I absolutely love Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left, and I still believe the film stands up strong. One of the many reasons why I love the original is because of the late David Hess’ music which he composed for the film. Sadly it has been extremely hard to get a copy of the original soundtrack, but thankfully someone has heard the call and the soundtrack is readying for a re-release.
According to Freddy in Space;
“One Way Static Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack from Wes Craven’s 1972 film THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. The score was composed and performed by DAVID ALEXANDER HESS, who sadly passed away in October 2011.
This release will be fully dedicated to his memory, life and career, as both an actor and musician. The label teamed up with director Wes Craven, producer Sean Cunningham and the Hess family to make this release possible.
The release will contain the full original score and will be available on a deluxe gatefold VINYL edition with printed inner sleeve, on a DIGIPACK CD version and as a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD with digital booklet.
The vinyl version will contain 17 tracks (the complete original score) and the CD/download version will consist of 21 tracks (containing 4 bonus tracks, 3 of which are alternate cuts that didn’t make it in the movie and 1 being a cover song of ‘Wait For The Rain’ by David Hess’ sons, Jesse and Bo).
There will also be a limited hand numbered version of the VINYL release on colour vinyl with an extra bonus flexi containing the original 1972 radio spots for the movie.
All versions will contain extensive liner notes written by people involved in David’s career and the movie (family, friends, agents, directors, musicians, actors, cast and crew…)
There is no release date set yet, but we expect it to be available in the first half of 2013.”
For me, and I’m sure for many of you, this is awesome news. If you’d like to keep track of the progress, make your way over to their official Facebook page.