John Carpenter's infamously sinister soundtracks get vinyl reissue
Now that fall has begun to lurch itself in our direction it’s time to revel in our fears. Lucky for us, Spencer Hickman’s Death Waltz Recordings are making that easier by issuing a vinyl re-release of John Carpenter’s soundtracks to Halloween II and III to serve as the background hymn for those inevitably dark nights ahead.
The soundtracks were the collaboration of Carpenter and composer Alan Howarth who managed to defy themselves by creating an even richer, more sinister orchestration for Halloween II and III than for the original film’s score. As the backbone of the film franchise, the soundtracks are ripe with high pitched, electronic synth and brooding strings, and evoke the same terror the films so perfectly induced. The Chordettes' “Mr. Sandman” is also included, featured during the chilling credits to Halloween II, which has forever implanted in our brains an image of the masked Michael Myers whenever it’s heard.
The limited edition vinyls will be released on October 1st in black and orange, the Halloween III editions include a poster and lithograph as well. You can pre-order a copy here.
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