CRUMB SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME AS LIMITED EDITION PICTURE DISC FEATURING ART BY ROBERT CRUMB
DATE : Saturday September 28th, 2019
VENUE: Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London
Cinema Paradiso Records are thrilled to announce that both Robert Crumb and Terry Zwigoff will be doing a joint Q&A at The Troxy on September 28th, and will also both be playing live as part of "R. Crumb's Hollywood Four” alongside Craig Ventresco and David Boeddinghaus, who appear on both Crumb and Ghost World soundtracks. "R. Crumb's Hollywood Four” features Robert Crumb on Mandolin, Terry Zwigoff on Cello, Craig Ventresco on guitar and David Boeddinghaus on piano.
Cinema Paradiso Recordings will present an immersive screening of both Terry Zwigoff directed films Ghost World and his earlier documentary film Crumb. As well as the Q&A and live music performance, the Troxy will host screenings of both films and accompanying immersive installations. The screening of Crumb comes almost exactly 25 years since the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, on September 10th, 1994.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Crumb, Cinema Paradiso Recordings are proud to announce that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the film for the first time ever on vinyl.
Featuring Terry Zwigoff’s selection of tracks from the 1994 film, the vinyl opens with Robert Crumb’s musings on music, “When I listen to old music it’s one of the few times I actually have kind of a love of humanity. You hear the best part of the soul of the common people you know, their way of expressing their connection to eternity or whatever you want to call it. Modern music doesn’t have that and it’s a calamitous loss that people can’t express themselves that way any more you know.”
Alongside the standard black vinyl, there will be also a limited edition picture disc release featuring the art of Robert Crumb, pressed to only 1000 units worldwide.
After winning ‘Best Documentary’ at Sundance in January ‘95 it was picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, and later that year opened to the general public first at a tiny 200-seat theatre in New York and then across the country a week later.
With queues for the film still not relenting months after it’s release, Zwigoff’s recollects suggesting the opening of a second room in theatres to Film Forum’s manager Karen Cooper whose reply was simply “That line is what people see and what intrigues them to buy tickets. It's the best advertising there is.” The film played to sold-out rooms on one screen for 9 months straight.