd 1983)
Belgium - April 1984
France - La Forteresse Noire - May 2, 1984
Ireland - May 4 1984
Sweden - Satans Borg - May 4, 1984
Hong Kong - June 9, 1984
Japan - July 14, 1984
Australia - The Keep - September 1, 1984
West Germany - Die unheimliche Macht - May 1985 (video only)
Finland - Paholaisen Pesä - 1985 (video only)

Below are some other alternate titles from the IMDB database. I don't have release dates for these

Brazil A Fortaleza Infernal
Denmark Satans Borg
Spain El Torreón
Hungary Az Er?d
Italy La Fortezza
Mexico El Fuerte Infernal
Portugal O Guardador Do Mal
Turkey Kan Çanagi

The Keep American one-sheet movie poster, Denmark one-sheet, and France one-sheet

The Keep American display poster (half sheet), Mexican poster, and an Australian daybill poster

West German and Finland CIC videocassette covers from 1985 premier. The Keep had no theatrical release in those countries.


THE KEEP BOOTLEGS AND AUTHORIZED RELEASES

The Keep original Soundtrack The Keep original Soundtrack

The Keep original Soundtrack

2013 – THE KEEP ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS / 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION from Restoration Project (2 CD's) - This bootleg is the closest thing to having the actual official original soundtrack (OST) recording, although it has not been circulated in file sharing (that I have seen), but it is available on youtube. The quality is on par with the Blade Runner Esper Edition bootleg and the stellar Blade Runner EMS Recombination bootlegs. Only about 5 copies were made on CD and shared freely among the people who put it together. Released on the 30th anniversary of the original motion picture release, this soundtrack includes every major Tangerine Dream music cue from the film, roughly in chronological order, with a nearly a two hour running time. Most of the tracks on this Restoration Project CD were taken directly from the original TD source material - The 1982 live concert recordings, the best versions of the actual music tracks created by Tangerine Dream for the film (studio out takes, the TDI OST release, a cassette tape copy of some of the actual score mixing music), isolated sections of the actual film score, or re mixes from those sources to recreate the film versions. There is more film music material here than on any previous bootleg, including several film tracks never before released. None of these tracks are repeats of the exact same tracks from previous bootlegs, and most match what was heard in the film much better than anything that has come before. You also won't find much of the extra, non-film music from previous bootlegs, just tracks that were used for the film, or longer tracks of which shorter sections of music were taken for the film. The sound quality on most of the tracks is good to very good, and there is very little evidence of the movie sound effects. Several of the tracks have hiss noise, betraying the nature of the 30 year old source tapes used.

With the exception of the alternate version of The Journey, the bonus tracks are nothing special and not very different from the versions on disk 1. I think the collection would have been better without them, but they do fill out the rest of disk 2.

CLICK HERE FOR A TRACK BY TRACK ANALYSIS
OF THE 2013 RESTORATION PROJECT SOUNDTRACK

Disk 1

1. The Journey - TD arrangement of Mea Culpa by Brian Eno/David Byrne (4:40) ++
2. Arrival in the Romanian Village (4:27) ++
3. Woermann Enters the Keep (1:05) **
4. Father Mihail Contemplates (3:50) ++
5. The Silver Cross / Release (6:22) ++
6. Consuming Lives (3:03) **
7. Awakening / Sailing to Romania (2:19) ++
8. Reunion of Old Friends - Night in Romania 1 (2:32) ++
9. German Soldiers Enter the Keep / Trailer Music (6:34)
10. Savior - TD arrangement of Puer Natus Est Nobis by T. Tallis [1505-1585] (3:15) ++
11. Dr. Cuza Is Healed / Eva Departs - Night in Romania 2 (4:54) ++
12. Glaeken and Eva (4:03) ++
13. Molasar Bargains with Dr. Cuza (4:39) **

Disk 2

14. Evil Spreads into the Village (3:40) **
15. Stranger at the Inn (1:12) **
16. Death of Glaeken (2:03) ++
17. Molasar Stirs / Death of Woermann (1:16) ++
18. Molasar Aftermath / Death of Kaempffer (4:40) ++
19. The Talisman (3:50) ++
20. Deception Revealed - Night in Romania 3 (1:33) **++
21. Confrontation (2:05) **
22. It Ends - TD arrangement of Walking In the Air by Howard Blake (7:40) ++

Total Time: 1:19:35

**Previously unreleased
++ More complete mix than previous bootleg tracks, different mix of previous tracks, or similar to previous tracks with sound effects removed.

Bonus Tracks on Disk 2
23. The Journey - Alternate Version (5:54) ++
24. Woermann Enters the Keep - Alternate Version (1:05) ++
25. Consuming Lives - Alternate Version (2:37) ++
26. Death of Glaeken - Alternate Version (5:09) ++
27. Savior - Alternate Version (3:46) ++

Music Composed by Edgar Froese/Chris Franke/Peter Baumann (1975) and Edgar Froese/Chris Franke/Johannes Schmoelling (1981-1983). Mixed for the motion picture The Keep in 1983. 2013 Restoration by Kethol Av Torketal and R. Veitch. Mastered at Emotional Smoke.

Youtube of Disk 1 This is a custom mix with each track cross fading into the next. The actual CD's have separated tracks (change the video quality to 720p - the gear icon in the lower right of the youtube window - for best audio quality).

Youtube of Disk 2 This is a custom mix with each track cross fading into the next. The actual CD's have separated tracks (change the video quality to 720p - the gear icon in the lower right of the youtube window - for best audio quality)

CLICK HERE FOR A TRACK BY TRACK ANALYSIS
OF THE 2013 RESTORATION PROJECT SOUNDTRACK


2010, 2013 - THE KEEP on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix – The widescreen version of the film (probably from the Laser Disk master tape) streamed on Netflix, Sky Movies HD, and was offered on Amazon Instant Video for a short period in 2010 and 2013. There are reports that a version shown had parts of Tangerine Dream's music score replaced with other music, and other reports stating the music was the same. I have not watched it from any of those sources so I cannot confirm. The film has periodically popped up on Netflix since 1999.


2008 - THE KEEP CUES from Ricochet Dream – This was a limited edition CD made for fans attending the Ricochet Gathering, an annual get-together of electronic musicians celebrating the pioneers of that style of music from Berlin, with each event having a theme. This one was held in Transylvania, Romania in 2008, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tangerine Dream's music for The Keep. This CD, which is just audio recorded from the laser disk release of The Keep, was provided for musicians attending the Gathering 'to study and gain inspiration'. Live, improvised performances were recorded on November 11, 2008 and some of that music was released in 2010 on a limited CD called Ricochet Gathering - Keep On, from Ricochet Dream.

The Keep Cues was produced by Vic Rec of Ricochet Dreams Records, limited to 222, and each was serial numbered. Cover art was by Stéphane Piter, who has his own French website about The Keep (according to Stéphane as of September 2012 he had removed almost all of the content regarding the film because he was making a documentary about The Keep). The CD had seven tracks, but no track titles. The label states it was licensed from Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Nashville, TN. In 2007 Sony/ATV bought Famous Music, and with it the rights to publish music from Viacom's Paramount Pictures subsidiary, owners of The Keep. Virgin Music owns rights to publish (some) of the music material in The Keep, but all music content on this CD was taken directly from The Keep laser disk audio track (including sound effects) so Virgin was not involved.

1. Untitled (7:36)
2. Untitled (3:27)
3. Untitled (3:31)
4. Untitled (2:15)
5. Untitled (4:32)
6. Untitled (9:19)
7. Untitled (7:18)

Total Time: 38:00


2004 - The Keep DVD (cancelled) – Paramount Home Video announced that The Keep would be coming to DVD in November 2004, with just the film and no extras included. November came around and yet again, the release was cancelled, but the film was being shown on the Mystery Channel that year.

In anticipation of the DVD release author F. Paul Wilson, who has no love for the film version of his book, made this statement on his Repairman Jack website in early 2004:

"According to a number of sources Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing "The Keep" on DVD this fall (street date = 11/30) with no extras. I’m considering remedying that. I’ve spoken to Doug Winter (critic, biographer, novelist, columnist for Video Watchdog) and David Schow (screenwriter and novelist) – both acerbic wits with strong opinions about the film – and asked them if they’d be interested in joining me for a commentary track. They are. The plan: We’ll sit down in a studio sometime in August when David is on the East Coast. We’ll run the film and shoot our mouths off for 96 minutes. Then we’ll put it onto CDs and sell them to anyone who’d want to play it along with the movie.

A commentary track that trashes the film…I don’t think this has ever been done before. Could get a lot of press. Then again, it may not. Either way it’ll be a kick."

Supposedly this film-trashing commentary track was actually recorded.


2004 - TANGERINE TREE VOLUME 54, The Keep: An Alternative View – This collection was assembled from the previously released bootlegs for the Tangerine Tree/Tangerine Leaves project, (2002-2006), the Laser Disk sountrack, and the master tape used for the First Mix and Blue Moon bootlegs, which originated on German radio. It was intended to be a definitive archive of The Keep music and includes tracks from most of the previous releases. It is one of the best compilations of music used in the film, including alternate versions, as well as other music composed for but not used in the film. The sound quality does sound better than the First Mix/Blue Moon version of the same tracks.

You can download the individual tracks from this version HERE.

1. Stormbringer (Main Titles) (7:07) - A mix of Dinu Pass and The Keep Main Title from the Blue Moon bootleg
2. Dinu Pass (4:46)
3. Release (8:12)
4. Awakening (3:36) - taken from the Laser Disk
5. Black Soldiers (5:14)
6. Reunion (Cuza’s Theme) (4:13) - Taken from the Logotypes bootleg
7. Gloria (3:15) - This is from the original master tape used for the Blue Moon version. The 1997 TDI version was altered with additional keyboards.
8. Incarnation (Molasar’s Theme) (5:54) - Taken from Logos, but it sounds as if it has been remixed to match the film version
9. Betrayal (3:51) - This is the track Evil Healing track from the First Mix bootleg.
10. Glaeken’s Death (6:31)
11. Talisman (3:24) - taken from the Laser Disk
12. The Final Conflict (4:47)
13. The Evil Within (8:52)
14. Fisherman’s Morning (3:23)
15. Walking In The Air (End Titles) (3:35) - taken from the Laser Disk

Total Time: 76:40



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2003 - TANGERINE LEAVES VOLUME 1: London 1982 – This is the full two our concert in which the 1982 Logos Live album was culled from. Released as part of the Tangerine Tree/Tangerine Leaves project (2002-2006), a series of semi–authorized bootleg recordings. It was a massive project to archive all of the best known audience and soundboard recordings of TD live performances. The recording quality is not as good as the Tangerine Tree Croydon recording, but this is the entire concert, plus part of the sound check. Edited and remixed sections of the original concert recordings were used by Michael Mann for the film score of The Keep, noted below.

0:00:00 Logos Intro
0:04:28 Logos Cyan
0:07:31 Heritage Survival
0:13:01 Mirage - A version of this music was used as the soundtrack for the trailers promoting the film. Also used on some bootlegs of The Keep, although it does not appear in the actual film.
0:15:38 Sign In The Dark
0:19:45 The Night In Romania - This music was used in several places in The Keep
0:24:23 Dreamscape
0:30:29 Choronzon
0:38:53 Tangent
0:42:53 Mojave Plan
0:53:06 Logos Velvet
1:00:17 Logos Red
1:08:39 Logos Blue - Remixed sections of this were used in The Keep for the scene where the Germans remove the silver cross, releasing Molasar. Also known as Brothers in Death, Removing the Silver Cross, and Release on later bootlegs of The Keep music.
1:14:11 Logos Black - A remixed version of this was used in The Keep for the scene where Kaempffer confronts Molasar, known as Incarnation (Molasar's Theme), Death of Woermann and Kaempffer, and Molasar Aftermath and Death of Kaempffer on later bootlegs of The Keep music. It is one of the most effective pieces of music in the film.
1:18:26 Logos Green
1:23:27 Logos Yellow
1:29:22 Logos Coda
1:32:22 Midnight In Tula
1:36:53 White Eagle
1:42:16 Dominion
1:48:15 Excerpt From Sound check

Total Time: 116:50


2002 - TANGERINE TREE VOLUME 12: Croydon 1982 - This is another performance of the 1982 tour music, recorded in October. Essentially the same set as the 1982 Logos Live concert listed below, but this is a full two-hour performance. Released in the Tangerine Tree/Tangerine Leaves project (2002-2006), a series of bootleg live recordings spearheaded by TD fan Heiko, and authorized by Edgar Froese. It was a massive project to archive all of the best known audience and soundboard recording of TD live performances. An improved version of Croydon 1982 was released in 2006, providing a much cleaner sounding recording of this concert. Edited and remixed sections of the original concert recordings were used by Michael Mann for the film score of The Keep, noted below.

1. Logos Part I (7:17)
2. Heritage Survival (5:33)
3. Mirage (2:27) - A version of this music was used as the soundtrack for the trailers promoting the film. Also used on some bootlegs of The Keep, although it does not appear in the actual film.
4. Sign In The Dark (4:37)
5. The Night In Romania (4:30) - This music was used in several places in The Keep.
6. Dreamscape (6:14)
7. Choronzon (8:29)
8. Tangent (Excerpt) (4:03)
9. Mojave Plan (Excerpt) (10:41)
10. Logos Part II (7:15)
11. Logos Part III (13:37) - Remixed sections of this were used in The Keep for the scene where the Germans remove the silver cross, releasing Molasar. Also known as Brothers in Death, Removing the Silver Cross, and Release on later bootlegs of The Keep music.
12. Logos Part IV (4:56) - A remixed version of this was used in The Keep for the scene where Kaempffer confronts Molasar, known as Incarnation (Molasar's Theme), Death of Woermann and Kaempffer, and Molasar Aftermath and Death of Kaempffer on later bootlegs of The Keep music. It is one of the most effective pieces of music in the film.
13. Logos Part V (4:1)
14. Logos Part VI (9:57)
15. Midnight In Tula (4:38)
16. White Eagle (5:26)
17. Dominion (6:04)

Total Time: 110:25


2001? - THE KEEP LP SOUNDTRACK (CD) from Virgin (it is not) – Said to be a bootleg of the supposed official LP promo soundtrack from Virgin Records that was released when the film was in theaters, then immediately recalled (no real Virgin soundtrack has ever turned up). In fact this is just another bootleg with a faked cover to make it appear like an unreleased Virgin OST, but the lousy art reproduction and spelling mistakes make it a poor attempt. It states it is Produced by Micheal Mann and Tangerine Dream, but the bootleggers could not even spell Michael correctly. It consists of tracks from previous bootlegs and some obvious mixing and editing to make several of the tracks seem different. Sound quality is very good however.

Side 1
1. Dinu Pass (Reich Approach) - A mix of Dinu Pass an The Keep main title from existing bootleg tracks
2. World After Time - Same as Canzone from the TDI release
3. Silver Crosses - Same as Deadly Silver Crosses from previous bootlegs
4. Supernatual Accomplice - Same as the track on the TDI release
5. Night in Romania - A mix of Night in Romania and Ancient Powerplant from the TDI release

Side 2
1. The Soldiers in Black - a modified mix of The Black Soldiers from previous bootlegs
2. Puer Matius Est Noblis (yes it is mistakenly spelled this way in the art) - Same as the one on the TDI release.
3. Fishermans Village (The Journey Begins) - This is the track Moorland from the Daydream/Moorland single, not the Fisherman's Village from previous bootlegs.
4. Glaekens Quest - Same as the existing bootleg track
5. Brothers in Death - A remixed version of the existing bootleg track including part of the end of Logos Part 1.

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The Keep film photos by Graham Attwood, copyright Paramount Pictures. Other photos copyright the respective copyright holders.

CONTRIBUTORS - I wrote this article with LOTS of help and contributions from friends and fellow TD fans, and fans of The Keep. Thanks go to Jim, Ed, Jerome, Arxemand, Geoff. If you would like to contribute any additional info, photos, or know of any other bootlegs or other sources of this music, feel free to email.
SOURCES - The Keep Handbook of Production Information, Fangoria magazine #31 1983, Starburst magazine June 1983, Film Comment magazine December 1983, Fantastic Films magazine March 1984, Fangoria magazine #33 1984, Fangoria magazine #36 1984, l'Ecran Fantastique magazine May 1984, Starfix magazine April 1984, Mad Movies magazine May 1987, Totally Wired magazine April 1986, Tangerine Dream: Remembering the Dream, The Art of Film: John Box and Production Design (Wallflower 2009), The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication (Wallflower 2013), and numerous other MM and TD interviews.

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