I have been buying more vinyl albums recently, as more and more stores are starring to carry vinyl again. I have been a little disappointed that Disney does not seem to be getting in on the vinyl resurgence. I would love to be able to buy a copy of the newest Disney soundtrack such as Frozen, on vinyl, but no such luck.
Then I happened to stubble upon a new Disney vinyl album on Amazon today, the Frankenweenie Unleashed! Original Soundtrack - 2 LP Amazon.com exclusive, released October 2012.
"Karen O has written an original song which will be featured in the end credits to Disney's highly anticipated movie, Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton. Strange Love is included on Frankenweenie Unleashed!, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film.
As singer/songwriter/composer and the lead singer for the rock band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has collaborated with artists in music and film over the past ten years, including Spike Jonze, Trent Reznor, David Lynch, Flaming Lips, Barnaby Clay, Carter Burwell and many others. Karen composed the score for the acclaimed 2009 film Where The Wild Things Are (with Carter Burwell,) and she co-wrote the song All is Love (with Nick Zinner) which was nominated for a GRAMMYÂ® Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture. Most recently, Karen contributed vocals to the Trent Reznor produced cover of Led Zeppelin s Immigrant Song for David Fincher s feature The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Karen O told Rolling Stone, 'Tim [Burton] wanted an unconventional unconditional love song. My music inspiration came out of the same era of B movie fright film references sprinkled throughout the film. I went in the direction of exotica and calypso stylistically because it's quirky, good vibes music of that era and when you throw in a theramin solo it's a marriage made in heaven. I remember Beetlejuice introducing me to the genius of Harry Belafonte's calypso record so I wanted to give a nod to that too. We ended up with a love song for the end of the film to the film! Frankenweenie is so special, it's an unbelievable honor to be involved with it.'
In addition to Karen O's 'Strange Love', the Frankenweenie Unleashed! collection features original songs and one cover inspired by the stop-motion film event. The diverse range of artists includes Robert Smith, Neon Trees, Mark Foster, Plain White Ts and Kimbra.
Amazon's first Vinyl Exclusive also contains two additional bonus tracks from Finger Eleven and Sleeper Agent.
From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience. Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton."
Vinyl (October 30, 2012)
Number of Discs: 2
1. Strange Love by Karen O
2. Electric Heart (Stay Forever) by Neon Trees
3. Polartropic (You Don t Understand Me) by Mark Foster
4. Almost There by Passion Pit
5. Pet Sematary by Plain White T s
6. With My Hands by Kimbra
7. Everybody s Got a Secret by AWOLNATION
8. Immortal by Kerli
9. My Mechanical Friend by Grace Potter featuring The Flaming Lips
10. Lost Cause by Imagine Dragons
11. Underground by Grouplove
12. Building a Monster by Skylar Grey
13. Witchcraft by Robert Smith
14. Praise Be New Holland by Winona Ryder
15. Minds on Fire - Finger Eleven (Bonus Track)
16. Hind Legs - Sleeper Agent (Bonus Track)