May 26, 2016
The Force Awakens goes 3D.
Following on from that die-cut picture disc of newbie droid BB-8, Disney is pressing John Williams’ magnificent soundtrack for Episode VII: The Force Awakens to vinyl. Not any old vinyl, mind; these are holographic records that offer a 3D experience of the Millennium Falcon on disc 1 and a TIE fighter on disc 2.
Hand-etched by Infinity Light Science’s Tristan Duke, the artists behind the tricks in Jack White’s ‘ultra-LP’ Lazaretto, the holograms can be seen under a direct light source or flashlight.
The special double LP package arrives in a deluxe gatefold, complete with liner notes by director J.J. Abrams in a 16-page booklet. Due on 17 June, pre-order your copy here for $47.99.
Meanwhile watch holographer Tristan Duke discuss the project in the video: