140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record
30th Anniversary Edition soundtrack on red and black "Bloodshed" vinyl
Remixed and remastered from the original 24-track master tapes!
Christopher Young's long out of print score has been remixed and remastered for the Hellraiser 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition vinyl release, painstakingly so from the original 24-track, 2-inch analog reel to reel master session tapes, overseen and approved by composer Christopher Young.
The Single LP Gatefold Release also includes digitally restored original artwork and photography from the film's archives. The 4-color printed disc sleeve also features the long lost original theatrical sales sheet.
The record itself is 140-gram red/black "Bloodshed" vinyl.
"Young American composer Christopher Young was a logical choice to write the music for horror novelist Clive Barker's directorial debut, "Hellraiser," based on Young's work on "Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge." And he proved he hadn't used up all of his ideas for the horror genre on that effort, matching Barker's stylish look with a gothic score that mixed in exciting synthesizer effects. Within the inevitable requirements of supporting tension and grotesque violence on the screen, he managed interesting variations. The first and most obvious was 'Resurrection,' a creepy but attractive waltz. 'Seduction and Pursuit,' which began with a toy piano-like keyboard part, built up with inventive percussion and horn-like effects. And 'Re-Resurrection' was a satisfying climax. Young seemed to conceive his score as a whole, rather than as a series of cues to accompany scenes, and it worked that way, having a cumulative effect." — AllMusic
Christopher Young composed film scores for more than 50 movies beginning in 1980, including "Hellraiser" (1987), "The Five Heartbeats" (1991), "Murder in the First" (1995), and "Wonder Boys" (2000); as well as scores for TV movies such as "Vietnam War Story: The Last Days" (1989), "Max and Helen" (1990), and the project that garnered him an Emmy nomination, 1996's "Norma Jean and Marilyn".
Born in Redbanks, NJ, Young attended the Manhattan School of Music, North Texas State University, and UCLA before scoring his first film, 1980's The Power. He went on to work with director John Dahl and for Miramax and Paramount, scoring many more movies — often horrors and thrillers — including "Oasis" (1984), "Bat 21" (1988), "Copycat," "Tales From the Hood" (1995), and "Rounders" (1998). Young opened a studio in the early '90s and has regularly lectured at UCLA.
|The Lament Configuration|
|A Quick Death|
|Seduction and Pursuit|
|In Love’s Name|
|The Rat Slice Quartet|
|Brought On By Night|