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MONDO: THE ART OF SOUNDTRACKS Book Celebrates Movie Music

For years, the folks at Mondo have been issuing collectible vinyl records to all manner of soundtracks. All from beloved films, video games, and more. And they have stunning, newly created artwork, exclusive to these limited-edition releases. But if you’re not one of the lucky ones who managed to snag one of these collectible vinyl records in time, you might not have had a chance to ever own that art.

The cover art for Insight Editions' Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks.

Insight Editions

Now, publisher Insight Editions is collecting these pieces together in a new book called Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks, written by Todd Gilchrist. It features a preface by Mo Shafeek, and an introduction by Spencer Hickman. Superstar composer Michael Giacchino (Rogue One, Coco) provides the book’s forward. You can check out exclusive images from the Alien series soundtrack artwork right here.

Interior pages from Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks, featuring images from Aliens.

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The book highlights the all-original art created exclusively for Mondo’s vinyl releases—work made by world-renowned artists for film, television, and video game soundtracks. Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks features stunning new takes on classic and modern material. This collection reinvigorates a bygone era of unique and collectible vinyl record artwork. 

Images from Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks Alien spread.

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In a statement, The Art of Soundtrack’s author Todd Gilchrist said “The book serves as a timeline for the rise in popularity of vinyl not just as a format but a work of art unto itself, and a collectible. At a time when media is being increasingly digitized, vinyl provides a physical totem commemorating fandom and celebrating the movies and entertainment important to our lives. Of course, it looks cool. But it’s also a keepsake we can experience over and over again.”

Images from Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks Aliens double page spread.

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From vintage recreations to new interpretations, from digital and painterly to photographic and abstract, the record art compiled in Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks captures the spirit of the record label that reinvigorated the soundtrack industry. All contained in a beautiful mash-up fit for a book—or record—shelf. Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks hardcover is available to order this June, for $50.

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