We’ve been doing a lot of looking forward to Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World recently, especially as it has recently started its Louisiana production. But we’re looking backward for this story. Not, like, all the way back to when dinosaurs ruled the planet or anything, but back to 1993, when the best of the dinosaur movies ruled the planet. Can you see the beasts running amok after those bastard children? But more importantly, can you hear John Williams’ booming score taking you from one scene to the next? You’ll soon be able to enjoy the sweeping strings in the most attractive way possible, as Mondo has officially announced their upcoming vinyl editions of Jurassic Park: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, due out on June 11, the 21st anniversary of the Steven Spielberg-directed film’s release.
Hearing Williams’ music on vinyl is key to this product’s success, certainly, but Mondo is a company that prides itself on design, so it’s a given that the two versions of the score that they’re releasing are both extremely gorgeous in every way. Both will be sold for $35 and are available exclusively through the site, so don’t expect to see them at your local record store. (Though you can probably expect to find copies of the limited version being sold for exorbitant amounts of money on the Internet later in life.)
Version A is the more natural looking of the two, with artwork from J.C. Richard. You can’t go wrong putting dinosaurs all over this thing, and the record sleeve is full of them. The serene front and back are complemented by the dark and ominous inside, where a T-Rex wants to make your acquaintance in front of the Park’s gate. While most of the actual records shipped with these sleeves will be the general black vinyl, there will be randomly inserted Dilophosaurus-colored versions for lucky fans. If someone wants to buy one for me, it would automatically raise your chances of getting one of the colorful ones yourself, since I never win anything.
Next up is the more stylized cover from Dan McCarthy, who created a rocking T-Rex skeleton for the outer sleeve, and the dark and threatening image within. The catch here is there will only be 1,000 prints of the album, but each of them come on the beautiful “fly in amber” vinyl you see below.
Head to the Mondo Tees website to find out when you can head to Austin for a listening party where you can buy the album in person, days earlier than the official release.