Michael Giacchino Back to His Pixar Roots

buzz with a rainbow of color on his helmet

Lightyear artwork via Devin Elle Kurtz graces the duvet of Mondo’s unique vinyl.
Image: Mondo/Pixar

These days whilst you bring to mind giant, adventurous, sci-fi rankings, there’s one title on the best of the listing: Michael Giacchino. In the previous few months by myself, the prolific, Oscar-winning composer did the rankings for Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Batman, Jurassic World Dominion, in addition to the impending Thor: Love and Thunder. Which is totally wild, particularly whilst you understand that’s in reality no longer it. In between, he additionally did Pixar’s Lightyear, which is getting an unique vinyl unlock from Mondo later this week. io9 is worked up to solely debut that unlock.

“What I’ve enjoyed much about working on Lightyear is that it’s not just a sci-fi movie—it’s a sci-fi movie that exists within Andy’s world,” Giacchino mentioned in a press unlock. “I felt that the music needed to embody the love that Andy felt watching Buzz on screen for the first time. The more I thought about Andy in the theater seeing this movie, the more I realized that Lightyear is exactly the kind of movie that I would have loved as a kid. So, I tried to inject the music with as much fun and childlike joy as I could, to honor the spirit of kids—like me and Andy—seeing their favorite movies on the big screen for the very first time.”

Obviously, you’ll be able to pay attention that rating in theaters now (and also you will have to, regardless that no longer a lot of you could have) or you’ll be able to pick out up this unlock from Mondo. It’s a double LP that includes paintings via Devin Elle Kurtz, liner notes via The Wrap’s Drew Taylor, and is pressed on 2x 180 Gram colour vinyl. It prices $40 and is going on sale Wednesday, June 22 at mondoshop.com. Here’s the album quilt.

the full album cover

Mondo’s vinyl for Lightyear with artwork via Devin Elle Kurtz
Image: Mondo/Pixar

And right here’s the gatefold.

buzz standing at a sunset

The vinyl gatefold via Devin Elle Kurtz
Image: Mondo/Pixar

Finally, a better paintings on the discs themselves.

with white streaks like flying through space

The LPs themselves
Image: Mondo/Pixar

Plus, this wouldn’t be a Michael Giacchino rating with out as it should be suave and amusing monitor titles. So right here they’re.

Lightyear Score Track Listing

Disc One – Side A

1. Mission Log 2:22
2. Initial Greetings 3:23
3. Lightyear 2:45
4. The Best Laid Flight Plans of Space and Men 1:11
5. Blown on Course 1:50
6. A Hyper Failure 0:55
7. Lightyear’s Behind 1:43
8. Mission Perpetual 2:41
9. The Lone Space Ranger 2:26

Disc One – Side B

1. Afternoon Delight Speed 4:42
2. Light Speed on the End of The Tunnel 0:33
3. Relative Success 0:41
4. Zurg Awakens 1:52
5. Operations Surprise Party0:43
6. A Good Day to Not Die 2:36
7. Zurg’s Displeasure 0:29
8. Space Afraiders 3:56
9. Zurg-onomics 1:59

Disc Two – Side A

1. Oh, Hover 2:55
2. Mistake It All In 1:31
3. Buzz, Meet Zurg 1:34
4. To Infinity And Be Gone 4:12
5. Hawthore In Her Side 0:56
6. World’s Worst Self-Destruct Sequence 1:38
7. Time To Space Your Fears 4:00
8. Hiding from Yourself 1:19
9. Improv-Izzy-tion 0:49

Disc Two – Side B

1. Back To Buzzness 3:10
2. Home On The Space Range 2:57
3. Infinite MOEtion 2:07
4. One Suite Buzz 12:26

“With Michael, you know you’re in the hands of a professional and, honestly, he is so much fun to work with that you can hear that fun in his music,” Lightyear manufacturer Gayln Susman mentioned. “The themes he creates have a personality in and of themselves. You hear the theme and realize he’s truly captured the essence of that character.”


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