Mondo Music Release of the Week: Josie and the Pussycats and Sonic!

Posted by March 7, 2018 Comment

Mondo releases new vinyl special editions every single Wednesday. They are they ultimate edition of whatever they put out, featuring extensive liner notes, brand-new commissioned artwork, and always have a limited-edition size. The vinyl itself is usually colored or a photo disc, as well. Basically, it’s like the Criterion Collection of movie and gaming soundtracks. This week sees the release of two cool records- the soundtrack to Sonic Adventures and a re-release of the Josie and the Pussycats soundtrack!

Mondo is proud to present a vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to 2001’s cult-classic JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. This re-issue features a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photos and all new liner notes by Emma Garland (Noisey). Comprised of interviews with writers/directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, star Rachael Leigh Cook, and the voice of Josie, Kay Hanley.

Re-mastered and pressed on 180 Gram Purple Leopard vinyl, the record features a jerkin’ bonus commemorative 7″ from former Mega Records label mates DuJour (2000-2001).

Based on the Archie comics characters of the same name, JOSIE takes the Rock & Roll trio into the world of 2000s-era MTV in a satirical masterpiece that skewers the consumerism masquerading as identity that – even to this day – surrounds the music industry.

The film struggled to find an audience, but the music of these Pussycats is still beloved to this day. This may be in part to the powerhouse team involved, which included Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Kay Hanley and Michael Eisenstein (Letters to Cleo) and Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), just to name a few.

Our friends at Brave Wave have partnered with SEGA for an official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the game SONIC ADVENTURE.

The album includes a comprehensive full-color booklet featuring a reflective interview with head of Sonic team Takashi Iizuka and Jun Senoue, as well as liner notes by John Linneman of Digital Foundry, song lyrics and character art. In addition, both albums include a free code for the digital tracks via Bandcamp.

As with all Mondo releases, this will go up for sale on Wednesday at Noon central time. The edition size for these releases are limited as always.It is never worth risking waiting with these. You can grab a copy today right here.

(Last Updated March 7, 2018 12:38 am )

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