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Chris Hülsbeck announces new orchestral Turrican Kickstarter project with vinyl options

Chris Hülsbeck – the composer of the Turrican series and several other retro titles – have announced and launched a new Kickstarter project called “Turrican Orchestral Selections”.

The project features arranged versions of a selection of music from the Turrican series, that didn’t make it onto his previous release, “Turrican II – The Orchestral Album”.

The vinyl version will be a double LP on black vinyl and will come with the album on CD, a booklet, and downloads for both the orchestra album and a brand new album described as a “Virtual Turrican 4 soundtrack” recorded on Amiga hardware.

There’s also a box set version limited to 1000 numbered copies. In addition to what’s included in the standard vinyl tier, the box set comes with physical art prints and downloadable musical scores.

In addition to the regular tiers, an additional CD and vinyl record of the virtual Turrican 4 album may be added to the pledge if the project hits its stretch goals.

The Kickstarter is aiming for a $85,000 goal and if succesful, physical rewards are scheduled to begin shipping in April 2018.

The 2LP is priced at $65 ($55 for early bird) and the box set is priced at $95 ($80 for early bird). You can pledge for either (or one of the higher vinyl tiers) via Kickstarter now.

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Turrican II Live Orchestra Album box set Kickstarter launched by Chris Hülsbeck

Today composer Chris Hülsbeck launched a Kickstarter  campaign for a live orchestra version of his soundtrack to the 1991 Commodore Amiga game Turrican II: The Final Fight.

The album will be produced by Merrognon Studios (who have previously worked on the Final Symphony concerts and Hülsbeck’s Turrican Soundtrack Anthology). It will be released in individually numbered box sets that include the album on both CD and on a 2LP. Additionally, the box set will feature brand new manga-style artwork. The box set will be limited to 1000 copies.

The set will be available for backers who pledge $50 at the early bird tier or more. Higher tiers include art prints, signed score sheet, and more.

If the project is succesfully funded the box set is set to release in April 2017, with the digital version becoming available December 2016.

You can read more about it and back the Kickstarter here.

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