There are only a handful of truly iconic horror scores. Halloween (John Carpenter), Psycho (Bernard Hermann), and Suspiria (Goblin), are always on lists featuring the all time greats. Waxwork Records, a company that specializes in the release of genre film soundtracks, announced this January that they will be reintroducing you to one of the greatest of all time. Right now, to the delight of Horror Fiends everywhere, their deluxe vinyl of The Exorcist soundtrack is finally available to order.
Directed by William Friedkin, 1973’s The Exorcist took the world by storm. People from all walks of life flocked to the theaters to check out the film, partly due to the controversy surrounding the content. No matter their reason for going, audiences made the film one of the highest grossing films of all time, when adjusted for inflation. The score for the film is moody, atmospheric and became a classic instantly. Waxwork Records wants to bring that soundtrack, and the fear that it evokes, back into your home.
Available for order now and shipping later this month, Waxworks has pressed two different colors for the album. The first, and my favorite, is “Pazuzu” clear with black smoke (above). They also have a blue variant that they have dubbed “Exorcism” blue. These records are pressed to 180 Gram vinyl and are re-mastered from the original tapes. Any audiophile will attest that this is necessary to achieve the truest sound possible. The deluxe soundtrack will also include exclusive liner notes from director William Friedkin, a 12″ x 12″ booklet, old-style gatefold jackets and exclusive new art from Justin Erickson from Phantom City Creative (Justin’s art can also be seen in the new game The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31). So head on over to the Waxwork Records website and pick up a copy for yourself. Whether you spin it regularly or simply display it on your shelf, this record is the perfect addition to any horror fan’s collection.