Central to the concept of Record Store Day and a driving force in revitalising independent retailers, the idea of Amazon offering exclusives grates just a little, especially when you take a look at the five records they’ve slated for initial release. Flagged up by Modern Vinyl, these are the soundtracks to Dirty Dancing, The Goonies, Footloose, Rocky IV and Top Gun.
All well and good, and the world is full of unnecessary reissues, but when you realise that all five are available for under £10 on Discogs, the choices are somewhat more mystifying. All five will be available on the 9th October. [via Modern Vinyl]
It’s been a strong week for wholly necessary soundtrack reissues though, with first Jackie Brown and now The Sopranos getting the wax treatment in the last few days.
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