Mondo To Release ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Looper, and ‘2001’ Scores On Vinyl

Mondo Con SE VinylWe’re coming to get you Barbara!“. The 10th Annual Fantastic Fest is a mere two days away, which is reason enough to celebrate. But aside from that, the Fest will also be home to the first ever MondoCon!

If by chance you’re a movie fan and have not heard of Mondo (or, egads, the Alamo Drafthouse!) it’s possible you’ve been living under a rock. Not to fear, we’re here to help spread their good word for both those wonderful companies.

“Mondo” is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music and toys. They continually champion vinyl releases and as we too are fans of keeping turntables spinning, this might be the best press announcement we’ve heard yet. Keep reading, this is gonna get good!

Mondo is thrilled to announce a spectacular lineup of new vinyl releases and music-related events at MondoCon, a convention to celebrate the creators behind art, film, music and collectibles. The newly announced vinyl for the original score from Shaun of the Dead will be available for the first time in any format to celebrate the rom-zom-com’s 10th anniversary with artwork by Jock. Mondo is also releasing the soundtracks for Looper and Music For 2001: A Space Odyssey with artwork and package design by Jay Shaw.

Details on the vinyl releases and MondoCon events can be found below. MondoCon takes place in Austin, TX this weekend on September 20 and 21 (during Fantastic Fest) at The Marchesa Hall & Theater.


Shaun of the Dead LP

SHAUN OF THE DEAD
Version A
Original Score Composed by Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead
Artwork by Jock.
Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl, and randomly inserted Winchester Ale Colored Vinyl. Featuring liner notes by director Edgar Wright, and composers Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead.

Version B – “Do You Want Anything From The Shop…?”
Original Score Composed by Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead
Artwork by Jock.
Pressed on 180 Gram Strawberry Swirl Vinyl. Featuring liner notes by director Edgar Wright, and composers Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead. Limited to 1,000 Copies.

Edgar Wright’s rom-zom-com turns 10 years old this year, and Mondo is proud to celebrate this important milestone with the complete score for Shaun of the Dead – never before released in ANY format – on 180 Gram Vinyl.

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. Listen to preview tracks on Sound Cloud:

Combat Studs

The Shower & The Coming Apocalypse

Burn Down The Sun

The record will be available for sale at MondoCon with a Carnival style record-throwing booth where attendees can test their post-apocalyptic zombie defense skills and earn the rarest version of the record. It will be for sale online October 7, 2014.

Tracklisting:

01) (I love your) Pub Action
02) Unreality
03) Snakehips
04) Cornetto Quest
05) Susie’s Bus Ride to Hell
06) The Z Word / There’s a Girl in the Garden
07) Combat Studs
08) The Shower & The Coming Apocalypse
09) Fizzy Legs
10) Garden Running
11) Walking With The Dead
12) Blood in Three Flavours
13) BeZieged
14) Burn Down The Sun
15) Envy the Dead
16) Pint Of No Return
17) Ready…
18) …steady…
19) Heads Together
20) Final Act
21) Normality


 

MUSIC FOR 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Original Score by Alex North
Package design by Jay Shaw
Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl and randomly inserted Beyond The Infinite Vinyl. Featuring liner notes by Jon Burlingame. Limited one-time pressing of 2001 copies.

Stanley Kubrick’s seminal masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey is known for its classical musical cues as much as it is for its vivid imagery. What few people realize is that the cues that are now forever associated with the film were a last minute revision on the part of Kubrick. There is an original score, composed for the film by the late Alex North (Spartacus, A Streetcar Named Desire) that was abandoned during post-production. North did not discover this until the film’s premiere screening.

Working with North’s estate, Mondo will release this lost original score on vinyl for the first time ever. The package design by Jay Shaw, features a glossy Monolithic black, tip-on gatefold, with a holographic foil Interior gatefold, housed in a custom clear plastic slipcase.

At MondoCon, composer and writer Brian Satterwhite will host a panel on the subject, featuring a live presentation of several iconic scenes with the lost score meticulously reintegrated into the film to show a select audience what could have been. Listen to preview tracks on Sound Cloud.

2002 Alex North

2001 Alex North Gatefold

2001 LP Alex North

Music For 2001: A Space Odyssey will be available for sale at MondoCon and online November 2014.

Tracklisting:

01) The Foraging
02) The Bluff
03) Night Terrors
04) Bones
05) Eat Meat and Kill
06) Space Station Docking
07) Space Talk
08) Trip to Moon
09) Moon Rocket Bus
10) The Foraging Alternate Version (AKA The Dawn Of Man)
11) Eat Meat and Kill (Take 7 – Wild)
12) Space Station (Take 4 – Partial)
13) Docking (Take 2)


LOOPER

Score composed and produced by Nathan Johnson
Package design by Jay Shaw
Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl, accompanied by a limited bonus 7″ inch record featuring never before released material by Kid Koala. Cut at 45RPM for best possible sound quality. Housed in a hand-embellished Canvas bag. Featuring Liner Notes by Nathan Johnson.

Nathan Johnson’s incredible score for Rian Johnson’s time-travel masterpiece is coming to vinyl for the first time. Composed using found sounds in New Orleans where the film was produced, Johnson crafted a suspenseful, innovative soundtrack to complement the dystopian landscape where time travel and murder are controlled by organized crime.

In a stunning packaging concept by Jay Shaw, this 2XLP album comes in an embossed, gold foil gatefold jacket, housed in a custom, hand-embellished canvas bag. With the help of local effects shop Hawgfly Productions, Mondo lovingly crafted a truly one-of-a-kind package befitting this modern sci-fi classic.

A bonus 7-inch record will be available for purchase in limited quantities as a companion piece for true collectors: featuring the track ‘Slinky Dance’ by Kid Koala, released in full for the first time ever, along with a B-Side piano version of the ‘Theme From Looper’ performed by Nathan Johnson himself. Listen to preview tracks on Sound Cloud.

Looper Vinyl GOLD

Looper Gatefold

Looper Vinyl 12 and 7 inch

The Looper vinyl will be available for sale at MondoCon and online September 23, 2014.

Tracklisting:

01) A Body That Technically Does Not Exist
02) A Day in the Life
03) Closing Your Loop
04) Seth’s Tale
05) Run
06) A Life in a Day
07) Time Machine
08) Hunting the Past
09) Following the Loop
10) Mining for Memories
11) A New Scare
12) Her Face
13) City Sweep
14) Revelations
15) The Rainmaker
16) La Belle Aurore
17) Showdown
18) The Path Was a Circle
19) Everything Comes Around

Bonus 7-Inch

01) Slinky Dance – Kid Koala
02) Theme from Looper (Piano Version) – Nathan Johnson


Mondo has expanded in recent years to include a world-renowned gallery, becoming passionate purveyors of art, vinyl, VHS and now toy collectibles. MondoCon will celebrate all of this and more, a chance for fans of art, film, music and collectibles to mix with their creators. For information on tickets, events and attendees of MondoCon visit Mondo-Con.com.