45th Anniversary of Enter the Dragon celebrated on Record Store Day

45th Anniversary of
Enter the Dragon celebrated on
Record Store Day

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Enter The Dragon Poster

Enter The Dragon

On Record Store Day 2018 which took place on the 21st April 2018. A special limited Picture Disc soundtrack  was produced of the 1973 ultimate martial arts action film Enter the Dragon to celebrate its 45th Anniversary.  This was Bruce Lee's final film appearance before his death on 20 July 1973 at age 32.  The film was first released on 26 July 1973 in Hong Kong, six days after Lee's death.  

Enter The Dragon Bruce Lee

Enter The Dragon Bruce Lee

The film is considered the greatest martial arts films of all time; because of this in 2004, the Library of Congress ​because of the film's cultural, historical and aesthetic significance selected ​it for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.  

Argentine pianist and conductor Lalo Schifrin who is well for the music from Mission Impossible, Dirty Harry, Kung Fu the Movie (Which starred Brandon Lee) and Rush Hour (starring Jackie Chan) composed the film score. This is the very first time Enter The Dragon has been made available on Picture Disc, and was in store on the day cost about £25. (If you are quick, you may still find some in independent record stores)

Enter The Dragon Picture Disc

Enter The Dragon Picture Disc

 For those who don’t know ,Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what has become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar. Although there is only one Record Store Day a year, they also work throughout the year to celebrate our independent record stores by spotlighting exclusive releases, events and special news.