Published Apr 30, 2013Horror movie soundtracks have been getting a big push in the vinyl re-release market of late, and up next is a new vinyl pressing of one of the genre's most iconic films of the '80s: Re-Animator. Composer Richard Band's chilling synth-and-strings score gets resuscitated July 1 by Waxwork Records.
A press release notes that Band's score has been remastered specifically for vinyl from the original reel-to-reel tapes, and the 180-gram pressing will be delivered on green vinyl, with variant editions on glow-in-the-dark vinyl being inserted into sleeves at random.
As for the packaging, the back and front covers, record sleeve and labels were designed by artist Gary Pullin (aka Ghoulish Gary), who recently did the art for Death Waltz's They Live soundtrack. A "massive poster" of the cover art will also be included, as will liner notes from Band and film director Stuart Gordon about the creation of the score and the H.P. Lovecraft-referencing movie.
The score was composed and conducted by Band and performed by the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra. You can get a taste of the eeriness in the player down below.
The soundtrack had originally been pressed on vinyl in 1985 around the time the movie hit theatres and also received a couple CD represses before this latest edition was announced.
Thanks to Modern Vinyl for the tip.