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Escape From New York [180 Gram Vinyl] Soundtrack

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Vinyl, Soundtrack, July 24, 2012
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Product Details

  • Vinyl (July 24, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Death Waltz
  • ASIN: B009Q54IXK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #497,034 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Main Title
2. The Bank Robbery
3. 'Prison Introduction'
4. Over the Wall - Air Force One
5. He's Still Alive - Romero
6. 'Snake' Plissken
7. Orientation
8. 'Tell Him'
9. Engulfed Cathedral (Debussy)
10. Across the Road
11. Descent into New York
12. Back to the Pod [Version #1]
13. Everyone's Coming 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
See all 28 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Exclusively re-mastered for this vinyl release including 6 tracks that never made it into the original film. John Carpenter not only directed Escape From New York but also composed and recorded all of its music too. This score sounds as fresh today as it did when it was first released. Laden with brooding electronic pulses, flashes of Krautrock and healthy dose of nu disco, the combination ensures that this soundtrack sounds as happy on the dance floor as it does in your headphones.

Exclusive cover art by Jay Shaw (aka Iron Jaiden), one of the most in demand poster artists working today, his recent work has been selling out in minutes, creating a huge demand on the aftermarket. Jay is heavily influenced by the abstract posters of the Polish film industry and is not afraid to experiment with his work. Sleeve notes from Alan Howarth and comes with an A2 poster.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angus Mcgee on October 6, 2013
Format: Vinyl
This review will consist of two parts.
First is for the vinyl, the sound quality, and actual music.
This pressing itself is stunning, with a lovely slab of vinyl. It sounds incredible and the quality is top notch. The orange vinyl looks stunning as well. The music itself is incredible, of course. For me, this is the height of John Carpenter's soundtracks, and the minimal, tense style is perfect.

Second, is for the packaging. The sleeves are both well made, sturdy, and seem reliable. My only problem with this entire product is the horrible sleeve art, which is also what's on the poster. The comments on the inner sleeve are also worthless, since it's just some guy recalling how his dad told him the movie was great when he was 5 years old. Who cares? Give me a solid vegetable to go with this steak of an album, not a tasteless appetizer served on a Styrofoam plate.

Didn't anyone consider that the album art/poster image is just a generic New York photo altered with some cliched iphone app? Doesn't this classic soundtrack deserve something comparable? I might have to make my own sleeve, just so it doesn't annoy me every time I play it.
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