Escape from New York (soundtrack)

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Escape from New York
Film score by John Carpenter
Released 1981 (1981)
Recorded Pi West Studios in Glendale, California
Genre Soundtrack
Length 37:22
Label Milan
Producer John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
Alternative cover
2000 remastered edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Escape from New York is a soundtrack album composed and performed by John Carpenter, featuring the score to the 1981 film, Escape from New York. It was released in the same year through Milan Records (on vinyl) and later reissued through Varèse Sarabande (on CD); a remastered and remixed edition was reissued in 2000 through Silva Screen Records, containing an extra fifteen tracks not included on the original version (eight of them being short extracts of dialogue from the film), as well as expanded liner notes.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Carpenter, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Main Title"   3:51
2. "Up the Wall Airforce #1"   2:27
3. "Orientation #2"   1:47
4. "Engulfed Cathedral" (Claude Debussy) 3:32
5. "Back to the Pod/The Crazies Come Out"   3:01
6. "Arrival at the Library"   1:05
7. "Everyone's Coming to New York" (Nick Castle) 2:52
8. "The Duke Arrives/The Barricades"   3:35
9. "Police State/Romero and the President"   3:21
10. "The President at the Train"   2:53
11. "The President Is Gone"   2:30
12. "Chase Across the 69th Street Bridge"   2:46
13. "Over the Wall"   3:42
Total length:
37:22

2000 remastered edition[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Main Title"   3:53
2. "The Bank Robbery"   3:30
3. "“Prison Introduction”" (dialogue) 0:20
4. "Over the Wall/Airforce One"   2:23
5. "He's Still Alive/Romero"   2:12
6. "“'Snake' Plissken”" (dialogue) 1:41
7. "Orientation"   1:47
8. "“Tell Him”" (dialogue) 1:46
9. "Engulfed Cathedral"   3:33
10. "Across the Roof"   1:17
11. "Descent into New York"   3:37
12. "Back to the Pod – Version #1"   1:34
13. "Everyone's Coming to New York"   2:24
14. "“Don't Go Down There!”" (dialogue) 0:19
15. "Back To The Pod – Version #2/The Crazies Come Out"   2:09
16. "“I Heard You Were Dead!”" (dialogue) 0:08
17. "Arrival at the Library"   1:06
18. "“You Are the Duke of New York”" (dialogue) 0:16
19. "The Duke Arrives/Barricade"   3:35
20. "President at the Train"   2:28
21. "“Who Are You?”" (dialogue) 0:27
22. "Police Action"   2:27
23. "Romero and the President"   1:43
24. "The President Is Gone"   1:53
25. "69th Street Bridge"   2:44
26. "Over the Wall"   3:42
27. "“The Name Is Plissken”" (dialogue) 0:25
28. "Snake Shake"   3:58
Total length:
57:17

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