Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dark Crystal Soundtrack Record Store Day Exclusive!

This year Record Store Day celebrates it's 10th anniversary of enticing people to visit their local music store with limited edition releases.

Past Record Store Day exclusive Muppet releases include The Muppet Movie soundtrack, John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together, and Sesame Road.

This year brings a reissue of the soundtrack to The Dark Crystal.

The Dark Crystal has been released on record before in with the film's original release in 1982. This time, however, Trevor Jone's music for the film will be released on "Crystal Clear" vinyl to represent the crystal itself. 

The cover has also been changed from the original release. It now features the Richard Amsel poster, similar to one used for La-La Land Records' exclusive 2007 CD reissue.
2007 La-La Land Records CD

From the official press release:
The Dark Crystal: The Original Soundtrack features Trevor Jones’ musical score written for the film, arranged specifically for an album listening experience. The album was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abby road studios in 1982. The album has been reissued on CD in various countries throughout the last 35 years, but this is the first vinyl reissue since the film’s original release.

The Record Store Day exclusive version will be pressed on 140 gram vinyl be limited to 2,000 copies and have an "upgraded 400gsm thick LP Jacket." 

Record Store Day in April 22, 2017. 

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