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Beware! La-La Land Expands “The Blob” Remake Score

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It can fill up a room in seconds, gets unexplainably bigger every day and can consume anything it touches. No, not your music collection – The Blob! The ectoplasmic entity – as remade in 1988 – is the latest expanded soundtrack to come from La-La Land Records today.

A remake of the classic 1958 sci-fi/horror flick, The Blob finds the titular monster consuming the helpless population of a California town – but rather than some space creature, this blob is a military bio-weapon gone horribly wrong. With a screenplay written by Frank Darabont and the film’s director Chuck Russell (also the director of Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors) and a cast that includes future stars Kevin Dillon of Entourage and Shawnee Smith of the Saw series, The Blob remains a cult classic today. The score, composed by Michael Hoenig (who at the time had a nice scoring gig on the television show Max Headroom and had also, briefly, been a member of Tangerine Dream), is typical, top-notch horror stuff, with plenty of atmospheric percussion and otherworldly tones. The soundtrack, resequenced and expanded by about 15 minutes from its original 1988 presentation on Filmtrax Records, is limited to 2,000 copies.

The label is also selling a new double-disc set of music from the new video game Crysis 2, featuring a score written by several composers, most notably Oscar winner Hans Zimmer of The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean and Inception fame. Order pages and track listings for each set are after the jump.

Michael Hoenig, The Blob: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Limited Edition (La-La Land Records LLLCD 1166, 2011 – original film released 1988)

  1. Main Title
  2. Brian Jumps Bridge
  3. Arrival
  4. The Axe
  5. They’ll Fix You Up
  6. Taylor Was a Good Kid
  7. Sleeping Pill
  8. Dinner Chat
  9. Blob Grabs George
  10. Killing the Jam
  11. Elkins Grove
  12. Killing Projectionist
  13. Blob in Theatre
  14. Standoff
  15. Command Post
  16. Close the Manhole
  17. Escape to Town Hall
  18. Snowfall
Previously released, in alternately edited presentation, as Filmtrax FUSD-103, 1988
Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Borislav Slavov and Tillman Sillescu, Crysis 2: Original Video Game Soundtrack (La-La Land Records LLLCD 1171, 2011)
Disc 1
  1. Crysis 2 – Intro *
  2. Insertion *
  3. Battery Park **
  4. New York – Aftermath **
  5. No Escape ***
  6. Close Encounter ***
  7. SOS New York **
  8. Chase **
  9. Under Assault ***
  10. Crynet – Shoot Him Down! **
  11. Sneak and Shoot **
  12. Gate Keepers **
  13. Rampage ***
  14. Nanosuit 2 – Crynet Systems **
  15. Rising Spear **
  16. Dead Man Walking ***
  17. Contamination **
  18. Sinister Breed ***
  19. Dystopian Nightmares ***
  20. Catastrophic Beauty ***
  21. Semper Fi ***

Disc 2

  1. Flooded Streets – Aquarium **
  2. In Obscurum ***
  3. Devastation ***
  4. Shadowzone ***
  5. Alien Suite **
  6. Unsafe Haven ***
  7. Terminal Escape **
  8. Under the Clock ***
  9. Morituri ***
  10. Intersection ***
  11. Times Square – Evacuation **
  12. Burning Night **
  13. Resolution (Reprise) **
  14. Eye of the Storm **
  15. New York **
  16. Our Only Hope **
  17. Out of the Ashes ***
  18. Alien Logo ***
  19. The End of the Beginnng **
  20. Walk in the Park ***
  21. Epilogue *
  22. One Way In **
  23. Nano-Catalyst *
  24. Invaders *
  25. Under Siege *

Composed by: * -Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe; ** – Borislav Slavov; *** – Tilman Sillescu

Written by Mike Duquette

April 27, 2011 at 16:04

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks

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