Waxworks Records has announced that it is giving two classic John Carpenter film soundtracks deluxe vinyl reissues.
John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score presents the expanded score album as a deluxe double LP featuring 180 gram colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, a 12”x12” twelve page booklet featuring unreleased behind-the-scenes set photography, and full album artwork by Marc Aspinall.
The score was written by John Carpenter and co-produced by Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Howarth used equipment including ARP and Prophet-5 synthesizers and a Linn LM-1 drum machine, as well as an acoustic piano and Fender guitars, to create the palette of sounds used in the score, while Carpenter composed the melodies on the synthesizer keyboards.
Initial inspirational directions which Carpenter shared with Howarth included albums by Tangerine Dream and The Police.
They’ve also announced the 40th Anniversary Original Score release of John Carpenter’s THE FOG.
The music to The Fog by John Carpenter is a synth driven, minimalist score. The director/composer considers it to be one of his best musical works. It features dark, ambient drones, piano, and features Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Prophet 10, and Minimoog Model D.
The expanded release features a 180 gram double LP album, colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, a 12”x12” twelve page booklet including unreleased behind-the-scenes set photography, and full album artwork by Jérémy Pailler.
See the Waxworks site for details.
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Ships within the US only ??
The cover picture is just awful….
Maybe they couldn’t get permission from Snake Pliskin to use his image…he’s a pretty private guy.
I enjoy John’s work, but I also enjoy how much of a fanboy he really is. I was amused to see him do a few live shows. He said he was nervous at first, but quickly got into it. That’s a full-circle career.
Halloween III? Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on