Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2011 January 07 • Friday

Gil Melle's score for The Andromeda Strain was the 102nd Soundtrack of the Week. And here we waxed enthusiastic over the packaging of music on vinyl.

Now we can combine the two, since my brother gave me the LP of The Andromeda Strain for Christmas. It's the best presentation of an album I've ever seen.

Cool cover. Turn it over and you see this.

The record is inside that hexagon. It doesn't slide out of the side.

Five of the six flaps show a scene from the movie; the other one features Gil Mellé playing one of his electronic instruments.

It comes with instructions for folding it back up.

The liner notes are in the center.

What about the record itself?

It has to be a hexagon, too!

They don't make them like that anymore!