G4F Records to release Dungeon Of The Endless vinyl soundtrack

G4F Records have just announced that they are releasing the soundtrack to the roguelike tower defense game Dungeon Of The Endless on colored vinyl.

The release will be a single 180g LP on orange colored vinyl. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with game art.

It is priced at €28 and is scheduled to release in May, 2021. It can be preordered via G4F Records here.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game vinyl reissue up via Limited Run Games

Limited Run Games recently announced that they would do a physical release for the “Complete Edition” release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game and today they also announced a vinyl release of the soundtrack.

The soundtrack was first released on vinyl for Record Store Day back in 2014 in limited quantities. This new reissue includes a bonus 10″ with previously unreleased music from the game, which was not included with the 2014 vinyl release.

This new release will be an LP and a 10″. The LP will be on yellow colored vinyl and the 10″ on red colored vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Christy Frisby and Julia Scott.

It is priced at $35 and is an open preorder available for the next 6 weeks starting today. It is scheduled to release 4-5 months after preorders close.

It can be preordered via Limited Run Games here.

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Mutant Mudds vinyl soundtrack up for preorder via Cartridge Thunder

Shortly ago Cartridge Thunder announced their vinyl release of the soundtrack to 2D platformer Mutant Mudds and now they have opened up preorders.
The vinyl soundtrack will also feature tracks from the game Mudd Blocks, which is included in the Mutant Mudds Collection.

The release will be a 2LP with one record on blue and the other on orange colored vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Jorge M. Velez. It also features liner notes by composer Troupe Gammage.

It is priced at $33 and is scheduled to release in June, 2021. It can be preordered from Cartridge Thunder’s store here.

For EU customers it will also be available later at Black Screen Records.

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Banjo-Kazooie ska arrangement LP now available from Respawned

We’re just two days into 2021 and we already have our first release up for order as Respawned are releasing a ska arrangement album for the soundtrack to classic 3D platformer Banjo-Kazooie titled Banjo-Skazooie.

The release will be a 2LP available in two color variants – a “Skazooie” black and white swirl with black splatter variant, and a “Jiggy Jam” yellow translucent with black smoke variant. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork.

It is priced at $35 and is in hand and expected to begin shipping next week. It can be ordered from Respawned Records here. In addition, it is also 10% off for the first 24 hours.

EU customers can also order from Black Screen Records here.

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2020 – The year in VGM vinyl releases

2020 and 2021 in numbers

Another year has passed and once again it is time to take a look back. While we might not want to remember a lot of 2020 there’s no denying that it was another strong year for VGM vinyl.

This year we had around 176 new releases – which compared to last years 150 is a pretty impressive increase. And just to make it clear – this is actually new titles, not repressings or different color variants.

There is no signs of 2021 slowing down either as I have 144 upcoming releases listed on the Upcoming Releases page, which is by far the largest number it has ever been – last year around this time it had 86 titles.

The Labels

For the first time in a few years iam8bit was not the most productive VGM vinyl label – that title now goes to Laced Records who put out a massive 20 new releases this year. And they also have 4 upcoming titles already announced for 2021.

iam8bit was still productive, though, and put out 15 new releases in 2020 and with 6 titles coming in 2021 they’re also looking to have yet another year full of new releases.

Black Screen Records stepped up with a very solid year too, sporting 11 new releases including a free VGM vinyl compilation album! They’ve already got 4 new titles in store for 2021 and I’m sure there’s more to come as well.

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. continued their Konami partnership alongside several indie game soundtracks for a total of 9 new releases. So far they have 4 announced AND 8 unannounced for 2021 with new partnerships with Bandai Namco and Capcom, which is sure to add to those numbers.

Limited Run Games continued their form from 2019 with 7 new releases and with 12 releases already announced for 2021 it’s shaping up to be a massive vinyl year for them.

Fangamer was very quiet the first half of 2020 and then they went all out with 7 new titles as well as another one announced for 2021.

Respawned Records had their first full year as a record label and did so with 7 new titles – and another 5 coming early in 2021 as well, so it looks like there is plenty to look forward to from them.

Mondo put out 6 titles this year and have several announced titles coming, but it’s not fully certain if all those are planned for 2021 or later.

Brave Wave too had a good year with 5 new releases, but they are really gearing up for 2021 with a whopping 10 titles already scheduled for the first half of 2021.

Obviously there were many, many more releases from other labels, but I can’t list them all here. It’s also another year with newcomers to the scene where Stumpy Frog, Respawned and Streaming Arrow had good years – and we saw an old soundtrack behemoth in Milan Records slowly embracing game soundtracks as well. All in all 2021 is shaping up to be a massive year for VGM vinyl. Once again.

Blip Blop in 2020 (also in numbers!)

Blip Blop celebrated its 5th anniversary with the biggest giveaway yet (and biggest one for a while too – sorry, guys!). It’s truly been a wild ride, and I never expected the site and socials to be as popular as they’ve been. Thanks to all of you guys and gals for the support through 5+ years!

Last year there was well over 400 news posts on the site. Well, that number is now over 600, so on average there’s been a new order or preorder going up more than 3 times a week this year. My wallet can feel that.

In the meantime the number of releases on the site have also increased from 1415 last year to 1746 this year. I’ve been hard at work adding repressings and color variants to the site, but there are still a good amount missing, which I can hopefully catch up on in this year (which I said last year too, so who knows…).

There’s music for 1780 different games spread out over 82 different gaming platforms.

How about the users of the site? There’s been a neat increase as we’ve had 32.507 unique users on the site in 2020. You’re visiting from the same places as usual with half of you being located in the US, 10% in the UK and Canada, France and Germany hovering around the 5% mark.

Like the last couple of years I’ve also been a guest on Video Game Grooves End of Year podcast, which you can listen to here. We go over our favorite releases of 2020 and reveal your favorite releases based on votes from our community poll.

For all intents and purposes 2020 was a wild year, but it appears that 2021 is shaping up to be even wilder – for VGM vinyl releases that is – we’ve had enough pandemic action for one year already, so let’s keep that to a minimum. There’s not been any drastic changes to the site and I’m not sure I’ll have time for that this year either, but feel free to send suggestions my way as well. I will be looking into an e-mail newsletter, but there’s no ETA on that right now.

You’ve reached the bottom of this long, long 2020 recap! Thank you for reading ,thank you for supporting Blip Blop and thank you for being awesome! Here’s to a great 2021!

Super Meat Boy Forever vinyl soundtrack up for preorder via Yetee Records

Yetee Records are releasing the soundtrack to the platformer Super Meat Boy Forever on vinyl.

The release will be a 2LP with one record on red with black splatter and the on the grey with red splatter “Sawblade” colored vinyl. It will be housed in a double-wide sleeve with new artwork by Jango Snow. It is limited to 300 copies.

It is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in Q2 2021. It can be preordered from The Yetee here.

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Preorders for Panzer Paladin vinyl soundtrack up via Limited Run Games

Limited Run Games have just opened up preorders for a the vinyl soundtrack to side-scrolling action platformer Panzer Paladin.

The release will be a 3LP on grey marbled colored vinyl. It will be housed in a triple gatefold jacket with new artwork by Corey Lewis.

It is priced at $45 and is an open preorder, which is available from now and until January 24, 2021. It is scheduled to release 4-5 months after preorders close.
It can be preordered from Limited Run Games here.

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Panzer Dragoon: Remake vinyl soundtrack from Brave Wave up for preorder

Brave Wave are releasing the new rearranged score by Saori Kobayashi for Panzer Dragoon: Remake on vinyl.

The release will be a 2LP with one record on blue and the other on orange colored vinyl. It will be house din a gatefold jacket with game art. It will include a booklet with liner notes as well as a download card.
There will also be 500 copies available, which will come with an A4 poster signed by Saori Kobayashi.

It is priced at €40/$40 (€40/$50 for the signed version) and is scheduled to release in May, 2021.
It can be preordered via BigWax now here, and via Limited Run Games here for the standard and here for the signed version later today at 10AM ET.

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Crowdfunding campaign for Dragon Oath double vinyl soundtrack now live

Dadu Records have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Modian for a vinyl soundtrack release to Chinese MMORPG Dragon Oath – also known as Tian Long Ba Bu (天龙八部).

The release will be a 2LP on clear with white and gold splatter colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gold-foiled and debossed gatefold jacket. It is limited to 1000 numbered copies.

It is priced at 368 RMB and is in-hand and appears to be ready to ship in January, 2021. The campaign ends on January 15, 2021.

It can be backed on Modian here (although it appears you may have to use a proxy service in order to place an order outside of China).

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Preorders for the Persona 5 Royal vinyl soundtrack now up via iam8bit

Yesteday iam8bit announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the dungeon crawler JRPG Persona 5 Royal on vinyl alongside several repressings of previous titles (including the Persona 5 4LP set).

The release will be a 3LP on colored vinyl. It will be housed in an “interactive die-cut window” jacket and gold-foil printed inner sleeves with artwork by Drew Wise, although the actual artwork has yet to be announced.

Preorders placed before December 31, 2020 will also include a bonus 7″ with the track “Hymn of the Soul”.

It is priced at $75 and is scheduled to release in Q2 2021. It can be preordered via iam8bit here.

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