Rick Wakeman The Burning 1981 Original Soundtrack LP
Iconic Soundtrack by YES Member On Vinyl LP!
Second Pressing - Limited To 200 Copies Worldwide!
The Burning is loosely based on the NY urban legend of Cropsey, a tale that
became popular at summer camps in the 1960s and '70s. In the film, a summer camp
caretaker who was horribly disfigured from a prank gone wrong is released from
the hospital with severe deformities and seeks revenge on those he holds
responsible, starting with the kids at a nearby summer camp.
Made at the height of the low-budget slasher-film craze fueled by the success of
Halloween and Friday the 13th in the early 1980s, the film has become notable
for being the first release from Miramax Films. The Burning is also the
feature-film debut of Seinfeld's Jason Alexander as well as future Academy Award
winners Fisher Stevens and Holly Hunter. Legendary make-up artist Tom Savini,
notable for his work on Dawn of the Dead, Maniac & the original Friday the 13th,
created the effects for The Burning. Theatrically released in the United States
in May 1981, it has since gained a cult following and reappraisal by critics.
The iconic score for the film was composed and performed by Rick Wakeman, an
English composer, keyboardist, songwriter, author & actor that actually needs
little introduction. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band YES
and for his solo albums released in the 1970s. Wakeman's early credits include
playing on David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and on songs by T.Rex, Elton John, Cat
Stevens, Lou Reed & Black Sabbath (among others). Wakeman's discography includes
over 90 solo albums that range from several musical styles. To this date Wakeman
continues to perform concerts worldwide in various capacities.
During the decades he also composed numerous soundtracks and additional music
for films like Creepshow 2 (1987), Crimes Of Passion (1984) & The Phantom Of The
Rick delivers a SCARY soundtrack to go with the film, even paranoid sounding at
times, contrasted with delicate and highly beautiful piano work which crashes
into the powerful pulsating synth driven sections that are Rick Wakeman's
trademark. Jazz components mixed with eerie ambient electronics makes this an
essential release for fans of horror movie soundtracks. Now… get ready to
experience the sound of fear.
Our first pressing dates from 2016 and sold out FAST. Fans from all over the
world kept requesting more copies, and now OWS brings you a well deserved
repress of this iconic release. Available as a black vinyl repress strictly
limited to 200 copies worldwide.
• Limited Edition Second Pressing - 200 Copies Worldwide
• Vinyl LP
• Black Vinyl
• Obi Strip
Side A - The Wakeman Variations:
1. Theme From The Burning
2. The Chase Continues (Po's Plane)
3. Variations On The Fire
4. Shear Terror And More
Side B - The Music From The Film:
5. The Burning (End Title Theme)
6. Campfire Story
7. The Fire
8. Doin' It
9. Devil's Creek Breakdown
10. The Chase
11. Shear Terror