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Ennio Morricone’s The Thing
Quartet Records, Geffen Records and Universal Music Special Markets present the long-awaited remastered reissue of Ennio Morricone’s iconic score for the sci-fi/horror film The Thing. Carpenter turned to the Italian maestro to compose the original score for The Thing since it was his first film with a big studio budget. Due to scheduling conflicts, Morricone composed the music after viewing the film before it was even complete. He recorded the synthesizer parts in Rome and the large orchestra in Los Angeles. Ultimately, more than half the score was not used in the film, and some parts were replaced by electronic music newly composed by Carpenter and Howarth. However, Morricone’s work has developed a cult following. It is one of the scores most appreciated by the composer’s fans, and also by Carpenter fans. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.