Vinyl’s not just for Hallowe’en

We’ve featured the mighty Death Waltz Recording Company on Groovement before (thanks to contributor J’adore) but I thought today was a particularly suitable one to bring some more attention their way. Spencer Hickman’s label is a purveyor of the highest quality cult soundtrack releases on vinyl, some for the first time. All are commissioned with brand new artwork and the colours of the vinyl are never random. Music released on the label is remastered for vinyl, sometimes by the original composer themselves (hello, Alan Howarth). Now Spencer is dedicating his full timetable to the label (he’s in his last week at Rough Trade right now) we can look forward to a tongue-tingling 2013 of limited releases.

They put out a very limited Halloween III flexi-disc today that just completely sold out, so you can’t have that, but check out their full releases below. Find out much, much more about the label in this great Juno interview with Spencer here.

Death Waltz Halloween mix for Dazed:

All products available from Death Waltz site unless otherwise indicated – buy them there quickly! Many releases are down to just a few copies.

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Liner notes by Alan Howarth and Jay Shaw // orange & black vinyl // 12×12 lithograph and folded A2 poster of cover art

Halloween II John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Sleeve notes by Alan Howarth & Brandon Schaefer (artist) // black & orange vinyl

The Devil’s Business Justin Greaves
Art by Jay Shaw // liner notes by director Sean Hogan, composer Justin Greaves and artist Jay Shaw // blood red vinyl

Donnie Darko Michael Andrews
Black vinyl // liner notes by Richard Kelly & Tom French

The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue Giuliano Sorgini
Sleeve notes by renowned Italian horror expert Stephen Thrower, artist Luke Insect and
composer Giuliano Sorgini // limited Green vinyl // 12 x 12 lithograph and A2 poster of cover art

Prince Of Darkness John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Art by Sam Smith // sleeve notes by Alan Howarth and Sam Smith // pale blue vinyl

Let The Right One In Johan Söderqvist
White vinyl // art by Candice Tripp // lithograph
// sleeve notes by composer Johan Söderqvist & artist Candice Tripp

Escape From New York John Carpenter
orange vinyl edition // A2 poster // sleeve notes Alan Howarth // art Iron Jaiden


Zombi 2 aka Zombie Flesh Eaters Fabio Frizzi

The House Of The Devil Jeff Grace
Sleeve notes by composer Jeff Grace // black vinyl // A2 cover art poster by Tom Hodge (Hobo With A Shotgun)

They Live John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Art by Gary Pullin // liner notes by Alan Howarth & Gary Pullin // red and green vinyl


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