Mondo just announced a bunch of new and re-issued vinyl albums. The batch includes some old faces and surprising additions. Let’s take a look.
First up, if you missed out on the GBII soundtrack before, Mondo is teaming with Sony Music to re-issue the elusive orchestral score of the divisive sequel. The album features art by Paul Mann, and the score is by Randy Edelman (The Mask, Osmosis Jones, Dragonheart). The vinyl is made of translucent pink, imitating the negatively-charged pink slime that runs under New York City. Not a bad deal for $30.
Randy Edelman’s score for Ghostbusters II isn’t quite up to par with Elmer Bernstein’s work, but it gets the job done. It’s hard to improve on the original, but GBII’s OST still has its charm, notably Vigo’s Last Stand and Order in the Courtroom. The overall score comes off as way more heroic than to be expected.
While we’re on the topic of ’80s soundtracks, who’s up for a game of Clue?
The soundtrack for Paramount’s surprisingly good comedy adaptation of the “who dun’it” board game looks like a surprisingly displayable LP. The $30 album has a cover and double-sided vinyl that makes for interesting display pieces.
The music was composed by John Morris, who also gave us the amazing soundtracks for Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles. I tried to dig up a preview of the album but could only find the playlist. Check it out below:
- Main Title / Trees To Dogs
- Mrs. White
- Miss Scarlet / Car In Progress
- May I Present Mr. Boddy
- I Suggest We All Leave / Fight, You Bastard / Hallway Screaming Next Door
- Bag In Hall
- The Cook Chase / Boddy’s Fall / We’ll Throw It Away
- Stranger At Front Door / Match Cutting / People In Hall
- Mrs. Peacock And Plum / Death Bridge / Bridge, White & Wadsworth / Billiard Cue Grab / Go Together
- I’ll Search The Kitchen / Desk, Fire, Weapons / Let’s Try The Conservatory / I’ve Had A Good Life
- Door Pounding To Chandelier Fall
- Gun, Cupboard, Doorbell / Cop Panics
- Yvette Upstairs To Bell
- Step By Step – Intro / Step By Step
- Remember What Happened Next – Part I, II, III / Don’t You See? Look! – Part I, II, III
- I’ll Get To That / Beatnik
- Ending A: Your Fatal Mistake / I Shot Her / Cavalry
- Ending B: Yvette To We All Ran To Her / To Check That Mr. Boddy Was Dead / Who, Who, Who / Cavalry1
- Ending C: Top To You Were / Peacock At Door
- End Title
- Bonus Cues
- Main Title (alternate 1)
- Miss Scarlet / Car In Progress (alternate)
- Main Title (alternate 2)
- Peacock At Door (alternate)
- Main Title (alternate 3)
- End Title (shorter version)
- Main Title (alternate 4)
Featuring original poster artwork on the cover, Clue The Movie is housed in a 400gsm jacket with black poly-lined inner sleeves and includes a 16-page booklet with stills from the film, track-by-track liner notes, and more. This release has a perforated polybag in lieu of shrink wrap as well.
The least interesting of the mix has to be the Black Adam 3XLP. Having not heard the soundtrack, I can’t comment, but the overall artwork and color choices for the pieces of vinyl are lacking. If you’re a fan of composer Lorne Balfe’s film score, it’s not a terrible pickup for $50, but I’d wait to see if it’s re-released with better cover art. The three LPs cover 43 tracks, and the entire soundtrack can be previewed over at YouTube.
Which record are you looking at scooping up? Let us know below.[Source: Mondo]