Artist: John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies
Label: Sacred Bones Records
Released: October 19, 2018
So you may be asking yourself, why are we looking at the Halloween soundtrack in March? We still have six months to go before Halloween season begins. That's a great question, and the answer is simple... The music is amazing and should be played year round. Also, I finally bought my copy last month, so I am a little late to the party.
Halloween is the soundtrack to the 2018 sequel of the original Halloween (1978) movie. For more takes on that, head over to Timeout, Need More Popcorn and request the archived reviews of the whole franchise of movies I did with my buddy Jay on Continuous Play Podcast. Today though, we are looking at the vinyl package that was released in October of 2018.
The original movie's soundtrack was composed by its writer and director, John Carpenter. With John's return to the franchise for this most recent addition, he joined up with his son, Cody, and Daniel Davies to give a fresh take on not just the iconic theme song, but the score of the movie as well. The result is stunning, and the vinyl package is as well.
Sonically, the album is a stunner. Carpenter's theme song is updated for 2018 but still keeps that haunting melody screaming from the speakers. The orchestration throughout is fantastic, and the ambiance created by the music is bone-chilling at times. I first heard the soundtrack digitally, and the vinyl blows it away. You can feel the songs. It's a great experience if you like Carpenter's style. I do and enjoy listening to this very much.
Overall, I think the packaging and presentation of the album are fantastic. I am very happy with my purchase and look forward to spinning this one multiple times over the year. If you like the music from the movie Halloween, you will love this album. I can't recommend it enough. As always, check out the gallery below for the rest of the album artwork. Thanks again for reading, and until next time, keep on spinning.
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|Front Cover||Rear cover|
|Custom Sleeve Front||Custom Sleeve Rear|
|Inside the gatefold|