Jimmy Page Reissues His 'Death Wish II' Soundtrack from 1982
Published Sep 19, 2011Unless you're a massive Led Zeppelin fan, you might have forgotten that guitarist Jimmy Page wrote the score for the 1982 action flick Death Wish II, which stars Charles Bronson. Well, soon you'll have an opportunity to pick up Page's soundtrack on vinyl when it gets a limited reissue.
Page wrote on his website [via The Playlist/Gibson], "In 1981, Michael Winner asked me if I would compose the soundtrack to Death Wish II. The songs with vocals were only going to appear in the film for a matter of seconds but I had recorded full versions of them anyway -- which is how I ended up doing my first soundtrack and soundtrack album. I've re-released this because I wanted it to be available again."
The 30th anniversary reissue will include new liner notes plus an unreleased instrumental version of the Death Wish theme song. Just 1,000 copies will be pressed.
In order to view Page's full announcement and buy the album, you'll have to be a member of Page's official website, which is curiously locked unless you fork out money for the privilege. Of course, this is hardly the first time that Page has asked his fans to part with copious quantities of cash. Remember that $700 book?