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Carpenter, John & Howarth, Alan – “They Live” – [Death Waltz Records]

ophelia necro   10/18/2013   A Library

Released on 3/20/2013 by Death Waltz Records this is the limited edition soundtrack to the John Carpenter film “They Live”. Music composed by the director and Alan Howarth in 1988 by the duo and recently remastered by Alan Howarth. The first track “Prologue Broadcast” is an excellent soundbyte from the film and would make a great station id. The rest of it would be best described as 80s electronic blues with a western element. It is atmospheric and utilizes synthesizers, piano and harmonica. Most of the tracks use the same melody so, listened to as a whole it’s becomes a bit redundant. Out of the 11 tracks, my favorites are A1 and B4.Blue/Red vinyl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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