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!
The SEGA Master System classic Phantasy Star is receiving an LP soundtrack release thanks to Ship to Shore PhonoCo. The release, which can be found on their website, is up for pre-order now for a cool $30. The soundtrack is available in PSG (Programmable Sound Generator) and FM Synthesis versions and includes new liner notes from Retronauts’ Jeremy Parish and an 8-page booklet with rare artwork from the SEGA archives.
Thanks to Ship to Shore Media, the SEGA Dreamcast classic Power Stone will be seeing a soundtrack release to vinyl and audio cassette! More casual fans might mistake this CAPCOM fighter for a SEGA title, mainly because it was exclusive to the Dreamcast for many years before seeing a PSP release and ran on SEGA’s Naomi arcade board. While this is not the rerelease fans have long been requesting, it is awesome to see the memorable soundtrack coming to two popular vintage formats!
After the break, check out the full description as well as some product images. Pre-order a copy for yourself at Ship to Shore.
Shenmue III, which released almost a year ago, will see a complete soundtrack release from Ys Net, Brave Wave Productions and Limited Run Games. Weighing in at 195 music compositions, which consists of both old and new tracks, the soundtrack will see release on CD, vinyl and digital. If you want options, you better believe they have them!
The CD edition consists of 6 discs, and includes a special box and liner notes for $49.99. The digital edition will be available on all major streaming services for $30. The vinyl edition comes in three flavors: a 2-LP Music Selection release with 33 of the game’s most iconic tracks (which would fit well along side the Data-Discs releases of Shenmue and Shenmue II) for $39.99, a 5-LP Volume 1 which features the Bailu Village music for $124.99, a 6-LP Volume 2 which features the Niaowu music for $149.99, and finally an 11-LP Definitive Soundtrack Complete Collection release in a massive box for $299.99. There will also be a limited run of 500 Complete Collection LP box sets featuring a poster autographed by Yu Suzuki for $349.99.
All physical releases will be available for pre-order starting November 20 from Limited Run Games and BigWax (for European customers). After the break, check out the complete breakdown of all the editions. Which one/s do you plan on picking up?
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.”
It looks like Wayô Records has added another fan favorite JRPG soundtrack to their arsenal, Grandia. Last time we covered their limited release of the Skies of Arcadia soundtrack. Just like their pervious release, there will be a few limited edition versions including the really cool ‘Saturn Marble Green’ Edition which has the green marble look of the ‘SEGA Saturn’ release of Grandia. Problem? Its only limited to 500 units!
Here are the versions you can buy:
- Grandia Complete Soundtrack (CD) – 30,00 € tax incl. (USD: $33)
- Grandia Memorial Soundtrack (Vinyl) – 60,00 € tax incl. (USD: $65)
- Grandia Memorial Soundtrack (Vinyl) Saturn Ver. -67,20 € tax incl. (USD: $74)
But if you are a big spender and all these versions are too cheap, you can get the ultimate ‘Grandia Music Box’:
“This collectible Grandia Music Box, arranged by Noriyuki Iwadare himself is an unique artifact of pure nostalgia that will revive your adventurer memories from the Edge of the World!”
This Grandia Music Box will put you back 252,00 € tax incl.(USD: 274.60). Of course Wayô Records has world wide shipping.
What? An unboxing on the internet? It might sound like a novel idea, but I thought it would be fun to ape around and show off the newly released Skies of Arcadia – Eternal Soundtrack released by Wayô Records. Not much else to say, outside that Blue Rogues never die.
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It looks like Sonic Forces’ soundtrack will be getting a vinyl release next month, being titled the ‘the vinyl cutz’ version. If you are one of the many fans that kept saying that the best thing Sonic Forces had going for it was its soundtrack, congratulations! You get to own it on wax. The Sonic Forces‘ ‘The Vinyl Cutz’ will come with two vinyls and include 19 songs (you can get the full listing after the jump). The vinyl comes out July 31, 2018 and is being printed by Wayo Records and sold through Amazon Japan. Yep, its a Japanese release. According to the Wayo Records website they ship worldwide and will cost approximately $37 USD.
If you are a hater, like myself, that didn’t think much of the full length Sonic Forces soundtrack, then you can continue hating. Hey, you want to hate together?
The people over at Data Discs have announced their 15th retro SEGA vinyl release, it is After Burner! This will be a 2xLP affair with the first one having the whole After Burner soundtrack from 1987 as composed by Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi and the second LP featuring additional material like live arranged versions of the tracks by S.S.T. Band.
The LP will come on double 180g LPs, play at 45RPM and even have a fold out poster featuring the original artwork. This release will run you £24.99 ($34.88 USD) and come in three versions:
- 2 x 180g Purple and Blue Swirl (Limited Edition)
- 2 x 180g Opaque Purple
- 2 x 180g Classic Black
The pre-order goes live on February 24th at data-discs.com, vinyls ship out on March 31st, 2018.
If you have been waiting for Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement release by Brave Wave, you are in luck! The album went up for pre-order today. You can pre-order it in the following locations:
This version of the soundtrack has hand selected tracks by famed Panzer Dragoon Saga composer Saori Kobayashi and have been given new arrangements for long time fans of the franchise. I think this is a fantastic way for fans to celebrate the game’s 20th Anniversary in a few days!
Newly released on vinyl and with brand new artwork created by Data Erase, Christa Lee’s Welcome to the Fantasy Zone is “a loving tribute to the games of SEGA, the artists who worked on them, and the composers who made them sing.” Let’s unbox (unsleeve?) this SEGA fan creation and give it a listen!
The music publisher Brave Wave Productions, who is known for its line of video game soundtracks has announced “Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement” coming to digital, CD and vinyl. The project will contain 20 tracks from the SEGA Saturn classic, Panzer Dragoon Saga, rearranged by the original composer Saori Kobayashi.
We are in a weird spot where there are two music publishers doing SEGA soundtracks. If you guys didn’t know the first Panzer Dragoon soundtrack was published by Data Discs, while this 20th Anniversary Arrangement soundtrack will be done by Brave Wave. It makes sense since Panzer Dragoon Saga‘s original composer, Saori Kobayashi is actually officially signed to Brave Wave. As far as to what 20 tracks made the cut for this release, we don’t know yet. We do know is that we will be getting more information (most likely pre-orders) on January 29, 2018, according to Brave Wave. We will keep you posted as more information comes out. Personally can’t wait for them to do some crazy 300 limited edition run of the soundtrack so I can miss out on getting it and hate myself for it. Yes, I’m talking about the Sonic Adventure soundtrack they published.
[Via: Brave Wave]
On this short but sweet SEGA News Bits, Barry takes a look at the newly announced Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 vinyl from Brave Wave, which are due out this winter. Released separately and each containing two LPs, fans can expect a hand picked selection of the best tunes from each game. What tracks made the cut? What bonuses can we expect? Click play and find out!
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2017 is fast becoming the year of Sonic vinyls, as it was announced today that the music label Brave Wave will be releasing Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 soundtrack vinyls this winter. As revealed on their website, the first pressing will contain special colors that represent the respective game. Sonic Adventure will be pressed in blue and white 180-gram vinyl and Sonic Adventure 2 will be pressed in blue and red 180-gram vinyl. Following the first pressing, the soundtracks will be on standard black 180-gram vinyl. Both releases will include a booklet featuring interviews with Jun Senoue and Takashi Iizuka, liner notes by John Linneman of Digital Foundry, song lyrics and character art.
If you think each game has a soundtrack too big for a single record, don’t fret! Each release will come with two LP records featuring remastered tracks handpicked by series lead composer and sound director Jun Senoue and the team. After the break, check out the full tracklists, and keep your eyes on the Brave Wave site for pre-order information as it becomes available.