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Win ‘The Big Lebowski’ Soundtrack On ‘White Russian’ Vinyl


As the vinyl resurgence continues (and we hope it never stops), titles from the vaults are seeing the light of day for their first-ever appearances on wax. The soundtrack to the much loved Coen Brothers film, ‘The Big Lebowski,’ was only released on CD in its initial life. Now, 16 years later, that collection will finally hit turntables.

The soundtrack remains an interesting collection of songs, hitting on everyone from Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello to Captain Beefheart, with stops for Yma Sumac and Moondog along the way.

One of the famous scenes in the film featured Jeff Bridges, a.k.a. the Dude, expressing his hatred of the Eagles — so on the soundtrack, we get the Gipsy Kings’ own distinct take on the Eagles‘ ‘Hotel California.’ Other tracks by Henry Mancini, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, and Townes Van Zandt’s cover of the Rolling Stones classic ‘Dead Flowers,’ are featured here as well.

The standard black edition of the vinyl hit record stores yesterday (Nov. 24) — but because everyone loves Record Store Day Black Friday, Universal Music is issuing the soundtrack on limited-edition ‘White Russian’ wax specifically for the holiday.

But wait — there’s more! You can enter to win a copy of your very own ‘White Russian’ vinyl from us here at Diffuser! All you have to do is follow @DiffuserFM on Twitter and retweet the below message:

We really think the rug — uh, we mean the vinyl — will tie your room together. (We’ll pick a winner from the pool of follows and retweets on Monday, Dec. 1 at 12PM ET. Read our official contest rules here.)

If you’re not feeling lucky, you can pick up the record right here.

‘The Big Lebowski’ Official Movie Soundtrack
Side A
1. Bob Dylan, ‘The Man In Me’
2. Captain Beefheart, ‘Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles’
3. Elvis Costello, ‘My Mood Swings’
4. Yma Sumac, ‘Ataypura’
5. Piero Piccioni, ‘Traffic Boom’
6. Nina Simone, ‘I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good’
7. Moondog with Orchestra, ‘Stamping Ground’

Side B
1. Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, ‘Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)’
2. Meredith Monk, ‘Walking Song’
3. ‘Gluck Das Mir Verblieb’ (from Die Tote Standt)
4. Henry Mancini, ‘Lujon’
5. Gypsy Kings, ‘Hotel California’
6. Carter Burwell, ‘Technopop’
7. Townes Van Zandt, ‘Dead Flowers’

Next: Record Store Day Black Friday 2014 -- Official Releases

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