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 COMPARING it to the previous material from original MCA Album the pulsating TRACK“Thing Theme” Here available and named AT SIDE 1 TRACK 2MAIN THEME – DESOLATION – TRACK 3 HUMANITY II [Originally IS JUST HUMANITY II TRACK 8 OF MCA’s CD] is a little bit different AT FIRST HEARING AND IT could not be so great on SOUND DESIGN MATTER,SPECIALLY electronic beats.. but EVERYTHING have something of good and improved in to orchestral arrangements,this KIND OF feature IS 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.
ENNIO MORRICONE’S THE THING ALBUM COVER
SLEEVE RECORD – SELF CONSTRUCTION
GET FOR LESS THAN 20€ A RARE THE THING Soundtrack (ITALY MCA 4164) WITHOUT ORIGINAL SLEEVE ,SO; USING ANOTHER INNER SLEEVE FROM A SACRIFICABLE MCA ALBUM FM AND WITH SOME GIFTED SKILLS I HAVE THE LUCK TO FOUND SOME FILES AROUND THE NET AND THANKS TO A FRIEND WORKING IN TO A COPY CENTER I MANAGED AND PRINTED A FOLDER 350GRAMS PAPER AND WITH SOME BI-ADHESIVE AND CUT WORK I OBTAINED A PERSONAL GREAT THE THING JACKET!
ENNIO MORRICONE’S WAXWORK THE THING ALBUM COVER
SLEEVE RECORD – SELF CONSTRUCTION
FOUND FROM A GUY IN THE U.S. A CHEAP WAXWORK EDITION WITHOUT SLEEVE SO THIS IS MY ARTWORK FOR THE WW027 WAXWORD RECORD
From John Carpenter’s THE THING Soundtrack composed by ENNIO MORRICONE , 3 tracks ETERNITY,BESTIALITY and DESPAIR(Discovering the flying saucer scene from the Thing) used on Quentin Tarantino’s HATEFUL EIGHT .
Remastered version by Larry Hopkins from THE THING Soundtrack BSXCD 8895
Directed by dutch director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. ,he was @ 1996 TORINO FILM FESTIVAL With “Red Rain”,a sort of Psyco but he’s also very fond of Commercials: 2011 Universal’s THE THING is starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen and many more others butchered;that Movieis the prequel of 1982 John Carpenter’s The Thing (i’m a great supporter of this one)and the story tell us what the hell is happened into Norge/Sweden(Mac Ready docet)base and crew before US crew @ Outpost 31 was reach by that fucking alienated Husky.So,I will see this flick probably on December,due great commercial strategy of Universal Italia,but in the most part of the planet Earth people will be assimilated on 14 October. For what I see & feel is a great modern effort,shot on anamorphic format by french cinematographer Michel Abramowicz ,this format just for pay tribute to the outstanding DEAN CUNDEY ASC/CSC and John Carpenter’s look,but in comparison to its precursor LA COSA ,this last one has upgraded praticals ( by Amalgamated Adam Edvard creature Nominated @10th Ves Awards for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture)and add great Cgi effects and that permit to convey what probably John Carpenter & Rob Bottin had just imagined in 1982 and transformed in to paranoia or fast,cool editing efforts,so I ‘m pretty excited about that.The electronic / orchestral soundtrack goes to Marco Beltrami,friend of Ennio Morricone & pay homage to him,that’s not enough,the original score,with the greats ones Despair ,Solitude and Humanity Part II were used just in parts by Carpenter(he adds some great additional compositions),Carpenter was the master of analog synths for his works and one of great horror key of the first movie was the electronic incidental score…But I will able to say more later
This soundtrack is quite impressive,modern and original and fit perfect for the use that the Director does in this underrated gem.