Stranger Things 3 soundtrack to be released on vinyl

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A doo-wop turn in the upside down.

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s soundtrack to the third series of retro sci-fi romp Stranger Things is to be released on vinyl, via Lakeshore and Invada Records.

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Members of the synth-power-pop outfit S U R V I V E, Dixon and Stein have previously drawn heavily on ’80s b-movie soundtrack motifs for the show’s score. However, according to the press release, season 3 will step away from familiar territory, in favour of “the pop sensibilities and melancholic undertones of ’50s doo wop.”

As the duo explain, “With the season 3 soundtrack, we’ve made an album that doesn’t feel like a “score” necessarily, but one that feels more like a stand-alone record than a collection of brief cues. We’ve incorporated the main narrative elements of the series and stayed true to the original sound while at the same time expanding on our musical palette — we often pushed it to the limit.”

The 41-track score will be released digitally on 28th June, ahead of the season premiere on 4th July. As in previous seasons, a vinyl version is set to follow, likely with multiple variants.

Check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Boys and Girls
2. I Like Presents Too
3. Starcourt
4. Blank Makes You Crazy
5. I Need You to Trust Me
6. You’re a Fighter
7. The Ceiling Is Beautiful
8. The First I love You
9. Rats
10. What Did You Do To Him?
11. Find the Source
12. The Silver Cat Feeds
13. Heather’s
14. William
15. Destroying the Castle
16. In the Void
17. Tammy
18. Mirkwood
19. Portal Drill
20. Happy Screams
21. Ruins
22. It’s Just Ice
23. The Door Is Opening
24. Planck’s Constant
25. She’s Gone Home
26. Seven Feet
27. The Week Is Long
28. Sauna Test
29. Six Facts
30. The Trees Are Moving
31. On Their Tracks
32. Not Chinese Food
33. Blueprints
34. Land Deeds
35. Not Kids Anymore
36. Code Red
37. Feel Safe
38. He’s Here
39. Scoops Troop
40. We Don’t Understand Each Other
41. Aftermath

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