A Collectible 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Vinyl Record is Shaped Just Like a Porg

Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 5:36PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 5:36PM
A Collectible 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Vinyl Record is Shaped Just Like a Porg
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Today might be Earth Day, but yesterday was the slightly more niche Record Store Day, a day where music fans come together to celebrate their local record stores and music shops. 

While most of the special records sold during the holiday were a mix of classic rock like Led Zeppelin and more modern groups like Run The Jewels, there was one particularly strange genre offering released by Walt Disney Records: a 10" vinyl record containing two tracks by legendary composer John Williams from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It is also shaped like a porg.

See it for yourself:






Well before The Last Jedi came out, the introduction of porgs to the Star Wars saga drew a lot of attention to the cute-ish little bird thingies that were simultaneously more and less annoying than Ewoks (less annoying because they didn't take up as much screen time, more annoying because of the bizarre sounds they made). And while BB-8 might have made more since for a novelty vinyl record, somehow a porg works too.

When placed face up on a record player, Side A of the porg plays John Williams' piece "The Rebellion is Reborn" from The Last Jedi, while the porg's Side B plays "Canto Bight", an odd choice since it's from the least popular scene from the film. But it's still a John Williams song, so even the roughest scenes had an amazing score playing over them - the "Canto Bight" song is catchy and weird, just like this vinyl record, so it fits.

The porg vinyls have a limited run, with only 3,500 being made and sold at various record stores around the United States. So if this strikes you as something you need to have, you'll have to search quickly before it shows up on eBay at a higher price.

But if you can get a copy, then there's no better way to spend a spring day than slapping a porg on your record player and chugging your favorite blue milk.
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