March 1, 2016
Originally released in 1971, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory drew as much from the hangover of ’60s psychedelic culture as it did from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory novel. Marketed as a family musical, it’s more an off-beat black comedy with Gene Wilder delivering the zany performance of a lifetime and an undercurrent of adult humour.
45 years on from its first release, the super fruity original soundtrack is set to receive its first ever reissue. An essential item for fans of the film, the reissue sees Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse’s music and lyrics, along with all the sound effects and dialogue, come to special gold vinyl.
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