Light in the Attic Records to reissue iconic score to Roman Polanski’s Chinatown on vinyl

Posted on 19 October 2016

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Today in “thing getting a vinyl reissue,” Light in the Attic Records has announced that it’ll be reissuing Jerry Goldsmith’s score to the 1974 neo-noir classic film by Roman Polanski, Chinatown.

The label is offering up two versions of the reissue, both set to be available November 25. A standard version will be pressed on your standard black vinyl, with your standard Chinatown artwork, and is actually available for pre-order right now, as you read the rest of this sentence. If you’re feeling lucky (and maybe a little bit jazzy) however, a deluxe version pressed on gold vinyl — featuring new artwork by Sterling Hundley and Jay Shaw, and limited to 2,500 copies (not to mention the FREE POSTER) — will be available for purchase at participating Black Friday Record Store Day record stores.

All initial snark aside, Goldsmith’s work on Chinatown truly is something worth immortalizing on wax. Goldsmith had to pull together this score rather quickly, composing and recording the entire thing in just 10 days, after some jerk with an agenda rejected the film’s original score at the last minute. Though, I guess I should say, “some precognitive genius jerk with an agenda,” because Goldsmith’s score has since gone on to become regarded as one of the best film scores of all time. Could you create an all-time piece of art if you only had 10 days to do so? I know I couldn’t. I can barely write one of these news stories in 10 days.

Jerry Goldsmith’s Chinatown score will be reissued on vinyl November 25 via Light in the Attic Records. Watch the film’s original trailer, which literally contains its final scene and line of dialogue, below.

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