Stanley Kubrick is responsible for some of the finest films of all time, and although fans might argue, 2001: A Space Odyssey could take the cake as one of his best works.
Now, the epic science fiction film’s soundtrack is set to be reissued in an all new, collectible two disc set.
Collectibles company Mondo plans to reissue the 1968 soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s studio picture, 2001: A Space Odyssey, in celebration of last year’s 50th anniversary.
The soundtrack was remastered at Abbey Road Studios, cut at 45 RPM, and pressed onto 12″ records for the first time. It also includes new artwork by the incredible Matthew Woodson, which shows a new and unique side to Kubrick’s masterpiece film.
From very early in production, Kubrick decided that he wanted the film to be a primarily nonverbal experience that did not rely on the traditional techniques of narrative cinema. As such, music would play a vital role in creating both atmosphere and mood. In a way which is uniquely Kubrick, almost no music is heard during any scenes with dialogue, emphasising its beauty and importance in the film.
The 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack will be released to the general public during MondoCon, an annual celebration of the collectible artwork and artists at Mondo, held in Austin, Texas. The two-day event offers exclusive items, panels, exhibitor booths and screenings with filmmakers and artists.
Get ready to sit back, and take a journey into space with the meticulously curated soundtrack of incredible classical and orchestral pieces.