Upon its release in 2009 ‘District’ transcended the confines of the science-fiction thriller film genre to become a certified mainstream phenomenon. A Peter Jackson production as well as the directorial debut by writer Neill Blomkamp, ‘District 9’ was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, in addition to having received stellar reviews and countless accolades from within the film industry and from critics alike. Come on inside for Spacelab9’s forthcoming LP release, and both official trailers for ‘District 9’.
From its sublime, droning rhythms to its frenetic tribal beats, the score by composer Clinton Shorter (2 Guns, Pompeii) provided the perfect backdrop to compliment to the on-screen drama, now cemented in time as a fan favorite and cult classic. Spacelab9 and Madison Gate Records have announce the release of the ‘District 9’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe Expanded Edition Double LP, scheduled to hit store shelves in North America on November 25 and throughout Europe and the UK on December 5.
Released for the first time on vinyl, the deluxe expanded album includes the eleven tracks from the original 30-minute album, plus, for the first time in any format, an additional eight bonus tracks comprising 25 minutes of previously unreleased original score. Composer Clinton Shorter had this to say about the release: “I’m thrilled to see an extended score for District 9 become available. To see it on vinyl makes it that much more special. I hope fans of the film will feel the same. Thanks so much to Wingnut Films, Madison Gate Records and Spacelab9 for making this happen.”
Record collectors and genre aficionados who have come to expect high quality content and packaging from Spacelab9 will appreciate the painstaking care that went into the ‘District 9’ Double LP. The Deluxe Double LP package includes a full color gatefold jacket, a double-sided 12” x 24” insert featuring exclusive liner notes from director Neill Blomkamp and film composer Clinton Shorter as well as a reproduction of the original theatrical lobby card. Additionally, for the early birds and the die-hard collectors, an edition of only 100 colored vinyl copies packaged in hand-screened jackets featuring unique artwork and an exclusive 18” x 24” insert will be made available during the pre-sale at Spacelab9’s official website on October 28.
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