Waxwork Announces “STARRY EYES,” “PHASE IV” and “NIGHTBREED” Vinyl, Subscription PackageBooks/Art/Culture,News Samuel Zimmerman
Waxwork Records, one of the prominent labels in the current wave of properly reissuing some of the best horror soundtracks on vinyl, have simply by virtue of announcing, properly teased an exciting 2015. In revealing plans for a subscription package, the label has dropped both news and select cover art for upcoming releases of Jonathan Snipes’ pulsing accompaniment to this year’s fantastic STARRY EYES, Danny Elfman’s great NIGHTBREED, the never-before-released PHASE IV and C.H.U.D.
In the full release (reprinted below), find first details on the four soundtracks, as well as signup and specifics on the aforementioned subscription service, which will garner exclusive variants, surprises and more. You can see the STARRY EYES art above, and both the PHASE IV art and a sample of its soundtrack (via FACT), below.
As 2014 comes to a close with a new year full of exciting new releases approaching, Waxwork Records is pumped to announce our first ever Subscription Package! Just in time for the holidays, Waxwork has compiled this sub-package with five exciting titles. Subscription members can also expect exclusive perks, subscriber-only colored wax, bonus merchandise, apparel, digital downloads, enamel pins, patches, and more. While it’s too early to spill the beans on what is guaranteed to be a mind blowing Subscription Package, here’s a taste of what’s in store for subscribers during 2015.
Never before released in any format, and what is highly regarded as a holy-grail for soundtrack enthusiasts, Waxwork and Paramount Pictures are honored to announce the definitive soundtrack release of the 1974 mind bending science-fiction masterpiece, PHASE IV. Directed by the late, legendary poster artist and graphic designer Saul Bass, PHASE IV has gained a cult following influencing numerous films such as BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW. The bizarre, psychedelic synth driven score is sure to please.
Imagine if David Lynch, Roman Polanski, and David Cronenberg came together to make a movie. That movie would be STARRY EYES. Waxwork is excited to release the fantastic synth-laden score composed and performed by Jonathan Snipes (ROOM 237). The film has been regarded by TIME and BLOODY DISGUSTING as one of the best horror films of the past decade. We couldn’t agree more.
Never before released in any format, we are thrilled to bring you C.H.U.D.! With the assistance of the film’s composers, Waxwork has recently unearthed the LOST master tapes featuring every musical cue from the 1984 cult-horror-classic. By painstakingly restoring the 30 year old tapes, we are beyond stoked to bring you the brooding synth score for the first time, ever. Did we mention that Ghoulish Gary Pullin is handling art duties? So, stay away from manholes and watch your step in NYC, because “They’re not staying down there anymore!”
Hard to find and prohibitively expensive, the score to NIGHTBREED composed by Danny Elfman is regarded as his darkest masterpiece. Directed by the legendary Clive Barker, NIGHTBREED is ambitious, over the top, and fantastic. We are ecstatic to finally bring to you this newly re-mastered, obscure gem with jaw-dropping packaging artwork. Even more details to come on this very special release as we pull them from the darkest reaches of Midian.
And one more very special release to be announced!
What you get:
- Five LPs from Waxwork Records during 2015.
- Features Subscriber-Only colored wax not available for non-subscribers or anywhere else.
- Bonus surprise exclusives including merchandise, apparel, digital downloads, enamel pins, patches, and more!
- No stress, hassle, or refreshing the website for release drops.
- Shipping charges included.
- Due to licensing restrictions, not every title will feature a digital download option.
See the album artwork for PHASE IV & STARRY EYES below and subscribe now!