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Escape From New York (Waxwork Records Expanded Edition) “Descent Into New York Variant”

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$85.12

***Extremely Rare in Europe as this is US only territory release.***

John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score Features:

The Complete Score Album by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth

180 Gram “Descent into New York” Fire Orange w/ Blue and White Splatter Colored Vinyl

Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets

12”x12” Twelve Page Booklet

Unreleased Behind-The-Scenes Set Photography

Artwork by Marc Aspinall

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the expanded score album as a deluxe double LP featuring 180 gram colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, a 12”x12” twelve page booklet featuring unreleased behind-the-scenes set photography, and full album artwork by Marc Aspinall.

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Waxwork Records is proud to release John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score. Released in 1981, Escape From New York is a science fiction action film co-written and co-scored by John Carpenter starring Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau, and Harry Dean Stanton. The film is set in the near-future world of 1997 where the United States has devolved into a coast to coast crime-ridden continent. Manhattan Island in New York City has been converted into the country’s maximum security prison where criminal offenders are transported and forgotten. In an effort to kidnap the president of the United States, Air Force One is hijacked by insurgents and purposefully crashed into New York City. Ex-soldier and current federal prisoner, Snake Plissken (Russell) is given just 24 hours to go in and rescue the president (Pleasence), after which, if successful, Snake will be pardoned.

John Carpenter’s Escape From New York received commercial success upon its summer 1981 release and is now considered a cult classic. The film has inspired popular video games such as Metal Gear Solid, filmmakers such as J.J. Abrams, and authors such as William Gibson.

The score was written by John Carpenter and co-produced by Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Howarth used equipment including ARP and Prophet-5 synthesizers and a Linn LM-1 drum machine, as well as an acoustic piano and Fender guitars, to create the palette of sounds used in the score, while Carpenter composed the melodies on the synthesizer keyboards. As the MIDI standard had yet to be invented, Howarth manually synchronized the equipment to picture while listening to a copy of the film’s dialogue. Initial inspirational directions which Carpenter shared with Howarth included albums by Tangerine Dream and The Police.

  • A01
    Main Title
  • A02
    The Bank Robbery
  • A03
    "Prison Introduction"
  • A04
    Over The Wall / Air Force One
  • A05
    He's Still Alive / Romero
  • A06
    Snake Plissken
  • B07
    Orientation
  • B08
    "Tell Him"
  • B09
    Engulfed Cathedral
  • B10
    Across The Roof
  • B11
    Descent Into New York
  • B12
    Back To The Pod (Version #1)
  • C13
    Everyone's Coming To New York
  • C14
    "Don't Go Down There!"
  • C15
    Back To The Pod (Version #2) / The Crazies Come Out
  • C16
    "I Heard You Were Dead!"
  • C17
    Arrival At The Library
  • C18
    "You Are The Duke Of New York"
  • C19
    Duke Arrives / Barricade
  • C20
    President At The Train
  • C21
    "Who Are You?"
  • C22
    Police Action
  • D23
    Romero And The President
  • D24
    The President Is Gone
  • D25
    69th Street Bridge
  • D26
    Over The Wall
  • D27
    "The Name Is Plissken"
  • D28
    Snake Shake / End Credits