In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the soundtrack to Kevin Smith’s cult classic film Clerks is to be released in a vinyl edition for the first time.
The original mix of music and dialogue from the film will be preserved across three sides of two LPs, with the fourth side featuring an etching. The set is scheduled for release on the 11th of November.
The album features cuts from many of the leading lights from the heyday of alternative rock, including Alice in Chains, Girls Against Boys, the Jesus Lizard, Bad Religion, Soul Asylum, Corrosion of Conformity, Stabbing Westward and more besides.
According to Rolling Stone, legend has it that licensing the music for Clerks cost more than the production of the film itself. The movie helped make Alice in Chains’ 1992 song “Got Me Wrong” a hit, and the Kevin Smith–directed clip for Soul Asylum’s “Can’t Even Tell,” which closes out the movie, ensured that it reached No.16 on Billboard’s alternative song chart.