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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ 'Watchmen' score to get a vinyl-only release


Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ soundtrack for Watchmen, a television series created and developed by Damon Lindelof for HBO, will be handed an exclusive vinyl release.

Pressed on 180gram vinyl, the score will be shared via three unique records which will be released later this year. Volume 1 set for release on the 4th of November will be quickly followed by Volume 2 on the 25th of November and, finally, Volume 3 on the 16th of December.

“Three unique LPS specifically time to be released throughout the first season of HBO’s Watchmen,” a description reads on the NIN official website. “Created in collaboration with the show’s writers, each LP features the score from Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as artwork and packaging exclusive to this vinyl release that explores the culture of watchmen American and provides revealing insights into the saga’s mythology and mysteries.”

The show, a superhero series, inspired by some characters from the DC Comics series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, will be premiered on Sunday as it kickstarts its nine-episode run.

Watchmen takes place in an alternative, contemporary reality in the United States, in which masked vigilantes became outlawed due to their violent methods,” the official synopsis reads. “Despite this, some gather around in order to start a revolution while others are out to stop it before it is too late, as a greater question rises above them all; who watches the Watchmen?”

Now, as the show prepares to hit television screens, previews of the audio work created by the Nine Inch Nails duo has been teased online: “We reached out to Damon and the HBO camp when I first heard about it, because I’ve been a fan of Damon since Lost. I was completely blown away by The Leftovers,” Reznor previously explained in an interview with Variety. “Also, as a big fan of Watchmen [in other incarnations], I appreciated the fearlessness that taking on that property and that IP would require. I thought, if anybody was to do it at any place, HBO and Damon sounds exciting to me.”

He added: “For Watchmen we’ve had the challenge of working almost blind, off a bit of a script for the first episode of 10. But we spent enough time with Damon to know that we’re kindred spirits.”

See the trailer, below.