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 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Not sure how GQ, of all places, got this exclusive announcement, but pretty cool.

http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2013/10/gq-exclusive-mondo-releasing-halloween-vinyl-soundtrack-on-halloween.html

2-disc LP with deluxe gatefold packaging. Available for sale on October 31.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Been waiting for this one from them. Amazing artwork!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   FalkirkBairn   (Member)

Lady Cassandra's let herself go. Ran out of moisturiser perhaps?

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 1:47 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I don't usually comment on artwork but wow... aside from the tooth face look, what was the designer going for with that cover aside from making Michael look like a drag queen? I think if you get to design a cover for John Carpenter's Halloween, you'd make it reflect the awesomeness and scary factor of the movie. That cover does neither; no face contours and a heavy photoshop filter make it look like a failed art project. IMO.

The back cover at least gets it right:

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

It would be a lot cooler if it were the original album assembly, as opposed to the "20th Anniversary" edition which is slathered with dialogue and sound effects.

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

What be interesting to know what the source files used were here. I suspect a simple transfer from the 16-bit files used for the CD, to a DAC and then onto the LP cutting stage. In other words, the worst of both worlds (older digital transfer, played into a DAC, and then cut onto an analogue LP!). If this were a full analogue transfer from the original masters from start to finish then I'd be tempted by this. If it was cut from a digital high-res source (higher than 16-bit) that'd be slightly better, but in that instance I'd prefer the digital files as blu-ray audio or downloads, rather than adding vinyls 'pleasing' distortion anomolies to an older 16-bit master...

Getting a little tired of these rip-off collectables, when really the only collectable thing about them is (in some cases) the cool artwork, coloured vinyl 'ooohhhh' and the fact they're limited edition... It's already available in a perfectly fine sounding CD.

Meh...

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Getting a little tired of these rip-off collectables, when really the only collectable thing about them is (in some cases) the cool artwork, coloured vinyl 'ooohhhh' and the fact they're limited edition... It's already available in a perfectly fine sounding CD.

Meh...


Keep telling yourself: "I don't have to buy it, I should really stop whining. I don't have to buy it, I should really stop whining. I don't have to buy it, I should really stop whining..."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

It would be a lot cooler if it were the original album assembly, as opposed to the "20th Anniversary" edition which is slathered with dialogue and sound effects.

I figured this vinyl would be dropping the dialogue bits. The description also doesn't seem to mention them, either.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

I love the way vinyl keeps working its way back in. This past year has seen hundreds of scores reissued as well as many new titles pressed on wax.

 
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