A new soundtrack appears! Don Peake’s original score for The Hills Have Eyes, which is about a conflict between a murderous gang of nomads and a family of vacationers stranded in the desert, will be released on vinyl and cassette on January 14! Light in the Attic has been pumping these soundtracks out like mad, and I’m not complaining! This movie spooked me, and I look forward to being spooked by this haunting soundtrack. Get yours before the sell out, which you know they will!“> “>
One Way Static Records has just announced their release of The Hills Have Eyes (Original 1977 Motion Picture Soundtrack)! The prolific and multitalented composer, musician & record producer, Don Peake, wrote the original soundtrack for Wes Cravenâ€™s The Hills Have Eyes (1977), taking the films most unnerving scenes to new heights. Don started his music career in 1961 as the lead guitarist for The Everly Brothers and played guitar for ten years in the Ray Charles Orchestra. Don played guitar on Phil Spectorâ€™s Righteous Brothers hit â€śYouâ€™ve Lost That Loving Feeling,â€ť Ike and Tina Turners â€śRiver Deep, Mountain Highâ€ť and the Jackson Fiveâ€™s hit song â€śABCâ€ť to name just a few. He worked as an arranger for such artists as Roy Orbison, The Monkees, Wayne Newton, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Sonny and Cher, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Diana Ross and many, many more.
In addition to all of this, Don was also a respected staff guitarist at Motown Records and a member of the Wrecking Crew. In 2007, he was inducted into the Musicianâ€™s Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.
Peake got his start doing movie soundtracks a year before The Hills Have Eyes, with the documentary The Legend Of Big Foot (1976) and the comedy Moving Violation (1976) and has done music for feature films and television ever since. Youâ€™ll find Donâ€™s music in the exploitation film Black Oak Conspiracy (1977), horror films like The House Where The Devil Lives (1981), The Prey (1984), Wes Cravenâ€™s The People Under The Stairs (1991) and many more. Most will know Donâ€™s musical work for the Knight Rider TV series. And yes, that includes the memorable theme song you canâ€™t seem to get out of your head since the eighties.
The Hills Have Eyes is a truly eerie experimental score that uses natural devices and existing instruments. Itâ€™s fascinating to know that most of the percussion sounds heard are actually the sounds of the bone & teeth necklaces worn by the actors that are being played like instruments. Not for the faint of heart! This historical motion picture soundtrack is available on limited edition color vinyl, black vinyl and cassette at LightInTheAttic.net! DONT NOT SLEEP ON THIS! THEY WILL GO FAST, SO PRE-ORDER NOW!!!!
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