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Today’s deal is perfect for building out your vinyl record collection.
Collector’s Edition 2 disc. Music plays a major role in Guardians of the Galaxy as the 1970s songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way.
Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, ‘One of the main story points in the movie is that Quill has this compilation tape (Awesome Mix #1) that he got from his mother before she died that she made for him. It was of songs that she loved, all songs from the 1970s, and that’s the only thing he has left of his mother and that’s the only thing he has left of his home on Earth. He uses that as a connection to his past and to the sadness that he feels of having left all that and lost all that.’
It also includes the complete official original score from the film as composed by Tyler Bates.
Double vinyl LP pressing. Original soundtrack to the 2014 motion picture composed by Hanz Zimmer.
Interstellar pairs the creative forces of Zimmer and esteemed director Christopher Nolan, who collaborated previously on The Dark Knight film trilogy and Inception.
“Chris wanted us to push the limits,” offers Zimmer. “Every conversation was about pushing boundaries and exploring new territories. This movie virtually dictates that you put everything on the line and keep the laboratory doors wide open and experiment to the very end. It tested our limits: the limits of what musicians are capable of, the limits of what could be recorded, the limits of everyone’s stamina, commitment and invention, and I think we got it.”
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller IT, directed by Andrés Muschietti, is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear n the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
Score composed by Benjamin Wallfisch.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Limited 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes eight-page booklet, business card, bumper sticker and fridge magnet all housed in a PVC protective sleeve.
Legal trouble? Better Call Saul. Looking for an awesome soundtrack to a hit television series on vinyl? The prequel to the award winning series Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul broke all previous records with it’s 2015 U.S. premiere, attracting over 6.9 million viewers to become the highest rated series debut in U.S. cable television history.
The Better Call Saul: Original Television Soundtrack, Season 1 LP features thirteen tracks corresponding to the most pivotal moments from the first Season of the hit series, hand-picked by Grammy-nominated music supervisor Thomas Golubi (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, TURN, Halt and Catch Fire).
The deluxe vinyl LP package includes a full color gatefold sleeve plus a full color 8-page booklet featuring track-by-track liner notes by Golubi and several key images from the series. Furthermore, the super deluxe package contains a special enlarged sized ‘Jimmy McGill’ business card for senior eyes, an exclusive Better Call Saul bumper sticker and an exclusive Better Call Saul fridge magnet.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Original score to the original 1990 TV series composed by Angelo Badalamenti. Contains three vocal songs by Julee Cruise, including the hit theme “Falling”.
In fall 1989, composer Angelo Badalamenti and director David Lynch created the score for the show. In 20 minutes they produced the signature theme for the series. Badalamenti called it the “Love Theme from Twin Peaks”. Lynch told him, “You just wrote 75% of the score. It’s the mood of the whole piece. It is Twin Peaks.”
While creating the score, Lynch often described the moods or emotions he wanted the music to evoke, and Badalamenti began to play the piano. In the scenes dominated by young men, they are accompanied by music that Badalamenti called Cool Jazz. The characters’ masculinity was enhanced by finger-snapping, “cocktail-lounge electric piano, pulsing bass, and lightly brushed percussion.”
A handful of the motifs were borrowed from the Julee Cruise album Floating into the Night, which was written in large part by Badalamenti and Lynch and was released in 1989.