Monday 11th Dec 2017
The soundtracks from the first five Harry Potter films have been released on vinyl for the first time.
We all love a bit of ‘Hedwig’s Theme’, but now you can listen to it in the classic quality of vinyl, along with many other iconic pieces from the Harry Potter films’ soundtracks. Yes, first-time music lovers and Potter fans can now enjoy the film scores in this medium, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
Featuring the works of revered composers John Williams, Patrick Doyle and Nicholas Hooper, the records will take the form of special picture discs and are packaged in a new limited-edition box set. The artwork on the sleeves include beautiful line drawings of classic Harry Potter iconography, such as the Hippogriff and the Golden Snitch. And the box sets will also include a download card if you want to pop the tracks on your computer, too.
Transforming the soundtracks into vinyl involved a trip down memory lane. Just as the original soundtracks were recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the new vinyl versions were cut there as well, going back to the very location where the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of London performed the iconic soundtracks in the first place.
So, if you fancy adding something a bit special to your record collection, you can pick up the first five Harry Potter soundtracks on vinyl here.