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 Posted:   Oct 11, 2018 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OlUgXN-T84

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2018 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

Is the MUSIC gonna scare the S**T outta me also? - YES!

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2018 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Carpenter added a thumping disco beat over the original theme for DVD that wasn't there in the original film.
I prefer the theme without the "beat". For me, it destroys the Halloween mood.
Thank to the 35th Anniversary "Halloween" blu-ray, I can program it to play the original mono soundtrack before John Carpenter added all those shrill music overlays on top of the original score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2018 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   BlindDoc   (Member)

Carpenter added a thumping disco beat over the original theme for DVD that wasn't there in the original film.
I prefer the theme without the "beat". For me, it destroys the Halloween mood.
Thank to the 35th Anniversary "Halloween" blu-ray, I can program it to play the original mono soundtrack before John Carpenter added all those shrill music overlays on top of the original score.


That beat you refer to first appeared on the Varèse LP in 1983 and was (in all probabilty) added by Alan Howarth who did the stereo re-mix of the original mono elements for said LP. The original beat-free version was first released on CD by Varèse in 1998 as a "20th anniversary edition".

Howarth did a similar thing with the main theme for "The Fog" on its first soundtrack release in 1984 (he beefed up the rhythm of said theme and added a piano chord to "Reel 9").

Most probably they added the VS-version over the main credits of the DVD Version (i never noticed that).

But what other "shrill" overlays did you notice? Again, that was most probably AH's doing for the soundtrack album, not JC's.

BTW, i'm still crossing my fingers for a 40th anniversary score edition without dialogue for this year. Halloween upcoming, a new Halloween film lingering and the 40th anniversary plus all editions are sold out afaik. What is Varèse waiting for? smile

Best,
Burnie

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2018 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Carpenter added a thumping disco beat over the original theme for DVD that wasn't there in the original film.
I prefer the theme without the "beat". For me, it destroys the Halloween mood.
Thank to the 35th Anniversary "Halloween" blu-ray, I can program it to play the original mono soundtrack before John Carpenter added all those shrill music overlays on top of the original score.


That beat you refer to first appeared on the Varèse LP in 1983 and was (in all probabilty) added by Alan Howarth who did the stereo re-mix of the original mono elements for said LP. The original beat-free version was first released on CD by Varèse in 1998 as a "20th anniversary edition".

Howarth did a similar thing with the main theme for "The Fog" on its first soundtrack release in 1984 (he beefed up the rhythm of said theme and added a piano chord to "Reel 9").

Most probably they added the VS-version over the main credits of the DVD Version (i never noticed that).

But what other "shrill" overlays did you notice? Again, that was most probably AH's doing for the soundtrack album, not JC's.

BTW, i'm still crossing my fingers for a 40th anniversary score edition without dialogue for this year. Halloween upcoming, a new Halloween film lingering and the 40th anniversary plus all editions are sold out afaik. What is Varèse waiting for? smile

Best,
Burnie



Thanks for the information. I heard Carpenter himself wanted to create a stereo field for DVD releases and went ahead to create and add the music overlays over the mono track himself.
I have the original mono soundtrack on the old Criterion Laser Disc of "Halloween". Of the two soundtracks, I prefer the original mono track. More subtle and just as effective. I hope the 4K Ultra HD that's come out, has both the stereo and mono mix.
But everyone has their own opinion about this.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2018 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)


BTW, i'm still crossing my fingers for a 40th anniversary score edition without dialogue for this year. Halloween upcoming, a new Halloween film lingering and the 40th anniversary plus all editions are sold out afaik. What is Varèse waiting for? smile


Yeah I am hoping for that too. With the hype from the new movie, I figured a 40th Anniversary Edition would be a no brainer. But being that we’re almost halfway through October, I’ve pretty
much given up hope. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2018 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Carpenter added a thumping disco beat over the original theme for DVD that wasn't there in the original film.
I prefer the theme without the "beat". For me, it destroys the Halloween mood.
Thank to the 35th Anniversary "Halloween" blu-ray, I can program it to play the original mono soundtrack before John Carpenter added all those shrill music overlays on top of the original score.


That beat you refer to first appeared on the Varèse LP in 1983 and was (in all probabilty) added by Alan Howarth who did the stereo re-mix of the original mono elements for said LP. The original beat-free version was first released on CD by Varèse in 1998 as a "20th anniversary edition".

Howarth did a similar thing with the main theme for "The Fog" on its first soundtrack release in 1984 (he beefed up the rhythm of said theme and added a piano chord to "Reel 9").

Most probably they added the VS-version over the main credits of the DVD Version (i never noticed that).

But what other "shrill" overlays did you notice? Again, that was most probably AH's doing for the soundtrack album, not JC's.

BTW, i'm still crossing my fingers for a 40th anniversary score edition without dialogue for this year. Halloween upcoming, a new Halloween film lingering and the 40th anniversary plus all editions are sold out afaik. What is Varèse waiting for? smile

Best,
Burnie


As far as The Fog is concerned; according to Howarth himself, he didn't overdub anything on The Fog. He did re-mix the soundtrack LP/CD from the original 16-track master. He had no reference to the film directly, John said "Go for it", so he mixed what sounded good to him at the time. He also did some 2 track editing to the mixes to fit them on 2 sides of a 50 minute LP.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2018 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Carpenter added a thumping disco beat over the original theme for DVD that wasn't there in the original film.
I prefer the theme without the "beat". For me, it destroys the Halloween mood.
Thank to the 35th Anniversary "Halloween" blu-ray, I can program it to play the original mono soundtrack before John Carpenter added all those shrill music overlays on top of the original score.


That beat you refer to first appeared on the Varèse LP in 1983 and was (in all probabilty) added by Alan Howarth who did the stereo re-mix of the original mono elements for said LP. The original beat-free version was first released on CD by Varèse in 1998 as a "20th anniversary edition".

Howarth did a similar thing with the main theme for "The Fog" on its first soundtrack release in 1984 (he beefed up the rhythm of said theme and added a piano chord to "Reel 9").

Most probably they added the VS-version over the main credits of the DVD Version (i never noticed that).

But what other "shrill" overlays did you notice? Again, that was most probably AH's doing for the soundtrack album, not JC's.

BTW, i'm still crossing my fingers for a 40th anniversary score edition without dialogue for this year. Halloween upcoming, a new Halloween film lingering and the 40th anniversary plus all editions are sold out afaik. What is Varèse waiting for? smile

Best,
Burnie


Just in case you weren't aware, this month Death waltz records is releasing the mono filmmix of the original Halloween score on vinyl (in fact, it may have been released already). I'd have prefered a CD release but this is better than nothing. I'm not sure how complete it is but given the total playing time, I'd say it's pretty close to complete. I just placed my order and I can't wait to hear the music as it was meant to be heard (sans dialogue, effects and with the proper film-mix).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2018 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

John Carpenter's "Halloween Triumphant" from the HALLOWEEN soundtrack.


Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRKKfaWGZ2c

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2018 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Must...resist...listening...until after...seeing film...aaagh!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2018 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

Must...resist...listening...until after...seeing film...aaagh!!!

Haha, same!

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2018 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I've listened to the entire album and it's quite good. Yes it's modernized a bit here and there, but that was going to happen. It's going to be COOL AS HELL to hear this score during the movie. I know I'll get goosebumps. Count me as one happy Halloween fan smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2018 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Must...resist...listening...until after...seeing film...aaagh!!!

Haha, same!


I, on the other hand, just set it as my phone's ringtone.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2018 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

Must...resist...listening...until after...seeing film...aaagh!!!

Haha, same!


I, on the other hand, just set it as my phone's ringtone.


I love that!

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2018 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Just walked out of the theatre. Still digesting the movie. I liked most of it, but I loved the score.
I was really happy to hear a new John Carpenter score blasting through those theatre speakers.
I’m still riding that wave while listening to this.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2018 - 10:30 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

The movie rocks! Just saw it. Go see it my gosh! Score is perfect smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

'A triumph!' for both film & score - The Master Composer excels!

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   FP   (Member)

My Review, 1-6 Nothing Remarkable theme included , barely cheesy sounds/ 7-->12) Outstanding That's Real NEW JC../ 14) Great TD Sorcerer meet In the mouth of Madness / 16) Monumental and 18) The Grind Outstanding / 21 Great ending.. 7-8-9-10-11-12-14-16-18-21 vs the rest tracks nothing of remarkable.

 
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