Wednesday, October 3, 2018

MONDO Original Halloween soundtrack - Re-issue, new art!

I was lucky enough to snag the first release, but this looks tempting as hell too!

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.
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).