Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy 2LP now available online

It was originally released late last year and only sold in the merch booth at Distant Worlds concerts – until today!

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy is an album of arranged music from the Final Fantasy series performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. It contains tracks from Final Fantasy I-IV, VI-IX, and XI.

The music was originally recorded at the Stockholm Concert Hall in 2007.

The release is a 2LP on black vinyl and is housed in a gatefold jacket.

It is priced at $35 and can be ordered on Amazon here.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine soundtrack now available from Laced Records

Laced Records have just announced that they will be releasing Ryan Ike’s soundtrack to the game Where The Water Tastes Like Wine on vinyl.

The release will be a 2LP on 180g black vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Kellan Jett. It also comes with a Steam code for the game and the digital soundtrack.

It is priced at €33 and is scheduled to release in Q2 2018. It can be preordered from Laced Records’ online store now.

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Spacelab9 is releasing a new Namco arcade music compilation

Spacelab9 have been teasing this release in their newsletters for some time and today a listing for it appeared seemingly out of nowhere.

The release will have music and sounds from the following Namco arcade titles: Pac-Man, Galaga, New Rally X, Mappy, Xevious, Dig Dug, Bosconian, Gaplus, Dragon Buster, The Tower of Druaga, Sky Kid, The Return of Ishtar, Rolling Thunder, and Splatterhouse.

It will be a single LP on “pixel explosion” clear vinyl with multicolor splatter.  The release is housed inside a regular LP jacket and comes with a booklet detailing the games represented on the album.

It is priced at $35 and can be ordered from ThinkGeek here now. As mentioned earlier, this listing appeared suddenly and without a word from Spacelab9 so it’s currently unclear whether there will be other color variants later on.

UPDATE: Spacelab9 have now sent out a newsletter detailing 2 exclusive variants. They will have a “Pac-Man” yellow and clear variant and a “Galaga” grey and black split variant. Both will be limited to 200 copies each with 150 of the Galaga variants reserved for European customers. Orders for both will open on March 2, 2018 from Spacelab9’s website.

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Data Discs to release the After Burner II soundtrack

Data Discs have just announced that they will be releasing Hiroshi Kawaguchi’s arcade soundtrack to After Burner II on vinyl. Not only that, but it will feature an extra disc with arranged versions from the SST Band.

The release will be a 2LP cut at 45RPM. As always there will be three color variants available – a limited edition blue & purple swirl, a purple opaque, and a classic black. It’s housed in a single-pocket heavyweight jacket and comes with a foldout poster with the original game art.

The release will be priced at £25 and is scheduled to release in March 2018.

Preorders will open on February 24, 2018 at 7PM UK time via Data Discs’ store here.
Remember that you can get access to the store a little earlier by signing up for Data Discs’ newsletter.

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The Human: Fall Flat soundtrack is getting a vinyl release

Today Super Rare Games have announced that they will be releasing physical copies of the game Human: Fall Flat for the Nintendo Switch. Not only that, but they will also release its soundtrack on vinyl.

It will be a single LP on black vinyl housed in a regular album jacket with game art. The release will be limited to 500 copies.

It is priced at £30 and is scheduled to release on March 20, 2018. Preorders are open now via Super Rare Games’ store. There is also a bundle option with the Switch game, trading cards and vinyl soundtrack available here for £50.

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Supergiant is releasing the Pyre soundtrack on vinyl

Supergiant Games just announced that they are releasing the soundtrack for their game Pyre on vinyl.

The release will be a 3LP available in two color variants – a version on red, yellow and blue colored vinyl and a version on limited edition 180g black vinyl. It will be housed in a triple gatefold jacket with new artwork by Supergiant’s art director Jen Zee.

The release will also contain arrangement and bonus tracks not available in the game and a download card for the album as well as a set of bonus tracks.

The colored variant is priced at $50 and the black limited variant at $60. They are available to order now and appear to be ready to ship now. The colored variant can be ordered here and the black variant here.

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The Floor Kids soundtrack can now be preordered on vinyl

Kid Koala have announced that Arts & Crafts will be releasing his soundtrack for the breakdance game Floor Kids on vinyl.

The release is a 2LP and will be housed in a gatefold jacket with game art. It’s being marketed as a limited edition, but there are currently no specifics about how limited.

The release is priced at $30 and is scheduled to release on April 27, 2018. It can be preordered from Arts & Crafts here.

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Fangamer to release Thimbleweed Park on vinyl

Fangamer have just announced that they are releasing Steve Kirk’s soundtrack to the game Thimbleweed Park on vinyl.

The release will be a single LP on blue translucent vinyl with black smoke. It comes in a regular LP jacket with new art and a printed inner sleeve.

It is priced at $23, is available to order now and appears to be shipping immediately. It can be ordered from Fangamer here.

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iam8bit to release the Shadow Of The Colossus soundtrack on vinyl

Yester iam8bit teased that they would be revealing a “dream project” and today they did – they’re releasing the acclaimed Shadow Of The Colossus soundtrack by Kow Otani on vinyl.

The release will be a 2LP with one disc on translucent white and one on translucent petrol green colored vinyl. It will be housed in a triple gatefold jacket with new artwork by Nimit Malavia, who also did the artwork for iam8bit’s vinyl release of the The Last Guardian soundtrack.

The release is price at $40 and is scheduled to release in Q2 2018. It can be preordered now from iam8bit’s US store here and their EU store here.

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Brave Wave’s Panzer Dragoon Saga arrangement album can be preordered now

In mid-December last year Brave Wave announced that they would be releasing a Panzer Dragoon Saga arrangement album titled “Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement“. Well, now it’s almost here!

What’s really interesting is that the arrangement is done by the original soundtrack’s composer Saori Kobayashi. In an interview with The Verge Kobayashi has stated that: “I was able to achieve the kind of music that I wanted to do 20 years ago“.

Also present on this new arrangement is Eri Ito, Triforce Quartet, and Maho Azuma.

The vinyl release will be a 2LP on lilac colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Katsumi Yokota with additional design by Cory Schmitz. The release will include a booklet with essays and liner notes by people who worked on the game as well as archival artwork.

The release will be priced at $35/€35 and is scheduled to release early April 2018. It can be preordered via Fangamer for people in the US here and via BigWax for people in EU/RoW here.

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