Released October 2013 & re-issued on Picture Disc for Record Store Day 2014 - OUT OF PRINT
One Way Static Records proudly presents: Wes Craven's ‘THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT’ (Original 1972 Motion Picture Soundtrack by DAVID HESS) for the first time on vinyl!
Born in 1936 in New York City, David Hess began his career recording million dollar chart toppers for the likes of Elvis Presley, Sal Mineo & Andy Williams in the 50ies & 60ies. His biggest hit is probably ‘Speedy Gonzales’ which ended up selling more than eight million copies worldwide. After a career as a record company executive the 1970s, Hess took on the role of actor, writer, director and producer in the movie industry. Writing and working with directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and directing the 1980 slasher “To All A Good Night” were only a few of his many accomplishments.
Most of us will remember him as Krug Stillo, the leader of a gang in Wes Craven's classic 1972 cult shocker “The Last House On The Left” as well as portraying the villains in Ruggero Deodato’s “House on the Edge of the Park” (1980) and Wes Craven’s “Swamp Thing” (1982). Other movie roles include ’21 Hours At Munich’, ‘Hitch-Hike’, ‘Body Count’ and ‘Zodiac Killer’. David Hess also appeared regularly on the TV screen with appearances in shows such as ‘Knight Rider’, ‘The A-Team’, ‘The Fall Guy’ & ‘Royal Pains’.
Throughout his film career Hess' love for music never waned. He continued to produce music, including several albums ("Caught Up In The Moment" and "Live & Unplugged in Hollywood, 2002."). Some of his music can also be heard on more recent soundtracks, such as ‘Cabin Fever’ (2002) and ‘Manhunt’ (2008).
On October 7, 2011, just two years after his role in the 2009 horror epic “Smash Cut” starring Sasha Grey, David Hess sadly passed away at the age of 75. He will forever be in our hearts.
David Hess composed the soundtrack for ‘Last House on the Left’ & his work here contains some truly beautiful songs, the discovery of which, for some, may be in stark contrast to the brutal displays of sadism and violence for which he was known to purvey onscreen. The fact that Hess could perform as both the poet, and the monster, is a testament to his skill as an artist. The soundtrack to Last House On The Left is a brilliantly unique and diverse mixture of farcical comedy, poignant, reflective folk music and instrumental experimentalism. Hess constructed a wonderful counterbalancing entity, which serves only to accentuate the impact of the movie.
Available on LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL, BLACK VINYL, CASSETTE, COMPACT DISC & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.
Color Vinyl Edition
LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket with printed insert.
300 copies WHITE VINYL
300 copies RED/PINK VINYL
These variants come hand numbered (2 series of /300).
Also included is a bonus FLEXI DISC containing the original 1972 radio spots for the movie. This flexi is exclusive to the limited vinyl edition.
Black Vinyl Edition
Classic Black Vinyl limited to #1400 copies worldwide. Comes with Obi strip & packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket with printed insert.
Deluxe Cassette Tape. Limited # 400 copies worldwide. Contains 3 extra bonus tracks that did not make the movie's original score. Also included is a 4th bonus track: a rare version of 'Wait For The Rain/The Road Leads To Nowhere' performed by Jesse & Bo Hess (heard during the end credits of Cabin Fever). These bonus tracks are exclusive to the Cassette, Digital Download & Compact Disc versions. This cassette tape was made exclusively for Cassette Store Day 2013.
Compact Disc Edition
Deluxe Digipak COMPACT DISC with 12 page booklet. Limited #1000 copies worldwide. Contains 3 extra bonus tracks that did not make the movie's original score. Also included is a 4th bonus track: a rare version of 'Wait For The Rain/The Road Leads To Nowhere' performed by Jesse & Bo Hess (heard during the end credits of Cabin Fever). These bonus tracks are exclusive to the Cassette, Digital Download & Compact Disc versions.
Picture Disc Vinyl Edition
RECORD STORE DAY 2014 PICTURE DISC VINYL EDITION Limited #1500 copies. Comes HAND NUMBERED and with insert.
All versions come with extensive and exclusive liner notes from:
RUGGERO DEODATO (Cannibal Holocaust, The House On The Edge Of The Park) ULLI LOMMEL (The Boogey Man, Zodiac Killer) FRANCO NERO (Django, Django Unchained, Die Hard 2) GIOVANNI LOMBARDO RADICE (The House On The Edge Of The Park, Cannibal Ferox, City Of The Living Dead) MARC SHEFFLER (Happy Days, Who's The Boss?, Charles In Charge) … and many more.
01. Intro/Opening Credits
02. Little Cows Lookin' for Some Grass
03. Wait for the Rain
04. Baddies Theme (Instrumental)
05. Mari's Birthday Surprise
06. Water Music/Sadie and Krug
07. Phyllis Spills Her Guts
08. Now You're All Alone
09. Ada's Chickens
10. The Chase
11. Daddy, Put Your Coat of Many Colors On
12. Mayhem Montage
13. Ice Cream Song
14. Urban Snatch
15. Blow Your Brains Out
16. Etude for Chainsaw/Goodbye, Dick
17. Aftermath/End Credits
Bonus Tracks (exclusive to the Cassette, Digital Download & Compact Disc versions)
18. Daddy, Put Your Coat of Many Colors On (Vocal Mix)
19. New York Times
20. Promised Land
21. Wait For The Rain/The Road Leads To Nowhere (Hess Brothers)
#1400 copies Black Vinyl
#300 Hand-numbered White Vinyl + Flexi
#300 Hand-numbered Pink marbled & Red Vinyl + Flexi
#1000 Digipak CD
#1500 Picture Discs for RSD14