Led Zeppelin’s iconic guitarist Jimmy Page posted a new photo on his verified Instagram page today and added yet another memorable part to his iconic ‘On This Day’ archive.

As you might already know that Jimmy Page has made the Death Wish II’s soundtrack in 1982 and today is the 38th anniversary of it. Jimmy took to social media and revealed the preparation process of that soundtrack album.

Here is what he wrote:

“Around July 1981, I was contacted by director Michael Winner to view a rough cut of his latest film, Death Wish II; the second film in what was to become a popular series of cult thrillers. When I viewed this film the required music sections had been identified; it was ninety minutes long and would need forty-five minutes of music, from pieces barely a few seconds in length through to the longest piece; a chase section lasting five minutes and fifty seconds.

Michael asked me if I would like to compose the soundtrack. At this time I had my own studio, The Sol, and saw this as being an exciting challenge.⁣”

He continued the story:

Although the songs with vocals were only set to appear in the film for a matter of seconds, I had recorded full versions of them anyway. It was just as well I did, a three quarters of the way through this writing, recording and transfer process, it was put to me that the record label, Atlantic, wanted an album.

So now there was a multitude of sonic vignettes in mono for the film and stereo album for Atlantic, which is how I ended up recording my first soundtrack and soundtrack album.⁣”

Michael Winner RIP (30 October 1935 – 21 January 2013)”

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On this day in 1982, Death Wish II was released. ⁣ ⁣ Around July 1981, I was contacted by director Michael Winner to view a rough cut of his latest film, Death Wish II; the second film in what was to become a popular series of cult thrillers. When I viewed this film the required music sections had been identified; it was ninety minutes long and would need forty-five minutes of music, from pieces barely a few seconds in length through to the longest piece; a chase section lasting five minutes and fifty seconds. Michael asked me if I would like to compose the soundtrack. At this time I had my own studio, The Sol, and saw this as being an exciting challenge.⁣ ⁣ Although the songs with vocals were only set to appear in the film for a matter of seconds, I had recorded full versions of them anyway. It was just as well I did, a three quarters of the way through this writing, recording and transfer process, it was put to me that the record label, Atlantic, wanted an album. So now there was a multitude of sonic vignettes in mono for the film and stereo album for Atlantic, which is how I ended up recording my first soundtrack and soundtrack album.⁣ ⁣ Michael Winner RIP (30 October 1935 – 21 January 2013)

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