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Firestarter (1984) Varese Sarabande 2022 Re-Issue Vinyl Score Review

Varèse Sarabande revisits the glory days of 1980s sci-fi “synthwave” with a new edition of Tangerine Dream’s classic electronic score for Firestarter (1984). This 11-track program—released on LP by MCA Records in 1984 and on CD by Varèse Sarabande in 1990—has been newly remastered for this long-awaited reissue. The new LP and CD packages also contain previously unused film stills and new liner notes by Randall D. Larson explaining how the band did not score to picture but created “wild” cues to be used by the film’s music editors. The LP comes pressed on stunning “Fuego” colored vinyl. The re-issues of the Firestarter Original Motion Picture Soundtrack are available exclusively at VareseSarabande.com and Intl.VareseSarabande.com.

The Running Man Deluxe Edition Soundtrack Vinyl Review – Varese Sarabande

The Running Man: The Deluxe Edition, was composed by Harold Faltermeyer (Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, Cop Out, and the upcoming film Top Gun, Maverick). The original (1987) 17 track album has been expanded to 35 tracks, which includes additional music and unreleased and alternate cues. The album was remastered by Chas Ferry from the original Paramount Pictures sources.The 2 LP gatefold package features original artwork created by Florian Mihr and includes images from the film and extensive liner notes by Daniel Schweiger on the inner sleeves.In the year 2019, America is a totalitarian state where the favorite television program is The Running Man -- a game show in which prisoners must run to freedom to avoid a brutal death. Having been made a scapegoat by the government, an imprisoned Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has the opportunity to make it back to the outside again by being a contestant on the deadly show, although the twisted host, Damon Killian (Richard Dawson) has no intention of letting him escape. 

Missing Movie Music – The Running Man – “Paula’s Theme”

The track credited at the end of the movie - "Paula's Theme" has never appeared on any of the soundtrack releases of The Running Man, including the new expanded edition released in 2020.The track was named so as it was played during the opening of the show in the movie - for which Paula Abdul choreographed the dance routines for.

"Paula's Theme".

Written & Produced by Jackie Jackson and Glen Barbee

Published by Siggy Music

Teco / Barish MusicThe Production Network, Inc.

d/b/a The Production Network MusicTaft / Barish Music

Performed by Jackie Jackson and Glen Barbee