Novu Records to release the soundtracks to Kingdom Hearts I & II as well as Metal Gear Solid 1 on vinyl?

I received a tweet today informing me of a new vgm vinyl label called Novu Records along with a link to their site. Now the site itself may not reveal much at first glance, but after signing up for their newsletter you’re greeted with this message:

Novu Records Signup Message

This is all there is to it at the moment, hence the question mark in the title. As there is no other information about this new label and these releases I’m considering this a rumor for now. But I’ll be following up on these news as more is revealed.

Release date ready for the Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture vinyl soundtrack

It’s been a while since composer Jessica Curry teased that the soundtrac kfor Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture would be receiving a vinyl soundtrack. But now Music On Vinyl has put up the soundtrack in their online catalog confirming that they will be releasing the soundtrack.

The soundtrack will be out on a gatefold 2LP, is set to release on Nov 30 and will be limited to 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl. Knowing Music On Vinyl it seems likely that an “unlimited” black pressing will be released once the clear pressing sells out.

It will be released as a part of Music On Vinyl’s ‘At The Movies’-series, that covers all their motion picture, tv show, and video game soundtrack releases.

Being released by Music On Vinyl also means that this will receive a wide release and will be available through several online and physical record stores.

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Square Enix to release a vinyl album with arranged music from Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross

Square Enix have put up a listing on their Japanese store for the vinyl album “To Far Away Times: Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Arrangement Album”. It is currently only available to order from the Japanese Square Enix Store (which only ships within Japan), but with recent trends there should at least be hope that it’ll be made available in the EU as well.

It’s set to release on December 16, 2015 for 4,860 yen (~$41/~€36).

This is the first time that Yasunori Mitsuda’s music from these games will be made available on vinyl. The tracks chosen for this album are as follows:

  • From Chrono Trigger
    • Wind Scene
    • Schala’s Theme
    • Corridors Of Time
    • On The Other Side / Epilogue ~ To Good Friends
    • To Far Away Times
  • From Chrono Cross
    • Time’s Scar
    • Radical Dreamers
    • The Frozen Flame
    • Marbule
    • The Bend Of Time

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Spacelab9’s Fallout 3 vinyl soundtrack finally announced

A post on Modern Vinyl today showed what had been teased for a while – and maybe a little more than that. Inon Zur’s Fallout 3 score will be released by Spacelab9 on a 14-track picture disc sampler (exclusive to Hot Topic) as well as a 3LP + a 7″ blue vinyl housed in a triple gatefold inside a slipcase box that’s being sold by the official Bethesda Store.

There’s no release date confirmed for either, but the picture disc is currently being sold at Spacelab9’s booth at New York Comic Con meaning that they have been pressed.

UPDATE: Spacelab9 has revealed on Facebook that the release date for both will be November 13.

UPDATE: Bethesda have revealed that the 3LP+7″ will cost $85

UPDATE: Pre-orders are now live through the Bethesda Store

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Iam8bit to release FTL: Faster Than Light soundtrack on vinyl

Iam8bit has just put up a pre-order listing for a vinyl release of Ben Prunty’s soundtrack to FTL: Faster Than Light. It will be released on a 2LP splatter vinyl and the cover will feature brand new artwork done by Leif Podhajsky.

The soundtrack will be remastered for vinyl by Telegraph Mastering Studio and will contain a download code for the full digital album. The album is scheduled to release on Q1, 2016.

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Four new titles officially confirmed by Data Discs

Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master, Super Hang-On, Out Run, and Streets Of Rage 2 have been officially confirmed to be released on vinyl by Data Discs.

Shinobi III and Streets Of Rage 2 had already been confirmed via comments on social media, but this is the first major announcement with new information that they’ve had.

Coming up first is Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master.  The soundtrack by Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao will come in three color variants – classic black, oxblood, and oxblood/bone split. The album will furthermore feature an OBI strip and a foldout poster with original artwork. It will be available to order from October 2, 2015 and from  the sound of it, these are ready to ship – no mentions of pre-ordering.

Next up is Super Hang-On. The soundtrack by Koichi Namiki, Katsuhiro Hayashi and Shigeru Ohwada will come in two different variants – classic black, and opaque tricoulor segment vinyl. The album will feature an OBI strip, a die-cut cover and a printed innersleeve and will be cut at 45 RPM. Pre-orders for this will open in early November, 2015 and are expected to ship out in December.

As for fan favorites Out Run and Streets of Rage 2 there are not many specific news other than these are expected to be released  in 2016.

Overall a good amount of exciting news for vgm vinyl fans.Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master - Mockup Front

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Music from Oddworld: New n’ Tasty to be released on vinyl

Fans of the Oddworld games rejoice! Today it’s been revealed through Oddworld Inhabitants that a soundtrack from Oddworld: New n’ Tasty will be released on vinyl.

It will include brand new remastered tunes from Oddworld: New n’ Tasty as well as new mixes from the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee on what looks like a grey colored vinyl. As a bonus it will include a poster, a Steam code for the Oddworld: New n’ Tasty game, and the full soundtrack to the game as well as the soundtrack to the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.

You can see the full tracklist for the vinyl version now over at Oddworld Inhabitants.

It will be revealed at the EGX event in Birmingham, UK this weekend. It will be released by Black Screen Records. Release date, price, pressing numbers, and where to buy is yet to be disclosed but stay tuned!

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Music from Final Fantasy VIII will be released on vinyl

A listing from Square Enix’s Japanese Store have just confirmed that a picture disc vinyl record with music from Final Fantasy VIII will be released on vinyl with an estimated release date of December 21st, 2015.

According to the listing it is a selection of music from the game and the tracks are chosen by composer Nobuo Uematsu himself. The listing doesn’t mention if it’s a 2LP like the Final Fantasy VII vinyl release was or if it is just a single LP.

The Japanese store will only ship within Japan itself, but seeing how the Final Fantasy VII release was also available in the European stores I think that it’s fair to remain optimistic that it will be available outside Japan later on.

Pre-order through Square Enix Japan [Japan only]

UPDATE: I’ve been in touch with Square Enix Merch EU customer support, who, when asked if they were planning on releasing this outside Japan, told me that they were “considering the option”.

UPDATE 2: It is now available through the Square Enix EU store. It was also disclosed that it will be limited to 2,000 numbered copies. It will be released on December 15, 2015.

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