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Unreleased Lead into Gold EP Available for Pre-order

Lead Into Gold Low & Slow album coverLead Into Gold’s “Low & Slow” EP is available for pre-order from Wax Trax! Records. The EP will officially be released in September and was mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

From Wax Trax!

Originally scheduled as WAX 9151, this 1991 release from Paul Barker’s side project LEAD INTO GOLD was ultimately buried due to label complications at the time.

Packaged in the original art, and including the additional unreleased track “Low & Slow”, this marks the first time this release has been commercially available.

Pre-order available on the Wax Trax! Records website.

Modern Vinyl Reviews Gustavo Santaolalla’s ‘The Last of Us’ Score

The Last of Us album coverMondo has released Academy Award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla’s score for “The Last of Us” — mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin — to positive reviews.

Modern Vinyl notes that:

Santaolalla’s score has enough emotional depth that the narrative comes simply out of imagination (albeit a dark, somber one). It stands as a companion to the game and stands on its own as one of the more memorable scores of the last few years, being artful while complimenting what should already be considered “art.”

The site also praised the sound quality of the vinyl – giving it a perfect rating on its scoring system and writing:

Simply put, this is one of the finest sounding records I’ve ever had the pleasure of coming into contact with. Mondo has released The Last Of Us onto 4×180-gram vinyl, and James Plotkin’s mastering grinds deep into those grooves.

More information on “The Last of Us”  is available on Mondo’s website.