Concord Music Group is proud to introduce the Original Soundtrack Classics series, a limited-edition line of vinyl reissues, each designed with both the music lover and the film buff in mind. To kick off the series, three scores from the Fantasy Records have been reissued on September 11th in deluxe, 180-gram vinyl LP box sets: Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Though Amadeus was a widely acclaimed hit film, taking home eight statues at the Academy Awards (including Best Picture), the overwhelming success of the classical soundtrack was a surprise hit when it was released in 1984. The score, which received a GRAMMY® Award for Best Classical Album, astonished music executives worldwide as it jumped up the Billboard album charts – matching record sales of some of the biggest popstars of the day, and becoming one of the most popular classical releases of all time. This Original Soundtrack Classics box set marks the first time that the entire score is available on vinyl, in one collection. The three discs are each housed in their own unique sleeves, featuring new artwork. Completing the package is a 23” x 36” theatrical poster and a 16-page booklet, complete with new liner notes by the score’s esteemed conductor, Sir Neville Marriner, plus original liner notes by music historian Grover Sales, detailed information on each track, an annotated plotline and stills from the film.