Break out the popcorn and turntables because Warner Music Group is taking music fans to the movies this summer with its upcoming vinyl soundtrack series. WMG will showcase its impressive catalog weekly throughout July and August with special vinyl reissues for acclaimed soundtracks to blockbuster films like Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, the original Space Jam, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and three Quentin Tarantino films, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, and Death Proof, to name a few.
The series begins on July 9 and will continue through August, with new soundtracks arriving each week. Among the rarities is the soundtrack for Goodfellas, which hasn't been produced on vinyl since the film was released nearly 30 years ago. It will be reissued on blue vinyl on August 20. This will also be the first global pressing for the album, which features songs by Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, The Shangri-las, and many more.
Music has always played a pivotal role in Quentin Tarantino's movies, including soundtracks to three of his films: Jackie Brown (1997), Death Proof (2007), and Inglorious Basterds (2009). Pressed on blue vinyl, Jackie Brown: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture features songs by Bobby Womack and Peace, Bill Withers, and The Delfonics. Death Proof includes rare music from the '60s and '70 and will be available on tri-color red, clear, and black vinyl. And finally, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds: Motion Picture Soundtrack will be pressed on blood-red translucent vinyl.
The collection also features two soundtracks from the Batman franchise. The first being Batman Forever - Music From The Motion Picture out on July 16, which contains several hit singles, including; Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" which won three Grammy® Awards, an MTV Movie Award for "Best Song" and charted at number one in the Billboard Top 100. In addition, the Grammy® Award-winning The Dark Knight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard will be out on August 27.
Other highlights include Alice Cooper's 1975 concept album Welcome To My Nightmare and the soundtrack for the 1993 hit movie Dazed and Confused, which is well known for its 70s rock theme and showcases many essential songs from the era, including “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath, “Low Rider” by WAR, and “Rock n Roll All Night” by Kiss.
The soundtrack series is a potent reminder of how integral music is to storytelling in films. Whether it’s an entire score by Alice Cooper in Welcome To My Nightmare or The Rolling Stones' "Monkey Man" blasting during the frenetic helicopter scene in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas – certain songs are forever linked to specific movie moments.
Full details on all titles are listed below. All releases will be available exclusively at participating brick and mortar retail outlets.