TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Air, The Virgin Suicides 15th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set Edition

In 2000, Sofia Coppola made her directorial feature-film debut with The Virgin Suicides. The movie, based closely on a novel of the same name, received critical acclaim and garnered a cult fan base.

It was also French duo Air’s first foray into film scoring, but the majority of the music that they had recorded was left on the editing room floor, and the official soundtrack for the film only features two songs by the band. Now, 15 years later, Air is releasing a deluxe edition of their original score to the film, including previously unreleased tracks and live performances.

The Virgin Suicides was the electronica duo’s first score for a film, but they went on to work with Coppola again in 2003 for Lost in Translation and three years later for Marie Antoinette, both of which were well-received soundtracks. In each of these films, Air managed to strengthen and reinforce the scenes they scored, while preserving their original tone and texture.

The Versailles natives, heavily influenced by ’70s synthesizer sounds and progressive rock, are known for their live performances where improvisation often takes center stage. They frequently extend and alter their well-known tracks, making recordings of these live shows unique and invaluable to fans. In their 20 years together, Air has collaborated with musical heavy-hitters including Beck and Thomas Mars.

We have a limited edition deluxe box set available to give away that includes a remastered version of the original soundtrack and an unreleased live album on solid red 180g vinyl and in CD and mp3 format, as well as two exclusive posters and a replica VIP pass.

Enter to win the 15th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set Edition of Air’s The Virgin Suicides OST by simply citing in the comments below your personal favorite soundtrack, be it Air’s or another—and briefly why. One well attuned entrant with a North American mailing address will be awarded the box set one week from today, August 3, 2015. Our winner will be notified directly via email.

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  • Deana Kneen

    Across the Universe Soundtrack! Beatles, need I say more!

  • Jim Mumford

    The Easy Rider soundtrack features a comprehensive cross-section of late ’60s artists & songs that are very representative of that time. This is where I heard Hendrix “If 6 Was 9” for the very first time… changed my life!

  • Evan Toth

    It’s hard to beat the “Back to the Future” soundtrack! The deep cuts are the best: Lindsey Buckinham’s “Time Bomb Town” is amazing, and it’s barely available digitally. Two Huey Lewis classics, Eric Clapton and some classic 50s fare; you can’t go wrong.

  • Shane Gilbert

    Without a doubt and without a second thought, 2001 A Space Odyssey is the single greatest cinematic-musical pairing, ever.

    Classical music and Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece goes together like peas & carrots, toast & butter or Bourbon and…….well, straight-up.

    And this was accomplished at a time when Hollywood all but refused to put classical music in movies. Whenever I hear Johann Strauss’s The Blue Danube I still think of the Pan Am space shuttle docking with the orbiting space station.

  • J.T.

    Ennio Morricone’s “Cinema Paradiso.” A beautiful soundscape, and a dramatic change from Morricone’s usual spaghetti-western work. The height of his artistry and, I’d argue, of cinematic orchestration.

  • Simon Roy

    The soundtrack from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (by Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor) – the music fills the atmosphere and feels natural. As added bonus, it also includes a cover of Immigrant Song with Karen O.

  • Edison

    For me, it’s tough to pick just one, but The Blues Brothers never fails. Solid every time I listen to it, and it fuels the movie. Can’t experiecne one without thinking of the other.

    (Honorable mentions to: Ravenous, Pulp Fiction, Better Off Dead, and Teen Wolf.)

  • Roger Gill

    One of my favorites is Girl With a Pearl Earring. Alexandre Desplat really transports you to the period.

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