Data Discs had been pretty quiet on the vinyl front, likely due to international shipping issues and other pandemic problems, but they’re picking up steam with new releases and this is a big one! Sonic Spinball is releasing to vinyl as the 25th entry in their numbered line of video game soundtracks. This isn’t Data Discs first Sonic vinyl, as the company also released Sonic CD and Sonic Mania vinyls, the latter which is seeing a repressing along with OutRun. Sonic Spinball and the rereleases release July 9th and will ship immediately. Read all the details after the break!
Released in partnership with SEGA, we are proud to announce the debut vinyl edition of Sonic Spinball. Originally released in 1993 for the Mega Drive/Genesis console, Sonic Spinball was an ambitious hybrid of pinball and platforming and a significant departure from previous Sonic the Hedgehog games. This change of game style, along with the industrial-themed level designs, also inspired a very different kind of Sonic soundtrack. Composed by Howard Drossin, Brian Coburn and Barry Blum from the SEGA Technical Institute in the USA (where the game was also developed), the music of Sonic Spinball is suitably darker, industrial and wholly unique for a Sonic game of the era.
Sonic Spinball is presented as a 180g vinyl edition, remastered in-house and cut at 45RPM. The audio was sourced from a Japanese Mega Drive console, alongside archival files supplied by Sonic Team. It is packaged in a heavyweight matt laminated sleeve and accompanied by a lithographic print of the classic cover art and an obi strip. It is available in the following editions:
- 180g Frosted Clear with Translucent Blue Stripes (Limited Edition)
- 180g Translucent Blue
- 180g Classic Black
Available from SATURDAY 9th JULY at data-discs.comPlease note: we will begin packing these immediately, but will require some time to get through all the orders. All orders are guaranteed to ship before 10th August (at the very latest).