Every once in awhile, something comes onto the market that is both a thing of beauty and surprisingly affordable, and this is one of those times.
A deluxe set of gold-colored vinyl records will be shipping on September 25th, and is currently on pre-order here at Tower, that contains several works written by Neil Gaiman brought to life as radio plays.
The box set presents 5 x 140g gold vinyl, in three individual sleeves (two gatefolds plus one single LP). Each one features exclusive sleeve notes by Neil Gaiman plus full cast, credits and broadcast details. A frameable, full-colour print of Neil Gaiman, signed by the author himself, is also included.
Stardust, adapted by Dirk Maggs (Sandman, Good Omens) tells the story of Tristran who goes in search of a fallen star and enters the world of Faerie. Norse Mythology is Gaiman's retelling of myths populated by gods and monsters, all featuring tricks and trust, fiery endings and new beginnings. Chivalry tells the tale of Mrs Whitaker, who discovers the Holy Grail in a charity shop...
The cast for these three productions features: Eleanor Bron, Diana Rigg, Glenda Jackson, Matthew Beard, Sophie Rundle, Frances Barber, Maggie Steed, Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, Colin Morgan, Nathaniel Martello-White, Kit Harington and many more, plus cameo appearances by Tori Amos and Neil Gaiman. Music and effects also accompany each radio play.
Here's a breakdown of the works on the records:
3.1 Norse Mythology
3.2 Norse Mythology
4.1 Norse Mythology
4.2 Norse Mythology