Studio Ghibli continue to gift their fans with exciting news, now announcing that they’re set to release two classic film soundtracks.
This will be the first time the soundtracks for 1989’s Kiki’s Delivery Service and 1992’s Porco Rosso will be available on vinyl.
The soundtracks for Studio Ghibli classics Kiki’s Delivery Service and Porco Rosso will be reissued on vinyl for the very first time.
The vinyl remasters of Joe Hisaishi’s scores will be released on Turntable Lab’s in-house record label in late March. This news follows on from the studio’s Christmas announcement that they will be working on two brand new films in 2020. One of these will be directed by influential co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.
The new reissues of the soundtracks will put on full display the 70-piece orchestra that is featured on Proco Rosso. Both soundtracks follow on from earlier remastered vinyl editions of classic Studio Ghibli soundtracks. In 2018, the musical scores for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky and My Neighbor Totoro were all reissued on vinyl.
In October of last year, HBO Max announced they had acquired the rights to all of Studio Ghibli’s catalogue. This exclusive deal will come into full effect this year with the release of all the films on their streaming service, some of which have never been available digitally.
It truely is an amazing year to be a Studio Ghibli fan. With so much to look forward to, we are bound to hear a lot more news throughout the year.