In a bit of a teaser to October’s planned box set of music from The X-Files, the label is prepping an offering of TV soundtracks composed by the same man (Mark Snow) for the same producer (Chris Carter). This CD (LLLCD 1135) will feature music from the short-lived X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen and the even more short-lived sci-fi series Harsh Realm. The set will be limited to 2,000 copies.
The label’s other title is pretty interesting: an archival presentation of Les Baxter’s music from the 1965 film Beach Blanket Bingo. The film was the fifth of seven beach party flicks put out by American International Pictures in the ’60s, and the last to feature Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in starring roles (Avalon’s role in the next film, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), was more of a cameo, and neither appeared in the final entry, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)). This album (LLLCD 1142) will collate all the surviving music elements from the score plus instrumentals of all the songs performed by Frankie, Annette and company (the full vocals were unable to be utilized for licensing reasons). It’ll be limited to 1,200 copies.
Both titles will be made available to order next week.