Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Shaun of the Dead from 2004 is unquestionably my favourite film. This vinyl exclusive release of the film’s score was released in September of last year and I was one of the lucky ones to have pre-ordered it before the initial pressing sold out. This album has sat intentionally unplayed for over a year until I could make the time to properly digitize it for regular listening.
This album was originally available in three versions, one of which was the “Do You Want Anything From The Shop…?” B variant in strawberry swirl which sold out immediately. The A variant was randomly shipped with either the “Winchester Ale” coloured vinyl or in standard black. I was thrilled to get exactly what I wanted, which was the black vinyl with the white “ELECTRO” label.
Daniel Mudford and Pete Woodhead did a fantastic job with this score. After reading their notes included with the LP, it’s apparent just how inspired and excited they were to be a part of this film and you can hear it in the music. I am very happy to have a proper copy of this score and now that I’ve got a great sounding digital version of it, I’ve no fear of wearing out the vinyl.
I used my Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB and a MacBook to record the LP, uitilising the turntable’s integrated USB interface.