Music Monday: San Diego Comic Con Vinyl Releases!

Hi all, this week we’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con, and we wanted to highlight the vinyl exclusives that will be available at the show: BLADE RUNNER 2049, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT and METAL GEAR SOLID.

For those who can't make it, we’ll also be releasing a webstore version of BLADE RUNNER 2049 this week.

All three San Diego Comic-Con releases will be available at our booth #435 when doors open on Preview Night on Wednesday (7/17). The webstore version of BLADE RUNNER 2049 will be available via mondotees.com on Thursday (7/18) at NOON (CT).

NEW THIS WEEK

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Walfisch. Artwork by Viktor Kalvachev. Additional design by Chris Bilheimer. SDCC Exclusive Pressed on 2X 180 Gram Clear with White and Blue mix, Opaque Orange colored vinyl (limited to 500 copies) Webstore edition pressed on 2X 180 Gram Teal and Pink colored vinyl. Expected to Ship in August 2019. Ships Worldwide. $40

Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch were given the near impossible task of scoring the sequel to one of the greatest and most beloved science-fiction films of all time. The original BLADE RUNNER had an incredible score by Vangelis that has gone on to be one of the most iconic pieces of music in film history, so it’s to their credit that they absolutely knock it out the park with 2049. 

What they do with the music in 2049 is astonishing. It makes you feel like you’re in the same universe as the original film, but it’s also apparent that things have changed. There are hints at the past but also strange and beautiful new sounds to explore and get lost in. Expansive, dreamy yet forceful, and propulsive when it needs to be, the score to 2049 is a little more downbeat than the original. The sonics throughout are incredible, and it really feels like you’re wandering strange neon-lit alleyways with no clue where you are. 

It’s a truly beautiful (and beguiling) listen that captures real human emotion alongside more artificial replicant soundscapes. BLADE RUNNER 2049 features Viktor Kalvachev’s art with a spot Varnish Cover and layout by Chris Bilheimer.

Composer Benjamin Walfisch and artist Viktor Kalvachev will be in attendance on Thursday July 18th at 3:00PM to sign copies of the record at our booth #435.

SDCC Exclusive Colored Vinyl

Standard Edition Colored Vinyl


 

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Alan Silvestri. Artwork by Stan & Vince SDCC Exclusive Pressed on 180 Gram Dip colored vinyl (limited to 1,000 Copies) Webstore edition coming soon. $25

Mondo, in partnership with Walt Disney Records, is proud to present Alan Silvestri’s soundtrack to WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, available on vinyl for the first time in 30 years.

To this day, Roger Rabbit is still considered a landmark achievement in filmmaking, seamlessly combining 2D animation and live action, with a clever take on the interior lives of the world’s most beloved cartoon characters.

Following their previous successful collaboration with Robert Zemeckis on BACK TO THE FUTURE, Alan Silvestri’s score is one of his most ambitious. It’s an inspired genre blend, bouncing from pot-boiling noir to the madcap zaniness of a cartoon serial, to the songs and standards of the 1940’s.


METAL GEAR SOLID - Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Konami Digital Entertainment. SDCC Exclusive: Gray Fox Edition Housed in an embossed, foil stamped gatefold jacket and pressed on 2X 180 Gram "Gray Fox" colored vinyl. Limited to 1,000 Copies. Online version available later this summer. $35

Mondo is proud to present the premiere vinyl pressing of the soundtrack Konami’s 1998 espionage masterpiece: METAL GEAR SOLID. Pressed on 2X 180 Gram vinyl, and featuring the original song “The Best Is Yet To Come" by Rika Muranaka, and original artwork by Randy Ortiz.

San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Gray Fox variant features an embossed and foil stamped gatefold jacket. Standard Edition, featuring Solid Snake coming later this summer to mondotees.com and select record stores.

Songwriter Rika Muranaka will also be in attendance on Friday, July 19th at NOON to sign copies of METAL GEAR SOLID at our booth #435.