Wes Anderson Box Set on the Way For Vinyl Collectors

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 03.07.14 in News

It’s no secret that Wes Anderson has an eye for melding his painstakingly produced, love-or-hate images with striking music, from Seu Jorge’s spare Portuguese renditions of David Bowie’s discography in The Life Aquatic to the art-schooled Mark Mothersbaugh scores that have underlined many crucial scenes in movies like Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums. The Devo frontman isn’t involved in The Grand Budapest Hotel — Anderson’s latest, which gets a limited release in New York and L.A. today — but neither are the sporadic obscurities and pop/rock classics we’ve come to expect from one of Hollywood’s most divisive directors. Recent Academy Award nominee Alexandre Desplat (Philomena) has stepped in instead, setting the spellbound storyline against a richly orchestrated backdrop that’s as colorful as the pastel-tinged stills in The Wes Anderson Collection.

But what if you want to relive that time Richie Tenenbaum tried to kill himself to the tune of Elliott Smith’s “Needle in the Hay”? Or Indian film recordings that are so rare Anderson’s longtime music supervisor (Randall Poster) had to visit Calcutta to capture them for The Darjeeling Limited? It’ll all be available in one place later this year, when ABKCO Records unveils a 10-LP box set of every Anderson soundtrack, right down to Jorge’s complete Life Aquatic Studio Sessions. No word on exactly when we can expect it yet, but Poster discussed seven standout films syncs from the Anderson archives here.

Check out the official Budapest Hotel trailer down below…