john corigliano altered states soundtrack CD

Altered States

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Also on:Vinyl LP


Limited to 2500 units only worldwide.

La-La Land Records and Sony Music proudly present the remastered re-issue of John Corigliano’s (REVOLUTION, THE RED VIOLIN) original score to the acclaimed 1980 Warner Bros. feature film ALTERED STATES, directed by Ken Russell and starring William Hurt, Blair Brown and Bob Balaban. Renowned for his concert compositions, this was Mr. Corigliano’s debut film score – a strikingly original and thrilling work, both spellbindingly haunting and emotionally powerful, that would receive an Oscar nomination


ALTERED STATES. Directed by Ken Russel, the film focuses on Professor Edward Jessup’s (William Hurt) research conducted in isolation tanks under the influence of psychoactive drugs like mescaline, ketamine, and LSD. The film is also the film debut of actors William Hurt and Drew Barrymore.

Personally supervised by Corigliano, this special release of his ground-breaking score was remastered by Mark Wilder and produced by Didier C. Deutsch. In depth, exclusive liner notes from writer Jeff Bond include new comments from the composer as they take you behind one of the most notable films and scores of the 80’s, while Dan Goldwasser’s atmospheric art design takes you deeper into the beyond. A must-have for any soundtrack enthusiast, ALTERTED STATES has returned sounding better-than-ever!

John Corigliano created the sequence for the original RCA 1980 score album. At his request, we have retained that original sequence for this album.

  • 01
    Main Title And First Hallucination (Ritual Sacrifice And Religious Memories)4:43
  • 02
    Love Theme3:39
  • 03
    Second Hallucination (Hinchi Mushroom Rite And Love Theme Trio)5:15
  • 04
    First Transformation (Primordial Regression)3:40
  • 05
    Primeval Landscape (In The Isolation Chamber)2:18
  • 06
    Second Transformation (The Ape Man Sequence; Escape From The Laboratory, Stalking The Dogs And The Fight, The Zoo And Final Hunt)8:06
  • 07
    Religious Memories And Father's Death2:06
  • 08
    The Laboratory Experiement (Jessup's Transformation, Collapse Of The Laboratory, The Whirlpool And Journey To Another Dimension, Return To Reality)6:16
  • 09
    The Final Transformation4:16