RIYL: Mangalores, Mondoshawans, Zorg Industries
It’s been a fun ride seeing all of the 20th anniversary reissue treatments this year. Â Radiohead’s blue vinyl treatment of OK Computer has sent the majority of record collectors into beastmodeÂ frenzy, and Fiona Apple’s Tidal has been given a much-needed repressing from Vinyl Me, Please. Â Many many more classic 1997 albums will see the spotlight again this year, but the one that’s currently getting all of our palms a bit sweatier is the NEVER-before-released-on-vinyl soundtrack to The Fifth Element. Â A visually stunning film, Eric Serra’s eclectic and genre-bouncing score perfectly illustrates the wide scope of emotions in thisÂ colorful rollercoaster of a soundtrack.
Obviously, the uber rare ‘super green’ variant from Mondo sold out in less than a minute, but let’s be honest here…that ‘white with orange stripe’ colorway is sexy as hell. Â If it’s rarity you crave, then your fate awaits you on eBay, but if you want the purtiestÂ variant of them all, grab that orange and white goodness. Â There’s no word on the quantity, but don’t underestimate how desirable this soundtrack is to so many people. Â I’d wager these will sell out soon too.
The Fifth Element is essential Science Fiction cinema. And Eric Serraâ€™s music for for the film goes above and beyond the duties of your average film score. Not only is the soundtrack responsible for a wildly vast tonal spectrum - name another film that bounces from comedic montage, to straight-faced Opera, to action adventure in the span of 15 minutes - but he makes it feel, and sound effortless. It is a truly unique listening experience.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive