The Hills Have Eyes (Original 1977 Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Original Release Date: January 14, 2014
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We are sold out of color wax. Black vinyl and cassette still available. Customers who want to order the ‘special limited color variant’ can order it from www.onewaystatic.com who are now accepting international orders on this item. They are the only place you can buy this item and are also down to their last copies.
BLACK VINYL limited to 1400 copies worldwide. Packaged in an old school Tip-On Gatefold jacket. Comes with a printed insert and obi.
CASSETTE EDITION limited to 300 copies worldwide. Contains bonus material like radio spots and (foreign) trailer audio exclusive to the tape version. First 100 orders get the limited hand numbered ‘Body Bag Edition’ (Mailorder exclusive > 50 copies available through OWS & 50 copies available through LITA).
All versions come with extensive and exclusive liner notes from: DEE WALLACE (E.T., Cujo, Critters) ERIC SAARINEN (Gimme Shelter, Death Race 2000) JANUS BLYTHE (Phantom Of The Paradise, Eaten Alive, The Incredible Melting Man) MICHAEL BERRYMAN (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Devil’s Rejects, Star Trek) SUZE LANIER (The Hills Have Eyes parts 1+2) & DON PEAKE himself.
DON PEAKE BIO -
Prolific and multitalented composer, musician & record producer DON PEAKE wrote the original soundtrack for Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) where his eerie soundtrack punched up some of the films most unnerving scenes.
Don started his music career in 1961 as the lead guitarist for The Everly Brothers and played guitar for ten years in the Ray Charles Orchestra. Don played guitar on Phil Spector’s Righteous Brothers hit “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” Ike and Tina Turners “River Deep, Mountain High” and the Jackson Five’s hit song “ABC” to name just a few. He worked as an arranger for such artists as Roy Orbison, The Monkees, Wayne Newton, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Sonny and Cher, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Diana Ross and many, many more. Don was a respected staff guitarist at Motown Records.
Mr. Peake was part of the legendary ‘Wrecking Crew’ an elite clique of notable musicians employed by some of the biggest acts on the planet. Phil Spector even used the crew to create his trademarked ‘Wall Of Sound’.
Don got his start doing movie soundtracks a year beforeTHE HILLS HAVE EYES, with the documentary THELEGEND OF BIGFOOT (1976) and the comedy MOVINGVIOLATION (1976) and has done music for feature films and television ever since. You’ll find Don’s music in the exploitation film BLACK OAK CONSPIRACY (1977), horror films like THE HOUSE WHERE DEATH LIVES (1981), THEPREY (1984), Wes Craven’s THE PEOPLE UNDER THESTAIRS (1991) and SANDMAN (1993). He’s done soundtrack music for TV movies like BATTERED (1978), DESIRE THEVAMPIRE (1982) and CODE OF VENGEANCE (1985). Thrillers like RORSCHACH (1993), BODY COUNT (1995) andTHE KILLER WITHIN ME (2003) as well as action films, comedies, television series and science fiction films. Two of his films are Academy Award winners.
Most will know his musical work for the KNIGHT RIDER TV series. And yes, that includes the memorable theme song you can’t seem to get out of your head since the eighties.
In 2007, Don Peake was inducted into the Musician’s Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.
One Way Static Records is proud to announce the release of this historical motion picture soundtrack. A truly eerie experimental score that uses natural devices and existing instruments. It’s fascinating to know that most of the percussion sounds heard are actually the sounds of the bone & teeth necklaces worn by the actors that are being played like instruments. Not for the faint of heart!
- LP Limited edition color vinyl (2 variants) in high UV and foil finished deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket w/ printed insert + silver foil numbering /300 copies
- LP Black vinyl limited to 1,400 copies and packaged an a deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket w/ printed insert & obi
- Limited edition cassette (300 copies) with Alternate Artworks & Bonus Material NOT On Vinyl Version (first 50 customers get hand numbered ‘body bag’ edition)
- Comes with extensive and exclusive liner notes