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The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Limited-Edition Vinyl Picture Disc Arrives October 23

“Let’s Do The Time Warp Agaaaaaaaaain” to the soundtrack of cinema’s all-time favorite cult film

This goes out to all of my old best friends on Saturday nights at midnight at the UA6 Cinema in Santa Rosa, California in 1980-82… and my old best friends on Saturday nights at midnight at the 8th Street Playhouse in New York City in 1982-83. Whoever you were. See, you only knew me as “Brad” and I only knew you as whoever you were dressed up as and acting out. Still, I miss you and, hey, at least we never burned the theatre down with our Bic lighters. Then again, even if we did, we always had our water guns handy, right? 

The good news for 2020 is that Ode Records and The Orchard distribution company are celebrating the 45th anniversary of the one-and-only The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a limited-edition vinyl picture disc of the original film soundtrack album, set for release on October 23, 2020.

Executive producer of the original film and Ode Records founder Lou Adler remarked, “Congratulations to all the Rocky Horror fans who have not only ‘dreamed it’ but have ‘been it’ for all these decades and to the creators: Richard O’Brien, Jim Sharman and Richard Hartley.”

Here is a opportunity to “toucha, toucha” a unique vinyl picture disc that features an amazing photograph of the iconic Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter on one side, while the other side spotlights theater marquees where The Rocky Horror Picture Show has played or is currently playing — the longest theatrical release in film history.

“Science Fiction/Double Feature,” “The Time Warp,” “Toucha, Toucha, Touch Me,” and “Sweet Transvestite” are among the now-famous songs on the soundtrack, which has been remastered for this special edition. It features performances by the film’s stars, including Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Meatloaf. The original soundtrack, produced by Richard Hartley, was released on Ode Records (owned by the legendary music producer, and Rocky Horror film producer, Lou Adler).

Based on the 1973 stage musical and released in 1975, Rocky Horror represents a rare pop culture phenomenon — a film that initially died at the box office only to be reborn as a monstrously popular midnight movie, becoming well known for the screenings’ outlandish audience participation. Its success is rather miraculous considering that it was built by word of mouth across the nation and then the world back in the pre-Internet ’70s.

Now, 45 years later, the film has made more than $150 million and has been referenced in movies (going back to 1980’s Fame) and TV shows (Glee did an entire Rocky Horror episode) along with being remade as a 2016 TV movie. The film has been the subject of documentaries and books too. And, of course, there are the legions of its devoted fans. Even with theaters closed during the pandemic, these fans have been staging virtual Rocky Horror events and attending hundreds of drive-in and pop-up screenings. The way the movie’s fandom spans generations has led Lou Adler to describe it as “a family film.”

This picture-perfect soundtrack is a must-have for collectors, whether you are a long-time Rocky Horrorfan or just a lover of its unforgettable music.

As Tim Curry, as Frank-N-Furter, sings: “Don’t dream it, be it!”

Track Listing:

Side One
Science Fiction/Double Feature
Dammit Janet
Over At the Frankenstein Place
The Time Warp
Sweet Transvestite
I Can Make You A Man
Hot Patootie Bless My Soul
I Can Make You A Man (Reprise)
Science Fiction/Double Feature

Side Two
Toucha, Toucha, Touch Me
Eddie
Rose Tint My World
Don’t Dream It
Wild And Untamed Thing
I’m Going Home
Super Heroes
Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise)

To pre-order, click here.

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