Hans Zimmer’s Stunning Dune Soundtrack Gets Two Separate Vinyl Versions From Mondo

In less than a week, we’ll find out if Hans Zimmer’s already award-winning score for “Dune” will earn him his second Oscar for Best Original Score. Unfortunately, we might not be able to see this victory for ourselves, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other ways to celebrate. Mondo has just announced the vinyl release of the “Dune” 2XLP soundtrack, as well as a black vinyl repress of their previous edition, “Dune Sketchbook 3XLP”.

The 2XLP set comes in packaging that features artwork by Greg Ruth, showing the sand-covered mayhem of Arrakis, as well as stunning black-and-white artwork by Chani (Zendaya) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). The album itself is pressed on sand colored vinyl and comes in a gatefold sleeve.

The “Dune” score really takes sci-fi sounds to their absolute extreme, mixing traditionally electronic and orchestral elements with more unique elements: this includes Cuban instruments created especially for this project and ethereal distorted human voices. , singing in a language developed by Zimmer himself. The effect is haunting and otherworldly, setting the tone impeccably for Paul Atreides’ tale as he navigates his “Chosen” destiny in a distant world.

This new release also comes with the news that “The Dune Sketchbook – Music From The Soundtrack 3XLP” is back in stock. This exclusive vinyl presentation also includes artwork by Greg Ruth and impressive 100-minute clocks on just nine tracks. According to Mondo, “it features all the booming, deafening drums typical of Hans Zimmer. These expansive cues feature huge bands of arpeggiated synths, vocal vocals and rumbling bagpipes, moods ranging from ethereal to ominous, from melancholy to sadness and always become hugely dramatic, loud and disorienting (sometimes all in the same cue).It is truly an epic for our time, and proves once again Hans Zimmer’s status as one of the greatest great living composers in the world.

These new Mondo pressings are almost as rare as the Arrakis spice itself, with a limited number of pressings and a purchase limit of one per person. Both versions go on sale Wednesday at 12:00 a.m. CT.