Jurassic Park Soundtrack Stomps Onto Vinyl, Courtesy of Mondo
It's hard to believe 21 years have passed since Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was first released in theaters. For many of us, myself included, it feels like it was only yesterday; and not just because I jumped at the 3D re-release that hit theaters last year. Part of the film's excitement was the soaring score John Williams composed for the film, which happened to enjoy a digital only release of its remastered and expanded form last summer. This year, the songs of the dinosaurs are returning, and this time they're being let loose in a fitting vinyl format.
The Verge has reported that for $35, you can own the remastered and expanded version of the 1993 soundtrack album, and there's two different looks you can choose from. All this courtesy of those purveyors of everything awesome and limited, Mondo.
Version A is the standard pressing, which is limited at 3,000 units and will contain a random Dilophosaurus colored LP in some of the sets. (pictured below). The artwork is by JC Richard, and is the better package overall in terms of artwork. You may remember Richard's artwork from his poster, which was also released through Mondo, but the inside gatefold artwork is probably the most stunning – a gorgeous depiction of the Jeep chase scene.
The Dilophosaurus printing will be limited to 2,000 units, and will contain the same artwork as Version A.
Version B, limited to 1,000 units, boasts artwork by Dan McCarthy, and has a really creepy inner gatefold. If you weren't afraid of tyrannosaurs enough at this point, McCarthy's art might change that. To calm yourself after seeing such a sight, you can always look at the neat vinyl that comes with this set. The rarest of printings calls for the rarest of specimens, and the LP in this set doesn't disappoint, as it looks like your very own amber encased mosquito. I can't say what will happen if you try to clone the beats encased in that specimen, but what I can say is that this is the vinyl you'll probably want to frame the most.
As previously mentioned, this 2 LP set will include the four bonus tracks from last summer's digital release. One such track is The Hungry Raptor, an uptempo piece of horror that was originally written for the shed chase scene, and also lends itself to an awesome pub name.
Jurassic Park will be released in all three variants on June 11th, the 21st anniversary of the film's original release date.
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