Sacred Bones Records to Release Halloween Score on Vinyl, CD

They have also included a preview of what you can expect from the score.

By Jay Gervais

Sacred Bones Records is set to release the score for the upcoming Halloween movie. The new score was written and recorded by John Carpenter with his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies. Have a look at the press release below.

When the new Halloween movie hits theaters in October 2018, it will have the distinction of being the first film in the canon with creator John Carpenter’s direct involvement since 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter serves on the new David Gordon Green-directed installment as an executive producer, a creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer, alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.

The new 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.

There are three vinyl versions available with the option to own it on CD as well. The first two vinyls are limited editions and are available while quantities last. For the first priced at $26.00, it includes a Michael Myers shooting target artwork and alternate sleeve by artist Chris Bilheimer, with the album itself pressed on a clear vinyl with “Orange Pumpkin” inset.

The second one priced at $22.00 includes the regular sleeve artwork and enclosed is a beautifully vibrant orange vinyl, while the third is the standard black vinyl with the regular sleeve artwork priced at $19.00. Finally, the jewel case CD is going for $14.00 and includes no unique bonuses.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering this item, head on over to Sacred Bones Records today. The album is scheduled for distribution on October 19th, which also happens to be the release date of the new Halloween film as well. To hold you over until then, we've got an official soundtrack teaser straight from Sacred Bones Records, which you can listen to below. Let us know what you think of it.

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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