8:15pm PT by THR staff
Jack White's Third Man Label to Release 'Gatsby' Soundtrack on Vinyl
With the recent success of Record Store Day, which saw sales of vinyl albums spike 59 percent, comes word of another high-profile release on wax: the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, which will be released by Jack White’s Third Man Records label.
The 17-track collection that accompanies the Baz Luhrmann film, which opens May 10, was executive produced by Jay-Z and features contributions by Beyonce, Florence + The Machine, The xx, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, will.i.am and Lana Del Rey, among others, including White and Jay-Z.
Music consultant Jeymes Samuel and music supervisor Anton Monsted also worked on the project for the past two years, said a statement announcing the special edition. Their aim: to “translate the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel into the musical equivalents of our own times.”
The deluxe vinyl version of the Gatsby soundtrack will come “housed in glorious gatefold artwork,” adds Third Man. The label will also be releasing a series of 7" singles that are components to the collection, including Jack White's "Love is Blindness."