Louisiana-based independent label Waxwork Records already impressed the hell out of us with their epic vinyl release of Richard Band's classic score to Re-Animator, complete with new cover art by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, new liner notes from Band and more (check our latest update here). Now we've learned they're following up that release with a vinyl reissue of John Harrison's original music for George Romero's Day of the Dead, marking the first new vinyl pressing of the score since the film's release year of 1985.
According to Waxwork's Twitter feed, the album is being remastered for vinyl from the original source tapes (shown above) with a total of 40 cues, clocking in at more than an hour of material. Harrison is also known for scoring Romero classics like Creepshow and Tales from the Darkside (and has also become a celebrated filmmaker as well). The album is headed for a late September release, presumably with new cover art as well.
Best of all, the label announced today there will be a theatrical screening of Day of the Dead in Hollywood to mark the occasion, with Romero and Harrison in attendance for a Q&A session. Copies of the record will also be sold at the screening. More details to come, so stay tuned!