Before modern audiences had the bejeesus scared out of them with director Andy Muschietti's stylish adaptation of Stephen King's IT last fall, innocent TV audiences in 1990 slept with one eye open after the two-night miniseries of the chilling horror classic hit the national airwaves.
With the second half of Muschietti's haunting version of IT undergoing final casting and on target for a 2019 release date, Pennywise the Clown's popularity has risen faster than a thousand red balloons in an F-5 tornado.
To keep the IT train rolling until the sequel strikes next year, the ringmasters at New Orleans-based Waxwork Records are releasing a striking new remastered three-record vinyl set of composer Richard Bellis' Emmy-winning score for Stephen King's IT.
Known for their impressive catalog of cult horror soundtracks presented in prestige-format album sets, Waxwork has outdone themselves with this new collection that will be the pride of any respectable record collection. Their fantastic fright-fueled offering is pressed on 180-gram “balloon” colored vinyl (Red, Blue, and Yellow), contains colorful Stephen King-approved artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin, includes a 12”x12” printed insert, and a tri-fold gatefold jacket with spot UV-gloss coating.
Here's the official description:
Waxwork Records is excited to present the deluxe debut vinyl release of STEPHEN KING’S IT Original Television Motion Picture Soundtrack. Over a year in the making, Waxwork has worked closely with Warner Bros., author Stephen King, and composer Richard Bellis to deliver a stunning triple LP set featuring the complete soundtrack from the original 1990 TV miniseries.
Stephen King’s IT 1990 TV movie is a film adaptation of the 1986 horror novel by the same title. The story follows the experiences of seven children known as “The Losers’ Club” as they are terrorized by an entity that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the human form of a sadistic, wisecracking clown by the name of Pennywise The Dancing Clown.
The expansive score by composer and conductor Richard Bellis features a range of classic orchestral cues and electronic music and sound effects by usage of synthesizers. Bellis won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a mini-series for his work on the film. Waxwork Records is proud to include the complete soundtrack for the very first time on vinyl.
Waxwork co-founder Kevin Bergeron is especially thrilled for this recent offering, admitting that the entire process took close to two years to complete.
"Lots of licensing and approvals," he explained. "Even approvals from the man himself, author Stephen King. For this deluxe soundtrack album we decided to release the complete, definitive score as a triple LP. There's lots of music that has never been issued out on vinyl. We love the 1990 TV movie, as well as the dynamic score by composer Richard Bellis, so it was really important that we went all out with this one."
The amazing cover and gatefold artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin is Waxwork's first collaboration with the talented Toronto-based illustrator.
"We even went as far to press the records to "Balloon" colored vinyl! We hope you enjoy this deluxe triple LP soundtrack album as much as we do. It has officially become one of our favorite releases from Waxwork's discography. Hey, it even comes with a newspaper insert with instructions on how to cut and fold it into your very own S.S. Georgie. 'Cus, well, at Waxwork, we all float down here."
Pre-orders for Waxwork's Stephen King's IT began on Friday and the triple-treat edition will officially go on sale Monday, April 16.
Will you pick one up for your platter?