Stepping into the shoes of John Williams is no small task, but The Mandalorian composer Ludwig Göransson knocked it out of the park with his work on the first season of the Disney+ series. Göransson crafted something that was distinctly STAR WARS, but with a sci-fi/spaghetti western spin that worked beautifully. Those who want to own the score for the first season of The Mandalorian will likely want to pick up this superb vinyl soundtrack box-set from Mondo and Walt Disney Records.
Limited to just 3,500 copies, The Mandalorian: Season One will consist of 8 LPs pressed on 180-gram vinyl, each housed in its own jacket featuring the artwork of Paul Mann. The entire set is contained within a heavy-duty slipcase adorned the the Mandalorian’s Mudhorn signet and will be available to pre-order through the Mondo Shop beginning on August 26th. You can check out the set and the artwork of each LP below!
“It’s no longer a secret that Ludwig Göransson is the most talented and exciting person working in film and television music right now,” said Mondo Creative Director of Music Mo Shafeek in a statement. “But what goes unspoken is his chameleon-like ability to play within multiple genres, even within single cues of his songwriting for the screen. His music for films like Creed and Black Panther showcase not only his collaborative nature, but also his relationship to pop and hip hop, as well as blending untraditional instrumentation with traditional orchestras.” Shafeek added, “His score for The Mandalorian is similarly masterful in its ability to be wildly experimental while never feeling out of place – like a synth spaghetti western score that feels inspired in equal parts to Ennio Morricone, John Williams and Hans Zimmer, while also never feeling like a pastiche. We are honored to be the home for this complete score.“
The second season of The Mandalorian will come with a few very interesting additions to the cast, including Michael Biehn (THE TERMINATOR) as “a bounty hunter from The Mando’s past,” Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Bo-Katan Kryze, a Mandalorian warrior, Temuera Morrison (AQUAMAN) as Boba Fett, and Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood) as Cobb Vanth, a character introduced in Chuck Wendig’s “Aftermath” series who wears Boba Fett’s armour. There have also been major rumours which have pointed to Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) playing Ahsoka Tano, the former Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker who turned into a spymaster for the Rebel Alliance. The second season of The Mandalorian is expected to debut on Disney+ in October 2020.