Release date: November 2018 TBC Purchase link: Mondo (Pre Order live Wednesday October 17th at 12 noon CT time) Price: $25.00 Notes: 180 Gram Lunar Surface Grey vinyl. Also available on 180 Gram Black vinyl
FIRST MAN - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Justin Hurwitz. Front cover illustration by Marc Aspinall. Pressed on 180 Gram Lunar Surface colored vinyl. Also available on 180 Gram Black vinyl. Note: This item is a pre-order. All orders containing this item will not ship until mid-November 2018.
Mondo, in partnership with Back Lot Music, is proud to present the original motion picture soundtrack to Damien Chazelle's film FIRST MAN on vinyl. The soundtrack features new music from two-time Academy Award®-winner Justin Hurwitz, as well as a recording of Leon Bridges performing “Whitey on the Moon,” in character as Gil Scott Heron.
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, LA LA LAND, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for FIRST MAN - the riveting story behind the manned-mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading up to the historic Apollo 11 flight. It's visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen. The film explores the triumphs and the cost on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
The film’s harmonious score features orchestra mixed with vintage electronics, including the Theremin. Regarding that choice of instrumentation, Hurwitz said, “As soon as I found the main theme at the piano, Damien suggested using a Theremin to express that melody throughout the movie. I got one and started learning to play it and loved how emotional and expressive the instrument could be. With its wailing quality, we were able to capture the type of cosmic pain that suited Neil’s story.”
Featuring original front cover illustration by Marc Aspinall and pressed on 180 Gram Lunar Surface Grey vinyl. Also available on 180 Gram Black vinyl.
03. Armstrong Cabin
04. It’ll Be An Adventure
06. Multi-Axis Trainer
07. Lunar Rhapsody - Performed by Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman feat. Les Baxter
08. Squawk Box
09. Docking Waltz
10. The Armstrongs
11. I Oughta Be Getting Home / Plugs Out
12. News Report
13. Whitey on the Moon - Performed by Leon Bridges
14. Contingency Statement
15 Apollo 11 Launch
18 The Landing
19 Moon Walk
22 End Credits