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Limited Edition New Expanded Edition Original Film Soundtrack (2xLP) (1500 Copies)

Music composed and performed by
John Carpenter in association with Alan Howarth

Label: Silva Screen (UK)

Release Date: July 31, 2015
Length: 57:31

Side A
  1. Main Title (3:53)
  2. Bank Robbery (3:30) '

  3. "Prison Introduction" (0:20)
  4. Over The Wall/Airforce One (2:22)
5. He's Still Alive/Romero (2:12) '
  6. "Snake' Plissken" (1:41)

Side B
  1. Orientation (1:47)
  2. "Tell Him" (1:46)
  3. Engulfed Cathedral (Debussy) (3:31) +
  4. Across The Roof (1:14) '
  5. Descent Into New York (3:37) '
  6. Back To The Pod - Version #1 (1:34) '
  7. Everyone's Coming To New York (2:24) "

Side C
  1. "Don't Go Down There!" (0:19)
  2. Back To The Pod - Version #2/The Crazies Come Out (2:09)
  3. "I Heard You Were Dead!" (0:09)
  4. Arrival At The Library (1:06)
  5. "You Are The Duke of New York" (0:16)
  6. Duke Arrives/Barricade (3:35) ++
  7. President At The Train (2:28)
  8. "Who Are You?" (0:27)
  9. Police Action (2:27)
10. Romero And The President (1:43)

Side D
  1. President Is Gone (1:53)
  2. 69th Street Bridge (2:43)
  3. Over The Wall (3:42)
  4. "The Name Is Plissken" (0:25)
  5. Snake Shake (3:58) '

Previously unreleased '
Pamela Smith, keyboard +
Written by Nick Castle "
Tommy Wallace, guitar ++

Description: Originally released on CD in 2000, the expanded soundtrack edition of John Carpenter's classic 1981 thriller included over 20 minutes of previously unreleased music plus music from scenes deleted from the final print. The masters were re-mixed from the original multi-track session tapes by long-time Carpenter associate Alan Howarth. This is the first time the expanded edition has appeared on vinyl in its complete form, including original dialogue highlights.

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Halloween b/w Escape From New York 12" (Standard Edition 12") (Limited Ed. Mystery Vinyl 12") (12" Picture Disc: 2000 Copies)

Music composed and engineered by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter & Daniel Davies

Label: Sacred Bones (US)

Release Date: June 17, 2016

Halloween (Main Theme)
Escape From New York (Main Theme)

Much of the power of the best films by the cult director
John Carpenter can be attributed to their use of music — music that, more often than not, was composed and performed by Carpenter himself. What began as a necessity for the low-budget productions by Carpenter became a major part of his aesthetic, and established him as a pioneering figure in genre-film score work as well as electronic music in general. Now, flanked by his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, and with two albums (Lost Themes and Lost Themes II) of non-soundtrack material under his belt, Carpenter has decided to revisit some of his most beloved themes.

This 12" release includes the themes to Halloween and Escape From New York, newly rerecorded by Carpenter and his Lost Themes bandmates. May it serve as a bridge between the Horror Master's legendary, still relevant past and his remarkable present.

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