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Rob Zombie and Waxwork Records team up for a collection of classic horror soundtracks

Waxwork Records will be releasing classic horror soundtracks under the Rob Zombie Presents banner, starting with White Zombie

Rob Zombie and Waxwork Records have collaborated multiple times in the past, and now they’re working together on a cool new project: a collection of classic horror movie soundtracks that will be released under the banner of “Rob Zombie Presents”! This line of never-before-released soundtracks, personally selected by Zombie, will include Spider Baby, Carnival of Souls, The Last Man on Earth, The House on Haunted Hill, Island of Lost Souls, plus many selections from the Hammer film library… and it all starts with the release of the soundtrack for the 1932 classic White Zombie. Of course it would start with White Zombie.

This 180 gram vinyl release comes in deluxe packaging, with new artwork by Graham Humphreys and liner notes and interviews by Rob Zombie. You can take a look at the White Zombie package at the bottom of this article.

The press release notes: Starring Bela Lugosi, 1932’s White Zombie is considered the first zombie movie. It was also filmed on Universal Studio’s lot, using several props from other horror films of that time. Starring Madge Bellamy, Robert W. Frazer, and John Harron, the film follows the cast as they navigate zombies, love, obsession, and treachery. Initially slammed by critics upon its release, the movie has been reevaluated and praised by recent critics for its classic horror production. The film has gone on to influence mainstream media, even influencing the band name of White Zombie. Rob Zombie has said of the film, “It’s a great film that not a lot of people know about. It amazes me that a film that is so readily available can be so lost.”

Zombie and Waxwork Records have worked on the release of the soundtracks for his films House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, 3 from Hell, The Lords of Salem, Halloween, Halloween II, and The Munsters. Now, with Rob Zombie Presents, they’re unearthing, re-mastering, and releasing soundtracks to classic horror films Zombie has been a life-long fan of.

Zombie provided the following statement: “I have always been a huge fan of movie soundtracks. So I jumped at the opportunity to work with Waxwork on this project. I can’t wait to release these albums. So many of these films are greatly under appreciated and, they all contain such great music. So, to be able to release these deluxe packages is a dream come true.

Are you a vinyl collector, and are you looking forward to the Rob Zombie Presents line of soundtracks? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

The White Zombie soundtrack can be purchased at THIS LINK and goes for the price of $32.

Rob Zombie Presents White Zombie soundtrack

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/rob-zombie-presents-soundtracks/

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