John Carpenter

The Thing Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Release Notes
  • The Complete Score By Ennio Morricone
  • 180 Gram “Bone and Blood” Swirl Colored Vinyl
  • Art By Phantom City Creative
  • Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets w/ Satin Coating and UV Gloss Varnish
  • 11″×22″ Poster
The Thing Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the deluxe film score reissue to 1982’s sci-fi horror classic, John Carpenter’s THE THING. Composed by the legendary Ennio Morricone, the score to THE THING is a landmark musical composition that is cold, dark, minimal, and effective.

Considered to be John Carpenter’s directorial masterpiece, THE THING is praised as one of the greatest films of it’s genre by both fans and critics. Starring Kurt Russell and A. Wilford Brimley, THE THING follows a team of researchers in Antarctica as they are infiltrated by a parasitic extraterrestrial life form that assimilates other organisms and then imitates them. The classic soundtrack composed by Ennio Morricone effectively captures the cold, isolated tone of the story and film, and marks one of the few John Carpenter directed films that Carpenter did not score himself.

Waxwork Records worked to ensure that such a highly anticipated and sought after vinyl film core re-issue would meet and exceed expectations.

Features include the complete Ennio Morricone score re-mastered from the original master tapes, 180 gram ""Bone and Blood"" colored vinyl, artwork by Phantom City Creative, deluxe heavyweight packaging including satin coated old-style gatefold jackets with UV spot-gloss varnish, and an 11” x 17” poster.