Diggin’ In The Carts, A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music

Hyperdub have announced that they will be releasing their compilation album “Diggin’ In The Carts, A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music” on vinyl.

No specifics on the vinyl release have been announced other than it being scheduled to release around February 16, 2018.

Keep in mind that the composers and games shown below are taken from the digital version of this release and might not be exactly the same as what will be put on the vinyl release.

UPDATE: As of early March, 2018 there have been no news on the vinyl release.

Video Game Breaks And Sound Effects Vol. 1

Unofficial LP released in 2002 by Yosumi Records. It contains breaks and sound effects for DJs taken from the games Spy Hunter, Ms. Pacman, Galaga, The Legend Of Zelda, Metroid, Defender, Double Dribble, Rygar, Mr. Do, Popeye, Qbert, NBA 2K2, Soul Calibur, tomb Raider, Crazy Taxi, Street Fighter II, and Mortal Kombat.

NES Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Unofficial pirate LP released in 2015 by Moonshake. It contains 16 tracks from the games Contra, Batman, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, Bubble Bobble, Double Dragon, DuckTales, Mother, Final Fantasy, The Goonies 2, Kid Icarus, Little Nemo, Punch Out!, Mr. Gimmick, T&C Surf Designs, Tetris, Wizards & Warriors, Adventure Island, Faxanadu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, River City Ransom, Crystalis, Rygar, and The Empire Strikes Back.

Three variants of this have been made. This one is a test pressing on black vinyl limited to 5 numbered copies with hand-drawn artwork.

NES Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Unofficial pirate LP released in 2015 by Moonshake. It contains 16 tracks from the games Contra, Batman, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, Bubble Bobble, Double Dragon, DuckTales, Mother, Final Fantasy, The Goonies 2, Kid Icarus, Little Nemo, Punch Out!, Mr. Gimmick, T&C Surf Designs, Tetris, Wizards & Warriors, Adventure Island, Faxanadu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, River City Ransom, Crystalis, Rygar, and The Empire Strikes Back.

Three variants of this have been made. This one is on red translucent with grey splatter vinyl and is limited to 250 numbered copies.

NES Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Unofficial pirate LP released in 2015 by Moonshake. It contains 16 tracks from the games Contra, Batman, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, Bubble Bobble, Double Dragon, DuckTales, Mother, Final Fantasy, The Goonies 2, Kid Icarus, Little Nemo, Punch Out!, Mr. Gimmick, T&C Surf Designs, Tetris, Wizards & Warriors, Adventure Island, Faxanadu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, River City Ransom, Crystalis, Rygar, and The Empire Strikes Back.

Three variants of this have been made. This one is on grey with red splatter vinyl and is limited to 750 numbered copies.

Tecmo Game Music

LP released in 1986 by G.M.O. Records. It contains music from the games Mighty Bomb Jack, Pinball Action, Solomon’s Key, Super Star Force, Gridiron Fight, Guzzler, Rygar, Swimmer, World Cup, and Star Force.

Solomon’s Key & Mighty Bomb Jack

A 7″ featuring arranged versions of Michiharu Hasuya’s music to this title and Solomon’s Key have been released by King Records.