Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ and ‘Halloween II’ Soundtracks Are Getting Released On Vinyl

When they first came out, Rob Zombie‘s remakes of John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic Halloween and its sequel Halloween II were hated on by metalheads, who saw Zombie’s overly-gritty style as tasteless. But in recent years, the films have come to be appreciated for what they are. Now, Waxworks Records has announced that they’ll be releasing new vinyl editions of the soundtracks to Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies, complete with new artwork and specially-colored vinyl.

As reported by Bloody Disgusting, the vinyl soundtrack for Halloween will be a double LP featuring score cues by composer Tyler Bates, select dialogue from the movie, and soundtrack songs including tracks by Alice Cooper, The Misfits, Blue Öyster Cult, Nazareth, Peter Frampton, Kiss, Iggy Pop, and more. The packaging features 180 gram Black and Crystal Clear Striped Vinyl with Pumpkin Orange Splatter, exclusive liner notes by Rob Zombie, a 12”x12” twenty page booklet featuring never-before-seen set photography from Zombie’s personal collection, a 12”x12” art print insert, printed inner LP sleeves featuring set photography, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, and new artwork by Robert Sammelin.

Meanwhile, the deluxe release for Halloween II will be a double LP featuring score cues by Tyler Bates, select dialogue from the movie, and soundtrack songs including tracks by The Moody Blues, Motörhead, Void, Scream, Foghat, Captain Clegg and the Nightcreatures, and more. The packaging features 180 gram Pumpkin Orange, Candy Apple Red, and Magenta swirled colored vinyl, exclusive liner notes by Rob Zombie, a 12”x12” twenty Page booklet featuring never-before-seen set photography from Zombie’s personal collection, a 12”x12” art print insert, printed inner LP sleeves featuring set photography, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, and new artwork by Robert Sammelin.

Both soundtracks are available for preorder now, but are scheduled to ship on October 29th, so — unfortunately — you might not get them by Halloween.

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Words by Chris Krovatin