A NOTE FROM ALAN HOWARTH : The final score as it is heard in the film is actually an amalgamation of Morricone’s original orchestral music, his subsequent electronic material (the pulsating “Thing Theme”), and the droning ambiences created by Howarth and Carpenter. “Other than that one session I really didn’t have that much involvement with it,” said Howarth. “I just helped John make those cues, and then it was really up to John to sit down and cut all that stuff in and say I want it here and I want it there.” Click on the image below for buy the double vinyl
REVIEW :SOUND QUALITY 5/5 ARTWORK AND PACKAGING 4/5
MY FAVS/Best Tracks:
SIDE ONE 01.Main Title 02 Despair
SIDE TWO Humanity 03 Burn It 04 Solitude
SIDE THREE 01 Fucks – 02 To Mac’s Shack*
SIDE FOUR 01 Eternity 02 Contamination 03 Bestiality
In my view the pulsating “Thing Theme” Here available and named AT TRACK 2/3 SIDE ONE MAIN THEME – DESOLATION – HUMANITY II [Originally HUMANITY II TRACK 8 OF MCA CD] compared to the previous material from original Album is a little bit different and could not be so great on electronic beats at first hearings but have something of good and improved in to orchestral arrangements,this feature reflected in every orchestral part of this new edition.Instead The electronic droning ambiences tracks created by Alan Howarth and John Carpenter are amazing,powerful,deafening and ARE the real core of the SENSE OF DREAD AND TERROR OF THE movie as we heard in THEATERS IN TO 1982 ,so in my part this LP is a must have.
2017 Bring one of best movie never seen since years , I need movie like this , peace and enjoyment for my eyes and yes ,speaking about futuristic AI subjects, I’m one of those people that did not like BLADE RUNNER 2049; this one GHOST IN THE SHELL from Rupert Sanders is far better in my view, has the same charm of Alex Garland ‘s EX Machina and contains unforgettable moments (like the jellyfish scene ) but really the experience is boosted starting from a linear well written story(forgivable in little parts) and OUTSTANDING Top notch Craft and continuing with casting choices, I LOVE Scarlett globally talking as I loved the choices of Juliette Bionche,Takeshi Kitano and the short uncredited cameo of Michael Wincott ;so let’s quote again the special EFX from Weta and other crew (Art Dept,Make up,Practical and CGI) , Academy Award Jan Roelfs at Production Design , AMAZING Jess Hall BSC Cinematography dealing with Alexa 65 and “Super Panavision 70” shot at 65mm 5-perf film , and the bloody Soundtrack by Lorne Balfe and Clint Mansell(Grab Here) and last but not the least of Course Rupert Sanders Direction(And yes I hate Snow White and the Huntsman) so If you HAVE NOT GIVE YOUR CONSENT at Theaters please take your copy of BLU RAY everywhere and Enjoy the outstanding Experience of GHOST IN THE SHELL.
Scarlett Johansson plays Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures.
ABOVE MY BLURAY(EUROPEAN MARKET )AND BELOW A GALLERY OF GHOST IN THE SHELL PICTURES
ANOTHER VIDEO-GIFT FROM A OLD VHS TAPE I OWN , A RARE INTERVIEW FROM BBC CLOSE UP MICHAEL MANN’S CHOOSES HIS FAVOURITE MOMENT IN CINEMA,RAUL WALSH’S WHITE HEAT AND ELIA KAZAN’S EAST OF EDEN, VIDEO PRODUCED BY NICK FREAND JONES 1995 BBC.ENJOY!!
I HAVE THE LUCK TO FIND A BRAND NEW VHS PLAYER[Philips VR910] SO HERE A GEM FROM AN OLD VHS TAPE THAT I OWN;TAPE HIDDEN IN MY DRAWERS AND GAVE ME TO MICHAEL MANN’S ITALIAN BIOGRAPHER MY FRIEND PIER MARIA BOCCHI[MANY YEARS AGO].THIS IS THE MAKING OF LUCKY STAR AN ADVERTISMENT COMMISSIONED BY MERCEDES-BENZ IN 2002 TO PROMOTE THEIR SL500 AUTOMOBILE. STARRING BENICIO DEL TORO AND ANA CRISTINA DE OLIVEIRA IS DIRECTED BY MICHAEL MANN BUT HE WAS UNCREDITED FOR HIS WORK[The Guardian 9 July 2002] ,NOW IN 2017 I CAN SEE HOW THIS OUTSTANDING ADV. SHAPED , LIKE A SORT OF FORWARD-LOOKING PRE PRODUCTION, COLLATERAL  MIAMI VICE & BLACKHAT; LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST I’M STILL HOPING THAT LUCKY STAR MIGHT BECOME A REAL MOVIE AFTER ALL.ENJOY.
After many years of research, polishing ,second thoughts,twist and turns I would show my WEBSITE about Michael Mann use of music,it was an hard and long job,and still now I’m not quite satisfy but I think it could be a good readings(in to a very fluent english thanks to Maria Lucia Stroppa), so enjoy
John Carpenter’s 1989 cult car horror score is being reissued on vinyl for the first time.
TAKEN FROM THE VINYL FACTORY LIMITED GB : Originally released by Varèse Sarabande (VS-5240) , followed by a second Motown version that same year, Carpenter created the haunted moto-synthscapes for Christine with frequent collaborator Alan Howarth.
My contact on Varèse confirm : “Cats out of the bag, yep that’s us! We have commissioned new art and I must say it looks FANTASTIC! We’ll be announcing this on our Twitter and Facebook page WITH the new art on August 16th, join us then Fabio and SPREAD the word on this cool new vinyl product!
(THE COVER YOU ‘RE LOOKING UPSTAIRS WAS MADE BY MYSELF AS “FANMADE”)
original new cover
Little information about the LP has been release, but its scant Amazon listing hints at the existence of a blue variant, while SoundStage has a black version for pre-sale as well.Pre-order the blue vinyl here or the black version here ahead of its 29 September 2017 release, and listen to track ‘Christine Attack’ below.