I mentioned during one of my recent magazine-a-thons that I used to be a collector of movie soundtracks. Well, there are several recent(ish) soundtracks to Stephen King movies that I've been wanting to review, and now seems like as good a time as any to make that happen. So you'll be getting a few of those over the course of the next week.
We'll begin with the most recently-released one, and work our way back from there:
John Harrison's Creepshow had been released in the past, first on LP by the label Varèse Sarabande, way back in 1982. There were only nine tracks on that LP, which represents nearly all of Harrison's music. When the label La-La Land Records put out a CD in 2003, they ported over everything, and filled the disc out with several John Harrison compositions from other projects, including the King-scripted Tales from the Darkside episode "Sorry, Right Number."
La-La Land recently put out a limited edition release of the entire score, however, which is cause for celebration if you're a fan. The previous release contained 41 minutes of Harrison's score for the film, whereas this new one contains the entire score . . . all 45 minutes of it. So, yeah, not much new there. However, the disc also contains 30 minutes of the rest of the score to the movie: namely, source music, plus the library music George Romero used. This is great news, because it means that ALL of the music used in Creepshow is finally represented. Or, if not literally every single note, then certainly the vast majority of it.