Spinema Issue 40: Video Unboxing of the 5th Anniversary MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Soundtrack LP

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Well I had so much fun doing my last video, I thought I would do another! This time I’m unboxing Mondo’s 5th Anniversary MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Soundtrack LP. Let me know what you think in the comments; should we do more of these?

Mad Max: Fury Road is a modern action masterpiece. Returning to the franchise after almost 30 years Writer/Director George Miller has crafted a new vision of the future, and of his post-apocalyptic hero Max Rockatansky, this time teaming him up with a group of female refugees in a cross country, relentless chase to escape the evil Warlord who has been imprisoning them all.

The soundtrack’s composer Junkie XL utilized the movie’s vast landscape to explore a diverse range of musical territory, from beating drums to sweeping strings and electric guitar-driven operatic themes, utilizing nearly 200 instruments. “The score includes almost everything in a composer’s arsenal. The instrumentation ranges from big, brutal percussion and an 80-voice choir, with string sections and musical sound design, and everything in between. I used anything I could get my hands on.”

This limited edition pressing features original artwork by Boneface and is housed in a die-cut slipcover, with two interchangeable inserts (the titular Max and the film’s big bad Immortan Joe).

New fifth anniversary pressing: Disc 1: 180gm Fire & Blood, and Disc 2: 180gm Sand and Water. This final pressing is limited to 2,000 copies worldwide.

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