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Music Weekly: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE 2xLP, THE FOUNTAIN LP and More
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This week, we continue our unofficial Valentine's Day series with the premiere North American vinyl release of the soundtrack to Wong Kar Wai's IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. This soundtrack is a holy grail for us here in the soundtrack department — one that we've been trying to reissue in the nearly ten years since our inception. Now, we are beyond proud to finally be the home to this absolutely essential piece of film music.

And that's not all. Due to popular demand, we have restocked Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet, and Mogwai's brilliant collaboration on the soundtrack to THE FOUNTAIN, in a brand new pressing from Gotta Groove Records on an all-new limited colorway. This will be the final pressing of this classic soundtrack so make sure you don't miss out. Lastly, we've re-pressed the soundtrack to 2020's EMMA, restocked GREASE 2 from our friends at Rusted Wave, and will begin carrying SWALLOW from our friends at Ship To Shore PhonoCo.

As always, all new releases and restocks go on sale here on Wednesdays at Noon CST. This week's releases of IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and THE FOUNTAIN will be available at that time on The Drop, along with an accompanying poster.

NEW RELEASE

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP

Mondo, in partnership with Jet Tone Films, is proud to present the premiere North American vinyl release of the soundtrack to Wong Kar Wai's 2000 Masterpiece IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE.

A smoldering lovelorn tale of two strangers who attempt to understand the infidelity of their respective partners in 1960s Hong Kong, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE is soundtracked by a brilliant compilation of original score by Michael Galasso, Shigeru Umebayashi and period specific songs by Nat King Cole, and various Chinese Opera, and historic Pingtan recordings. In the film, the music is a character itself, representing the gulf of distance between the two delicate protagonists — full of promise, sadness and missed connections.

Featuring artwork by Greg Ruth, fully approved by Wong Kar Wai, and pressed on 2x 180 Gram Colored Vinyl (also available on 180 Gram Black Vinyl) cut at 45 RPM, and featuring an exclusive bonus track.

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2xLP. Various Artists. Original Score by Michael Galasso. Artwork by Greg Ruth. Cut at 45 RPM. Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Color Vinyl (limited to 2,046 copies), also available on 2x 180 Gram Black Vinyl. Expected to ship in February 2021. Only available to ship in North America. $35.


THE FOUNTAIN - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP

Mondo is proud to present a limited restock of the soundtrack to THE FOUNTAIN. A longtime collaborator with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Clint Mansell has produced some of the century’s most iconic scores for movies like Aronfsky’s Requiem for a DreamBlack SwanThe Wrestler and Duncan Jones’ Moon. The score for The Fountain is an absolute modern day masterpiece. 

The score is the result of a composer firing on all cylinders, collaborating with both the Kronos Quartet and Scottish post rock band Mogwai. It’s assured, mournful, desolate, yet strikingly beautiful, and offers a real warmth and depth that few composers can achieve.

Featuring liner notes by Brian Satterwhite from an interview with Clint Mansell, artwork by Nicole Gustaffson and pressed on a new exclusive colorway by Gotta Groove.

THE FOUNTAIN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Clint Mansell. Performed by Kronos Quartet and Mogwai. Artwork by Nicole Gustaffson. Pressed on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl. Expected to ship in March 2021. Ships worldwide. $30.

BACK IN STOCK

EMMA. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2xLP. Music by Isobel Waller-Bridge & David Schweitzer. Artwork by Carson Ellis, and design by Nic Taylor. Housed in a gatefold sleeve, with a 20-page booklet and fold-out poster. Pressed on 180 gram Blush Pink vinyl. Also available on 2x 180-gram black vinyl. Ships in March. Ships worldwide. $35.

DISTRIBUTED TITLES

GREASE 2 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2xLP. Music composed by Various Artists. Released by Rusted Wave. Pressed on Black Vinyl. Ships in 3 - 5 business days. Ships worldwide. $30.

SWALLOW - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music composed by Nathan Halpern. Released by Ship To Shore PhonoCo. Pressed on Pink Vinyl. Ships in 3 - 5 business days. Ships worldwide. $25.

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