The Burning Original Soundtrack LP

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The Burning is loosely based on the NY urban legend of Cropsey, a tale that became popular at summer camps in the 1960s and '70s. In the film, a summer camp caretaker who was horribly disfigured from a prank gone wrong is released from the hospital with severe deformities and seeks revenge on those he holds responsible, starting with the kids at a nearby summer camp.

Made at the height of the low-budget  slasher-film craze fueled by the success of Halloween and Friday the 13th in the early 1980s, the film has become notable for being the  first release from Miramax Films. The Burning is also the feature-film  debut of Seinfeld's Jason Alexander as  well as future Academy Award winners Fisher Stevens and Holly Hunter.  Legendary make-up artist Tom Savini, notable for his work on Dawn of the Dead, Maniac & the original Friday the 13th, created the effects for The Burning. Theatrically released in the United States in May 1981, it has since  gained a cult following and reappraisal by critics. 

The  iconic score for the film was composed and performed by Rick Wakeman, an  English composer, keyboardist, songwriter, author & actor that   actually needs little introduction. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band ‘YES’ and for his solo albums released in the 1970s. Wakeman’s early credits include playing on David Bowie’s "Space   Oddity" and on songs by T.Rex, Elton John, Cat Stevens,Lou Reed &  Black Sabbath (among others). Wakeman's discography includes over 90  solo albums that range from several musical styles. To this date  Wakeman continues to perform concerts worldwide in various capacities

During   the decades he also composed numerous soundtracks and additional music for films like ‘Creepshow 2’ (1987), ‘Crimes Of Passion’ (1984) & ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’ (1990). 

Rick delivers a SCARY soundtrack to go with the film, even paranoid sounding  at times, contrasted with delicate and highly beautiful piano work  which crashes  into the powerful pulsating synth driven sections that are Rick Wakeman’s trademark. Jazz components mixed with eerie ambient  electronics makes this an essential release for fans of horror movie   soundtracks. Now...experience the sound of fear with this limited  release, finally back available on vinyl for the first time since 1981.

  • Limited second pressing of this iconic soundtrack by YES member Rick Wakeman
  • Black Vinyl pressing limited to 200 copies worldwide, comes with obi strip
  • $22.99

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