Waxwork Records Celebrates Dario Argento's 78th Birthday with a Trio of Soundtrack Reissues

'Profondo Rosso,' 'Inferno' and 'Phenomena' are all being treated to deluxe, expanded vinyl releases
Waxwork Records Celebrates Dario Argento's 78th Birthday with a Trio of Soundtrack Reissues
This morning, we finally got the details of Thom Yorke's anticipated Suspiria score, but that's hardly the only Dario Argento-related news we are getting today. Soundtrack reissue hub Waxwork Records has announced it's celebrating the famed horror director's 78th birthday with a trio of deluxe, expanded soundtrack reissues.

Celebrating Argento's birthday on Friday (September 7), Waxwork will release new reissues to his beloved films Profondo Rosso, Inferno and Phenomena, all of which come loaded with a pile of extras.

First up, Goblin's soundtrack to Argento's stone-cold 1975 classic Profondo Rosso (a.k.a. Deep Red) is being expanded into a monster triple-LP release. This is being called the "definitive" version of the score, and it features the complete original 1975 album by Goblin, in addition to "the complete alternate versions, instrumentals, original score music by Giorgio Gaslini, source music and haunting sound effects." It marks the first time all the film music has been collected on a single vinyl release.

Then there is the reissue of the late Keith Emerson's Inferno. The soundtrack originally came for Argento's 1980 Suspiria sequel and the second film in "The Three Mothers" trilogy. Emerson's haunting score has been newly remastered for this new vinyl release, which will come as a 2-LP set featuring the complete original soundtrack, in addition to outtakes and alternate tracks.

Finally, Waxwork will reissue the score to Argento's 1985 film Phenomena (a.k.a. Creepers), which was done by Goblin members Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli. While the original soundtrack release featured a selection of '80s metal greats like Motörhead and Iron Maiden, the reissue will focus on the Goblin members' score, which will be expanded into a double-LP release featuring "all unused, unreleased, alternate score tracks, suites, and bonus tracks."

All three reissues features newly redone art and will arrive on fancy coloured vinyl. You can check out what the reissues look like below, where you'll also find a breakdown of each release and a few sound samples.

As for Thom Yorke's Suspiria score, it arrives October 26 through XL Recordings. Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake, meanwhile, hits theatres on November 2.

Profondo Rosso 3LP vinyl package includes:

● The Expanded and Complete Film Score
● Available For The First Time On Vinyl
● 180 Gram 3xLP "Bloodied Doll" Colored Vinyl
● Artwork By Italian Illustration Collective MALLEUS
● Triple Gatefold Jacket Packaging

Inferno 2LP vinyl package includes:

● The Complete and Expanded Soundtrack by Keith Emerson
● Available For The First Time On Vinyl In Its Entirety
● 180 Gram 2xLP "Mater Tenebrarum" Colored Vinyl (Disc 1: Red and Pink Swirl Vinyl with Gold Splatter. Disc 2: Opaque Blue and Translucent Blue Swirl Vinyl with Gold Splatter)
● Artwork By Italian Illustration Collective MALLEUS
● Deluxe Packaging

Phenomena 2LP Vinyl Package Includes:

● The Expanded and Complete Original Score by Goblin
● 180 Gram Double LP (Disc 1 "Insects and Earth" Blue and Green Swirl with Gold Splatter. Disc 2 "Telekinesis" Opaque Orange and Translucent Orange Swirl with Green Splatter)
● Heavy Old-Style Gatefold Jacket with Film Laminate Gloss Coating
● Artwork By Kilian Eng
● 11"x11" Art Print