Hot on the heels of La-La Land’s announcement of their upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation soundtrack, Mondo has also revealed a brand new Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan release for the franchise’s fiftieth anniversary.

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Teased on Twitter last week this new two-part, retro vinyl release is coming with stunning pop art throughout the entire set, including a Genesis Cave-themed insert card.

Here’s Mondo’s press release:

2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s inimitable Star Trek franchise and Mondo is honored to kick the year off with an expanded soundtrack release of arguably one of the greatest chapters in Trek history: The Wrath Of Khan.

Composed by the late great James Horner, The Wrath Of Khan is an essential motion picture soundtrack. As he would be asked to do for the Alien franchise a few years later, Horner was brought in to replace Jerry Goldsmith, who composed the previous entry Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Horner was able to produce one of the greatest Trek scores in the now 50-year-old franchise, while also catapulting himself from an unknown into one of the greatest American composers of our time.

This deluxe re-issue is pressed on 180 Gram 2XLP Mutara Nebula colored Vinyl, features original artwork by Matt Taylor, exclusive liner notes by Devin Faraci, and has been remastered for Vinyl by James Plotkin.

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This remastered release of composer James Horner’s extended Wrath of Khan score includes twenty-three tracks across both LPs:

Side One:
01. Main Title (3:06)
02. Surprise on Ceti Alpha V (0:45)
03. Khan’s Pets (4:19)
04. The Eels of Ceti Alpha V / Kirk in Space Shuttle (3:53)
05. Enterprise Clears Moorings (3:33)
06. Chekov Lies (0:40)
07. Spock (1:12)
08. Kirk Takes Command / He Tasks Me (2:07)
09. Genesis Project (3:16)

Side Two:
10. Surprise Attack (5:07)
11. Kirk’s Explosive Reply (4:01)
12. Inside Regula I (1:35)
13. Brainwashed (1:24)
14. Captain Terrell’s Death (1:58)
15. Buried Alive (0:57)
16. The Genesis Cave (1:09)

Side Three:
17. Battle In The Mutara Nebula (8:07)
18. Enterprise Attacks Reliant (1:29)
19. Genesis Countdown (6:34)
20. Spock (Dies) (1:53)
21. Amazing Grace (1:26)

Side Four:
22. Epilogue / End Title (8:41)
23. Epilogue (Original Version) / End Title (7:29)

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This beautiful vinyl release will be available for order through Mondo on January 13, and is likely to be a fairly limited release, so be sure to jump on this next Wednesday!

  • grandadmiralbinks

    THIS IS AMAZING!

  • Jason Shepherd

    Side Three:
    ***20. Spock (Dies) (1:53)***

    SPOILER ALERT!!!!

  • I love Mondo’s stuff, but damn, I hate that they make it *so* limited. It’s downright impossible to get some of their items unless you want to pay double or more on ebay.

  • That’s absolutely gorgeous, however, some of us don’t *have* vinyl. A CD release would have been nice, too.

    • Whoops, pay no attention to the outraged fan. Looks like it’s the same track listing as FSM’s expanded CD release. I’ll just go back to ogling the pretty pretty LPs now.

  • archer923

    That artwork for the cover and records are amazing. I don’t care if its old tech. It’s still nice to see them produced.

    • Muzer

      I agree that the cover art and attention to detail put into sets is one of the great things about it. But I still don’t really “get” the vinyl resurgence — I mean, it’s not like LaserDiscs are back in fashion, yet they have exactly the same advantages as well as the same disadvantages of inferior quality and longevity. People collecting old vinyl/LaserDiscs, I can understand (I’ve recently started doing the latter myself), but I don’t quite get why anyone would want new material released on these media. Plus, vinyl has the disadvantage of degrading slightly each time you play it — at least LaserDiscs’ problems are just caused by poor manufacturing originally, and discs that are fine by now are unlikely to degrade in the near future if treated well.

      If you want big boxart, frankly you could probably design a case to release a CD in a vinyl sleeve.

      (EDIT: I happen to own one of the original vinyl releases of the TWOK soundtrack. I got it from a car boot sale a while ago.)

      • archer923

        Because audio is audio. A lot less complicated than for video and all the resolution nonsense we have now.

        • Muzer

          It’s… really not, though. With audio you have (among other things) dynamic ranges, frequency responses and noise levels. Hell, compared to this, resolution is an easy concept to understand — how many pixels there are! Given that CDs (which, remember, are from the early days of consumer digital audio) are able to accurately encode sound at frequencies right up to the limits of human hearing capability, and their dynamic ranges are much better than vinyl, and there is zero background noise, CDs are obviously superior in every measurable way, and only audiophiles who, inspired by the placebo affect, refuse to believe the money they paid was for nothing, would disagree. Again, I can see the allure of buying past releases on vinyl for collectors, nostalgia and for people generally interested in capturing the history of music. I can understand all that. But I really don’t get why it’s something people will buy new. The big covers for art are really the only convincing argument I’ve heard, and as I said, it would be cheaper and better quality to just make an LP-sized case for a CD!

          • archer923

            I was talking more about. You slap a record on and it just plays.

      • grandadmiralbinks

        It’s because it has superior audio quality. CDs are compressed.

  • Gregory Paul Stamper

    Ordered mine today!