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There’s some overlap between this and the PENDERECKI comp I uploaded earlier, but this is a great standalone score. You end up realizing how much, even though the film is visually arresting, the music and droning really carries it.

I’m fairly obsessed with THE SHINING, it must be said. On paper, conceptually, it was Kubrick’s appeal to a mass audience, his popcorn movie. Consider that as he pulls you into a world darker than Stephen King had even imagined, into something truly primeval, and think about the effect of that on a mainstream movie audience in 1980. You have a more affecting, horrifying existential clusterfuck of a movie experience than anything in all of European Art Cinema/French New Wave, or that Jodorowsky stuff.

Thought this was a good read.

Anyway, this has 15 tracks. I’ve seen versions of this score with a few as 8 tracks, so there’s some compiling from different sources going on I suppose.

Various Artists-THE SHINING OST (1980)
VBR mostly 256

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