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ESCAPE FROM L.A. (Expanded)

Price(USD): $24.80

Label: LA-LA LAND
CD No: LLLCD-1578
Release Date: 2021/10/05
Format: 1CD

La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present a 25th Anniversary re-issue of Shirley Walker & John Carpenter’s score to the 1996 Paramount Pictures futuristic actioner ESCAPE FROM L.A., starring Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi and Cliff Robertson, and directed by John Carpenter. When it came time to score his big-budget follow-up to the cult classic ESCAPE FROM N.Y., director/co-writer John Carpenter, who had inventively scored most of his films (HALLOWEEN, THE FOG, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA), collaborated with the ingenious Shirley Walker (BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, BATMAN MASK OF THE PHANTASM, WILLARD) to create the perfect musical soundscape for the further exploits of Snake Plissken. Building upon Carpenter’s iconic synth template, Walker harness her trademark orchestral power and the result is a full-charging heroic score that takes Plissken to new action-packed heights. Produced by Dan Goldwasser, this re-issue contains the same in -depth liner notes by writer Dan Schweiger and the same audio presentation as our initial expanded release, mastered by Doug Schwartz. This is a limited edition of 1500 Units.
This re-issue features new front cover art by Hugh Fleming.

Track List

1. Escape From New York - Main Title 2:09
John Carpenter/Alan Howarth
2. History of Los Angeles** (§†) 3:14
3. Fire Base Seven* (§) 1:04
4. Snake Arrives* (§†) / Deportees* (§†) 1:18
5. Snake Gets Scratched* (†) 1:36
6. Defense Lab* (†) 2:42
7. Snake’s Flashback* (†) 1:21
8. Weapons* (†) / Snake’s Uniform (§) 2:17
9. Snake’s Escort* (§) 1:28
10. Submarine Launch** (†) 3:11
11. Sub Sinks* (†) 0:45
12. Mulholland Drive-By* (§) 1:11
13. Acid Rain* (§) / Tour Guide Sting* (§) / Snake Gets Directions* (§) 1:30
14. Sunset Boulevard Bazaar (†) 2:04
15. Motorcycle Chase (†) 2:26
16. Showdown (§) 1:28
17. Push On Through* (†) / Snake Takes a Breather* (§) 1:21
18. Beverly Hills Surgeon** (§†) 5:34
19. I Think We’re Lost* (†) / Taslima* (†) 2:23
20. The Future Is Right Now** (†) / Fun Gun* (§) 3:58
21. The Black Box (†) / Target L.A.* (†) 1:53
22. The Broadcast* (†) / The Coliseum* (†) 3:16
23. Decapitation* (†) / Game Time* (†) / The Game* (†) 4:22
24. Escape From Coliseum (†) 1:55
25. Queen Mary* (†) / Hang Glider Attack (†) 3:35
26. Helicopter Arrival (†) 2:07
27. Texas Switch* (§) / Fire Fight (†) 3:50
28. Escape From Happy Kingdom (†) 1:32
29. Crash Landing (†) 1:40
30. Out of Time* (§) (unused) 1:45
31. Presidential Decree* (§†) 7:14

BONUS TRACK
32. J.C.’s Blues* (source) (§) 3:05
TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 78:58

* previously unreleased
** contains previously unreleased material
§ composed by John Carpenter
† composed by Shirley Walker