Various ‎– The Shining (Original Sound Track)

Warner Bros. Records ‎– HS 3449
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind Main Title "The Shining" 3:27
A2 Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind Rocky Mountains 3:01
A3 György Ligeti Lontano
Conductor – Ernest BourPerformer – Sinfonie Orchester des Südwestfunks*
A4 Béla Bartok* Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta
Conductor – Herbert von KarajanPerformer – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*Recorded By – Deutsche Grammophon
B1 Krzysztof Penderecki Utrenja (Excerpt)
Conductor – Andrzej MarkowskiPerformer – The National Warsaw Philharmonic OrchestraRecorded By – Polskie Nagrania
B2 Krzysztof Penderecki The Awakening Of Jacob
Conductor – Krzysztof PendereckiPerformer – Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
B3 Krzysztof Penderecki De Natura Sonoris No. 2
Conductor – Krzysztof PendereckiPerformer – Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
B4 Henry Hall And The Gleneagles Hotel Band Home 3:09

Companies, etc.



B4: With kind of permission of the Decca Record Company.

A1 & A2: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.-BMI
A3, B1 to B3: B. Schott's Söhne-BMI
A4: Boosey & Hawkes Inc.-ASCAP
B4: Mills Music Inc.-ASCAP
℗ 1980 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Warner Bros. Records, Inc., a subsidiary and licensee of Warner Bros. Inc., a Warner Communications Company
Made in U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-23449-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 1): HS-3449-A-1 AL 37761
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 1): HS-3449 B-1 AL 37761 Mo#2 #7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 2): HS-3449-A-2 #1 AL 37761
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 2): HS-3449 B-2 AL 37761 #1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 3): HS-3449-A-2 AL 37761 #8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 3): HS-3449 B-2 #6 AL 37761
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped): W over M [logo]

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August 30, 2019
The soundtrack album on LP was withdrawn due to problems with licensing of the music.The LP soundtrack omits some pieces heard in the film, and also includes complete versions of pieces of which only fragments are heard in the film.


May 1, 2019
Still no official CD version anywhere? What is the holdup? This would certainly sell.


February 15, 2019
There was a Japanese double-LP release as well. Its not in front of me, can't tell you how the tracklist differs...


November 2, 2018
Love this soundtrack, but if it ever sees a reissue, change the cover art! A gatefold jacket would also be nice! I have the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange, which I’m also a fan of, so maybe a jacket similar to that?


September 23, 2017
That this classic OST has had no official properly remastered CD re-issue is criminal!


April 25, 2017
It's a shame this doesn't include Al Bowlly and Ray Noble's performance of "Midnight, The Stars and You" my opinion, the best piece of music in the movie.


July 3, 2014
Music Identity can be defined in a scientific or technical level, like, as they say, "an identity function, which is a permutation or transformation of a pitch or pitch class set into itself". But there's another level of Music Identity which applies to the Music taste. You can draw a parallel in the Cinema domain, or any other discipline if you want. In other words, what emerged from your personal Culture, fruit of what you learned, experienced, lived. At this point, very few Movie Soundtracks can match Stanley Kubrik's 'The Shining', specially for the presence of the Avant-Garde 20th Century composers György Ligeti, Wendy Carlos & Krzysztof Penderecki. A collection of timeless musical treasures that shine as high as the movie itself.


October 26, 2013
Can't believe this hasn't been given a proper rerelease in all these years!