Expanded 'Halloween' 2018 Soundtrack Coming To Vinyl With Nearly 30 Minutes Of Unreleased Music

September 4, 2019

Nearly one year after the release of David Gordon Green's Halloween, Sacred Bones Records have teamed up with some of the biggest vinyl distributors in the business to release exclusive and limited edition variants of the film's expanded soundtrack by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies on October 18th!

 

2018’s Halloween was a critical and box-office smash, grossing $159 million against a $10 million budget, and becoming the most profitable Halloween movie since the 1978 original. The soundtrack album was a hit, too, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Albums chart and #2 on the vinyl chart, on its way to becoming one of the most successful movie soundtracks of the last decade.

 

Including more than 28 additional minutes of music from the film and presenting a more complete, immersive listening experience, the additional material included on the expanded edition adds a total of 24 cues to the album, spread across two more sides of vinyl on the deluxe double LP version.

 

The LP also has all-new art and lavish packaging, including an optical-illusion lenticular sleeve that makes the flames around Michael Myers’s mask dance when you slide it off the record jacket.

 

The 12" vinyl variants include:

 

  • Main Version: LP1 Orange / LP2 Black – 7500 copies

  • Red & Yellow Flicker (Vinyl Me Please Exclusive)  – 500 copies

  • Neon Orange (F.Y.E. Exclusive) – 500 copies

  • Pool of Blood (Bull Moose Exclusive) – 400 copies

  • Orange-in-Clear inset w/ Black Splatter (Newbury Comics Exclusive) – 500 copies

  • Orange w/ Black Splatter (Waxwork Exclusive) – 1000 copies

  • Glow in the Dark Splatter (SB Mail Order Exclusive) – 1000 copies

  • Blue w/ Red Splatter (Sacred Bones Record Society Exclusive) – 150 copies

  • Orange & Silver Starburst (Discogs Exclusive) – 500 copies

 

The soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978 when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green’s film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape’s knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenter’s famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved.

 

"We wanted to honor the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used," Davies explained. "We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano."

 

 

Track list:

  1. Intro (1:15)

  2. Aaron Meets Michael (2:39)

  3. Halloween Theme (3:02)

  4. Laurie’s Theme (0:45)

  5. Aaron and Dana Enter Laurie’s Compound (1:03)

  6. Laurie’s Past (1:07)

  7. Prison Montage (2:47)

  8. Laurie Breaks Down (1:26)

  9. Karen’s Flashback (0:43)

  10. Lumpy Explores Crash (0:35)

  11. Michael Kills (0:34)

  12. Hawkins Arrives at Crash Site (1:30)

  13. Dana’s in the

  14. Shower (0:38)

  15. The Story of Judith’s Death (0:56)

  16. The Gas Station (1:16)

  17. Michael Kills Again (3:45)

  18. Gas Station Aftermath (1:04)

  19. The Shape Returns (3:31)

  20. The Boogeyman (1:06)

  21. The Shape Kills (0:51)

  22. Hawkins Called to Babysitter’s House (2:10)

  23. Laurie Sees the Shape (1:13)

  24. Babysitter Aftermath (0:48)

  25. Sartain Meets Laurie (1:03)

  26. Looking for Allyson (1:06)

  27. Wrought Iron Fence (0:48)

  28. The Shape Hunts Allyson (0:59)

  29. Talking to Cops (0:32)

  30. Allyson Discovered (1:26)

  31. Gun Closet (1:02)

  32. Halloween Theme (I’ve Got Eyes) (0:44)

  33. Sartain’s Gone Mad (2:54)

  34. Say Something (3:03)

  35. Through the Woods (1:07)

  36. Ray’s Goodbye (1:40)

  37. The Shape Attacks Laurie (0:37)

  38. The Shape is Monumental (1:59)

  39. Searching for the Shape (0:48)

  40. Mannequin Panic (0:50)

  41. Death Drum (1:23)

  42. The Shape and Laurie Fight (1:56)

  43. The Grind (1:53)

  44. Trap the Shape (2:11)

  45. The Shape Burns (1:32)

  46. Halloween Triumphant (7:29)

     

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