Graeme Revell

Assault on Precinct 13 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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It's ironic that the score for the original version of Assault on Precinct 13, composed and produced by director John Carpenter on his own, remains more powerful and menacing than Graeme Revell's score to Jean-Fran├žois Richet's 2005 remake. This says more about Carpenter's accomplishment with limited means than anything else. Revell's work with the City of Prague Philharmonic is satisfactory, switching gears between sweeping dramatic motifs and quiet passages so foreboding that they're disquieting. Those who have seen the original Assault on Precinct 13 probably have its main synth vamp in permanent memory; Revell could've livened up his take with a couple sly references to it. "Generique Assault," the lone cut with vocals, features rhymes from KRS-One that will surely gain at least a couple comparisons to Bobby Brown's Ghostbusters 2 hit, "On Our Own."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
feat: KRS-One
3:47 Amazon
Assault on Precinct 13, film score
2 1:49 Amazon
3 2:37 Amazon
4 3:20 Amazon
5 2:36 Amazon
6 1:37 Amazon
7 1:30 Amazon
8 1:53 Amazon
9 4:11 Amazon
10 1:33 Amazon
11 1:31 Amazon
12 2:46 Amazon
13 3:05 Amazon
14 2:26 Amazon
15 4:37 Amazon
feat: KRS-One
3:07 Amazon
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