Finding Halloween-themed vinyl coming out this season was a bit more difficult than I expected but that's what I get for focusing on new releases. MondoTees is getting into vinyl in a big way with a new soundtrack release for John Carpenter's "Halloween." Yep Rec Records has a Halloween-themed album and tour featuring Southern Culture on the Skids, The Fleshtones and Los Straitjackets. Then I have one more legitimate entry followed by a couple of ringers plus a bonus link. Happy Halloween!
John Carpenter's Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
From MondoTees believe it or not:
"John Carpenter’s legendary soundtrack for HALLOWEEN as a double LP pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl (with randomly inserted Orange vinyl) cut at 45RPM for optimal sound quality. The track listing contained within, the most comprehensive there is, has never been released on vinyl before, and features brand new artwork by Phantom City Creative".
Watch their Twitter account today for the brief chance to buy.
Mondo Zombie Boogaloo: 100 Years Of Roc
Available from Yep Roc Records:
"Yep Roc is excited to announce Mondo Zombie Boogaloo, an album and tour celebrating Halloween. The album is a collection of new music from legendary bands The Fleshtones, Southern Culture on the Skids, and Los Straitjackets."
"The set includes originals and standards from each band and promise to put listeners in a spooky mood for the Halloween season. With songs such as “Ghostbusters,” “Goo Goo Muck,” “Haunted Hipster,” and a collaboration by the three bands on“Que Monstruos Son” (otherwise known as “The Monster Mash” en Espanol), Mondo Zombie Boogaloo is sure to revive both the living and dead this Halloween."
The Wicker Man: Reissue
"It’s 40 years since the release of Robin Hardy’s classic slow-burning (ahem) horror flick The Wicker Man. To celebrate, Paul Giovanni and Magnet’s score for the film is getting a new outing on vinyl – set to drop on Halloween, no less."
"The lilting, rustic score, featuring nods to folk standards and nursery rhymes, is a crucial part of the film’s eerie charm. Originally issued in a small vinyl run, it became a coveted collector’s item until a string of reissues in the late 1990s and 2000s."
Available from Rare Sleeve.
The Maine - Forever Halloween
Ringer Alert: This looked like a perfect entry but it came out this summer and doesn't really seem to be about Halloween. So I'm changing the rules as I go since Halloween is a time of shifting realities...
Available at 8123.
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories Box Set
If I'm breaking the rules then this box set from Daft Punk who are always dressed for Halloween fits right in. It includes a double album on vinyl plus an interview with Giorgio Moroder on vinyl.
It's not available till Christmas, though you can preorder now to celebrate Halloween!
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