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The Thing

(Movie) John Carpenter, 1982

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Category: Thriller/Fantasy – Horror User Rating: 8.5/10 4 stars Vote
Soundtrack
Originals PerformedReleased
1 6:50 Humanity (part I) This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
2 3:16 Shape This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
3 1:02 Contamination This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
4 2:56 Bestiality This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
5 5:58 Solitude This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
6 5:35 Eternity This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
7 6:22 Wait This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
8 4:26 Humanity (part II) This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
9 2:49 Humanity (part II) This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
10 5:12 Sterelization This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
11 4:58 Despair This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1982 The Thing (Vinyl-LP MCA 205 091 - United States - 1982) 1982
12 1:45 Main Title This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 2011 The Thing (CD Buy Soundtrax BSXCD 8895 - United States - 2011) 2011
13 1:27 Burn It This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 2011 The Thing (CD Buy Soundtrax BSXCD 8895 - United States - 2011) 2011
14 2:27 Fuchs This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 2011 The Thing (CD Buy Soundtrax BSXCD 8895 - United States - 2011) 2011
15 2:52 To Mac's Shack This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 2011 The Thing (CD Buy Soundtrax BSXCD 8895 - United States - 2011) 2011
Revisions PerformedReleased
16 2:43 Bestiality (2016 Version) 2016 60 Years of Music (CD Decca 0602557000719 - France - 2016) 2016
Show Cover Versions (8)
Credits
Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor;
Except:
12 - 15: John Carpenter Composer Arranger; Alan Howarth Composer Arranger;
16: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; The Czech National Symphony Orchestra Orchestra;
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Member Detailed Credits
‣16/06/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: THE THING (1982)
Director: John Carpenter (1948-) link
Premiered in the US on 25 June 1982. link

Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor: Ennio Morricone – Opening credits: jpg

Morricone: "I devised two versions of a quite long piece. In Rome I prepared a version for synthesizers only, while in Los Angeles I recorded an instrumental version of the same together with the other cues." (In His Own Words, page 116)

Synthesizer music recorded at Forum Studio, Rome.
Synthesizers: Amedeo Tommasi (1935-) link
Orchestral music recorded at the Universal Scoring Stage, Los Angeles. (booklet of 2020 CD, page 14)

6:53 – A1 – Humanity
3:15 – A2 – Shape – Play: mp3
1:01 – A3 – Contamination
2:55 – A4 – Bestiality
5:53 – A5 – Solitude (listed duration on back cover and A-side label: 2:58)
5:23 – A6 – Eternity
6:25 – B1 – Wait
7:10 – B2 – Humanity
5:02 – B3 – Sterilization – Play: mp3
4:47 – B4 – Despair
First released on LP:
The Thing – Varèse Sarabande MCA-6111 – USA – 1982 link
Front: jpg
A-side label: "Music composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone – Produced by Ennio Morricone – 1982" jpg
B-side label: jpg

The same tracks released on CD:
The Thing – Varèse Sarabande VSD-5278 – USA – 1991 link
Front: jpg
Back: jpg

The same tracks released on CD:
The Thing – Quartet Records QR420 – Spain – 2020 link
Front: jpg
Back: jpg
10 tracks – Total time: 48:44 – All tracks in stereo.


Related Member Detailed Credits
about The Thing (Movie/Project) :
‣03/12/2011 Patrick B FILM CREDITS AND MUSIC IN THE THING
Member Comments
‣05/06/2020 Micke Re: Notes on Soundtrack: THE THING (1982)
Some time ago I had a conversation (via facebook) with pianist/composer/arranger Amedeo Tommasi, and he told me that he did all the synth work on Morricone's The Thing. He recorded many synth tracks at forum studios in Rome and then Morricone did the same tracks with an orchestra in Los Angeles. He worked for Morricone as a session pianist/keyboarder/synth-player-programmer from about 1982 to 1998; Legend of the 1900 was the last movie they worked on together.
As far as Amedeo could remember he recorded as many as 22 synth tracks for The Thing! Now, as there are only three synth tracks on the CD, it'd mean that many of the all-synth pieces are unreleased. On the other hand, I guess most of those tracks weren't supposed to be released in the first place as they probably were meant as synth-mock-ups for the orchestral recording.

‣16/06/2020 Bob Hendrikx Re: Re: Notes on Soundtrack: THE THING (1982)
Thanks Micke. link

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