Mondo's anniversary vinyl release for The Fifth Element soundtrack is gorgeous

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May 12, 2017

Here's a new premium vinyl soundtrack release from Mondo to mark the 20th anniversary of Luc Besson's The Fifth Element that seems destined for my record collection.

With Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets set to launch this summer, here's a perfect way to prime yourself for his spectacular new space opera fantasy and also salute the big birthday for the cult sci-fi epic that first put the French director firmly on the official geek map.

Mondo's deluxe 2-disc LP edition has been pressed on 180-gram vinyl and comes packaged with evocative new cover and gatefold art by London-based illustrator, Shan Jiang. This sweet vinyl set for The Fifth Element will be available beginning Wednesday, May 17, at noon sharp on Mondo's official website and is offered in two styles: a delicious orange sherbet-striped vinyl and a vivid, 500-copy “Super Green” vinyl. Composer Eric Serra’s soaring score has been completely remastered from the original studio tapes and includes the wild “Lucia Di Lammermoor”/“The Diva Dance” opera sonic extravaganza.

“The Fifth Element is essential science fiction cinema,” Mondo Record Label Manager Mo Shafeek says. “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.”

As a side note, Fathom Events is hosting a special two-night event screening of The Fifth Element on May 14 and 17 if you're free.

Check out the complete soundtrack list below and let us know if you're planning to swoop in on this anniversary release next week:

Side A

01. Little Light Of Love 4:50
02. Mondoshawan 4:02
03. Timecrash 1:50
04. Korben Dallas 1:43
05. Koolen 0:55
06. Akta 1:51
07. Leeloo 4:55

Side B
08. Five Millenia Later 3:15
09. Plavalaguna 1:48
10. Ruby Rap 1:56
11. Heat 2:55
12. Badaboom 1:14
13. Mangalores 1:08
14. Lucia Di Lammermoor 3:10
15. The Diva Dance 1:34

Side C
16. Leeloominai 1:41
17. A Bomb In The Hotel 2:16
18. Mina Hinoo 0:54
19. No Cash No Trash 1:07
20. Radiowaves 2:32
21. Human Nature 2:02
22. Pictures Of War 1:21

Side D
23. Lakta Ligunai 4:14
24. Protect Life 2:33
25. Little Light Of Love (End Titles Version) 3:33
26. Aknot ! Wot ? 3:32

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