So You Wanna Buy the ‘Drive’ Soundtrack On Vinyl…

With the fifth anniversary of Drive here — it’s true — there are new and novel vinyl versions of the Drive soundtrack out now or coming out very soon.

John Bergin - Lakeshore
Photo Credit: John Bergin/Lakeshore/Invada.

First, there’s the Invada-Lakeshore special edition. It has pink-colored vinyl. It also has a deluxe gatefold sleeve with inner booklet sleeve notes by director Nicolas Winding Refn and score composer Cliff Martinez.

Invada’s taking pre-orders now. They’ll start shipping on Sept. 30 and continue until the end of the year. Then this special edition will only be available for sale for a billion dollars by some jerk on Discogs. (Note: The standard version will come back afterward, so there’s that.) (Second Note: See what I did there?)

Photo Credit: Italians Do It Better.
Photo Credit: Italians Do It Better.

Then there’s the Italians Do It Better 12-inch (at 45rpm) with the four pop songs from the Drive soundtrack.

Italians artists Chromatics and Desire make an appearance, with “Tick of the Clock” and “Under Your Spell,” respectively. Kavinsky’s and Lovefoxx’s “Nightcall” and College’s and Electric Youth’s “A Real Hero” also are included.

The Italians edition is mail-order only via the label’s Big Cartel site. The 180-gram ultra-clear vinyl is “dipped in Driver’s blood,” according to Italians. In addition to the record, you get a full-color insert sleeve with an embossed foil-stamped back cover and a 22-in by 34-in cinema poster.

Here’s something featuring College, Electric Youth, Johnny Jewel, and Cliff Martinez you can read while you wait for your new Drive soundtrack purchases to arrive at your door.

Update, May 31, 2018: You can find new variants of the Drive soundtrack out now via Invada. Vehlinggo has interviewed Electric Youth since the Drive feature. Here’s the primary interview and the “DVD extras” bonus piece. The duo offer a lot of insight into all things Electric Youth. It’s enlightening. Check it out.


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