Mondo will release the soundtrack to Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’ on vinyl for the first time on May 17 to commemorate the film’s twentieth anniversary. The album was mastered by James Plotkin.
The score, by Éric Serra, was remastered and will be released on an orange-striped vinyl as well as a limited edition (500 copy) “Super Green” version.
Mondo Record Label Manager Mo Shafeek described the release to The A.V. Club as “essential science fiction cinema.”
“Not only is the soundtrack responsible for a wildly vast tonal spectrum – you’d be hard pressed to name another film that bounces from comedic montage to straight-faced opera to action-adventure in the span of 15 minutes–but he makes it feel and sound effortless. It is a truly unique listening experience.”
The release will be be available to purchase on the Mondo website on Wednesday, May 17.