Hello all! Our HALLOWEEN vinyl series comes to a close this week with the release of the 40th Anniversary Edition of the soundtrack to John Carpenter's seminal slasher film HALLOWEEN. It's available for the first time in its original mono form, as heard in the film. We also have a Distributed Title from our friends at One Way Static Records in the shape of 1988’s monster-masterpiece THE BLOB.
In addition, we have HALLOWEEN enamel pins by Matt Taylor and 100% Soft!
These items will be on sale on Wednesday at NOON (CT) via mondotees.com.
NEW THIS WEEK
DEATH WALTZ RECORDING CO.
HALLOWEEN: 40th Anniversary Edition - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by John Carpenter. 40th Anniversary Soundtrack produced in association with Alan Howarth. Artwork by Mike Saputo. Expected to Ship in mid-October. $32
Death Waltz Recording Co., is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's seminal slasher film, HALLOWEEN.
The soundtrack features music composed and performed in 1978 by John Carpenter. The audio is taken from the "music stem” derived from the 35mm mono tracks that comprised the dialogue, sound effects, and music of the original film, which when combined, comprise the complete soundtrack of the classic film.
The first LP album of HALLOWEEN - released in 1982 - was a stereo remix of the original 16 masters by Alan Howarth with instructions from John Carpenter to re-mix the tracks to represent the best sound of the music, and not necessarily commit to match the music as mixed for the film. In our 40th anniversary release, Alan Howarth carefully transferred the film's music stem and assembled the score in chronological order as presented in the movie; the listener can visualize the film in their mind's eye while taking a musical journey of the most famous horror score ever! It’s the first time it’s been presented in this manner, and is absolutely terrifying!
Featuring all new artwork by Mike Saputo, mastered for the format, and pressed on 180 Gram Clear with Orange and Black Splatter vinyl (also available on 180 Gram Orange vinyl).
HALLOWEEN Enamel Pins
Designed by Matt Taylor
Laurie (1.22" Height), Bob the Ghost (1.43" Height) and The Boogeyman (1.21"
All on 1.5"x2.71" Backing
Expected to Ship in November 2018
Michael + The Pumpkin - HALLOWEEN Pin SetDesigned by 100% Soft
1.25" in Height, 3.25"x3.25" Backing
Expected to Ship in November 2018
Complete your HALLOWEEN collection with the soundtracks to all five films!
HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS
HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS
HALLOWEEN 3: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH
Get a free slipcase to house the record set when you purchase soundtracks 4 & 5!
THE BLOB - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Mondo Exclusive pressed on Pink/Purple Swirl vinyl. Limited to 400 copies. Expected to Ship by October 31st. $28
One Way Static Records proudly presents - for the first time on vinyl - Michael Hoenig's 1988 soundtrack for THE BLOB. A remake of the 1958 horror film of the same name, THE BLOB is all about an amorphous acidic amoeba-like organism that devours and dissolves anything in its path as it grows, where it begins to feed on the residents of the fictional town of Arborville, California. Much like the original film, the remake has gained a cult-following after its theatrical release in 1988.
Soundtrack duties for the film were handled by German composer Michael Hoenig. He was part of the burgeoning progressive Kraut & Kosmische rock scene in Berlin, where he was a member of the band ‘Agitation Free’ in 1971 and in 1975, Hoenig joined the electronic-pioneer band ‘Tangerine Dream.’ Michael’s music for THE BLOB is classic synth-driven electronica that fits the film like a glove. The voices, dark strings and feverish percussion create a rhythmic drive that embodies heroic desperation and a massive sense of relentless doom. Hoenig fashioned a creepy, compelling and atmospheric synth-based score, unleashing textured waves of sonic terror and suspense.