Mondo’s last drop of 2021 is a doozy: A 30th anniversary vinyl for ‘Hook’

If you’re looking for some musical holiday cheer, Mondo and John Williams have got you covered.

The Austin-based boutique’s latest highly collectible geeky treasure is its last of the year, and it’s a killer: The legendary Star Wars composer’s soundtrack to Hook, re-issued in a sweet 2LP vinyl record set. It’s a 30th-anniversary release that will receive a limited edition run of 1,991 copies, in a nod to the year the movie first hit theaters.

For anyone who’s never known this cult classic’s joys and wonders, Hook is a many-years-later sequel of sorts to Peter Pan. (Technically it’s a sequel to J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, but potato / po-tah-to). Robin Williams stars as Peter Banning, a dad and successful lawyer who also happens to have a magical history that he doesn’t totally remember. But when Peter’s two children suddenly disappear, he’s whisked away to Neverland to face an old foe, Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman).

It’s a special movie that features a bonkers cast. Beyond Williams and Hoffman, there are Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Dante Basco, and even Phil Collins! Though reviews of Hook have been mixed, the score composed by Williams is a winner.

A painterly artistic rendering of a scene from the movie "Hook," with Captain Hook, played by Dustin Hoffman, standing at the top of a set of stairs outside his captain's cabin. In front of him, sitting on the stairs and wearing child-sized version of the same red-and-black outfit, is Jack Banning, the son of Peter Banning, played by star Robin Williams.

Credit: Devin Elle Kurtz / Mondo

A painterly artistic rendering of a scene from the movie "Hook" with Rufio, played by Dante Brasco, pointing his sword forward menacingly as he's framed by a close-up of Captain Hook's hook hand.

Credit: Devin Elle Kurtz / Mondo

Mondo’s vinyl re-issue arrives in a gatefold sleeve featuring new art from Devin Elle Kurtz, a young digital artist with a talent for creating fantastical, eye-catching scenes. The front-and-back art highlights memorable moments from the movie aboard Captain Hook’s ship, and the piece spread across the inside of the gatefold (pictured above) visits the Lost Boys’ treetop home in Neverland.

The vinyl reissue also features liner notes by John Takis, a writer and film score enthusiast who has written on and discussed Hook‘s lush score before.

Pre-orders for the limited edition $35 release will open up on Dec. 15 on Mondo’s website.

UPDATE: Dec. 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EST An earlier version of this story incorrectly noted the release date as Dec. 16. It’s actually Dec. 15.

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