As you can see, the “Queen’s Gambit” vinyl soundtrack from Mondo is housed inside a 3D optical illusion die-cut jacket with two bespoke die-cut inner sleeves to hold the 2xLP discs. With artwork by Alan Hynes, this is a perfectly trippy presentation. The good news is that even though this is a Mondo release, it’s not an extremely limited edition, so you shouldn’t have any problem picking it up when it goes on sale for $35 on Wednesday, September 22 at the Mondo online shop.
In a statement, composer Carlos Rafael Rivera said:
“Working on ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ with director Scott Frank was a wonderful creative experience, and it’s both mind-blowing and humbling to see the huge impact the series has made on audiences around the globe. With the vinyl release I hope to bring the music of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ to listeners and collectors everywhere to be enjoyed again and again.”
Mondo Music Creative Director Spencer Hickman added:
“From the moment you set eyes (and ears) on ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ it’s obvious it is extraordinary … lightning-in-a-bottle special. I have been obsessed with the show since it aired in 2020, and I am thrilled that Mondo is releasing this incredible EMMY award-winning score on vinyl. The whole process has been an absolute joy, and we couldn’t ask for better partners in Carlos Rafael Rivera and Netflix. Alan Hynes’ packaging is the final cherry on top here. It’s as intricate and mind-boggling as the show itself and undoubtedly one of the most incredible packages of the year. I hope you have as much fun listening to this incredible score, as we did putting it together.”