The Burning (Original 1981 Motion Picture Soundtrack) OWS12


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Released October 2016

One Way Static Records proudly presents: Tony Maylam's 'THE BURNING' (Original 1981 Motion Picture Soundtrack omposed & performed by RICK WAKEMAN).

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 Burning currently holds a 100% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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).

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 Opera’ (1990).

Wakeman's discography includes over 90 solo albums that range from several musical styles. He has made many television and radio appearances; in recent years he became known for his contributions to the BBC comedy series Grumpy Old Men and his radio show on Planet Rock that aired from 2005 to 2010. Wakeman has written three books; an autobiography and two memoirs. To this date Wakeman continues to perform concerts worldwide in various capacities

Available on LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL & CASSETTE TAPE.

Color Vinyl Edition

LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket

Available on :

500 copies CLEAR WITH ORANGE HAZE VINYL
500 copies CLEAR/ORANGE SPLIT VINYL

The variants come come sequentially foil numbered (2 series of /500).

Cassette Edition

Deluxe Cassette Tape. Limited # 250 copies worldwide with alternate artworks. #100 copies are packaged as a limited edition.

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A

01 Theme From The Burning
02 The Chase Continues (Po's Plane)
03 Variations On The Fire
04 Shear Terror And More

SIDE B

05 The Burning (End Title Theme)
06 Campfire Story
07 The Fire
08 Doin' It
09 Devil's Creek Breakdown
10 The Chase
11 Shear Terror

Pressing Information

#500 Foil-numbered CLEAR WITH ORANGE HAZE Vinyl
#500 Foil-numbered CLEAR/ORANGE SPLIT Vinyl
#100 cassettes (Limited Variant)
#150 cassettes (Regular Edition)