This week marks the 4th annivesary of the premiere of Stranger Things Season 1 on Netflix! Since then, the wildly popular series has become a worldwide phenomenon, catapulting its castmembers into international standom! Since then, fans have waited with bated breath for the return of Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas, Steve and the rest of the crew in Hawkins, Indiana,
And, the series wouldn’t be the same without the synth score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein! Their series score is an integral part of the show, which takes place in the early 1980s. Kye and Michael earned double GRAMMY nominations for their compositions, placing them in history as the first tv show to earn a GRAMMY nom in 26 years, not since Angelo Badalamenti’s “Twin Peaks” score in 1991! Lakeshore Records has the distinction of releasing the score albums since the beginning, starting with Stranger Things, Vol. 1 soundtrack on August 12, 2016, which was followed one week later by Stranger Things, Vol. 2 on August 19, 2016!
It was the series score that launched a dozen vinyl variants, CDs and cassette releases — because the fans demanded it! Join us as we take this trip down memory lane and listen to the Season 1 score, In case you’re wondering, the vinyl variants featured above in indeed available on the Lakeshore Webshop here and here (US only). To view what’s available in the UK and rest of the world, head over to co-release label, Invada Records.
Are you a collector of Stranger Things soundtracks? Let us know in the comments which ones you own or wish to have!