This week, we are super proud to celebrate one of our favorite films and scores of 2022 - Carter Burwell's Academy Award®-nominated score to THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. Available for the first time in any physical medium, and featuring several bonus tracks not available on streaming platforms.This is not our first Carter Burwell release at Mondo. Long time fans, we have released similarly somber works (ANOMALISA), light hearted and splendid (MISSING LINK) and everything in-between (the criminally unsung HAIL, CAESAR!). We are honored to feature this highly-acclaimed score, and hope that it finds a way into your record collection.
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THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN - ORIGINAL SCORE LP
Mondo, in conjunction with Searchlight Pictures and Hollywood Records, is proud to present Carter Burwell's Academy Award®-nominated score to Martin McDonagh’s THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, available for the first time in any physical format. Featuring six additional tracks not available on the streaming album, including performances by Academy Award® nominee Brendan Gleeson.
A frequent collaborator of McDonagh’s, Academy Award®-nominated composer Carter Burwell previously worked on three of his films, starting with IN BRUGES. He also worked on SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, as well as his Oscar-nominated score for THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, their last collaboration.
For THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, McDonagh already had, for one section of the film, a piece in mind that’s performed by a Balinese gamelan ensemble – mostly metallic instruments. Taking that inspiration, Burwell weaved gamelin instruments alongside the score’s three main instruments: the celeste – a keyboard that plays bell sounds, the harp, and the flute to create the film’s highly-acclaimed score.
“The score to THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN is, like its slow simmering conflict, delicate and nuanced and heartbreaking all at once,” said Mondo Record Label Manager Mo Shafeek. “It takes small steps backwards and forwards like crashing waves on a lonely island, strings and woodwinds dancing with one another, in a waltz. The whole score plays like a dance between two overlapping voices - occasionally harmonizing, but never connecting. Occasionally beautiful, but always a bit melancholy.”
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN - Original Score LP. Music composed by Carter Burwell. Pressed on 140g Mondo Exclusive Color Vinyl. Also available on 140g Black Vinyl. Ships worldwide. $30
NIGHTMARE ALLEY - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Nathan Johnson. Bonus track by Hoagy Carmichael. Pressed on Mondo Exclusive 2x 140g Gold Nugget Vinyl. Also available on 2x 140g Black Vinyl. $40