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Decca releases soundtrack to new Attenborough documentary in eco-friendly format

By | Published on Thursday 28 March 2019

Universal’s Decca Records will release the soundtrack to the upcoming David Attenborough fronted Netflix series ‘Our Planet’. And given the programme is all about how human beings are fucking up said planet, the label has made sure that the physical release of the record has been made using super eco-friendly packaging.

The label explains: “The album packaging is an ecological material made from algae and FSC fibres – Shiro Alga Carta – developed as a way to reprocess the damaging algal blooms of the Venice lagoon into a sustainable paper product”. So, now you know the science.

As for the music, the soundtrack’s composer Steven Price says: “For every moment across the eight films, from scenes of epic scale to those of incredible intimacy, my focus has always been on the emotional connection that the music could provide in support of the remarkable images. My hope is that the music for these films can take the audience on a real journey, helping to inspire the changes we need to care for our home”.

Of course you could stream the soundtrack – which will go live on all the streaming platforms as the Netflix series airs – which would be even more eco-friendly. Providing you stream it on a solar-powered device. That you intend to responsibly recycle. And via an internet connection powered by the wind. Actually, come to think of it, maybe just re-read Price’s quote and then hum what you think the soundtrack will sound like. That way we can truly save the earth.