Beetlejuice The Warriors Get the Waxwork Records Treatment

first_imgThe soundtrack is a tad short clocking in at 37 minutes, but it’s just enough time to really have fun with it and not overstay its welcome. Since this is not a double-LP, Waxwork included a beautiful print of Erickson’s work depicting Lydia’s final moment from the film. Other than another re-release of the film, this is the perfect way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s greatest achievements. Both versions will be available on WaxworkRecords.com in April of this year.   The repressing of The Warriors original soundtrack, unlike Beetlejuice, is a double LP. It includes a remaster of the original soundtrack and the vinyl debut of the complete film score by Barry DeVorzon. While listening to this thing, it’s hard not thinking about that real live bunch from Coney. What started as a novel back in 1965 by Sol Yurick evolved into the ultimate cult classic. You will be transported back to the 70s and onto the streets of New York listening to both the OST and score.   One of the best vinyl releases to come out of Waxwork Records, fans have been clamoring to get their hands on this sold-out record since its announcement in November. Of course the Belafonte tracks are not the only thing special about this soundtrack. International composer (and former Oingo Boingo frontman) Danny Elfman lent his insane talents to Tim Burton back in 1988 for the soundtrack, forever solidifying his unique sound and helping give Burton’s films a unique feel.Waxwork did a wonderful job re-branding the film’s OST into something really special for fans. Artist Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative was brought on to really give the vinyl and gatefold a clean and authentic look. If you are familiar with Tim Burton’s artwork, Erickson really thrives at making us feel like this is a continuation of the directors early concept pieces. The 180 gram vinyl itself includes a sandworm on ‘Side B’ that becomes pretty hypnotic to look at while playing. As for the record’s wax job, there are two styles” “Beetlejuice Swirl”, which includes dashes of the Beet-Man’s facial and hair colors; and the simple half black-and-white vinyl matching our anti-hero’s clothing. Stay on target ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsGeek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf Speaker center_img When you hear the famous Harry Belafonte’s “Day-O” or “Jump in the Line (Shake, Shake Señora)” tracks, it is almost impossible not think of the Deetz family members and dinner guests getting down and floating around paranormal activity in one of Tim Burton’s most iconic films, Beetlejuice. Waxwork worked directly off the remaster tapes of both the original 1979 soundtrack and the film score. This 180 gram sounds like sweet perfection and has not left my turntable in days. Tracks like “In the City” by Joe Walsh and “Nowhere to Run” by Arnold McCuller sound so warm and perfect on these transfers. Accompanying the double LP is gorgeous artwork on and inside the gatefold from Marvel Comics artist Dave Rapoza. The record’s wax job comes in “Warriors” red and brown, where as the “Boppers” variant comes in purple. It’s now available on WaxworkRecords.com.Also just released from Waxwork this month is Richard Einhorn’s famous score from The Prowler. This 1981 cult classic kicks off Waxworks 2019 release list and it looks just as stunning as it sounds. The Prowler was one of America’s first slasher films with make-up effects by Tom Savini. The vinyl itself screams Savini with red splats on army green, which mimics the films icon.The gatefold artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin is easily the coolest we have ever seen this slasher ever depicted. The master recordings to this OST were originally believed to be lost for good. Luckily, Waxwork found and restored the tapes with Einhorn’s help and fans get to reap the benefit right now.More on Geek.com:Vinyl Record Sales See No Signs of Slowing in 201915 Cool Tech Gifts for Music LoversPandora Launches Voice-Enabled Smart Assistant for Easier Streaminglast_img read more