It's pretty well established that Amy & I are fans of the boardgame Clue, as well as the 1985 movie adaptation. The film has become a cult classic, but it has unfortunately not been given an appropriate DVD special edition or other supporting releases to capitalize on this niche.

Clue Movie Soundtrack on CD

Clue Movie Soundtrack on CD

One of the unique elements of the film is the instrumental soundtrack composted by John Morris. It's performed in a style that completely fits the mystery theme. Unfortunately this music has never been released for purchase…

… until now.

Back in September 2010, a small music label by the name of La-La Records announced that they had secured the rights to release the Clue soundtrack on CD. In February 2011 it finally became available with a limited run of 3000 units. I let it be known to my family members that this would be a great birthday gift for me, hint hint! My mother-in-law and step-father-in-law were kind enough to order the CD and I've been listening to it ever since.

It's good.

You can finally replay such iconic cues such as the "Step by Step" theme that's used when Wadsworth attempts to explain each of the murders. For example…

For a movie over 25 years old, this is a nice tribute to Clue. Not only do you get detailed titles and themes from the film, but there are also quite a few bonus cues that were never used. In addition, the liner notes go into some great detail about the origins of the music, why some things worked and others didn't, and fills in some gaps for Clue fans.

Here's the track listing:

  1. Main Title / Trees to Dogs (3:11)
  2. Mrs. White (0:46)
  3. Miss Scarlet* / Car in Progress (1:49)
  4. May I Present Mr. Boddy (1:46)
  5. I Suggest We All Leave / Fight, You Bastard / Hallway Screaming Next Door (1:16)
  6. Bag in Hall (2:45)
  7. The Cook Chase / Boddy's Fall / We'll Throw It Away (0:52)
  8. Stranger at Front Door / Match Cutting* / People in Hall (2:37)
  9. Mrs. Peacock and Plum / Death Bridge / Bridge, White & Wadsworth / Billiard Cue Grab / Go Together (1:53)
  10. I'll Search the Kitchen / Desk, Fire, Weapons / Let's Try the Conservatory / I've Had a Good Life (2:04)
  11. Door Pounding to Chandelier Fall (1:32)
  12. Gun, Cupboard, Doorbell / Cop Panics (1:14)
  13. Yvette Upstairs to Bell (1:32)
  14. Step by Step – Intro / Step by Step (2:08)
  15. Remember What Happened Next – Part I, II, III / Don't You See? Look! – Part I, II, III (1:59)
  16. I'll Get to That / Beatnik (1:14)
  17. Ending A: Your Fatal Mistake / I Shot Her / Cavalry (2:32)
  18. Ending B: Yvette to We All Ran to Her / To Check That Mr. Boddy Was Dead / Who, Who, Who / Cavalry (1:36)
  19. Ending C: Top to You Were / Peacock at Door (1:07)
  20. End Title* (3:01)
  21. Main Title* (Alternate 1) (1:30)
  22. Miss Scarlet / Car in Progress (Alternate)* (1:47)
  23. Main Title (Alternate 2)* (1:32)
  24. Peacock at Door (Alternate)* (0:32)
  25. Main Title (Alternate 3)* (1:40)
  26. End Title (Shorter Version)* (1:40)
  27. Main Title (Alternate 4)* (1:50)

* –  not used in film

We're definitely going to be playing this during our next Clue Night, as well as any time we pull out the classic game. I'm very excited to have this in my collection. If you are a fan, you should definitely pick it up!