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2001: A Space Odyssey Score To Be Released On Vinyl

The lost soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 1968 Sci-Fi classic will be pressed to vinyl for the first time ever

Composer Alex North was distraught to discover that Stanley Kubrick had discarded his industriously created score in favour of the guide pieces upon first viewing the film in 1968.

According to his daughter-in-law Abby North, ”he believed his talents had been grossly undervalued”, and he never quite got over it. North hid the score and the original recordings disappeared. Until recently. A variety of versions of the score have been circulating via tape cassette & CD recordings. The vinyl re-issue comes courtesy of Mondo, who are an American collective that creates limited edition screen printed posters in addition to vinyl movie soundtracks, VHS re-issues, and apparel.

The deluxe package titled “Music for 2001: A Space Odyssey” comes complete with linear notes by Jon Burlingham and will be first released at Mondo’s booth during the first weekend of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on 21st and 22nd September.

Listen to a soundtrack suite from the score below & keep an eye on Mondo’s website for an online release for the record.

via The Vinyl Factory