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Here's some good news to start your week with: our friends over at Mondo are teaming up with Marvel Music and Hollywood Records to release the Marvel Cinematic Universe's soundtracks to vinyl, starting with Christophe Beck's score for Ant-Man and The Wasp. Vinyl releases for the Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok soundtracks will follow, with each new installment delivering the top-shelf production quality we've come to expect from Team Mondo over the years.
Here, check out this press release:
Mondo Music is proud to announce a team up of heroic proportions as the purveyors of pop culture, in partnership with Marvel Music/Hollywood Records, are set to begin releasing the soundtracks of the MCU on vinyl. Kicking off the first wave of Mondo’s MCU soundtracks is the premiere vinyl release for Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp, with collectible artwork of the size-shifting superheroes by Phantom City Creative and 14 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp goes on sale on Wednesday, April 24 at MondoTees.com.
Throughout 2019 and beyond, Mondo Music will continue to assemble the soundtracks of the MCU. Next in line for the vinyl treatment from Mondo are Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnorok.
“Over the last 10 years, Marvel Studios has assembled such an incredible array of composers to craft new music for their ever expanding universe of characters... some who've already had classic themes in past incarnations, and some who've never had a presence on the big screen,” says Mondo Music Record Label Manager, Mo Shafeek. “The roster is outrageous on paper: everyone from Alan Silvestri and Michael Giacchino, to Mark Mothersbaugh and Ludwig Goransson, to, most recently, Pinar Toprak who did amazing work on Captain Marvel. We are honored to start our MCU soundtrack series with Ant-Man and The Wasp (one of our favorite superhero themes of the last few years for us was Christophe Beck's earworm theme for Ant-Man) and cannot wait to see what comes next!”
Award-winning composer Christophe Beck reteams with the Marvel Cinematic Universe to score Ant-Man and The Wasp, the sequel to Ant-Man. In addition to recording with a full orchestra, Beck explains that he was excited to create a theme for The Wasp, Ant-Man's partner-in-crime as well as incorporate more musical elements than the previous film. "I had previously created a theme for the Ant-Man in the odd meter of seven which means seven beats per bar. I created a theme for The Wasp which was in the odd meter of five. Most songs and scores are written in the more traditional 4/4 or 3/4 meters. But, when more beats are added to create a complex meter, it brings a dynamic, rhythmic effect to the music which fits in with the multifaceted character of these two superheroes."
Aaand here's a look at Mondo's first MCU vinyl offering, Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp:
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Christophe Beck
Available for the first time on Vinyl
Featuring 14 Previously unreleased Bonus Tracks
Artwork by Phantom City Creative
Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
As it says above, Mondo's Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp vinyl release will hit Mondo's website on Wednesday, April 24th, with other MCU soundtracks arriving in the months ahead. I suppose it goes without saying that both Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok are must-haves, but which MCU soundtracks are you hoping to see next? Which are your faves? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for more on Mondo's MCU soundtrack release schedule as further announcements roll in. In the meantime, you might also consider clearing some shelf space in your house. Sounds like you're gonna need it.