10 Limited Edition Soundtracks Out On Record Store Day That You Can't Live Without

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 12, 2016 04:16pm | Post a Comment

10 Record Store Day Soundtracks

Record Store Day is almost here! On Saturday, April 16, 2016, independent music stores everywhere will unite to celebrate record store culture and to bring YOU fabulous limited edition releases! Download a PDF of those exclusive RSD releases right HERE.

This year RSD has several special vinyl soundtracks in an assortment of tasty colors in store for the film hounds among you. Here's our 10 favorite from those being offered:

Dark ShadowsDark Shadows by Bob Cobert
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the vampiric day-time soap opera Dark Shadows with this special re-release pressed on purple 180 gram vinyl, complete with the original poster from the 1966 version. Kick back in your velvet-lined coffin and dream of the 175-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins, mortal governess Victoria Winters, and creepy old Collinwood Mansion as you enjoy hits like “Shadows of the Night (Quentin’s Theme)” and "Opening Theme." There's good reason this album remains one of Billboard’s Top 10 selling television soundtracks of all time!


Doctor Who and the DaleksDoctor Who & The Daleks/Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
For the first time ever on vinyl, these two fully restored soundtracks are from the only big screen Doctor Who films ever made – the 1965 Doctor Who & The Daleks and the 1966 Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. This brilliant yellow double-LP set features the music of composers Malcom Lockyer (Doctor Who & The Daleks) and Bill McGuffie (Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), with sections enhanced by electronic sounds created by Barry Gray, known for his work with Gerry Anderson (creator of Thunderbirds).


Doctor Who: Genesis Of The Daleks
This reissue of an audio Doctor Who adventure (originally released in 1978) comes hurtling through space and into your open arms on 180 gram "TARDIS blue" vinyl. Listen as Doctor Who, narrated by the one and only Tom Baker, travels to the desolate planet Skaro where he has been brought by the Time Lord to halt the creation of the Daleks. Heavy, man. A must-have for all Whovians, this recording was one of the first Doctor Who audio adventures. 

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks

The original score from F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (aka Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror) composed by Hans Erdmann has been lost forever to time. However, as vampire flicks throughout history have shown us, you just can't keep an undead legend down...without a stake. This special edition silver 7" single features the resurrection of the long-gone soundtrack -- a reconstitution of the score as it was played in 1922 -- played by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Nic Raine in 1997.


Star War Force Awakens Picture DiscStar Wars: Force Awakens March Of The Resistance 
Awaken the Force in your personal collection with this limited edition picture disc featuring an image of The Millennium Falcon, and two tracks from John Williams’ epic Academy Award-nominated score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Impress Stormtroopers and Jedi alike while you bump "March of the Resistance" and "Rey's Theme" from your sweet intergalactic sound system. Rock on, Chewie. This is a very kool item and you need it, but I would be remiss if I didn't let you know that Disney will also release a picture disc of the complete soundtrack sometime in May. Otherwise, the complete soundtrack is available now on CD.

The Guest The Guest Soundtrack
The soundtrack for Adam Wingard's 2014 suspense film The Guest is a pleasantly goth surprise of haunting darkwave and electro, with tracks from The Sisters of Mercy, Love and Rockets, Clan of Xymox, and more. While The Guest may be structured like a horror/thriller, there is a whole extra layer of meaning and consideration added by the fact that it deals with a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. The soundtrack choices are driving, dark, thoughtful, and at times mechanical, which only adds another layer of stylization to the film. Ultimately, this is a good introduction to the darkwave sound and you can own it as a set of double purple vinyl!

La Legge Dei GangstersLa Legge Dei Gangsters by Piero Umiliani
Those demented soundtrack gods at DAGORED bring to the world the first complete vinyl edition of Piero Umiliani's jazz score for the 1969 Italian crime classic La legge dei gangsters (Gangster's Law). Although an obscure gangster flick to American audiences, La legge dei gangsters stars a double-crossing Klaus Kinski and was director Siro Marcellini's last film. Umiliani's score the epitome of kool Italian crime jazz and is played by an ensemble of the country's strongest musicians (including Oscar Valdambrini). This two-LP set comes on colored vinyl and only 1,000 copies were issued! Don't shoot!

Goblin, La Via Della DrogaLa Via Della Droga by Goblin
Freak out along with Italian prog rockers Goblin on the very first vinyl appearance of the soundtrack to 1977's La via della droga (The Heroine Busters). This far-out edition is printed on pure white vinyl and includes a previously unreleased bonus track (34 cuts in total). The package also comes with new artwork, a poster, and repros of the film's lobby cards, making this a very complete package. Recorded right after they worked on Suspiria (soundtrack available HERE), the funky psych assault explodes from the stylish crime flick like a bullet from a gun barrel. Just listen to this:

Requiem for a DreamRequiem For A Dream by Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet
Despite the fact that Darren Aronofsky's Requiem For A Dream completely ruined my day when I saw it, it's an astoundingly good film and much of that credit is due to the breathtaking score written by  Clint Mansell and performed by the boudry breaking string ensamble, Kronos Quartet. Mesmerizingly dark and minimal, this soundtrack finally gets an audiophile-quality vinyl reissue on two 180 gram LPs, remastered with bonus tracks in an old-style gatefold jacket (and comes with a new-style download card).

Silly Symphony, The Skeleton DanceSilly Symphony Disney Collection
What's kooler than dancing skeletons, singing pigs, and the Big Bad Wolf? Nothing! Well, maybe this 10" Silly Symphony Disney Collection, which contains “The Skeleton Dance” (1929) and “Three Little Pigs” (1933) -- two of the best in Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony Collection. The Silly Symphony shorts were a series of 75 cartoons produced by Walt Disney Productions from 1929-1939 to workshop animation techniques and technologies that would eventually be used in feature-length animated films. This is a piece of history right here. If any children attempt to come near your copy, just reply, "Not by the hair of our chinny-chin-chin!" 

AND here is a bonus #11...

Judgment NightJudgment Night
Can't forget the soundtrack to 1993's Judgment Night! This revolutionary soundtrack paired popular alternative rock bands with the biggest rap acts of the time, creating crossover fans in of both genres. Slayer and Ice-T! Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill! These were historic team-up that blurred lines forever. This is the soundtrack's first domestic pressing and first time ever on colored vinyl. 1,700 are printed on red vinyl and 300 on split red/black vinyl. 


-- Audra

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