New Soundtracks Releases for the Summer

Posted by Amoebite, June 28, 2017 01:20pm | Post a Comment

New Soundtrack Releases For Summer

It's heating up outside, which means the multiplexes are cranking the air conditioning and cueing up the ol' reel-to-reel. That's right: summer movie season is upon us. This year, perhaps the only thing hotter than the flicks themselves are their soundtracks. And fortunately, a lot of our favorite films, new and old, are getting special new releases. How special, you ask? 

Well, a lot of these are out on high-quality 120-gram+ vinyl. Others are ready to slide right into your tape deck. Some are remastered. Some are back in print for the first time in decades. Others feature special bonus tracks or new art. And, of course, there are some pretty rad colored vinyl options, as well. Read on to find out what we're cranking now and what we're looking forward to spinning.


Baby Driver

Various Artists - Baby Driver

This upbeat, excellently curated collection of tunes from Edgar Wright's new film, Baby Driver, is destined to be one of the year's best soundtracks. Out now on CD and 150-gram double vinyl with gatefold packaging.

Evil Dead 2

Joseph LoDuca - Evil Dead 2

The soundtrack to Sam Raimi's 1987 cult horror flick consists of atmospheric orchestral tunes and haunting electronic works. Newly remastered for vinyl for its 30th anniversary, this release marks the first time it's been available on wax in 30 years! Pressed on 180-gram yellow color vinyl, this deluxe reissue from Waxwork Records also features a heavyweight old-style tip on gatefold jacket, an 11x11 printed insert, and new art by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative.


David Bowie & Trevor Jones - Labyrinth

Featuring the original artwork from the 1986 David Bowie-starrer, Labyrinth's OST LP consists of seven instrumental pieces by composer Trevor Jones plus five originals by the Goblin King himself. It's the first time the soundtrack has been available on LP in 31 years! At last, "Magic Dance" can be yours on vinyl record.

Purple Rain

Prince - Purple Rain

Prince's Purple Rain soundtrack is canon. Featuring the 2015 Paisley Park remastered audio (which was overseen by Prince himself), these new reissues are available on picture disc vinyl and 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, as well two CD versions sure to delight collectors and diehard fans. The 2CD deluxe edition features 11 unreleased tracks from 1983-1984, while the 3CD + DVD expanded edition adds a third disc of single edits and b-sides and a live concert DVD of Prince and The Revolution from 1985.


Various Artists - Singles

To celebrate the film's 25th anniversary, the Singles soundtrack, which features Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden & more, was just reissued in deluxe edition 2LP and 2CD. The album includes a bonus disc of rarities and demos from many of the artists featured in the film, including Mudhoney, Paul Westerberg, and the late, great Chris Cornell.


True Romance

Various Artists - True Romance

The eternally cool soundtrack to the Tarantino-scripted True Romance is officially out on vinyl for the first time July 7th! This limited edition LP is pressed on special pillow feather white and blood red splatter color vinyl with a gatefold jacket and custom artwork by Rafa Wechterowicz. Pre-order it here.

Ghost in the Shell

Kenji Kawaii - Ghost in the Shell

Kenji Kawaii's excellent soundtrack will be released July 14th on black vinyl and a special limited edition version featuring a bonus 7" housed in sleeve with silver gilt printing, Japanese obi, and 24-page liner notes. Pre-order the regular vinyl or the special edition LP.

Sid & Nancy

Various Artists - Sid & Nancy: Love Kills

For the first time in the 31 years since the film's release, the soundtrack to Sid & Nancy has been repressed on 120-gram vinyl. Featuring essential punk from both sides of the pond, including Circle Jerks, The Pogues & more, this reissue will be available on CD and vinyl July 21st.

Twin Peaks

Various Artists - Twin Peaks Limited Event Series

If you've been watching the newly-revived Twin Peaks, you already know how amazing the show's music has been. This double-LP lets you take a little piece of the Bang Bang Bar home. Out September 8th on CD and vinyl.


13 Reasons Why

Various Artists - 13 Reasons Why

Perhaps the only soundtrack to feature Selena Gomez alongside Joy Division, this Indie Exclusive release is on cassette. Interesting fact: lead actor Dylan Minnette selected many of the tracks for the mix himself.

Guardians Awesome Mix Vol. 2

Various Artists - Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 

Truth in advertising: Vol. 2 is pretty awesome. This soundtrack-on-tape features classics from Parliament, Fleetwood Mac, George Harrison, and Sam Cooke, to name just a few.


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