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John Howard Carpenter
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American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer, born 16 January 1948 in Carthage, New York. Director of such movies as "Assault On Precinct 13", "The Fog", "Escape From New York", "The Thing", or "Halloween", Carpenter himself composed most of the soundtracks for his films (sometimes with Alan Howarth). He was married to actress Adrienne Barbeau from 1979 to 1984.
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Compilations

John Carpenter - Sombrero album art Various The End Various - Sombrero (Comp) Il Discotto Productions Italy 1984 Vendi questa versione
RHR 6013 John Carpenter - Hot Disco Takes 6 (The Original 12inch Versions) album art Various The End (Scratch Mix) Various - Hot Disco Takes 6 (The Original 12inch Versions)(2xLP, Comp) Rams Horn Records RHR 6013 Netherlands 1984 Vendi questa versione
CD 263 John Carpenter - Horror And Science Fiction Film Music Collection - Vol. 2 album art Various Theme e 1 altro… Various - Horror And Science Fiction Film Music Collection - Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Milan CD 263 France 1987 Vendi questa versione
CD 157 John Carpenter - Horror And Science Fiction Film Music Story - Vol. 1 album art Various The President At The Train Various - Horror And Science Fiction Film Music Story - Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Milan CD 157 France 1987 Vendi questa versione
Promo M1 John Carpenter - ZYX Chronicle 10 Jahre Anniversary album art Various The End Various - ZYX Chronicle 10 Jahre Anniversary(LP, Comp, Promo) ZYX Records Promo M1 Germany 1989 Vendi questa versione
SIL 1501-2 John Carpenter - Best Of Horror album art Various The Fog - Nebel Des Grauens: End Title e altri 2… Various - Best Of Horror(CD, Comp) Silva Screen, Edel SIL 1501-2 Germany 1992 Vendi questa versione
MMCD1, 7243 8 40113 2 1 John Carpenter - Movie Moods album art Various Main Title (Escape From New York) Various - Movie Moods(CD, Comp) Virgin, Virgin MMCD1, 7243 8 40113 2 1 Europe 1994 Vendi questa versione
VSD 5387 John Carpenter - Film Classics Vol.1 (Soundtracks) album art Various Escape From New York (Main Title) Various - Film Classics Vol.1 (Soundtracks)(CD, Comp) Varèse Sarabande VSD 5387 Germany 1994 Vendi questa versione
John Carpenter - Plus De Peur album art Various Halloween Theme - Main Title e 1 altro… Various - Plus De Peur (Comp) Versailles Europe 1995 Vendi questa versione
682 531, PL 9527 John Carpenter - Les Plus Grands Thèmes Du Cinéma: Fantastique album art Various New York 1997 (End Title)(Escape From New-York)(USA 1980) e 1 altro… Various - Les Plus Grands Thèmes Du Cinéma: Fantastique(CD, Comp) Silva France, Silva France 682 531, PL 9527 France 1995 Vendi questa versione
LDDG168 John Carpenter - X Terror Files 2 album art Various Halloween II e 1 altro… Various - X Terror Files 2(CD, Comp, Unofficial) DG-Records LDDG168 Russia 1997 Vendi questa versione
STD 5013 Various, The City Of Prague Philharmonic They Live e altri 2… Various, The City Of Prague Philharmonic - Horror! Monsters, Witches & Vampires(CD, Comp) Silva Screen STD 5013 US 1997 Vendi questa versione
STD 5012 The City Of Prague Philharmonic Big Trouble In Little China (Kurt Russell) The City Of Prague Philharmonic - Hollywood Tough Guys(CD, Comp) Silva Treasury STD 5012 US 1997 Vendi questa versione
John Carpenter - Sci-Fi's Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Dark Side album art Various Halloween Various - Sci-Fi's Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Dark Side (Comp) TVT Records, Sci-fi Channel US 1998 Vendi questa versione
DC 888632 John Carpenter - Let Me Hear You Scream album art Various The Prince Of Darkness (as J. Carpenter) e altri 2… Various - Let Me Hear You Scream(CD, Comp) Disky DC 888632 Europe 1998 Vendi questa versione
74321 69866-2 John Carpenter - Halloween Celebration album art Various Escape From New York Main Title e altri 6… Various - Halloween Celebration(CD, Comp) Milan 74321 69866-2 Europe 1999 Vendi questa versione
SOH 003 John Carpenter - Spirit Of Halloween - Halloween Movies album art Various Halloween ''Main Theme'' (as J. Carpenter) e altri 2… Various - Spirit Of Halloween - Halloween Movies(CD, Comp) Eresco SOH 003 Germany 1999 Vendi questa versione
73138 35890-2 John Carpenter - Choice Cuts album art Various Slayers e altri 4… Various - Choice Cuts(CD, Comp) Milan, BMG 73138 35890-2 US 1999 Vendi questa versione
John Carpenter - New Pop Wave album art Various The End Various - New Pop Wave BMG, BMG Europe 2000 Vendi questa versione
MSTRM001 John Carpenter - Extreme Halloween Collection album art Various Halloween Theme e 1 altro… Various - Extreme Halloween Collection(CD, Comp) Midnight Storm MSTRM001 US 2000 Vendi questa versione
198 503-2 John Carpenter - Les Films Du Futur album art Various Escape From New York e 1 altro… Various - Les Films Du Futur(2xCD, Comp) Milan 198 503-2 France 2001 Vendi questa versione
none John Carpenter - News 1/2002 album art Various Ghosts Of Mars Various - News 1/2002(CD, Comp, Promo) Koch International Poland none Poland 2002 Vendi questa versione
John Carpenter - A 25th Anniversary Celebration album art Various Halloween: Theme Various - A 25th Anniversary Celebration (Comp) Varèse Sarabande USA & Canada 2003 Vendi questa versione
John Carpenter - Dirty Diamonds album art Various The Bank Robbery Various - Dirty Diamonds (Comp) Diamond Traxx, Diamond Traxx, Diamond Traxx France 2003 Vendi questa versione
John Carpenter - European Tribute To John Carpenter album art Various Everyone's Coming To New York Various - European Tribute To John Carpenter (Comp) Individus Analogues France 2003 Vendi questa versione

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romirio

romirio

2 marzo 2004
It's hard to talk about the musician John Carpenter without forgeting his films. He is a film maker who happens to make music for his own films, and that makes him a composer. It is important to stress that his music is never primarily thought as listening material on its own, isolated from the imagery of his films. This is specially true for his early works in pre-midi times, and those are probably Carpenter's best times as a musician. For the reissue of "Assault On Precinct 13" he states that "Assault On Precinct 13 is a truly minimalistic score. I never imagined that anyone anywhere at any time would listen to the music on its own away from the image and narrative".
That is the quality we've came to appreciate in his music. Inconclusive soudscapes that repeat themselves with small variations once in a while that take you high and bring you back down again. Over and over again with no conclusion, track after track, soundtrack after soundtrack.
"Assault On Precinct 13" quickly became a cult film, and the soundtrack a collector's item (until it got repressed last year). Thus, Carpenter became more and more aware of the potential of his soundtracks as musical pieces on their own and that has lead to the formation of the one off "pop" project The Coupe De Villes as well as several collaborations with rock and metal artists amongst others. Such are the cases of "Village Of The Damned" on which he collaborated with Dave Davis (of Kinks fame) or "Ghosts Of Mars" with guests stars such as Steve Vai and Elliot Easton. "Village Of The Damned" follows the tradition of Carpenters work as a composer and works wondefuly both on and out of the film. "Ghosts Of Mars" however, is a functional instrumental rock album (if you're into that sort of sound) but fails to work as a soundtrack. It only works to the extend that it is pure marketing and that has never been the case in Carpenter's work as a composer.

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