John Carpenter ‎– Halloween (Original Soundtrack)

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Main Theme From "Halloween"
Boyfriend And Susan
Illinois Smith's Grove
Myers' House
At School Yard
Behind The Bush
Row 18 Lot 20
Doctor And Sheriff In The Myer's House
Doyle Residence
The Night He Came Home
End Title

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SX-7013, SX 7013 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia SX-7013, SX 7013 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
VSC-81176 John Carpenter Halloween(Cass, Album) Varèse Sarabande VSC-81176 US 1982 Sell This Version
CL 0008 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Filmmusik)(LP, Album) Celine Records CL 0008 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
CTV 81176 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass) Varèse Sarabande CTV 81176 US 1983 Sell This Version
STV 81176 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Varèse Sarabande STV 81176 US 1983 Sell This Version
STV 81176 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Varèse Sarabande STV 81176 US 1983 Sell This Version
VSC-81176 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Soundtrack)(Cass) Varèse Sarabande VSC-81176 US 1983 Sell This Version
VCD 47230 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Varèse Sarabande VCD 47230 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
VCD 47230 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Varèse Sarabande VCD 47230 US 1985 Sell This Version
VCD 47230 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Varèse Sarabande VCD 47230 US 1985 Sell This Version
VSC-81176 John Carpenter Halloween(Cass, Album, RP) Varèse Sarabande VSC-81176 US 1985 Sell This Version
CL 0008 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Filmmusik)(LP, Album, RE) Celine Records CL 0008 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
VCD 47230 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD) Varèse Sarabande VCD 47230 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
VCD 47230 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD) Varèse Sarabande VCD 47230 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
VCD 47230 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, RP, Dig) Varèse Sarabande VCD 47230 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
115980 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Ltd) Marketing-Film 115980 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
229901 John Carpenter Halloween Die Nacht Des Grauens(Blu-ray + DVD + CD + Ltd, Med) Inked-Pictures 229901 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2015 Sell This Version
VSC-81176 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Varèse Sarabande (2) VSC-81176 2017 Sell This Version
DW135 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Mono, Ltd, RE, Ora) Death Waltz Recording Company DW135 US 2018 Sell This Version
DW135 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Mono, RE, Cle) Death Waltz Recording Company DW135 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
DW135 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Mono, TP) Death Waltz Recording Company DW135 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
DW135 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, RE, Tra) Death Waltz Recording Company DW135 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
STV 81176 John Carpenter Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Club) Varèse Sarabande STV 81176 US Unknown Sell This Version

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diabeetus777

diabeetus777

October 13, 2019
edited 9 days ago
referencing Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Mono, RE, Cle, DW135
This might be a stupid question, but isn’t this release only the music and not the dialogue? I ask because when playing this record I can faintly hear the dialogue in the background. I was just wondering if this is a side effect of dissecting the audio from the dialogue in the original master tapes and remastering, or what the deal is.
countstyrofoam

countstyrofoam

October 7, 2019
referencing Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Mono, RE, Cle, DW135
Looks great, sounds not great. Pops and clicks galore. Spend the $$$ on the 2013 35th Anniversary release. That's where it is at.
cutjules

cutjules

April 9, 2019
referencing Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, RE, Tra, DW135

IMO, the artwork cover effect is interesting. I understand most of the people reporting it's hard to see Mike when you hold the cover in your hand; at night it's almost impossible to see Mike. But on sunny days, Mike is more easily viewable. Depending the way you're tilting the cover, Mike is completely hidden (the space between the drops becoming foggy, it's like if you're focusing on a window) or he's showing up behind that "fake window". I guess the artwork was made this way for that purpose.
ElectroSteak

ElectroSteak

November 8, 2018
referencing Halloween (Original Soundtrack), LP, Album, SX-7013, SX 7013
I don't think that very many know or understand that this Japanese release from 79 was not taken from Carpenter's score at all - rather, it is a rerecording lead by Osamu Shoji (an absolutely incredible Electronica artist in his own right). Obviously based on John's score, but not sourced from anything he had recorded. This Japanese interpretation was recorded a few years before Alan Howarth was asked to produce the stereo mix, the one most of us in the West know and grew up with, used on the US and subsequent vinyl releases.

I wonder if this would still trade for the crazy money that it does if people knew that John Carpenter didn't play a note on this?!?
wulinette

wulinette

November 5, 2018
referencing Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Mono, RE, Cle, DW135
Just listen, everything is fine for me on both sides.
SamCimino

SamCimino

November 1, 2018
referencing Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Mono, RE, Cle, DW135
Do yourself a favor and stay away from these garbage money grabs and spend a couple extra bucks on the Reissue from 2013 to get better quality sound and artwork.
dscprlnt78

dscprlnt78

October 31, 2018
edited 11 months ago
referencing Halloween (Original Soundtrack), LP, Album, SX-7013, SX 7013
Not sure why, but the 2013 reissue done by Mondo, a 2xLP set at 45 rpm, doesn't show up on this list. What exactly are the differences between that one and the 2018 reissue on Death Waltz? (aside from cover art) -https://www.discogs.com/John-Carpenter-Halloween-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/release/5062083
pinkf1oyd

pinkf1oyd

October 30, 2018
referencing Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, RE, Tra, DW135

For overall pressing quality, this is a solid release. It's hard to believe how good it sounds given it was taken from a nearly 40 year old mono film reel. My only issue is with the cover. I didn't think it made any sense when they posted it online, but having it in hand seems worse. The contrast is way too dark and you can barely see Michaels face unless it is held at the prefect angle under a bright light. I wish they had come up with a better design for the cover, but the quality is top-notch.
dermot2

dermot2

October 30, 2018
referencing Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Mono, RE, Cle, DW135
Got mine today. Haven't listened to it yet but there is one glaring omission that no one has mentioned. Where's the directors notes that were included with the other 4 volumes?? Luckily I do have the original Lp which has a nice little piece by John Carpenter himself. Thankfully this will definitely be my last Death Waltz Lp. Like someone else here I've lost the faith......
johnred

johnred

October 29, 2018
referencing Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Mono, RE, Cle, DW135

great pressing! i really love the artwork and the wax looks amazing but i wish they would have made Michael a bit lighter so the art wouldn't be so hard to view! online it looks amazing but in person it's very very dark for some reason! either way i am really glad they repressed this so i can have the full halloween collection! highly recommend!