Waxwork Records - John Carpenter's Escape from New York

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Waxwork Records - John Carpenter's Escape from New York US only release, hard to find in Europe Waxwork Records is proud to release John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Origin...
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Waxwork Records - John Carpenter's Escape from New York

US only release, hard to find in Europe

  • Waxwork Records is proud to release John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score. Released in 1981, Escape From New York is a science fiction action film co-written and co-scored by John Carpenter starring Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau, and Harry Dean Stanton. The film is set in the near-future world of 1997 where the United States has devolved into a coast to coast crime-ridden continent. Manhattan Island in New York City has been converted into the country’s maximum security prison where criminal offenders are transported and forgotten. In an effort to kidnap the president of the United States, Air Force One is hijacked by insurgents and purposefully crashed into New York City. Ex-soldier and current federal prisoner, Snake Plissken (Russell) is given just 24 hours to go in and rescue the president (Pleasence), after which, if successful, Snake will be pardoned.

    John Carpenter’s Escape From New York received commercial success upon its summer 1981 release and is now considered a cult classic. The film has inspired popular video games such as Metal Gear Solid, filmmakers such as J.J. Abrams, and authors such as William Gibson.

    The score was written by John Carpenter and co-produced by Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Howarth used equipment including ARP and Prophet-5 synthesizers and a Linn LM-1 drum machine, as well as an acoustic piano and Fender guitars, to create the palette of sounds used in the score, while Carpenter composed the melodies on the synthesizer keyboards. As the MIDI standard had yet to be invented, Howarth manually synchronized the equipment to picture while listening to a copy of the film's dialogue. Initial inspirational directions which Carpenter shared with Howarth included albums by Tangerine Dream and The Police.

    Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the expanded score album as a deluxe double LP featuring 180 gram colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, a 12”x12” twelve page booklet featuring unreleased behind-the-scenes set photography, and full album artwork by Marc Aspinall.

    John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score Features:

    • The Complete Score Album by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
    • 180 Gram “Descent into New York” Fire Orange w/ Blue and White Splatter Colored Vinyl
    • 180 Gram “Statue of Liberty” Blue/Green/Black Marbled Colored Vinyl
    • Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets
    • 12”x12” Twelve Page Booklet
    • Unreleased Behind-The-Scenes Set Photography
    • Artwork by Marc Aspinall
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Pre Order Process
If you opt to pay just the deposit, then you will receive an email once the item is in stock asking you to pay your balance, so please ensure you enter a valid email address when completing the order. We do not keep your card details on file so you are always in control of when and how you pay the balance. 

Pre Order Despatch
Once you have paid the full balance and the item is in stock, we will despatch your item. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not pay the balance within 4 weeks of the item coming into stock (or contact us to make alternative arrangements) your order may be cancelled and the item released for general sale. Please contact us for further information.

Pre-Order items combined with items in stock
If you place an order which consists of multiple items, the items are not normally despatched until the whole order is complete. If you require the in stock items earlier please contact us so we can arrange to take payment of the additional postage cost. Occasionally we may choose to send your in stock items straight away, in which case there will be no additional postage fee. IF YOU NEED IN STOCK ITEMS URGENTLY, PLEASE PLACE ON A SEPARATE ORDER.

Postage & Packaging costs
Shipping cost includes postage charge, packaging and handling costs. Postal insurance against damage in transit/loss is included. Costs quoted are for UK only unless otherwise stated – Northern Ireland and Highlands & Islands may attract a surcharge. There is a £10-£15 surcharge for next day delivery on a Saturday – we will invoice the surcharge via paypal if it is applicable but will let you know first.

Despatch
We will send items most items within 24 hours of payment receipt and where possible the same day. However during busy times like Halloween, it may take up to 48 hours for despatch. If your order is urgent, let us know and we will do our best to oblige.

Delivery within the United Kingdom
Your order will be delivered depending on the postal service you have chosen at checkout. Please bear in mind the despatch turnaround time as well as delivery time when choosing the service that best fits your requirements.

Please see below a guideline overview to help you decide which service you need:

Magazines (3-4 business days) £1.95 PER ORDER
Small item delivery (3-4 business days) £2.95 PER ORDER *only applicable to certain items
Standard Shipping (2-3 business days) £4.75 PER ORDER
Expedited Shipping (1-2 business days) £8.95 PER ORDER (Monday to Friday deliveries only). For weekend deliveries call 01482 935936 before placing order

Delivery within Europe / Rest of the World
We do ship internationally, but not all products to all countries. If we offer a direct international delivery service, you will be able to see the cost within the listing details and choose this service at checkout. If you do not see a shiiping cost, please get in touch and we will be happy to calculate one for you.

 

International Tracked - 5 to 14 days from £14.95 PER ORDER
EU Standard by Road - 3 to 7 days from £19.95 PER ORDER
Air Express - 2 to 3 days from £24.95 PER ORDER

The shipping price will be displayed during the checkout process before payment is made.

NOTE: some products are only for sale in UK

All delivery dates are estimates and are provided by shipping providers as guidelines only

Waxwork Records - John Carpenter's Escape from New York

US only release, hard to find in Europe

  • Waxwork Records is proud to release John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score. Released in 1981, Escape From New York is a science fiction action film co-written and co-scored by John Carpenter starring Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau, and Harry Dean Stanton. The film is set in the near-future world of 1997 where the United States has devolved into a coast to coast crime-ridden continent. Manhattan Island in New York City has been converted into the country’s maximum security prison where criminal offenders are transported and forgotten. In an effort to kidnap the president of the United States, Air Force One is hijacked by insurgents and purposefully crashed into New York City. Ex-soldier and current federal prisoner, Snake Plissken (Russell) is given just 24 hours to go in and rescue the president (Pleasence), after which, if successful, Snake will be pardoned.

    John Carpenter’s Escape From New York received commercial success upon its summer 1981 release and is now considered a cult classic. The film has inspired popular video games such as Metal Gear Solid, filmmakers such as J.J. Abrams, and authors such as William Gibson.

    The score was written by John Carpenter and co-produced by Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Howarth used equipment including ARP and Prophet-5 synthesizers and a Linn LM-1 drum machine, as well as an acoustic piano and Fender guitars, to create the palette of sounds used in the score, while Carpenter composed the melodies on the synthesizer keyboards. As the MIDI standard had yet to be invented, Howarth manually synchronized the equipment to picture while listening to a copy of the film's dialogue. Initial inspirational directions which Carpenter shared with Howarth included albums by Tangerine Dream and The Police.

    Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the expanded score album as a deluxe double LP featuring 180 gram colored vinyl, deluxe packaging, a 12”x12” twelve page booklet featuring unreleased behind-the-scenes set photography, and full album artwork by Marc Aspinall.

    John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score Features:

    • The Complete Score Album by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
    • 180 Gram “Descent into New York” Fire Orange w/ Blue and White Splatter Colored Vinyl
    • 180 Gram “Statue of Liberty” Blue/Green/Black Marbled Colored Vinyl
    • Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets
    • 12”x12” Twelve Page Booklet
    • Unreleased Behind-The-Scenes Set Photography
    • Artwork by Marc Aspinall
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Pre Order Process
If you opt to pay just the deposit, then you will receive an email once the item is in stock asking you to pay your balance, so please ensure you enter a valid email address when completing the order. We do not keep your card details on file so you are always in control of when and how you pay the balance. 

Pre Order Despatch
Once you have paid the full balance and the item is in stock, we will despatch your item. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not pay the balance within 4 weeks of the item coming into stock (or contact us to make alternative arrangements) your order may be cancelled and the item released for general sale. Please contact us for further information.

Pre-Order items combined with items in stock
If you place an order which consists of multiple items, the items are not normally despatched until the whole order is complete. If you require the in stock items earlier please contact us so we can arrange to take payment of the additional postage cost. Occasionally we may choose to send your in stock items straight away, in which case there will be no additional postage fee. IF YOU NEED IN STOCK ITEMS URGENTLY, PLEASE PLACE ON A SEPARATE ORDER.

Postage & Packaging costs
Shipping cost includes postage charge, packaging and handling costs. Postal insurance against damage in transit/loss is included. Costs quoted are for UK only unless otherwise stated – Northern Ireland and Highlands & Islands may attract a surcharge. There is a £10-£15 surcharge for next day delivery on a Saturday – we will invoice the surcharge via paypal if it is applicable but will let you know first.

Despatch
We will send items most items within 24 hours of payment receipt and where possible the same day. However during busy times like Halloween, it may take up to 48 hours for despatch. If your order is urgent, let us know and we will do our best to oblige.

Delivery within the United Kingdom
Your order will be delivered depending on the postal service you have chosen at checkout. Please bear in mind the despatch turnaround time as well as delivery time when choosing the service that best fits your requirements.

Please see below a guideline overview to help you decide which service you need:

Magazines (3-4 business days) £1.95 PER ORDER
Small item delivery (3-4 business days) £2.95 PER ORDER *only applicable to certain items
Standard Shipping (2-3 business days) £4.75 PER ORDER
Expedited Shipping (1-2 business days) £8.95 PER ORDER (Monday to Friday deliveries only). For weekend deliveries call 01482 935936 before placing order

Delivery within Europe / Rest of the World
We do ship internationally, but not all products to all countries. If we offer a direct international delivery service, you will be able to see the cost within the listing details and choose this service at checkout. If you do not see a shiiping cost, please get in touch and we will be happy to calculate one for you.

 

International Tracked - 5 to 14 days from £14.95 PER ORDER
EU Standard by Road - 3 to 7 days from £19.95 PER ORDER
Air Express - 2 to 3 days from £24.95 PER ORDER

The shipping price will be displayed during the checkout process before payment is made.

NOTE: some products are only for sale in UK

All delivery dates are estimates and are provided by shipping providers as guidelines only