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The Thing

(Movie) John Carpenter, 1982

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Category: Thriller/Fantasy – Horror User Rating: 8.4/10 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 2011 The Thing (CD Buy Soundtrax BSXCD 8895 - United States - 2011) 2011
13 1:27 Burn It 2011 The Thing (CD Buy Soundtrax BSXCD 8895 - United States - 2011) 2011
14 2:27 Fuchs 2011 The Thing (CD Buy Soundtrax BSXCD 8895 - United States - 2011) 2011
15 2:52 To Mac's Shack 2011 The Thing (CD Buy Soundtrax BSXCD 8895 - United States - 2011) 2011
s (Revisions) PerformedReleased
16 2:43 Bestiality (2016 Version) 2016 60 Years of Music (CD Decca 0602557000719 - France - 2016) 2016
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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
‣22/07/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: THE THING (1982)
Director: John Carpenter (1948-) link
Premiered in USA on 25 June 1982. link

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

Music recorded in Rome and Los Angeles.
"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."
(Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words, 2016/2019, page 116) link

6:54 – A1 – Humanity (Part 1)
3:15 – A2 – Shape – Play: mp3
1:01 – A3 – Contamination
2:54 – A4 – Bestiality
5:54 – A5 – Solitude [mistakenly listed as 2:58]
5:31 – A6 – Eternity
6:24 – B1 – Wait
7:10 – B2 – Humanity (Part 2)
5:04 – 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
10 tracks – Total time: 48:54 – All tracks in stereo.


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