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Air | The Virgin Suicides - 15th Anniversary Boxset | Vinyl LP Box Set

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Air's soundtrack to The Virgin Suicides celebrates 15th Anniversary!

 

Deluxe Edition of soundtrack to Sophia Coppola's debut feature film includes remastered original album, rare outtakes, unreleased live performances and more!

 

  • 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set
  • Remastered soundtrack pressed onto 180g red vinyl
  • Previously unreleased _ and exclusive to the box _ live album on picture disc
  • Playground Love EP on 180g red vinyl
  • Two CDs consisting of the album, studio outtakes, and the previously unreleased live album
  • 2 exclusive posters include an unpublished interview of the band in January 2015
  • VIP Pass (Air post show party at the Hollywood American Legion, January 2000 laminate replica)
  • Download card: (The Virgin Suicides - Original Motion Picture Score + Bonus + The Virgin Suicides (Live) + Playground Love EP)
  • Housed in a sturdy die-cut slipcase box

 

 

Released in 2000, The Virgin Suicides was director Sofia Coppola's first feature film, Kirsten Dunst's first major screen role, and Air's first foray into film scoring. The Virgin Suicides - 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the original soundtrack, a pair of studio outtakes plus an unreleased live performance recorded at the Los Angeles American Legion Hall on January 22, 2000, and several tracks from KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic radio show with Nic Harcourt, also recorded in January 2000.

 

The Versailles duo Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin started to record new music by watching VHS tapes of the film during the autumn of 1998. Eerie, synthetic and tempestuous, The Virgin Suicides soundtrack's first single "Playground Love" featured Gordon Tracks (an alias of Thomas Mars, the lead singer for the band Phoenix). The recording process was finished when drummer and soundtrack supervisor Brian Retzell called the duo from Los Angeles. "The microphones and the amps were packed and we needed a song for the ending credits! It happened on a Saturday afternoon. We called Thomas Mars from Phoenix. He wrote the lyrics, played some drums and sang on 'Playground Love,'" remembers Dunckel.

 

The Virgin Suicides premiere took place at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1999. Much to the duo's surprise, Air's soundtrack had been heavily edited and 80% of the recorded tracks had been abandoned in the final cut of the film. Godin comments, "You can do everything with editing. That was the first big lesson. The film turned out lighter and more evanescent. I felt that we didn't get what Sofia wanted." Despite these regrets, The Virgin Suicides soon became a cult soundtrack and, most of all, one of the most celebrated albums in the electronic performers' fascinating discography.

 

Track Listings:

 

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES - (Original Motion Picture Score) (Solid Red 180G vinyl):

A Side:

1. Playground Love (With Gordon Tracks)

2. Clouds Up

3. Bathroom Girl

4. Cemetary Party

5. Dark Messages

6. The Word 'Hurricane'

7. Dirty Trip

 

B Side:

1. Highschool Lover

2. Afternoon Sister

3. Ghost Song

4. Empty House

5. Dead Bodies

6. Suicide Underground

 

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES PICTURE DISC (Live Exclusive - Only available in this box):

A Side:

1. Playground Love (KCRW L.A Radio Jan 2000) *

2. Dark Messages/The Word 'Hurricane' (KCRW L.A Radio Jan 2000) *

3. Highschool Lover (KCRW L.A Radio Jan 2000) *

4. Clouds Up (Live L.A Jan 2000) *

5. Bathroom Girl (Live L.A Jan 2000) *

 

(Tracks 1 to 3: recorded on January 2000 at the Village Recorder and broadcast live in Los Angeles on KRCW.com and 89.9 KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt in January 2000. Tracks 4 & 5: Recorded live at American Legion Hall, L.A. 22 January 2000.)

 

B Side:

1. Dirty Trip (Live L.A Jan 2000) *

2. Empty House (Live L.A Jan 2000) *

3. Dead Bodies (Live L.A Jan 2000) *

4. Cemetery Party (Live L.A Jan 2000) *

5. Suicide Underground (Live L.A Jan 2000) *

 

(Tracks 1 to 5: Recorded live at American Legion Hall, L.A. 22 January 2000)

 

PLAYGROUND LOVE EP (Solid Red 180G vinyl):

A Side:

1. Playground Love (With Gordon Tracks)

 

B Side:

1. Nosferatu Remix by Flower Pistols

2. Highschool Prom (Playground Love - Rob Remix)

 

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (Deluxe Edition 2CD) (Original album + unreleased live bonus CD)

CD1: Original Soundtrack

1. Playground Love (With Gordon Tracks)

2. Clouds Up

3. Bathroom Girl

4. Cemetary Party

5. Dark Messages

6. The Word 'Hurricane'

7. Dirty Trip

8. Highschool Lover

9. Afternoon Sister

10. Ghost Song

11. Empty House

12. Dead Bodies

13. Suicide Underground

BONUS

14. Bathroom Girl (Demo Version)

15. Playground Love (Vibraphone Version)

 

CD2: Unreleased Live Bonus CD

1. Playground Love *

2. Dark Messages/The Word 'Hurricane' *

3. Highschool Lover *

4. Clouds Up +

5. Bathroom Girl +

6. Dirty Trip +

7. Empty House +

8. Dead Bodies +

9. Cemetary Party +

10. Suicide Underground +

 

*Recorded at the Village Recorder in Los Angeles and broadcast live on KRCW.com and 89.9 KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt in January 2000.

 

+Recorded live at American Legion Hall in Los Angeles in January 2000.