RIYL: Jim Henson, Muppets, Time Bandits, Labyrinth
Label: Enjoy the Toons
UPDATE: There’s a new sweet looking purple and clear pinwheel variant available and limited to just 500.
So, when I was a kid the Dark Crystal kinda messed me up for a while. Probably my main issue with it was how creepy EVERYONE looks. Good folk, bad folk, doesn’t matter, they all appeared in my nightmares.
It eventually became a safe place for me to experience terror. I would watch it over and over while white knuckling the edge of the couch cushion trying hard not to look away. The 80’s, am I right??
These are done right, on beautiful colors and on heavyweight vinyl(180-200g). It also comes with a 24 page production booklet that includes never before seen photos and sketches. All around this looks like a gorgeous package. I just hope the new images won’t give me any nightmares.
This release contains the score composed by Trevor Jones who also is responsible for the score to the movie Labyrinth(which has the opposite effect on me in that I think it’s a hell of a lot creepier now that I’m an adult).
They’ve already sold out of a few variants, but if you act now you can still grab a copy of one of these lovely variants:
limited to 250 – Aughra Split
limited to 300 – Tri-Color Stripe
In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of The Dark Crystal, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available across five deluxe anniversary edition vinyl variants*, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company and Enjoy The Toons Records. This Deluxe 35th Anniversary Edition is pressed on 180-200 gram limited edition colored vinyl, complete with die-cut center labels** and housed in a 400gsm gatefold jacket. This release also includes a 24-page photo booklet, which includes rarely seen production photos, interviews, original poster art from around the world, and concept art from The Jim Henson Company archives.
The soundtrack features Trevor Jones' musical score written for the groundbreaking fantasy classic directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, and was arranged specifically for an album listening experience. The album was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1982.
Web Exclusive Variants (hand-numbered for each respective color run):
100 - Black
150 - Three Suns Color In Color
200 - Purple Inside Clear with Purple Splatter
250 - Aughra Split**
300 - Tri-Color Stripe**
Full Track Listing
The Power Ceremony (3:50)
The Storm (1:00)
The Mystic Master Dies (0:47)
The Funerals / Jen's Journey (5:23)
The Skeksis Duel (2:37)
The Pod Dance (3:09)
Love Theme (3:13)
Gelfling Song (2:15)
The Gelfling Ruins (2:41)
The Landstrider Journey (0:40)
The Great Conjunction (4:10)
While Supplies Last, each order will receive an exclusive 12" x 12" art print with randomly selected orders receiving a signed print by Josh Bodwell
*Disclaimer: Due to these records being hand-numbered, they are not sealed in shrink wrap - they will be shipped in a protective poly sleeve.
**Due to manufacturing restrictions, the Aughra Split and Tri-Color Stripe variants do not have die cut center labels, but include traditional center labels with alternate artwork.
Note: Each record has a unique blend of color & may not look identical to the sample photo's
We cannot guarantee these will arrive in time for Christmas, but we will be shipping them out as quickly as possible! Thank you for your understanding.
***Strict Limit of 2 per order on the Black & 3 Suns Variant***
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive