Modern day DJs use computers to compile and perform their mixes without ever seeing or using an actual vinyl record, but purists still carry around their crates. While it may seem crazy to carry around so much extra stuff, especially when its no longer needed. Still, there’s something vinyl that people love and the actual experience of those rare finds. You can call these people crate diggers.
Crate diggers scour random record stores or vintage stores in search of rare and unique vinyl to use for either DJing, producing or simply to expand their collection.
Whatever the reason is you dig in the crates, you should appreciate this list of vinyl. From classic TV series and movies to modern day hits with a retro twist, here’s six that may have you reaching for your wallets.
Transformers Classic Soundtrack – Exclusive Vinyl LP
If you’re a fan of the 1980s, then the Transformers brings back memories. Who can forget those Saturday morning and late afternoon episodes of the animated series? And, how can you forget those awesome tunes that played within them?
If you want to bring back a bit of old school nostalgia, the Transformers Classic Soundtrack will instantly transport you back to the 1980s. The special vinyl includes the original TV series score by Robert J. Walsh and Johnny Douglas, featuring 40 classic tracks from the cartoon that comes out to around 45 minutes of music.
There’s two versions: one inspired by Soundwave and another by Bumblebee, coming in a vibrant blue with the Decepticon logo in the middle or yellow with the Autobots logo, respectively.BUY | Soundwave Edition BUY | Bumblebee Edition
Bill & Ted Excellent Adventure Score Vinyl LP – Exclusive Color Disc
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a classic that every kid from the 1980s thought was the coolest flick around. If you grew up then, it’s going to take you right back to 1989. If not, you are just going to have to find a magical phone booth and… well, you’ll have to watch the movie to understand what we mean.
This vinyl record is the score of the movie… and it’s excellent. By ThinkGeek, the actual vinyl record is inspired by the film’s logo, split down the middle with half blue and half pink. As for the content, it has over 37 minutes of most triumphant music ever!BUY IT HERE | $24.99 USD
The Addams Family – Exclusive Vinyl LP
A creepy classic. You can celebrate the most spooky family on the block, with a collection of songs originally penned by Vic Mizzy over 50 years ago for the iconic series, The Addams Family.
The vinyl boasts a total of 13 songs, including the original vocal version of the show’s main theme, which previously left out of the original album, and all in remastered glory.
The ThinkGeek exclusive features a limited vinyl that comes in black and white, with original imagery in the insert.
Before you know it, you’ll be singing along to: “They’re creepy and they’re kooky / Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky / The Addams Family.”BUY IT HERE | $17.99 USD
Star Wars – The Ultimate Vinyl Collection
This one’s a no-brainer. If you’re a Star Wars fan and crate digger, you can’t live without the ultimate vinyl collection.
This extensive collection features over 80 songs from the entire Star Wars saga, spanning the original six episodes. Each LP is presented in a black, soft-touch laminated slipcase, with an embossed, hot silver foil Star Wars logo. The soundtracks come in deluxe gatefold sleeves, each replicating the original artwork.
Re-live the entire Star Wars franchise… through the music!BUY IT HERE | $89.99 USD
Lost in Space: The Complete John Williams Collection – Exclusive Vinyl Box Set
The 1960s sci-fi series played on re-runs for decades, introducing generation after generation to Dr. Zachary Smith and Robot B-9. So, if you one of those kids who grew up watching Lost In Space, this soundtrack will bring you back.
The show’s music composer John Williams created tons of music for the show, which is all included in this vinyl box set. It boasts nearly 3 hours of music from four different episodes of Lost in Space, pressed onto vinyl in shades of purple, blue, green, and orange — matching the aesthetic of the show.
You’ll need to dust off the record player and travel back in time for this one.BUY IT HERE | $39.99 USD
Stranger Things Deluxe Edition Vinyl Volume 2
Here’s for the modern-day sci-fi lovers who can’t get enough of the Netflix series Stranger Things, and its perfect portrayal of 80s pop culture. This is the original soundtrack to Volume 2 of the series. It features two audiophile quality 180-gram colored LPs with a whopping 39 tracks from the original series.
It also includes five 4×6″ character cards featuring the Stranger Things kids, as well as an 11×17″ poster. Get this one before it’s gone.BUY IT HERE | $29.99 USD