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Creepshow Soundtrack

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Presenting composer John Harrison's (DAY OF THE DEAD, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, EFFECTS) score to George A. Romero's (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE DARK HALF) and Stephen King's (CARRIE, SALEM'S LOT, DREAMCATCHER, THE SHINING) timeless horror classic CREEPSHOW. This digitally re-mastered album features special, never-before-released BONUS TRACKS including Harrison's music from the famed George A. Romero television series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, a never-before-heard overture Harrison composed for MANSIONS OF THE MOON (an unproduced sci-fi version of the Opera TALES OF HOFFMAN), and two songs from an outrageous send up of 1950's musicals and Horror Films called SHOOBIE DOOBIE MOON -- both Romero projects that were never filmed!!! The 12-Page, full color, comic book style booklet includes exclusive liner notes from the composer and director, along with an in-depth essay on the making of all the projects by Film Music Historian Randall D. Larson!
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Product Details

  • Performer: John Harrison, Michael Abelson, Peter Hiidall, Ron Foster
  • Audio CD (October 21, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000C3ID5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #417,367 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Chadwick H. Saxelid on November 18, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I'll admit it, I love John Harrison's scores for both Creepshow and Day of the Dead. The main theme for Creepshow alone is a classic worth buying the disc for. This was another old Varese Sarabande vinyl that slipped through my teenaged fingers and, for years, I thought it would remain so. Thank goodness the good people at Lalaland Records have corrected this error and one of the very best low (or modest) budget horror movie scores is now available again. That being said, the extras are not Harrison at his best and, sadly, the last three are not very good at all. Collectors such as myself will love the opportunity to have these little items, but I doubt that they will get the same amount of play as the Creepshow soundtrack will. Highly recommended.
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The score for this movie is bloody amazing! I have been waiting for this score to be released since I saw CreepShow in the 80's. Apparently, Varese Sarabande originally released the soundtrack to this masterpiece. I had searched for the LP but was unsuccessful in finding it.
The music still gives me goosebumps. I was seven when I first saw CreepShow and the music echoed in my brain. The main theme is way cool! The composer masterfully changed the score for every episode in the movie so they all have their own original / stylish sound. This is a must have for any horror music collector!
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I agree with every one here about how great the album is. I still own the original lp and just got the cd. There is one thing that they didn't know is that the cd has a error made by the label LA LA LAND Records. The music for the segment of THE CRATE is actually 13 mins long. If those of you still have the original lp like I do, you will see what I'm talking about. On the cd tracks 5 and 6 are The Crate. Add both tracks 5 and 6's time frame up and you will get 13:04 like The Crate is on the lp.

I don't know why they divided the track into two and messed up the line up on the insert? The lp's last track is titled Epilogue/Until The Next Time (End Title), the cd has the title separated, like one track says Epilogue and the next one says Until The Next Time (End Title). There is really only 13 tracks, if you look at by the error for The Crate being split into two. Track 7 is really They're Creeping Up On You and track 8 is really Epilogue/Until The Next Time(End Title).
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I've always loved the score for this film, especially the music that plays over the opening and closing credits. Can't believe it has been over thirty years and only now is when I finally get my hands on it. John Harrison delivers a synth heavy score that creates an appropriate atmosphere to go hand in hand with George Romero and Stephen King's cult classic. This album is also padded with music from Tales from the Darkside and other obscure, forgettable bits of music but Creepshow is the main attraction here and thankfully, it does not disappoint. Totally recommended for fans of the film, the genre and its creators.
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Creepshow was probably, and still is, one of the most entertaining horror movies to ever be committed to celluloid. Its humor, terror, and acting is spot on, and it is my all-time favorite movie ever. I saw it when I was only two years old, and it left an everlasting impression.

Imagine the joy I felt when, at four years of age, I found the soundtrack on vinyl at a mom-and-pop record store. I hurried home with my parents and threw the record in the turntable. I started it up, then promptly turned it off, screaming. All I could hear was Warner Shook screaming about his father's day cake, and that scared the stuffing out of me. Fast forward ten years, and I find it again in my collection. I throw it on and enjoy the soothing synth-strings and dulcet piano tones that I couldn't listen to before.

Now, the reason I subjected you to this story is that I needed you to know how much this CD means to me. It brings back a time when I was able to get scared by a movie. The soundtrack, composed entirely on two grand pianos and a Prophet V synthesizer, is incredibly evocative of a horror movie, but could easily be mistaken as a classical composition of the highest degree. The furious cacaphony of "The Crate" which threatens to boil over to a screaming head, to the quiet buildup of "The Lonesome Death Of Jordy Verrill", in which space sounds take place besides a low rumble of a piano, are all integral parts of this CD, and I would recommend it to anyone... Anyone.
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Creepshow is my all-time favorite horror film, and its score, is by far one of the best of the genre as well. I owned the vinyl LP version in the 80's, but back then there was no way to transfer it to CD. In 1991, I found a Japanese import of the score on CD and ordered it from Sound Track Album Retailers (now out of business). I still have that imported score and have not worn it out yet, and listen to it often. I noticed a few things about this one that just did not match up to the LP.

First the PROS:

The score on this disc compared to the Japanese import is the exact same in terms of the sound quality and digital nature of the recordings. The liner notes on this and the import are very impressive and very interesting to read. The artwork on this disc over the import is much improved. The import is just a silver disc with CREEPSHOW written in a black outline text and the letters are basically the surface of the disc through the black bordered letters. I think this new edition is a must for the fans of this film who want the soundtrack and cannot get it anywhere else on CD. Each instrument played is heard crisply and cleanly and there is no hiss in the sound, as could be heard (albeit slightly limited) in the LP version. Each track is vibrant and remastered very well from the original source material. There is no reason not to buy this if you have always wanted the CREEPSHOW soundtrack, but could not, until now.

Now the CONS:

My biggest issue with this edition of the CREEPSHOW soundtrack, and it is a minor one at best, but for the true collectors of scores like me, you may agree.
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