A new Back to the Future vinyl soundtrack release is coming from Mondo. This release is tied to the 35 Anniversary of Back to the Future that is happening in July. The vinyl album features unused artwork from poster legend Drew Struzan.
Back to the Future – Music From the Motion Picture will be available from Mondo for $25, beginning July 1. A portion of proceeds from the sale will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
In response to emailed questions, Struzan described the creation of the Back to the Future poster as the “quintessential dream job” with a “dream team” of creators, recalling a lengthier creative process than he’s typically provided.
Most of the time, Struzan isn’t able to see the movie in advance of making the poster (he first saw Back to the Future at the movie’s premiere), so he works from production stills taken on the set, beginning with concept sketches.
“Ultimately, after many rounds of concept sketches, it was Steven Spielberg that provided the basic idea for the first poster,” Struzan said, also citing a close collaboration with Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis and his co-screenwriter Bob Gale. Spielberg was the movie’s producer through his production company Amblin Entertainment.
“I created black and white comprehensives first, and then moved on to color comprehensives then finally doing several finished color paintings, all showing different ideas of time, place and circumstance that the team could use to solidify how they wanted to represent their film,” Struzan said.