This week we are excited to continue our ongoing Howard Shore / David Cronenberg soundtrack series with the long-awaited premiere release of the Complete Restored Score to their 1983 masterpiece, VIDEODROME.
Never before released in any format (the original LP release from 1983 is official, but actually a remix album that does not contain the score as featured in the film). We have spent years with Shore's label, Howe Records, and our friends at Back Lot Music to bring this album to you, as the film nears its 40th anniversary.
A CD version will be available from our friends at La-La Land this week, as well, and on digital platforms, in a few months, from Back Lot Music.
We are also using this opportunity to bring you restocks of other Shore / Cronenberg albums, NAKED LUNCH and CRASH.
As always, all new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at 12PM CT.
VIDEODROME - THE COMPLETE RESTORED SCORE LP
Mondo, Backlot Music, and Howe Records are proud to present the a soundtrack nearly 40 years in the making: the complete restored score album to David Cronenberg's 1983 masterpiece VIDEODROME.
Restored from the original session masters, and supervised by Howard Shore himself, this is the first time the original score has ever been released in its original form (on Vinyl through Mondo, on CD through La-La Land, and digitally through Back Lot Music).
Produced by Howard Shore and Alan Frey. Featuring original artwork by Rich Kelly, and liner notes by Annete DiGiovonni, and pressed on 180 Gram color vinyl (also available on 180 Gram black vinyl).
VIDEODROME - THE COMPLETE RESTORED SCORE LP. Music by Howard Shore. Artwork by Rich Kelly. Liner Notes by Annette DiGiovanni. Pressed on 180 Gram Color Vinyl (Also available on 180 Gram Black Vinyl). $30.
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NAKED LUNCH - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 2XLP
In collaboration with Howe Records, Mondo is proud to present an all new pressing of Naked Lunch, composed by three-time Oscar-winner Howard Shore, collaborating with jazz legend Ornette Coleman and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Based on the novel by William S. Burroughs, director David Cronenberg takes the character of William Lee (Peter Weller) through his drug-fueled escapades in the fictional land of Interzone, while also blending it with a semi-autobiographic story about Burroughs himself.
Pressed on 180 Gram Bugpowder Haze vinyl.
NAKED LUNCH - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Howard Shore & Ornette Coleman. Art by Rich Kelly. Pressed on 180 Gram Bugpowder Haze Vinyl. Also available on 180 Gram Black vinyl. $35.
CRASH - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 2XLP
Mondo is proud to present Howard Shore’s score to David Cronenberg’s Crash. Crash is an utterly audacious piece of work from Shore—using 6 electric guitars, 3 orchestral harps, 3 woodwinds and 2 percussionists, Shore crafts a meticulous sonic landscape.
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, Crash deftly explores the complex interpersonal relationships of a select few, who find themselves colliding head-on with the world of car-crash fetishism. Crash is the first Cronenberg film to premiere at Cannes. John Bender wrote “Shore's calculated instrumentation, mostly electronically manipulated guitars, harps and percussion, give Crash a cold and burnished metallic sound.” The perfect companion to an uncompromising filmmaker like David Cronenberg.
Pressed on 180 Gram Color vinyl.
CRASH - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Howard Shore. Art by Rich Kelly. Pressed on 180 Gram Silver w/ Etched D-Side Vinyl. Also available on 180 Gram Black w/ Etched D-Side vinyl. $35.
DEAD RINGERS - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK LP
DEAD RINGERS - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Howard Shore. Art by Randy Ortiz. Pressed on 180 Gram Red Vinyl. $30.
HUGO - ORIGINAL SCORE 2XLP
HUGO - Original Score 2XLP. Music by Howard Shore. Art by Garreth Gibson. Pressed on 180 Gram Gold & Silver split vinyl. Mondo Exclusive. $35.