Mondo Presents POLTERGEIST OST On Vinyl!

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Mondo Presents POLTERGEIST OST On Vinyl!
Music aficionados, especially film score fans, has Mondo got something for you! On February 22, Mondo will release a double vinyl edition of the score of Steven Spielberg's seminal horror film Poltergeist. It's only $25, includes five tracks never released before on vinyl, and Mondo is randomly inserting clear vinyl copies into the order. 

The press release provides the details: 

Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is excited to announce the release of Jerry Goldsmith's Poltergeist score on limited edition vinyl. Combining a love for film music and beautiful artistic renderings, Mondo commissioned original cover art from We Buy Your Kids, the duo of Australian illustrators Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney. The Poltergeist 2-disc vinyl will be available for purchase for $25 on February 22 via and will include a small portion of randomly inserted clear vinyl copies.  The full track list appears at the bottom and includes 5 tracks never before released on vinyl. 

Jerry Goldsmith's soundtrack for Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist formed a significant part of the 1982 film's conceptual strength.  Known for the intensity of his thematic exposition, Goldsmith designs the Poltergeist soundtrack to elaborately ground the film between the promise of suburban repose and the malevolent unknown. Beginning in innocence with a classic rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner," the soundtrack parallels the film's intrusion of angry ghosts into the California home of the film's protagonists with dreadful strings and eerie keys. Goldsmith then switches to airier strings and an ethereal flute to denote the family's fumbling after their daughter, Carol Anne, is abducted. Utilizing frenzied horn blasts and a sudden lapse into atonalism, the composer ominously signifies the emergence of the Beast. Goldsmith, seemingly effortless, concludes the frantic drama of "Escape From Suburbia" in stark contrast with the sweet and child-like tones of "Carol Anne's Theme," elegantly illustrating the dignity and range that his orchestral scores for horror modeled within the genre.

For the exact sale time on February 22 follow @MondoNews on Twitter.  Full track list below, including 5 tracks (#1, #3, #4, #6 and #9) that appear on vinyl for the first time.

1) The Star Spangled Banner

2) The Calling / The Neighborhood (Main Title)

3) The Tree (Outtake)

4) The Clown / They're Here / Broken Glass / The Hole / TV People

5) Twisted Abduction

6) Contacting The Other Side

7) The Light

8) Night Visitor / No Complaints

9) It Knows What Scares You

10) Rebirth

11) Night Of The Beast

12) Escape From Suburbia

13) Carol Anne's Theme (End Title)

If you are not familiar with the way things work at Mondo, here is the best advice that we can give you. Take the 22nd of February off -- everything! Do not go to work, classes, your child's spring pageant at school. Nothing. You want this vinyl edition? Live by your computer that day and keep refreshing your Twitter feed. Because like their posters, this vinyl is going to sell out in minutes once they announce it. 

So if you're a music nut and you've never gone to Mondo for posters, this is the best advice we can give you. Get yourself signed up now so you don't fumble with the login process and clear your credit card because this will be a hot item. 
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tmaFebruary 14, 2013 3:57 PM

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