We just announced one more Vinyl release for MondoCon: The premiere release of the Original Score to Shaun Of The Dead - the first release of Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead's complete score in ANY format.
We couldn't be more excited to have this available at MondoCon this coming weekend. The artwork on this LP is by Jock. You might recognize the cover image from his screen-printed poster, but he went back and created some more brand new art for the interior gatefold and it's amazing. We can't wait for you to see it. Read about the album below:
While aware that they were working on a comedy, Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead had the idea of making a score that was deadly serious and to let the comedy do its own thing. "We wanted to ‘play a straight bat,’ as the English say, and treat the film as though it was a sincere and genuinely terrifying scenario." says Mudford. In doing so, they crafted a score that fits in perfectly alongside the great horror scores that inspired it.
Dan and Pete’s band 'The Sons Of Silence,' was previously featured in Edgar Wright's television show Spaced and became part of the behind-the-scenes soundtrack during the writing and casting portions of the film. "Indeed, many of the doomier, dubbier tracks of from ‘The Sons of Silence’ would blend in perfectly with my playlist, made up of John Carpenter scores, Goblin rock outs and library tracks from Dawn of The Dead. So even before Dan and Pete were definitely scoring the movie, they were already scoring the movie," says Wright.
Also, part of the fun for this 180 Gram LP release, with purchase of the record at MondoCon, you will be able to participate in a Carnival style record-throwing booth where you can test your post-apocalyptic zombie defense skills to determine which version of the record you receive. Hit enough targets and you can earn the super limited "Do You Want Anything From The Shop..." version of the record.
For those unable to attend MondoCon, the record will be for sale online October 7, 2014.
Keep checking back here at the Blog later this week for photo detail of each record, including more information on all MondoCon Vinyl releases (LOOPER, MUSIC FOR 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, IRON GIANT and one more fun Vinyl item yet to be announced.)
Listen to preview tracks on Sound Cloud: