First Look: Waxwork Records’ Jay Shaw-illustrated “DAY OF THE DEAD” Vinyl


Waxwork Records, the new label pressing stunning collector’s editions of beloved horror soundtracks has given FANGORIA the honor of unveiling the Jay Shaw art for their upcoming release of John Harrison’s DAY OF THE DEAD score.

A fantastic package featuring a front and back cover, inner gatefold, inserts and labels all created by frequent Mondo artist and Fango header illustrator Shaw, the DAY OF THE DEAD vinyl was sourced from the original 1985 master tapes and contains the entire score, “including every musical cue used in the film.”

The press release further explains:

The tapes were restored and remixed by composer John Harrison (CREEPSHOW, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE) and mixing engineer Michael Farrow (music scoring engineer for THE BIG LEBOWSKI, CABIN FEVER, HOSTEL, HALLOWEEN, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE). The score was then re-mastered for vinyl by former White Zombie guitarist, J. Yuenger.

This limited release will be pressed on Cream Yellow Marble vinyl (Sides A & B) and Military Green Marble vinyl (Sides C & D). All housed in a heavyweight old-school tip-on matte varnish gatefold jacket with spot UV gloss finish. Only 300 variants of Zombie Flesh and Blood vinyl will be available exclusively through Waxwork Records official web store to the first 300 customers.

This limited release features essay length director notes from “The Godfather of Zombies,” himself, George A. Romero. The LP package will also include an 11×22 replica of “THE DEAD WALK!” newspaper article from the opening credits of the film. The newspaper article was re-created by Jay Shaw and includes essay length composer notes from John Harrison

Pre-orders on DAY OF THE DEAD begin August 27 at Waxwork Records.

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