‘True Romance’ soundtrack coming via Real Gone Music

News / Preorders / May 11, 2017

The soundtrack to True Romance is getting pressed to vinyl through Real Gone Music; this will be its first vinyl release in the U.S. (there was one in South Korea, possibly a bootleg, in 1993). This pressing is on “Pillow Feather White & Blood Red Splatter” vinyl, while limited to 2,000 copies.

There will be exclusive gatefold artwork by Rafal Wechterowicz, and the cover is pictured below. The pressing is being released on July 7.

Though it was directed by Tony Scott, the 1993 film True Romance displayed all the signature themes and images of its writer, Quentin Tarantino, from its grisly violence to its B-movie homages to its gleeful amorality. And the same could be said of the soundtrack; alongside composer Hans Zimmer’s riff on Carl Orff (which itself was an homage to another violent road movie, Badlands), True Romance offered a playlist that smacked of Tarantino in its embrace of rockabilly (Charlie Sexton, Chris Isaak), grunge (Soundgarden), honky-tonk (Shelby Lynne), and romantic machismo (Robert Palmer’s take on [Love Is] The Tender Trap).


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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