One of the finest achievements in film music and quite possibly the most iconic score of all time, John Williams score to JAWS is absolutely essential for soundtrack collectors. While the Grammy-winning 1975 MCA album was a re-recording, our 2x Vinyl set presents the entire Academy Award-winning score as composed and recorded for the actual film in its first-ever vinyl release. Album co-producer Mike Matessino restored, edited and mixed the music from the original studio elements for the best possible quality, approved by the composer himself. Features: Pressed on 2X 180 Gram Vinyl Composed and Conducted by John Williams Artwork by Phantom City Creative. Music Restored, Mixed, Edited & Mastered by Mike Matessino John Williams won a much-deserved Oscar for his work on JAWS, with a score that not only manages to accentuate the terror of the onscreen action without resorting to cheap stingers, but also layers in beautifully understated cues to offset the horror with much needed relief. Quiet and calm one minute, then ratcheting up the tension with screaming strings the next when the great white attacks.
Mondo, in conjunction with Lakeshore Records, is proud to present Theodore Shapiro’s score to Karyn Kusama’s masterful 2018 film, DESTROYER. DESTROYER tells the story of Detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) whose life is turned upside down when a past life comes back to haunt her in the form of ink-stained money and a corpse with a mysterious neck tattoo of three black dots. Like their previous collaboration (THE INVITATION), Theodore’s score is emotionally devastating. Similar to Erin Bell, the album is rageful, intense, loving and sublime. The album is a journey, sonically tracking from bank shootouts to foot chases and hubristic comeuppances – ultimately arriving at one of Theodore’s beautiful pieces of music titled ‘Ecstasy.’ Features: Pressed on 180 Gram Black vinyl and housed in a die-cut sleeve Limited to 500 copies Featuring original artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin and liner notes by Theodore Shapiro
Mondo is proud to present the premiere vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the Netflix Original Series MARVELS THE DEFENDERS. Features: Pressed on 2x 180 Gram vinyl Artwork by Johnny Dombrowski This limited-series event, several years in the making, finds Marvels finest street-level heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (along with help from various other recurring characters from their respective series) joining forces to take on the sinister organization, The Hand, along with the mysterious yet familiar new recruit (known to them as The Black Sky). Composed by John Paesano (MARVELS DAREDEVIL Season One), the score to THE DEFENDERS takes his work to another level. Incredibly dynamic, serious and still fun, and ominous but still optimistic. Paesano takes the musical world of the four separate comic book superheroes, all dealing with their own sonic demons, and produces a seamlessly shared musical universe for them to co-exist.
Mondo is proud to present the soundtrack to Santa Monica Studios GOD OF WAR. Composed by Bear McCreary, the soundtrack to GOD OF WAR is truly epic and emotionally powerful. This album features some of Bears most beautiful compositions to date, bouncing back and forth between solemn and sublime. Features: Pressed on 2x BLACK 180 gram Vinyl Featuring original artwork by Jeff Langevin, and pressed on 2x BLACK 180 gram Vinyl , both the game and the soundtrack are modern masterpieces.
Mondo is proud to present Volume Two of the long-awaited re-issue of the original soundtrack Naughty Dog’s 2013 video game, THE LAST OF US. Included on over 240 ‘Game of the Year’ lists, Naughty Dog’s survival-horror masterpiece features a soundtrack that rivals some of greatest film scores of the last 10 years. Fact Magazine has listed the soundtrack as the #3 Best Video Game soundtrack of all time. Features: This 2XLP reissue, with original artwork by Sam Wolfe Connelly, features all 25 tracks from ‘Volume Two’ of the soundtrack Pressed on black vinyl
Mondo, in partnership with Back Lot Records is proud to present Michael Giacchinos incredible soundtrack to JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM. FALLEN KINGDOM is some of the most fun weve had in the theaters this year. And Giacchinos score which returns more to his penned Jurassic World score than the John Williams cues that bridged the gap in the last film is evocative of classic Universal horror, and haunted house movie scores, breaking from the pack of previous Jurassic scores. Much like the film itself, Giacchino creates a fun, fresh take on the music of the Man creates Dinosaurs Dinosaurs eat Man series.
Mondo Music, in partnership with Marvel, are proud to present the soundtrack to the Netflix original series Marvels Luke Cage Season Two. The all new score by composers Adrian Younge (Venice dawn, Ghostface Killah) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A TRIBE CALLED QUEST) is an incredible follow up to one of the best scores of 2016. Features: 2X 180g Color Vinyl Set in the aftermath of first season, our hero has finally cleared his name but finds himself up against an all new opponent that threatens Harlem the mysterious and powerful Bushmaster. Recorded in the Winter of 2018, in Los Angeles California, at Blakeslee Studios and Linear Labs Studios by composers Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the score to Luke Cage Season Two is just as epic and powerful as the first. Exploring the vast sonic cultural landscape of Harlem, Adrian and Ali have introduced a dub-reggae motif for the character of Bushmaster, on top of the classic themes that made the original soundtrack so essential.
Mondo, in conjunction with Fox Music, is proud to present the premiere vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the classic Buffy The Vampire Slayer musical episode, Once More With Feeling. Features: Original Cast Recording Original Artwork by Paul Mann Featuring Liner Notes by Joss Whedon This sixth season fan favourite mixes up the show’s classic formula by introducing a series of seemingly innocuous musical numbers performed by the townsfolk of Sunnydale. It turns out, however, this is caused by the arrival of a demon named Sweet, who has more sinister plans for the titular Vampire Slayer, and her sister Dawn. Available for the first time in over 15 years, and for the first time on wax, this reissue features original art by Paul Mann and all-new liner notes by series creator and songwriter Joss Whedon. We’ve been huge fans of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer for decades, says Mo Shafeek, Mondo Record Label Manager. Our obsession with the musical episode Once More With Feeling inadvertently presented a solution to a long standing problem of how to best entry point for us to celebrate the brilliantly singular, yet expansive series. It took a few years to get it perfect, but we couldn’t be prouder with the artwork that Paul Mann put together – including some truly inspired additional design by Chris Bilheimer and Eric Montes, who came up with the idea of the Slaybill lyric booklet.
We are proud to be releasing SHAUN OF THE DEAD never before released in ANY format on gorgeous 180 Gram Vinyl. Features: 180 Gram Vinyl While aware that they were working on a comedy, composers Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead wanted to make a score that was deadly serious and let the comedy do its own thing. We wanted to play a straight bat, as the English say, and treat the film as though it was a sincere and genuinely terrifying scenario. says Mudford. In doing so, they crafted a score that fits in perfectly along side the great horror scores that inspired it. Pete & Dans band, The Sons Of Silence, was previously featured in Edgar Wrights television show Spaced before it became part of the behind the scenes soundtrack to the writing, and casting portions of production of the film. Indeed, many of the doomier, dubbier tracks of from The Sons of Silence would blend in perfectly with my playlist, made up of John Carpenter scores, Goblin rock outs and library tracks from Dawn of The Dead. So even before Dan and Pete were definitely scoring the movie, they were already scoring the movie. Says Edgar.
Mondo is proud to present Jerry Goldsmiths score to Ridley Scotts 1979 masterpiece, Alien. Features: 180 Gram Black Vinyl Artwork by Kilian Eng An absolute essential soundtrack for not only fans of the franchise, but of the legendary composer, and of science fiction and horror cinema itself. There is no doubt Alien is a monumental achievement in movie making, its tense, terrifying and pretty damn untouchable.The score by Jerry Goldsmith is an absolute masterclass in building tension and scaring the hell out of you within the film but it also is a beautifully orchestrated stand alone listen full of excitement that harks back to many of the rollicking adventure scores of the 40s & 50s.