Music John Carpenter’s Newly Composed Score for David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ is Complete Published 1 year ago on August 14, 2018 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Around 3 hours ago, John Carpenter‘s newly composed score for David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel was up for pre-order on vinyl and CD at a website called Bull Moose, but has since been taken down. We did manage, however, to capture the cover artwork (above) and the following release information below. Description from Bull Moose: The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green’s film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape’s knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenter’s famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved. The music used in David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel will honour John Carpenter’s original Halloween soundtrack. “We wanted to honour the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used. We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano.” Unlike the Lost Themes albums, where the composers wrote the soundtracks for imaginary movies, Halloween saw the Carpenters and Davies collaborating on music set to images for the first time. Though it marked a significant change from their previous creative process, the trio thrived under the constraints and tight deadlines that film scoring work demands. “Being limited by the length of time in scoring the sequence, we focused on the director’s tempo, timing, and vision,” Davies said. “He would tell us what he had in mind, how long the cue should be, what emotion he wanted, and we would take it from there. It’s only the three of us, there is no elaborate system. We wrote, performed, and orchestrated everything.” “It was great,” Carpenter said of the experience. “It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director’s head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Green’s vision.” Both the CD and vinyl soundtrack will ship on October 25. Related Topics: Up Next John Lithgow Revealed as Jud Crandall in ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake; Filming to Wrap Next Week Don't Miss New ‘Halloween’ Promo Photo Reveals a Vicious Michael Myers Advertisement You may like Comments Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News21 hours ago Lin Shaye Says ‘Insidious: Chapter 5’ Will Probably Begin Production Next Year News24 hours ago [Trailer] ‘Phantasm’ Star A. Michael Baldwin Must Face Brutal Killer in ‘PickAxe’ Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago 88 Films Releasing Lamberto Bava’s ‘Macabre’ on UK Blu-Ray This February News1 day ago Blumhouse’s ‘Black Christmas’ Remake Receives PG-13 Rating Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago Warner Bros. Set to Release ‘IT Chapter Two’ Steelbook on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Has Wrapped Filming in Wilmington, North Carolina News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Image Teases the Return of Michael Myers News1 week ago Crew Tease Three of the Masks Michael Myers Will Use in ‘Halloween Kills’ News4 weeks ago Nancy Stephens Spotted on the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News4 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Wraps Filming on ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News24 hours ago [Trailer] ‘Phantasm’ Star A. Michael Baldwin Must Face Brutal Killer in ‘PickAxe’ News6 days ago [Video] Uncropped Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 week ago New Trailer for Italian Horror Slasher ‘Blood Bags’ Awakens Bloodthirsty Creature News1 week ago [Trailer 2] Take Another Look at Blumhouse’s ‘Black Christmas’ Remake News2 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Crypsis’ Feasts on Human Flesh This December on DVD and On Demand Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!