- Audio CD (April 25 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Silva America Records
- Run Time: 99 minutes
- ASIN: B00004SC09
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
|1. Main Title|
|2. The Bank Robbery|
|3. 'Prison Introduction'|
|4. Over The Wall/Airforce One|
|5. He's Still Alive/Romero|
|6. 'Snake' Plissken'|
|8. 'Tell Him'|
|9. Engulfed Cathedral|
|10. Across The Roof|
|11. Descent Into New York|
|12. Back To The Pod - Version #1|
|13. Everyone's Comig To New York|
|14. 'Don't Go Down There!'|
|15. Back To The Pod - Version #2/The Crazies Come Out|
|16. 'I Heard You Were Dead!'|
|17. Arrival At The Library|
|18. 'You Are The Duke Of New York'|
|19. The Duke Arrives/Barricade|
|20. President At The Train|
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The tracks sound different to the original release and I wouldn't trade them against each other, but own both of them!
This release is dedicated to the memory of Lee Van Cleef.
for various reasons; it turned an disney actor into a mainstream action star, the sets and fx was impressive considering the fact that this movie was made for less than 8 million, and more impressive was the soundtrack by carpenter and howarth.
now with this edition courtesy of silva records we get to listen to all the tracks including the deleted bank robbery scene which is my favorite next to "above the wall" and the main title.
there's even the melodic "across the roof" and the awesome police action theme (when the choppers landed near the airforce one in search of the president only to find the vicious ROMERO.
I am in awe of this soundtrack, not only is it cool to listen to on a long train ride to work, but it also is perfect for storing in the x-box console for soundtrack options.
silva has done this CD justice just as MGM has given ESFNY the special edition treatment. a must for carpenter fans.
Long-time Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth went back and put together the actual cues from the film; he also put the music in sequence and included snippets of dialogue (always fun on a soundtrack disc). The result is a disc that you can listen to beginning to end, repeatedly. There is a lot less repetition than even the expanded Halloween and The Fog discs.
Considerably longer than the original CD release, there's a chunk of previously unreleased material (very typical of old Varese releases to reappear with more music). Many of the sounds predate electronic music that appeared on the popular front years later. Some of the tracks sound like they've been sampled (or at least considered) by Photek, for instance. Some of the tracks are dancey and fun. The Bank Robbery music (from a deleted scene that set up Snake's capture) is a highlight.
However, if you have the original Varese Sarabande release, I would hold on to both versions, as there are differences. First off, this disc sounds newer, clearer, shinier, as if some of the instrumentation has been remixed or different takes were used.Read more ›