John Carpenter ‎– Dark Star (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Vinyl, 7", Single, Red
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Tracklist

12"
A John Carpenter Music, Sound Effects And Dialogue Excerpts Part 1 25:10
B John Carpenter Music, Sound Effects And Dialogue Excerpts Part 2 25:51
7"
A1 Martin Segundo And The Scintilla Strings When Twilight Falls On NGC 891 3:47
A2 Alan Howarth Doolittle’s Solo (Remake)
 1:21
A3 John Carpenter Loop 1
A4 John Carpenter Loop 2
B1 Dominik Hauser Benson Arizona (Remake) 2:37
B2 John Carpenter Trailer 2:27
B3 John Carpenter Loop 3
B4 John Carpenter Loop 4

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Extended edition ltd. 500 copies.

Tracks A & B (12"), A3, A4, B2, B3 & B4 (7") licensed from Worldwide Entertainment Corp., USA.
Track A1 (7") licensed from K Music / Kapagama, France, originally known as James Clarke - Spring Bossa.
Track B1 (7") licensed from BSX Music, USA.

Issued with a printed inner sleeve for the 12" and a black generic inner sleeve for the 7".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4260038310878
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (12"), etched): WRWTFWW 007 A Hello Bomb? KT SST MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (12"), etched): WRWTFWW 007 B Let There Be Light! MPO KT SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (7"), etched): WRWTFWW 007.5 A KT SST MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (7"), etched): WRWTFWW 007.5 B KT SST MPO

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dj_stosh

dj_stosh

November 11, 2017
I have to agree with the other reviews here; this is an essential piece of recording if you are a John Carpenter fan, but even if you have never seen the movie, you will probably want to after hearing this record. The sequencing of dialogue and incidental music actually tells "the story" of the movie in condensed format, and boy is it some story. It's surprising how vividly the characters emerge without the assistance of visuals. In fact, one of the remarkable aspects of this LP is that it allows the listener to focus exclusively on the intelligently scripted dialogue and interesting combination of sound effects and cornball music that make Dark Star a uniquely entertaining experience. The fidelity of the soundtrack is very good and my pressing was extremely quiet. The fidelity of the bonus 7" is pretty close to audiophile quality, and I'm not sure how they were able to pull that off. This is especially true of the elevator music non-hit "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891." I'm so glad a good friend told me about this release so that I could get in on the ground floor of owning this soon to be classic record.
hnbradley2840

hnbradley2840

December 30, 2016
Definitely a good record if you're a fan of John Carpenter. Only confusing bit is that the neither the 12" or 7" record's sides are labeled, though I guess that fits in with the movie.
ruhtinas

ruhtinas

April 20, 2016
Essentially just a collection of dialogue, sound effects and random music from a b-movie comedy, yet a stellar release from WRWTFWW and most definitely a collector's item. The included 7" with previously unreleased material and the fact that this is only a 500 copy pressing will definitely make this a desired release among the many fans of John Carpenter.