Alfred Hitchcock & the Jeff Alexander Orchestra - Music to be Murdered By (via Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Music to be Murdered By)
In 1958, Alfred Hitchcock released Music to be Murdered By, a collection of moody, ominous-sounding orchestral numbers. Hitchcock introduces each track with his signature droll humor.
With this album, Hitch was aiming to serve a long-neglected demographic. As he explains in the liner notes:
“These days a murder is amusing for the onlookers and the murderer but no one thinks of making things pleasant for the victim. He may be a tiresome bore but he is still rather essential and is entitled to some consideration. Music, I feel, will heighten his appreciation and make his own murder the truly ennobling experience it should be.”