John Carpenter In Association With Alan Howarth

They Live - OST

Image of John Carpenter In Association With Alan Howarth - They Live - OST
Record Label
Death Waltz

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A classic story of one man fighting for the freedom of the world with a great science-fiction twist. This movie is full of amazing dialogue and also contains the greatest fist fight in the history of cinema. Like most of Carpenter's films, They Live has an urban-western feel to it, which is emphasized by the infectious score.

Celebrated designer and artist Alan Hynes has crafted a spectacular collectible package for the soundtrack befitting the film’s theme of subliminal communication, utilizing the iconic sunglasses to reveal hidden messages as you pull the disc sleeve from the slip case.

Carpenter and Howarth's main theme conjures up images of a lone cowboy entering town, with the main melody augmented with the sounds of harmonica and saxophone. There's a carefree attitude which reflects Rowdy Roddy Piper's character, but the score takes on a more sinister tone when he realizes he doesn't know anything about what's really going on. Carpenter's signature synth tones create an uncomfortable atmosphere, but the main bassline is always fighting against them, never giving up. Electric guitar is used fleetingly, but brilliantly, and the whole score embodies the kind of rebelling against authority Carpenter is famous for. They Live will rock your world without the need for a Brazilian plastic surgeon to put you back together again.

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A
1. Prologue Broadcast
2. Coming To L.A.
3. A Message
4. The Siege Of Justiceville
5. Return To Church
6. All Out Of Bubble Gum

SIDE B
7. Back To The Street
8. Kidnapped
9. Transient Hotel
10. Underground
11. Wake Up

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