Who says Star Wars fandom and record collecting don’t have any common ground? On the most basic level, they’re two of the geekiest pursuits in the pop culture realm (in a good way). But a new development has given record-loving Star Wars obsessives something to shout about. The label I Am Shark has released a limited-edition double-LP vinyl reissue of John Williams’ original soundtrack for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Not only that, there are further plans in the works for reissue of the soundtracks of Episodes II and III.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a truly geektacular event if the package didn’t come with options for different colors. In fact, there are four different character-coordinated vinyl colors available (each in limited quantities, naturally). There’s Obi-Wan Kenobi (Translucent Blue), Qui-Gon Jinn (Green/Brown Marble), Darth Maul (Red/Gold Stripe on Black), and Hyperdrive (White Splatter on Black). If you hurry, you can nab a copy of the Episode I record now; II and III are expected to arrive in January, so be on the lookout. May the Force be with you.