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This week we're thrilled to unveil the next release in our ongoing HALLOWEEN re-issue series - HALLOWEEN III: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH (our personal favorite sequel and soundtrack outside of the original).
The audio is the remaster used by Death Waltz in 2015 (taken from the original 2-inch master tapes by composer Alan Howarth) that we've pressed into vinyl using new stampers. The jaw-dropping full package art designed by Alan Hynes resembles a vintage Halloween novelty toy packaging while keeping with the theme of the film, and it even contains an incredible card trick to amaze and astound your friends! Check out the video below to see how special this release really is.
As usual, new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CT) via mondotees.com.
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HALLOWEEN III: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH - Original Soundtrack. Music by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Artwork by Alan Hynes. Mondo Exclusive pressed on 180 Gram Pumpkin Mask vinyl (Orange and Black color-in-color). Also available on Witch Mask vinyl (Green and Black color-in-color) and Skeleton Mask vinyl (Cloudy Clear and Black color-in-color). Expected to Ship in September 2018. $32
Death Waltz Recording Co. is delighted to revisit not only one of our favorite HALLOWEEN sequels, but one of our favorite sequels period. It's been a long, hard road for HALLOWEEN III: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH to be accepted within the HALLOWEEN franchise, but it is now widely considered to be one of the best horror movies of the '80s.
The packaging for this release is also completely singular and jaw-dropping; designed by Alan Hynes (the wizard behind our FIGHT CLUB and ANOMALISA releases) it's unlike all of our other re-issues in this series. It's still designed to fit in the collectors box and really helps solidify what an outlier HALLOWEEN III is in the overall series.
The film is unique not only due to it lacking Michael Myers (save for a brief appearance on a TV screen) but also for its score. John Carpenter and Alan Howarth completely jettisoned their previous work and deliver nothing short of an electronic masterpiece. The lead track 'Chariots Of Pumpkins' is an epic 4/4 beat-driven synth-banger that has regularly been played by DJs over the last 10 years. The rest of the score features lush pads, Linn drums aplenty and veers from beautiful blissed-out ambient drones to sinister stinger-driven mood pieces. Absolutely outstanding stuff.
Choose between three different options: 180 Gram Pumpkin Mask vinyl (Orange and Black color-in-color), Skeleton Mask vinyl (Cloudy Clear and Black color-in-color) or Witch Mask vinyl (Green and Black color-in-color).
To celebrate 40 years of the HALLOWEEN franchise, Death Waltz Recording Co., is thrilled to bring you a newly re-mastered version of the score to HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, mastered in 2018 by Alan Howarth. In addition, HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS has again been freshly re-mastered by composer Alan Howarth for this first vinyl re-issue in 30 years. We have also produced a slipcase featuring artwork by Mike Saputo that ALL FIVE releases will sit in. It's absolutely stunning! The slipcase will ship free to anyone who buys the HALLOWEEN 4 and 5 bundle. $60