Who would have thought 2016 would be the year for awesome LPs? First there was David Bowie’s Blackstar, that if you hold the gatefold sleeve (remembering to remove the record first, lest you damage it) up to the sunlight, it transforms from a black star, to an entire galaxy star field. Now comes The Force Awakens Holographic LP. If you don’t still own a record player this might just inspire you to go and buy one and start that vinyl collection you never knew you needed!
Coming from Walt Disney Records, the new release is a double-gatefold, 2-LP set on 180-gram vinyl, and includes liner notes by director J.J. Abrams in a 16-page booklet.
That’s not why you’ll buy this LP set though! The records have been hand-etched by Tristan Duke (Jack White’s Lazaretto) of Infinity Light Science, and offer an only-on-vinyl 3D hologram experience featuring the Millennium Falcon on Disc 1/Side B and a TIE fighter on Disc 2/Side B.
For optimal viewing, use a direct light source or simply hold a mobile phone flashlight above the vinyl to view the holograms.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2-LP hologram soundtrack will be available on June 17 at Disney Music Emporium, the destination for collectible Disney music products. Pre-orders open today at www.disneymusicemporium.com and at Amazon.