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By James Whittington, Wednesday 4th September 2019
To celebrate Halloween 2019, Sacred Bones have announced Halloween: Expanded Edition, set for release on a series of special limited edition vinyl this October 18th.
2018's Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and with music by series creator John Carpenter (along with his son and godson, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies) was a critical and box-office smash. It grossed $159 million against a $10 million budget, becoming the most profitable Halloween movie since the 1978 original.
The soundtrack album was a hit, too, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Albums chart and #2 on the vinyl chart, on its way to becoming one of the most successful movie soundtracks of the last decade. One year later, Sacred Bones Records is to present an expanded edition of the soundtrack, including more than 28 additional minutes of music from the film and presenting a more complete, immersive listening experience.
The additional material included on the expanded edition adds a total of 24 cues to the album, spread across two more sides of vinyl on the deluxe double LP version. The LP also has all-new art and lavish packaging, including an optical-illusion lenticular sleeve that makes the flames around Michael Myers's mask dance when you slide it off the record jacket. For die-hard fans of the Halloween series, collectors of John Carpenter's music, or anyone who wants to hear even more of the incredible score to this movie, this expanded edition looks set to be a must-buy.12" vinyl formats will include: Main Version: LP1 Orange/LP2 Black - 7500 copies Red & Yellow Flicker (Vinyl Me Please Exclusive) - 500 copies Neon Orange (F.Y.E. Exclusive) - 500 copies Pool of Blood (Bull Moose Exclusive) - 400 copies Orange-in-Clear inset w/ Black Splatter (Newbury Comics Exclusive) - 500 copies Orange w/Black Splatter (Waxwork Exclusive) - 1000 copies Glow in the Dark Splatter (SB Mailorder Exclusive) - 1000 copies Blue w/Red Splatter (Sacred Bones Record Society Exclusive) - 150 copies Orange and Silver Starburst (Discogs Exclusive) - 500 copies
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