John Carpenter
Lost Cues: The Thing


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**Limited edition, Sacred Bones mailorder-exclusive version of Lost Cues: The Thing, a collection of never-before-heard recordings of original cues composed for the film by John Carpenter, pressed on "Ice Tomb" vinyl.**

Lost Cues Details:

Waxwork Records and Sacred Bones Records are thrilled to present JOHN CARPENTER’S LOST CUES: THE THING. Composed and performed by director John Carpenter and including performances by Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies, LOST CUES: THE THING features unreleased musical cues from the 1982 alien-horror masterpiece, THE THING.

The Thing marks one of the rare occasions that John Carpenter stepped away from scoring duties and entrusted the task to another composer. The legendary Ennio Morricone composed the cold and minimal original score featured in the film that is not only a soundtrack-enthusiast favorite, but has been referenced and even re-used in films such as Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

When editing down The Thing, Carpenter felt that the film could benefit by the inclusion of additional music to fill in gaps. This additional music would sonically tie the overall film together. Taking the initiative, Carpenter performed and recorded multiple synth driven cues in his renowned scoring style and edited them into the film.

For this new, special release, John Carpenter is quoted: 

Ennio Morricone composed the magnificent score for my movie THE THING. Because we weren’t finished editing the movie, Ennio had to score without seeing a complete picture. When we put everything together, there were gaps dramatically where I would have wanted music. So I went off and scored a couple of simple pieces that filled in.” 

The original masters featuring these bonus cues from 1982’s The Thing have been lost to time. In 2019, Waxwork Records teamed with Sacred Bones Records, approached John Carpenter about a release of this music, and he graciously agreed to faithfully re-record the tracks for a special vinyl 12” EP featuring his son, Cody Carpenter, and the outstanding multi-instrumentalist and co-collaborator Daniel Davies.

LOST CUES: THE THING Sacred Bones Records Variant:

  • 180 Gram “Ice Tomb” Colored Vinyl (Milky Clear w/ Blue Color in Color Effect)
  • Satin Coated Old-Style Gatefold Jacket
  • Artwork By Phantom City Creative

Release Date: 5/5/2020

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