Starting this week with Tim Dog and his true hard-core hip hop classic Penicillin On Wax. Strong and explicit lyrics definitely marked his repertoire, but the energetic beat speaks more than a hundred words. The first pressing is limited on transparent green and black vinyl!
Our next album is Come Clean by the postgrunge rockband Puddle Of Mudd. Never released on vinyl before, the first pressing will be limited to only 1.000 copies and is available on clear vinyl.
Every song of Bill Withers speaks for itself, especially on his unique album Making Music. This true classic is smoother than his previous work, with a warm sound that can't be beat.
When asking what the most controversial album of Miles Davis would be; Jack Johnson would be on most experts' list. In 1970 Davis took a radical turn and experimented with rock and funk that defies categorisation. Iggy Pop once bought both Sketches of Spain and Jack Johnson, quoting "One tears me apart and the other puts me back together."
The next album in the 'Classic Soundtrack Series' by Ennio Morricone is the score of the war/drama film Casualties Of War. The captivating music was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. As usual in the series, this edition is limited to only 1.000 copies on crystal clear vinyl!
Over to the next At The Movies releases for this week. First is the exclusive edition of the Better Call Saul score album pressed on red vinyl limited to only 1.000 copies! Containing original music of the first two seasons, composed by Dave Porter (also known from composing Breaking Bad). The D-side is an outstanding "certified" etched replica of Jimmy McGill's law degree.
The Vinyl Emergency interviewed Dave Porter on writing his haunting Better Call Saul score. Listen to the podcast via iTunes, SoundCloud or your preferred podcast app:
Last but not least is the next album in our Henry Mancini series; the wonderful album Arabesque. The music was written to serve a film about international intrigue. The moods vary from exotic to whimsical, including jazzy, rhythmic compositions and, to what can be described as, spy music. A special limited edition of Arabesque is available on green vinyl.
Enjoy your weekend.
All the best,
Music On Vinyl
Dave Porter, the composer of the score, has also written the opening theme and complete score of Breaking Bad. For his work on Breaking Bad, Porter has won an ASCAP Award. The Better Call Saul score features songs from the first and second series. The package contains 2 printed inner sleeves with images of Jimmy, Nacho and Mike. It also contains an exclusive 4-page booklet with additional pictures and liner notes. The etch on the D-side is a "certified" replica of Jimmy McGill's law degree he received at the University of American Samoa.
Steven Spielberg said to Columbia Pictures executive Dawn Steel, "You'll be thinking about this for a week." Quentin Tarantino has hailed the film as "the greatest film about the Vietnam War."
Morricone's score was nominated for a Golden Globe.