The Running Man 2-LP Vinyl Re-Issue

by robotGEEK

How the news of this release passed me by is beyond me, but thankfully a fellow cinephile and LP junkie on Instagram turned me onto this sweet bit of news today and in less than 2 minutes, my order was already placed. 

Apparently this re-release was first issued back in June via Varese Sarabande of last year and I'm only now hearing about it. But hey, better late than never! You can currently order it from a variety of online outlets, but I snagged mine from Amazon, where it's currently ON SALE for just $21 with FREE SHIPPING. 

Here are the details via Amazon:

"A tour de force of synthesizer based score from the composter of Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun . The original (1987) 17 track album has been expanded to 35 tracks, which includes additional music and unreleased/alternate cues all taken from the original Paramount Pictures sources. This 2LP set comes in gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves. The entire package features original art specially created for this release along with extensive linter notes and original film stills"

What's funny is that I was actually looking for this on vinyl a few months ago after I watched it for the 100th time, and when I saw what the original pressing was going for online, I quickly gave up. But the good news here is not only is it remastered for optimum sound quality, but they've even expanded the number of tracks from17 to 35! Damn! 

Truly an iconic score from the great Harold Faltermeyer, who also gave us equally memorable synth scores with Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop and Tango & Cash, The Running Man is a surprisingly unique synth score that manages to somehow be inventive within the synth genre, while also being moody, catchy and impressive. 

You can order your brand new 2-LP Remastered Running Man Vinyl HERE via Amazon.

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