Great news out of the Mondo camp today as they have announced they will be releasing the OST to the 1981 cult horror film, The Burning. The score was performed by the Yes member, Rick Wakeman. Read on for all the details and how you can get yours below.
The iconic score for THE BURNING was composed and performed by Rick Wakeman, an English composer, keyboardist, songwriter, author and actor who needs little introduction. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes, and for his solo albums released in the 1970s. Wakeman’s early credits include playing on David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and on songs by T.Rex, Elton John, Cat Stevens, Lou Reed and Black Sabbath (among others). He also composed numerous soundtracks and additional music for films like CREEPSHOW 2 (1987), CRIMES OF PASSION (1984) and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1990).
Rick delivers a SCARY soundtrack to go with the film, even paranoid-sounding at times, contrasted with beautifully delicate piano work which crashes into the powerful pulsating synth driven sections that are Rick Wakeman’s trademark. Jazz components mixed with eerie ambient electronics makes this an essential release for fans of horror movie soundtracks. Now… get ready to experience the sound of fear.
The Burning – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Released on One Way Static Records. Music by Rick Wakeman. Black & Orange vinyl (limited to 200 only). $25