Hans Zimmer has spent the last 40 years churning out one memorable film score after another. But his work on Dune stands out because he composed not one, not two, but three separate soundtracks for the film (including one for its behind-the-scenes companion book, The Art and Soul of Dune). Now, the standard version of Zimmer’s score is making its way to vinyl. Mondo has announced a new pressing of his Dune soundtrack on 140-gram wax.
Previously, Mondo released its own pressing of The Dune Sketchbook, which boasted “extended, immersive musical explorations” of selections from Zimmer’s score. But whereas that version comprised nearly two hours of music, the regular soundtrack is more compressed at just an hour and 12 minutes. As a result, the entire score fits on two LPs instead three.
Greg Ruth, who also designed Mondo’s Dune Sketchbook pressing, returned to handle the artwork for this latest release. The cover features a splash of the spice melange set against Arrakis’ harsh desert sunlight, while the interior artwork shows the heavyset figure of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) standing over Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac). The music itself is pressed on sand-colored vinyl and each disc is housed inside a sleeve featuring an illustration of either Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) or Chani (Zendaya).
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In the meantime, Zimmer continues to dominate the ongoing awards season. His Dune score has already racked up wins at this year’s Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards ceremonies. And next weekend, he’ll compete for his second-ever golden statue at the 94th Academy Awards.
Pre-orders for Mondo’s Dune soundtrack pressing go live tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23 at 12 p.m. CT. The album retails for $40 and is limited to one copy per person.
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Mondo Gives Hans Zimmer's Dune Soundtrack a New Vinyl Pressing
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