31 May

Cool Stuff: Mondo Will Release Howard Shore’s ‘Crash,’ ‘Dead Ringers,’ and ‘Naked Lunch’ Scores on Vinyl

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For the first time, Howard Shore‘s scores for three of David Cronenberg‘s finest pictures — CrashDead Ringers, and Naked Lunch — will be released on vinyl, courtesy of Mondotees. As expected, they’re giving these soundtracks the grand treatment, with three gorgeous custom made covers that evoke the unnerving tone of Cronenberg’s trio of films.

Below, learn more about the upcoming Mondo vinyl releases.

Composer Howard Shore and director David Cronenberg, who grew up in the same neighborhood, have collaborated a total of 15 times. They first worked together in 1977 on The Brood, a score previously released on vinyl by Mondotees. It was Shore’s second film score, and almost 40 years later, he and Cronenberg continue to work together.

Here are the covers and official specs released by Mondo:

Nake Lunch Vinyl

Naked Lunch (1991) – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP

Music By Howard Shore // Ornette Coleman

Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

Original Artwork by Rich Kelly

25th Anniversary. First time ever on Vinyl.

Available online at mondotees.com May 25th

$35

“Naked Lunch is one of the great film scores” wrote [professor] Royal S. Brown. “The whole thing, which has been recorded with exceptional depth and warmth, gives a simultaneous impression of simplicity and complexity, of harmony and dissonance, of reality and half dream, rather like Burroughs’ own disturbing visions.”

Dead Ringers Vinyl

Dead Ringers (1988) – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP

Music By Howard Shore

Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

Original Artwork by Randy Ortiz

First time ever on Vinyl.

Available online at mondotees.com this June

$30

Howard Shore has said that “the music in Dead Ringers works all around the edges. It’s all about subtext.” Shore won the Genie Award for the Dead Ringers score.

Crash vinyl

Crash (1996) – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP

Music by Howard Shore

Original Artwork by Rich Kelly

20th Anniversary. First time ever on Vinyl.

Available online at mondotees.com this July

$35

John Bender wrote “Shore’s calculated instrumentation, mostly electronically manipulated guitars, harps and percussion, give Crash a cold and burnished metallic sound.”

Mondo will release the scores on vinyl over the course of the summer. To celebrate Naked Lunch‘s 25th anniversary, Shore’s score for that film is the first of the vinyl releases was made available to purchase on May 25, and is still on sale now. Any fan of Shore’s work, especially with Cronenberg, shouldn’t miss out on adding these soundtracks to their vinyl collection. Crash — a film in serious need of a Blu-ray release — is a must-own soundtrack, a nightmarish score that intensifies as Cronenberg’s story builds towards its horrifying conclusion.

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