Mondo releases new vinyl special editions every single Wednesday. They are they ultimate edition of whatever they put out, featuring extensive liner notes, brand-new commissioned artwork, and always have a limited-edition size. The vinyl itself is usually colored or a photo disc, as well. Basically, it's like the Criterion Collection of movie and gaming soundtracks. This week, we get another chance at one of the most iconic soundtracks of all-time: John Williams score for Jaws!
One of the finest achievements in film music and quite possibly the most iconic score of all time, John Williams' score to JAWS is absolutely essential for soundtrack collectors. While the Grammy-winning 1975 MCA album was a re-recording, our two-disc set presents the entire Academy Award-winning score as composed and recorded for the actual film in its first-ever vinyl release. Album co-producer Mike Matessino restored, edited and mixed the music from the original studio elements for the best possible quality, approved by the composer himself.
John Williams won a much-deserved Oscar for his work on JAWS, with a score that not only manages to accentuate the terror of the onscreen action without resorting to cheap stingers, but also layers in beautifully understated cues to offset the horror with much needed relief. Quiet and calm one minute, then ratcheting up the tension with screaming strings the next when the great white attacks.
Commenting on the soundtrack release, Mondo's Head of Music, Spencer Hickman said, "JAWS is a defining soundtrack of modern cinema and I almost passed out when we found out that not only could we release the iconic score on vinyl, but that we could do the film's original score that has never before released on any vinyl format. Releasing the JAWS soundtrack is like a dream come true, a score that defines my youth and shaped my movie going tastes for the rest of my life. The shark is definitely still working!"
As with all Mondo releases, this will go up for sale on Wednesday at Noon central time. Getting another shot at this is a dream come true, so you will want to jump on this pronto. You can grab a copy today right here.