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 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

I know that vinyl doesn't get much attention on here, but there are some fantastic horror albums out in that format. Now I just read that the complete CREEPSHOW 2 is coming from Waxwork records. A brilliant score. http://waxworkrecords.com/blogs/news/waxwork-records-2017-subscription

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I hope this ridiculous vinyl bullshit resurgence ends soon....I can add this to C.H.U.D. now as 'lost titles'
At least LLL rescued Phase IV from LP Hell, but this trend of vinyl only. ....such crap.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Great news! Hope a CD will be forthcoming from a soundtrack label smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Does memory betray me, or do I recall some really nice orchestral writing during the killer cigar store indian segment? A lot of mystical-sounding English horn stuff? If so, I'll have to look into this once it gets released on a relevant format most of us actually care about.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

I hope this ridiculous vinyl bullshit resurgence ends soon....I can add this to C.H.U.D. now as 'lost titles'
At least LLL rescued Phase IV from LP Hell, but this trend of vinyl only. ....such crap.


Completely agree!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Does memory betray me, or do I recall some really nice orchestral writing during the killer cigar store indian segment? A lot of mystical-sounding English horn stuff? If so, I'll have to look into this once it gets released on a relevant format most of us actually care about.

Sort of, the Chief Woodenhead scoring, and agreed with both above comments.
I know horror doesn't sell, despite some of us supporting it, but this vinyl only crap has to go - these things are already obscure enough.
For the music - it's a fantastic cornball score. The section you mention has some over the top faux-golden age writing, a really lovely theme of nostalgia, and some electric guitar usage. It's ridiculous, but I've always wanted it on cd. The Raft sequence is mostly Rick Wakeman rock, with a nice bit of horror misdirection score at the end, a gentle theme turning hortific.
The Hitch hiker has some Bill Conti type funky action music sitting alongside baroque source music. The end title collects most of these ideas, sans the Wakeman rock, along with near muzak (!!) style codas. It's a real hodgepodge, but great fun & I'm all pissed again now that I'll probably never own it.
-Sean

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I hope this ridiculous vinyl bullshit resurgence ends soon....I can add this to C.H.U.D. now as 'lost titles'
At least LLL rescued Phase IV from LP Hell, but this trend of vinyl only. ....such crap.


Completely agree!!


See, Pooter, vinyl does get alot of attention here. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   Mr. Popular   (Member)

Does memory betray me, or do I recall some really nice orchestral writing during the killer cigar store indian segment? A lot of mystical-sounding English horn stuff? If so, I'll have to look into this once it gets released on a relevant format most of us actually care about.

Sort of, the Chief Woodenhead scoring, and agreed with both above comments.
I know horror doesn't sell, despite some of us supporting it, but this vinyl only crap has to go - these things are already obscure enough.
For the music - it's a fantastic cornball score. The section you mention has some over the top faux-golden age writing, a really lovely theme of nostalgia, and some electric guitar usage. It's ridiculous, but I've always wanted it on cd. The Raft sequence is mostly Rick Wakeman rock, with a nice bit of horror misdirection score at the end, a gentle theme turning hortific.
The Hitch hiker has some Bill Conti type funky action music sitting alongside baroque source music. The end title collects most of these ideas, sans the Wakeman rock, along with near muzak (!!) style codas. It's a real hodgepodge, but great fun & I'm all pissed again now that I'll probably never own it.
-Sean


Well...I can tell you with certainty that Waxwork and Mondo do very well in these areas. Horror scores do tend to lend themselves well to this format.

As for CD, I am surprised anybody will be releasing it at all because the owner of the New World catalog is not licensing to anybody. The man who owns it wants to sell it to somebody not do licensing deals.

I'd LOVE to know where they got the rights to do an LP.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Maybe it's a 'Slipstream ' style oops, thought we had it, licensing situation, since they got C.H.U.D. too?
I mean no ill will towards anyone who gets this music released, but gee whiz people. ...enough with the vinyl. Reading the numerous debates here, many of us have been there, done that, no need to go back. Hell, do a download with your precious LP at least! Not wild about that either, but it would be a compromise. I know, more licensing BS for that format as well....

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   darthbrett   (Member)

Damn I want this score really bad. But not on vinyl.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Great news! Hope a CD will be forthcoming from a soundtrack label smile



When it is released on CD, perhaps you'll be pleased if it is only available as part of a 12-disc set of completely unassociated music, with the other 11 titles being of no interest to you whatsoever.
A bit like those of us who have been hoping a CD would be forthcoming of Cobert's Jekyll and Hyde.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

They can release it on 8-track for all I care, but for crying out loud, put the damn thing on CD!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Great news! Hope a CD will be forthcoming from a soundtrack label smile



When it is released on CD, perhaps you'll be pleased if it is only available as part of a 12-disc set of completely unassociated music, with the other 11 titles being of no interest to you whatsoever.
A bit like those of us who have been hoping a CD would be forthcoming of Cobert's Jekyll and Hyde.


probably ... if Varese has anything to do with it .

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 9:32 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Great news! Hope a CD will be forthcoming from a soundtrack label smile



When it is released on CD, perhaps you'll be pleased if it is only available as part of a 12-disc set of completely unassociated music, with the other 11 titles being of no interest to you whatsoever.
A bit like those of us who have been hoping a CD would be forthcoming of Cobert's Jekyll and Hyde.


Finally a positive happy polite comment! Thanks Basil!!

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2016 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Great news! Hope a CD will be forthcoming from a soundtrack label smile


Who knows, maybe that is one of LLL's Black Friday titles...

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2016 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

The Vinyl thing is a bit annoying but something is better than nothing. After all ..remember the days when we all just bought LPs and CDs were the new 'evil' technology!
Its strange how they put out wee horror scores on this format only though. I guess folk buy them for the whole collector thing as they often have great covers and coloured vinyl and probably don't even play them.
I've been patiently waiting for THE BABADOOK which is meant to be another vinyl only release.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2016 - 1:51 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

Here's a good overview of the Creepshow 2 Music.



As for Vinyl, I also wish these horror releases were coming in other formats as well as Vinyl but many of these companies offer a Download code when you buy the album. (I did this when I bought Mark of the Devil from One Way Static).

There are stacks of Vinyl albums I wish I had such as CHUD, Night of the Demons and especially My Bloody Valentine but the higher prices and import costs effect how many I get. But I'd rather they were out in record format than nothing at all.

This is why I find it kind of odd that Vinyl scores hardly ever get discussed on here. I appreciate many don't like the format, but it's not like it makes the music unlistenable. In fact, some of it sounds pretty amazing on Vinyl. (For example, I have The Fog on Vinyl and CD and often find myself preferring the sound of the record). There are a lot of excellent, sometimes forgotten soundtracks, cropping up regularly and I'm baffled why they don't get much attention on here as I know how much we all love film music.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2016 - 2:06 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

As for CD, I am surprised anybody will be releasing it at all because the owner of the New World catalog is not licensing to anybody. The man who owns it wants to sell it to somebody not do licensing deals.
I'd LOVE to know where they got the rights to do an LP.


Hmmm, Susan Justin's FORBIDDEN WORLD from the New World catalog was also re-issued on LP by DeathWaltz in 2014.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2016 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Moviedrone   (Member)

Either buy a record player or stop whining. I'm not complaining when some of the stuff that comes out on CD isn't being issued on vinyl.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2016 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

This is great news but alas, as many others here, I would have preferred a CD. Also I'm not sure whether the LP will be sold separately.

Anyways, Rick Wakeman told me a few years ago that the main score was written by Les Reed and he was simply employed to play the synth parts (using a DX-7 as well as some Oberheim analog synth). He's credited with "additional music" and from what I understand most of that stuff was improvised.

 
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