Judgment Night (soundtrack)

Judgment Night
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Soundtrack album by various artists
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1993
Recorded1993
Genre
Length45:11
LabelImmortal, Epic
ProducerBoo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., Chyskillz, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Faith No More, Fatal, Helmet, House of Pain, Living Colour, Andy MacPherson, J Mascis, Mudhoney, DJ Muggs, Pearl Jam, Rick Rubin, Run-D.M.C., Sir Mix-a-Lot, Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub, Therapy?
Singles from Judgment Night Soundtrack
  1. "Judgment Night"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Just Another Victim"
    Released: August 17, 1993
  3. "Another Body Murdered"
    Released: October 25, 1993
  4. "Fallin'"
    Released: 1994

Judgment Night is the soundtrack to the 1993 film of the same name. It was released on September 14, 1993 through Immortal Records and Epic Records and was produced by many of the album's performers. Every song on the soundtrack was a collaboration between hip-hop artists and rock artists. The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 and spawned four singles, "Fallin'" by Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul, "Another Body Murdered" by Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., "Just Another Victim" by Helmet and House of Pain, and "Judgment Night" by Biohazard and Onyx.

Production and release

Billboard explains that the soundtrack album "paired hip-hop artists with modern rock acts,"[1] and The A.V. Club wrote that its musical pairings were "designed to capitalize on the burgeoning popularity of rap-rock."[2] A.V. Club further opines that although there had been "sporadic successful mergers" between individual artists in the metal and rap genres by 1993, "no one had yet thought to do an entire album based on getting established rap and rock artists in the same studio to hash something out. That revolutionary concept in doubling your market share fell to Happy Walters."[3] According to Rolling Stone, "it is largely due to the initiative of [soundtrack producer] Happy Walters... that so many leading hip-hop and alternative rock artists were assembled for the soundtrack," with Walters bringing in groups such as Pearl Jam, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., Sonic Youth, Cypress Hill, and Faith no More as collaborators on new material.[4] The Judgement Night soundtrack album was released by Immortal Records with distribution by Epic Records.[4] A collaboration between Tool and Rage Against the Machine on the song "Can't Kill the Revolution" was attempted for the album, but neither band was happy with the results. The song has never been officially released, but has spread through fan bootleg networks.