These days when you think of big, adventurous, sci-fi scores, there’s one name at the top of the list: Michael Giacchino. In the past few months alone, the prolific, Oscar-winning composer did the scores for Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Batman, Jurassic World Dominionas well as the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. Which is completely wild, especially when you realize that’s actually not it. In between, he also did Pixar’s Lightyear, which is getting an exclusive vinyl release from Mondo later this week. io9 is excited to exclusively debut that release.
“What I’ve enjoyed a lot about working on Lightyear is that it’s not just a sci-fi movie—it’s a sci-fi movie that exists within Andy’s world, ”Giacchino said in a press release. “I felt that the music needed to embody the love that Andy felt watching Buzz on screen for the first time. The more I thought about Andy in the theater seeing this movie, the more I realized that Lightyear is exactly the kind of movie that I would have loved as a kid. So, I tried to inject music with as much fun and childlike joy as I could, to honor the spirit of kids — like me and Andy — seeing their favorite movies on the big screen for the very first time. ”
Obviously, you can hear that score in theaters now (and you shouldthough not many of you have) or you can pick up this release from Mondo. It’s a double LP featuring artwork by Devin Elle Kurtz, liner notes by The Wrap’s Drew Taylor, and is pressed on 2x 180 Gram color vinyl. It costs $ 40 and goes on sale Wednesday, June 22 at mondoshop.com. Here’s the album cover.