Christine soundtrack gets remastered LP release
Soundtrack kings Varèse Sarabande will release John Carpenter’s classic score for his killer car classic Christine on LP available September 29, 2017. The Christine soundtrack has been fully remastered and is being released on blue vinyl. The album features fantastic new art from award-winning movie poster artist Gary Pullin (“Ghoulish Gary”).
In the past few years, there has been a tremendous upsurge in interest for John Carpenter’s signature score compositions following the success of the Carpenter’s Lost Themes and Lost Themes II albums, and subsequent tours. The rare director-composer combo, Carpenter’s scores for his classic horror films are a favorite of electronic music aficionados. Pulsing, moody, dread-filled, Christine is a car-centric and pop-tinted progression of the Halloween score and it’s probably this writer’s favorite of all the Carpenter soundtracks.
To complement the remastered audio, award-winning artist and leading designer in the world of alternative movie posters, Gary Pullin was commissioned to create original artwork for the packaging. “I’ve always loved Stephen King’s novel and the cover is a stunner – a stylized hood ornament with a screaming skull, Christine in chrome as it blazes across the hard cover,” he explained. “For the film’s score, I wanted to feature the Plymouth Fury logo front and centre, in a simplistic and new way. The shape of the V reminded me of devil horns – she’s the car from hell! The blue glow represents the supernatural force living under the hood and inside her evil grinning grill. I often go for atmospheric designs when creating artwork for movie soundtracks and the art seemed like a perfect fit for the electronic score that Carpenter and Howarth created to drive the film’s suspense and bring the fury of Christine to life.”
Will you be picking up this release? What’s your favorite John Carpenter film score?