This is a very rare soundtrack recording.
Simon Wincer (also director of The Lighthorseman, Free Willy and Lonesome Dove) writes, "From the tender moments in the final act to the lusher more romantic interludes, Brian May's music for Harlequin provides the atmosphere, mood and emotion that underscores the film. The bringing together of the image and sound effects are finely knitted with Brian's clever and beautifully crafted score."
Harlequin is a most unusual film, not just for Australia but for any country. It is perplexing and teasing in its conceit. A clown at a party heals a dying boy of his disease. Is he dangerous or is he benign? Is he a Christ-like figure or does something more sinister lie beneath his actions?
The Day After Halloween appears to be a simple story about a hairdresser-turned-model who is sought after for glamorous photo shoots. The subsequent events plunge her into a world which is glamorous and attractive, the only down points being a helpful mentor and a disruptive psychopath. Brian May's score moves from classic thriller mould to evocative themes for the model. As Simon Wincer describes the score, "Once again Brian May has proved that he is a master in this genre."
- Philip Powers