Ennio Morricone’s The Thing score is being reissued on vinyl

The classic original score to John Carpenter’s 1982 film is being released via Waxwork Records.


Tom Williams

John Carpenter’s The Thing is rightly regarded as one of the most influential genre movies ever made – you may have noticed posters for the film plastered on the kids’ bedroom walls in Stranger Things – and its enduring appeal is in part down to its phenomenal soundtrack by legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

Now this super rare soundtrack is being reissued on vinyl courtesy of horror soundtrack specialists Waxwork Records, who announced the news via their Instagram page.


Morricone’s landmark soundtrack has been remastered from the original master tapes, with this special reissue coming in two different 180 gram coloured vinyl variations.

The deluxe “Trapped in the Ice” edition features all new artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, deluxe heavyweight packaging including satin coated old-style gatefold jackets with UV spot-gloss, an an 11” x 22” poster, a breakaway “ice” slipcase, and an exclusive interview with John Carpenter.

Listen to the soundtrack here and pre-order your copy at waxworkrecords.com

Published 13 Dec 2016

Tags: Ennio Morricone John Carpenter

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