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Maniac - Complete Score - (Blue & Red Vinyl) - Limited Edition - Jay Chattaway

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An absolutely phenomenal, sleazy synth score from Jay Chattaway, perfectly capturing the unease and grime of Times Square in its pre-Disney clean up era. Its minimal synth lines, full to the brim with dark brooding menace, exaggerated ring modulations and discordant strings manage to echo the utter despare of Joe Spinell's character on screen.
This stands head and shoulders above similar 80's synth scores which often riffed on John Carpenter's Halloween score a little too much. Maniac sees Chattaway going wild, adding layers of noise & dialogue into the mix, giving the score an utterly claustrophobic feel that manages to be both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. This is a genuinely uncomfortable listen and it is easy to see why it has become such a classic amongst synth-heads and horror fans alike.
Pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl. Housed inside a 425gsm sleeve. Art by Randy Ortiz.

Track Listing
Side A
A1 Maniac's Theme (Main Titles)
A2 Apocalypse N.Y.
A3 On The Beach / Hooker's Heartbeat
A4 A Little Knife Music
A5 Inner Voices
A6 Maniac Strikes Again
A7  Blast Him
A8 Blast Her
A9 Window Shopping

Side B
B1 Subway Terror
B2 Goodbye Rita
B3 Cemetery Chase
B4 Cry For Mother
B5Mannequin's Revenge
B6 Maniac's Theme (End Titles)