Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the debut release ofALICE, SWEET ALICEOriginal Motion Picture Soundtrack by Stephen Lawrence.Alice, Sweet Aliceis a 1976 American Slasher-Horror film directed byAlfred Soleand starringBrooke Shieldsin her film debut. Set in 1961 New Jersey, the film focuses on a troubled adolescent girl who becomes the suspect in the brutal murder of her younger sister at her first communion, as well as in a series of unsolved stabbings that follow.
In the years since its release,Alice, Sweet Alicehas gained a cult following and is considered a contemporary classic of the slasher sub-genre in critical circles. It has also been the focus of scholarship in the areas of horror film studies, particularly regarding its depictions of Roman Catholicism, child emotional neglect, and the disintegration of the American nuclear family.
The film’s chilling score was composed byStephen Lawrence. Lawrence is an American composer that has scored more than 300 songs and musical cues forSesame Street, resulting in threeEmmy AwardsforOutstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. The music ofAlice, Sweet Alicefeatures heavy usage of dissonant strings, repetitive keys, church organ, and motifs that segue from eerily mischievous and playful to dread inducing and utterly haunting.
Available for the very first time in any format, the complete soundtrack toAlice, Sweet Alicecomes available on180 gram “Yellow Rain Coat with Blood Red Splatter”, deluxe packaging with new artwork bySteven Reeves, old style tip-on gatefold jackets, a heavyweight insert, exclusive composer liner notes, and original recording session photography.