The Essential John Carpenter Film Music Collection
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||Escape from New York (Main Theme) [Mix 1]||John Carpenter||4:04||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Halloween (Main Theme)||John Carpenter||2:39||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Halloween (Haunted House)||John Carpenter||2:54||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Starman (End Titles)||John Carpenter||5:44||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Big Trouble In Little China (Pork Chop Express)||John Carpenter||4:09||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Fog||John Carpenter||3:59||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Theme)||John Carpenter||3:22||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Assault On Precinct 13 (Julie's Theme)||John Carpenter||1:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Christine (Bad to the Bone)||John Carpenter||4:55||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Halloween II (Main Theme)||John Carpenter||4:33||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Thing||John Carpenter||4:30||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Dark Star||John Carpenter||2:49||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||They Live||John Carpenter||3:24||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Prince of Darkness||John Carpenter||4:28||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Escape from New York (Main Theme) [Mix 2]||John Carpenter||4:11||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Halloween (Main Theme) [Mix 3]||John Carpenter||3:08||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Village of the Damned (March of the Children)||John Carpenter||6:34||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Starman||John Carpenter||4:48||£0.79||View In iTunes|
It is worth noting that, regardless of the quality of the music being re-performed, these are not the original recordings as you would know them from the films of John Carpenter, but rather soundalike versions recorded by Gareth Williams, James Fitzpatrick and Nic Raine and then released as a full-price set by Silva Screen. Even if you were to buy the original CD version of this, you would not have any indication as to the "cover version" nature of the album until you looked in the inlay card. As a digital purchase without an inlay card, you may never know. So, buyer beware, as they say. It's good music and this is a fair attempt at emulating the feel of it (note also that, although they are not credited, certain cues on this collection are actually by Ennio Morricone, Jack Nietzche and Dave Davies from The Thing, Starman and Village of the Damned respectively), but in the end this should be a budget priced release.
hmm not that bad but better buying the originals
I had a quick listen to these they sound ok, but as I am really famiiliar with the originals they dont have the exact same feel as the orignial recordings..yeah its ok...but seriously I dont see the point of an album like this when you can actually get ALL of this music as by the original artists, all of this music has been released in original artist format.. but the problem with an album like this is they tried so hard to get it to sound exacly like the orginals, and to me that always sounds slightly silly, I wil say they did a darn good job, but thats the problem they sound so close but the "Carpenter" feel is missing...and doesnt souind emotionally as strong, for example the orignal halloween tracks are more chilling than these ones on here, but stil its not bad, but to me this album sounds like the john carpenter music without the spine, if you are just simply familiar with the musc they wil sound fine..but if you are VERY familiar witht he original recordings as I am, you be better of buying the orignals, but of vpourse one may find this interesteing to listen to to see how close they go the trax, but me personlaly a few seconds listening I would much raher stick on the original score recordings.
The sort of song you would play when your about to kill someone. LOL