This was my first Mondo purchase, I am not normally on Facebook at the crack of dawn waiting with bated breath for the announcement that the latest item is available for sale--for about five minutes. Seriously, things sell out that fast on their website, so it's almost impossible to get the latest item there, depending on what it is. But I digress, let's talk about this very cool record...
First of all, the artwork. I am definitely in the minority when I say I much prefer the Death Waltz' version of the cover (more on them in a bit), and not because Mondo's version (art by Jeff Proctor) depicts a woman's scalp being removed by a headless man. I just prefer photographs to hand drawn art on album covers except for, of course, the original vinyl pressing of the original film--it simply does not get any better than that. Also, the Death Waltz version is not available for purchase in the US, unless you want to pay an inflated price for it on Feebay.
Now the vinyl itself and the soundtrack. As I said earlier, I was fortunate to receive a 'randomly inserted' white pressing of the vinyl. The thing is, Mondo doesn't specify just how many of these were pressed, on white or black. And now the album is available for pre-order on Amazon, so there's really no telling just how rare this album will be. However, I'm less concerned with that because I bought this album for me, and I rarely keep anything nice because I have the bad habit of selling all of my super rare and desirable records to pay the bills when business is slow. This is a habit I am desperately trying to overcome. But again I digress...the white vinyl is gorgeous, and there is there is an ever-so-slight hint of black swirl in a few places on the record itself. Nice, huh?
Here's one of my favorite tracks for you to sample, and see if this is something you'd like in your personal collection. Enjoy!