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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Mr. Popular   (Member)

http://www.mondotees.com/The-Omen-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack_p_1363.html

The Omen Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Original music by Jerry Goldsmith. Packaging design by Phantom City Creative. Single LP in deluxe gatefold jacket pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Limited edition pressed on black vinyl and randomly-inserted 'Mark of the Beast' Translucent Red vinyl.

I love the art. Not sure anybody else will but it's frickin' awesome.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Oh, I love the art too. Spooktacular. big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Classy.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I wonder: Does this mean Varese didn't get perpetuity rights to the first Omen score when they put out their 90s Deluxe Edition (putting it in a category with Poltergeist II, for which we got a lovely complete Kritzerland release)? Or does a vinyl release somehow get excluded?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

My namesake score!

How the Soundtrack Gods favor me!

Thanks for the news, Mr. Popular!

Mondo sure as "hell" picked the right Silver Age composer on which to bestow deluxe vinyl re-releases!

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

I wonder: Does this mean Varese didn't get perpetuity rights to the first Omen score when they put out their 90s Deluxe Edition (putting it in a category with Poltergeist II, for which we got a lovely complete Kritzerland release)? Or does a vinyl release somehow get excluded?

Yavar


Vinyl rights are usually separate. Mondo signed a HUGE vinyl deal at a number of studios including Fox

Personally that cover does nothing for me.

Check out Waxworks Rosemary's Baby -- that is a work of art!

MV

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Well darn if Vinyl's separate who's going to produce a 3 LP set of the complete Starship Troopers? smile

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

Cool!

Sure hope a Complete CD set of "The Omen" is cooking up somewhere.

The electronic film version of "The Dog", "It's All for You", "Fatal Fall" and the other missing elements are certainly essential Jerry Goldsmith tracks that would make for one of the greatest complete CD score albums ever released!

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Edition size?

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

This cover is not bad, but as I already mention in the lp covers thread I really do not undrestand why these modern LPs do not use as a basis the actual movie poster art and logo!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Mr. Popular   (Member)

This cover is not bad, but as I already mention in the lp covers thread I really do not undrestand why these modern LPs do not use as a basis the actual movie poster art and logo!

Simple: The studios LOVE these new takes on their music. I doubt Mondo could sell as many of a standard old poster cover than this newer, hipper design.

Mondo LPs are highly collectible because it's an aesthetic meant to arouse interest in people who like alternative covers. The trend is big right now in both the LP world and Blu ray reissues (See: Shout Factory!).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

So open the "Deluxe" GATE and let us see what's in the bloody FOLD.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Frightening cover actually

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

This cover is not bad, but as I already mention in the lp covers thread I really do not undrestand why these modern LPs do not use as a basis the actual movie poster art and logo!

Simple: The studios LOVE these new takes on their music. I doubt Mondo could sell as many of a standard old poster cover than this newer, hipper design.

Mondo LPs are highly collectible because it's an aesthetic meant to arouse interest in people who like alternative covers. The trend is big right now in both the LP world and Blu ray reissues (See: Shout Factory!).


I understand the intention to create something "hipper", I just can not believe soundtrack collectors actually prefer this kind of cover to something based on the poster art.

I for sure don't. In the case of Shout Factory I usualy flip the cover to the actual poster art... Halloween II and III had great posters - Shout's artwork, while interesting is much inferior (IMO), but the worst are the newer covers for the LPs of these same titles - Halloween III is a mess (again IMO).

I remember when Jaws was released in DVD and Universal attempted to modernize the design of the poster. It was a much critisized decision and I'm happy they returned to the classic poster for the blu-ray. Universal also did not allowed Shout to create new art for Psycho II and III and insisted in the use of the original poster art, which I think was the right decision.

For me a film is a product of its time and the poster usually reflect that time. To mess with a poster to make it more "up to date" just seems wrong to me (because the content - film / the music - remain the same, attached to its time) - unless you also take the George Lucas approach revisiting the original material - maybe adding drum loops to Star Trek or electric guittar to Poltergeist - in fact Alan Howarth did some crazy things in his Halloween II anniversary edition and fan reaction was not very warm...

It is not a big deal and I'm happy our beloved cd labels usually are faithful to the posters in their covers, but I think these new LPs are missed oportunities in terms of covers. Classic poster art like those of Bob Peake or Saul Bass should not be simply ignored and replaced - again IMO.


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Well darn if Vinyl's separate who's going to produce a 3 LP set of the complete Starship Troopers? smile

Yavar


Count me in!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   Mr. Popular   (Member)

This cover is not bad, but as I already mention in the lp covers thread I really do not undrestand why these modern LPs do not use as a basis the actual movie poster art and logo!

Simple: The studios LOVE these new takes on their music. I doubt Mondo could sell as many of a standard old poster cover than this newer, hipper design.

Mondo LPs are highly collectible because it's an aesthetic meant to arouse interest in people who like alternative covers. The trend is big right now in both the LP world and Blu ray reissues (See: Shout Factory!).


I understand the intention to create something "hipper", I just can not believe soundtrack collectors actually prefer this kind of cover to something based on the poster art.

I for sure don't. In the case of Shout Factory I usualy flip the cover to the actual poster art... Halloween II and III had great posters - Shout's artwork, while interesting is much inferior (IMO), but the worst are the newer covers for the LPs of these same titles - Halloween III is a mess (again IMO).

I remember when Jaws was released in DVD and Universal attempted to modernize the design of the poster. It was a much critisized decision and I'm happy they returned to the classic poster for the blu-ray. Universal also did not allowed Shout to create new art for Psycho II and III and insisted in the use of the original poster art, which I think was the right decision.

For me a film is a product of its time and the poster usually reflect that time. To mess with a poster to make it more "up to date" just seems wrong to me (because the content - film / the music - remain the same, attached to its time) - unless you also take the George Lucas approach revisiting the original material - maybe adding drum loops to Star Trek or electric guittar to Poltergeist - in fact Alan Howarth did some crazy things in his Halloween II anniversary edition and fan reaction was not very warm...

It is not a big deal and I'm happy our beloved cd labels usually are faithful to the posters in their covers, but I think these new LPs are missed oportunities in terms of covers. Classic poster art like those of Bob Peake or Saul Bass should not be simply ignored and replaced - again IMO.


With all due respect, I disagree. I am an older collector but I find that something niche like vinyl should be cool and hip. What you and I might actually prefer may not succeed in the marketplace. To many fans of Mondo and Wax Works, they feel the new covers are another take on the art.

I guess we have different aesthetics as I do like the original art as well as this creepy take on the movie. I prefer this to the craptastic DVD covers studios come up with. I'll take alternative art anyday over what I see pass as art for the DVDs.

Mondo has fans at all the studios and rightfully so. While it might not be your cup of tea, they are selling thousands of these editions in record time. Sometimes faster than some of our beloved CDs.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)



With all due respect, I disagree. I am an older collector but I find that something niche like vinyl should be cool and hip. What you and I might actually prefer may not succeed in the marketplace. To many fans of Mondo and Wax Works, they feel the new covers are another take on the art.

I guess we have different aesthetics as I do like the original art as well as this creepy take on the movie. I prefer this to the craptastic DVD covers studios come up with. I'll take alternative art anyday over what I see pass as art for the DVDs.

Mondo has fans at all the studios and rightfully so. While it might not be your cup of tea, they are selling thousands of these editions in record time. Sometimes faster than some of our beloved CDs.


It may be truth that they're selling thousands of copies, although I really do not remember seeing any information or statistics on sales of these new soundtracks LPs.

If it is more about the cool and hip thing than the music (which may be truth taking into account that Mondo do not even clarifies the track list of their releases - we don't know if the content correspond to the older album or the expanded edition or a different program), I can imagine a younger collector, seduced by the modern and cool cover, purchasing the Lp and after a first listen thinking "the cover was cool indeed, but the music is just some old boring orchestral thing".

Again it is just my opinion, but I think these covers do not match the content.

In any case I understand it is their game and they are free to decide what works better for their business.

Ps. It is not that I think this particular cover is bad, at least it is taken from an important scene from the movie, but others like Poltergeist and Halloween III I really dislike. Rosemary's Baby on the other hand is good - cool but faithful to the movie design.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Its all about the new art and very little about the music. Mondo in particular has a cult following. They tend to sell out of their posters within hours. They saw a niche in the vinyl world and jumped on it...gobbling up as many titles as they could. Personally I think a majority of their output looks like cheap fanboy art. Every so often one of their artist comes up with something truly brilliant, but Struzan they ain't.

In other words this market has little to do with you and more to do with hipsters and poster fanboys.

MV

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Personally, I really dislike the artwork here. I'd have preferred the original cover art or something based on the original film campaign.

But, personally expressed opinion aside, good to see it on vinyl for those into that.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

I am amused, as always, by the rampant fuddyduddyism which sweeps through this board like wildfire whenever the topic of vinyl releases from the likes of Mondo, Waxwork, Death Waltz et al comes to the fore.

Nobody seems to ever consider the possibility that these might be quality products designed for fans and non-fans alike, which give a fresh spin on some familiar classics and also reintroduce them to new generations.

Considering these labels' level of success with these releases, some of the boutique soundtrack labels out there may want to take notes, instead of dismissing them as irrelevant. It is true that taste is a result of a thousand distastes, but in this case, I think this market represents an enormous opportunity for growth, and the smart play would be to look into what these labels are doing and how other labels can benefit from similar approaches.

 
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