Mondo Music: Jaws Coloured Vinyl LP Back In Stock

by Oliver MacNamee

I know a lot of people who missed out on this when it was first announced. I got mine only the other week after some time on pre-order, and its a great looking – and sounding – pressing. But now it looks like you can get another chance of grabbing your own colour vinyl copy this Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 from Mondo Music. You have been warned!

One of the finest achievements in film music and quite possibly the most iconic score of all time, John Williams’ score to JAWS is absolutely essential for soundtrack collectors. While the Grammy-winning 1975 MCA album was a re-recording, our two-disc set presents the entire Academy Award-winning score as composed and recorded for the actual film in its first-ever vinyl release. Album co-producer Mike Matessino restored, edited and mixed the music from the original studio elements for the best possible quality, approved by the composer himself.

John Williams won a much-deserved Oscar for his work on JAWS, with a score that not only manages to accentuate the terror of the onscreen action without resorting to cheap stingers, but also layers in beautifully understated cues to offset the horror with much needed relief. Quiet and calm one minute, then ratcheting up the tension with screaming strings the next when the great white attacks.

MONDO JAWS – Music From The Motion Picture 2XLP. Composed & conducted by John Williams. Artwork by Phantom City Creative. Music restored, mixed, edited & mastered by Mike Mattesino. Additional engineering for vinyl by James Plotkin. Liner notes by Mike Mattesino. Pressed on 2X 180 Gram colored vinyl – $35

Jaws – Music from the Motion Picture coloured vinyl LP goes on sale on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at NOON (CT).