This Just In: Ghost In The Shell

Kenji Kawai’s score for Ghost In The Shell on vinyl! Deluxe and standard versions available. We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records strikes again! Read more and listen below while you check out this week’s in-stock list. This is short ’cause things are bananas! Woo! -MLE

Kenji Kawai – Ghost In The Shell OST (Deluxe) LP+7”*, Ghost In The Shell OST LP*
Listen: Full Soundtrack
“We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records is thrilled and honored to announce the first ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii’s critically acclaimed and all around legendary science fiction anime film Ghost in the Shell (1995), adapted from Masamune Shirow’s groundbreaking manga series of the same name.

Cut from the original master reels at Emil Berliner Studios (formerly the in-house recording department of renowned classical record label Deutsche Grammophon), the album comes in two versions: a limited collector’s edition (LP and bonus 7″ housed in sleeve with silver gilt printing, Japanese obi, and 24-page liner notes) and a standard LP.

The haunting score is composed by Kenji Kawai, one of Japan’s most celebrated soundtrack composers alongside Joe Hisaishi and Ryūichi Sakamoto, whose work includes Hideo Nakata’s Ring (1998) and Ring 2 (1999), Death Note (2006), Hong Kong films Seven Swords by Tsui Hark (2005), Ip Man by Wilson Yip (2008), and countless others. Kawai’s compositions see ancient harmonies and percussions uncannily mesh with synthesized sounds of the modern world to convey a sumptuous balance between folklore tradition and futuristic outlook. For its iconic main theme ‘Making of Cyborg,’ Kawai had a choir chant a wedding song in ancient Japanese following Bulgarian folk harmonies, setting the standard for a timeless and unparalleled soundtrack that admirably echoes the film’s musings on the nature of humanity in a technologically advanced world.

Ghost in the Shell is widely considered one of the best anime films of all time and its influence has been felt in the work of numerous movie directors, including James Cameron (Avatar), the Wachowskis (The Matrix), and Steven Spielberg (AI: Artificial Intelligence).” -WRWTFWWR


Wax in the jacket – new releases, reissues & restocks…
2Pac – All Eyez On Me 4LP
A Tribe Called Quest – Anthology 2LP, We Got It From Here Thank You 4 Your Service 2LP
Adele – 25 LP
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP
Arctic Monkeys – AM LP
Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant LP*
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’
Avey Tare – Eucalyptus 2LP*, CD*
B-52’s – Summer Of Love 12”*
Beach Boys – Wild Honey LP*
Beatles – Let It Be LP
Black Keys – Rubber Factory LP
Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star LP
Blur – Parklife 2LP
Bob Dylan – Essential Bob Dylan 2LP
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Revolution Part II (Picture) LP*
Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder 2LP
Can – Ege Bamyasi LP, The Singles 3LP
Celia & Johnny – S/T LP
Chet Faker – Thinking In Textures EP 12”
Childish Gambino – Awaken My Love (Ltd. VR) 2LP, Camp 2LP
Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head 2LP*
Cream – Disraeli Gears LP
Crud – Resin LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song LP
Daystar Cassette/Zine
Death – Scream Bloody Gore LP
Death Grips – No Love Deep Web LP
Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses LP
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 – Expensive Shit LP
Foo Fighters – Saint Cecilia EP 12”, Sonic Highways LP
Foster The People – Sacred Hearts Club CD*
Genius/GZA – Liquid Swords 2LP
Givan Lötz – YaW CS
Gorillaz – Humanz CD, Plastic Beach 2LP
Green Day – Dookie LP
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction LP
Holly Hunt/Slomatics – Split 7″
Howlin Wolf – S/T (Rockin’ Chair) LP
Hoy Polloy – Bye Bye Bogota LP*
Imagine Dragons – Evolve LP
Immortal – At The Heart Of Winter LP*
J.Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive 2LP
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound LP
Jay-Z – Vol. 1: In My Lifetime 2LP
JJ Doom – Bookhead EP 12”
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP, Coltrane Plays The Blues LP
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. 2LP, To Pimp A Butterfly 2LP
Kenji Kawai – Ghost In The Shell OST (Deluxe) LP+7”*, Ghost In The Shell OST LP*
Khalid – American Teen 2LP
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager 2LP, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day 2LP
King Crimson – Starless & Bible Black LP
Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express LP
Led Zeppelin – III LP
Lorde – Melodrama CD
Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor – No Protection LP
Metallica – Load 2LP, Master Of Puppets LP, Ride The Lightning 2LP
MF Doom – Operation Doomsday 2LP|
Napalm Death – From Enslavement To Obliteration LP*
Nas – Essential Nas 2LP, Illmatic LP
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere LP
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures CD
Nicolas Jaar – Sirens LP
Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue LP
Operation Ivy – Energy LP
Otis Redding – Lonely & Blue LP
Outkast – ATLiens 2LP
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix LP
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon LP
Queen – Greatest Hits I 2LP
Radiohead – OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017 DLX BOX
Rolling Stones – Some Girls LP
Roxy Music – Avalon LP*
Rush – 2112 LP
Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks LP
Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love LP
Slayer – Reign In Blood LP, Seasons In The Abyss LP
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle LP
Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues LP
Tame Impala – Currents 2LP
The Cure – Acoustic Hits 2LP
The Electric Prunes – S/T LP*
The Heliocentrics – The Sunshine Makers OST LP*
The Internet – Ego Death 2LP
The Knife – Silent Shout 2LP
The Monkees – Summer Of Love LP*
The Strokes – Is This It LP
Thievery Corporation – The Temple Of I&I 2LP
Toro Y Moi – Boo Boo 2LP
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks LP
Vanilla Fudge – S/T LP*
Various – Gettin’ Together: Groovy Sounds From The Summer Of Love LP*
Various – The Big Lebowski OST LP
Velvet Underground – Loaded LP, White Light/White Heat LP
Violent Femmes – 2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America CD*
Willie Colon – Cosa Nuestra LP
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue