Savvy Sonic fans might remember eight years ago when it was discovered that the song “Hard Times” from the group The Jetzons was the inspiration for Sonic The Hedgehog 3‘s Ice Cap Zone. The reason for the resemblance to Ice Cap Zone’s music, as detailed by our sister site Sonic Retro was that “The keyboardist of the group, Brad Buxer would work on the title, along with Michael Jackson as he confirmed in [an] interview conducted in the same year. While he does state he is not sure what material the developers used in the game, turns out to be remnants of the unreleased song.”
Since then, the song has been available digitally by Fervor Records. Now, fans can get a hold of a physical release as a limited edition 7″ vinyl is available with Sonic 3 inspired cover art. Side A features “Hard Times” and side B features the song “When The Sun Goes Down”, which has no Sonic connections to our ears. The vinyl is appropriately colored Sonic blue. You can order the vinyl here for a cool $10 plus media mail shipping in America, and they do ship internationally as well.
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Brad Buxer also did “Who is it” with Michael Jackson.
It is like a slowed down version of HardTimes/IceCap