Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters with the release of the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Vinyl, the ultimate 12″ vinyl collectible edition of the film’s Oscar-nominated #1 hit single by Ray Parker Jr. c/w Run-D.M.C.’s “Ghostbusters Rap”.
The white 12″ vinyl single is packaged in a luxurious, marshmallow-scented puffy gatefold sleeve and includes two 12×12 3D lenticular stills and one 12×12 3D motion lenticular of images from the film — iconic frame-able full-size depictions of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man during his climactic rampage through New York City.
The Legacy Recordings 12″ white vinyl marshmallow-scented Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition was revealed Friday morning (10/10) at 2014 New York Comic Con where ten lucky Ghostbusters fans were the first people in the world to receive the exclusive vinyl. New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention hosting the latest in comics, movies, television, video games, toys, graphic novels, anime and manga for fans and members of the entertainment industry.
A limited edition version, available now at GhostbustersStore.com includes one set of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man facial expressions with three individual emotions separated onto layers of unbound transparencies. The set is contained in a clear presentation pouch. The standard version without transparencies has an official release to wider retail on Tuesday, October 21st.
“Ghostbusters,” the song recorded by Ray Parker Jr as title track to the groundbreaking 1984 blockbuster comedy starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, became an international crossover hit in its own right, bulleting up to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles charts while going Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary chart (#9) and Hot Dance Club Play chart (#6).
The eminently danceable and hook-packed track (“Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!”) remains one of the world’s all-time great perennial party anthems. Parker’s track was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Music, Original Song category.
In 1989, Run-D.M.C. recorded a rap for a remixed version of the “Ghostbusters” single used in the Ghostbusters II sequel.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its blockbuster franchise Ghostbusters with a series of special events and home entertainment releases. As part of this celebration, both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II have been remastered in 4K and released in high-def on Blu-ray with all-new special features and are available in stores now.
As an added highlight, the original 1984 film returned to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29th (Labor Day weekend), while Legacy Recordings has been offering 30th anniversary editions of the movie’s soundtrack on CD, 12″ standard vinyl and a special glow-in-the-dark 12″ vinyl picture disk.
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