A few days back Data Discs announced that they will be partnering with SNK to bring Takushi Hiyamuta’s Metal Slug soundtrack to vinyl. This will be their first release with a game company other than Sega and it sounds like there are more to come.
The release will be single LP housed in a gatefold jacket featuring artwork from SNK’s archives. The album also features two lithographic inserts, and a special translucent OBI strip. The release also comes with a download code for a digital copy of the remastered album.
As usual Data Discs will offer three different color variants – a limited edition variant on orange, clear & yellow tricolor with white splatter, a yellow opaque variant, and a classic black variant.
The release will be priced at £21 and is scheduled to release in late November 2017.
It can be preordered from Data Discs’ store here.
It was announced a while back, but today Data Discs revealed that they will start taking orders for their vinyl release of Tohru “Master” Nakabayashi’s Altered Beast soundtrack.
The release will be a single LP cut at 45 RPM. As always it will be available in 3 different color variants – classic black, orange opaque, and a limited edition clear with orange splatter. The cover features original art sourced from the SEGA archives and the release also comes with a foldout poster of the box art from the game.
The release is priced at £20 and is scheduled to begin shipping out in the first week of July. Orders are set to open on June 30, 2017 via Data Discs’ webstore here.
Today Data Discs announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the upcoming game Sonic Mania on vinyl.
The release will be a single LP in a gatefold jacket with art from the game. As with most other Data Discs releases this will be available in three variants – classic black, blue translucent, and a limited edition variant that is still TBA as of writing this.
While not confirmed by the label it does appear that this release will not be part of Data Discs typical numbered series of releases.
The release is priced at £20 and Data Discs will open up for preorders in mid-July via their webstore.
Today Data Discs revealed a listing for a vinyl release for Norio “NON” Hanzawa’s Gunstar Heroes soundtrack – a title that they announced late last year.
The release will be a 2LP cut at 45RPM. It comes in a single jacket with original and concept art from the game and includes printed inner sleeves and a double-sided poster.
As always Data Discs are making them available in several color variants. There will be a version on classic black, a version with a red and a blue record, and a limited edition version on red and blue split colored vinyl.
The release is priced at £25 and is not a preorder, so it’s ready to ship immediately when it goes on sale on Saturday May 27, 2017 via the Data Discs web store.
Data Discs have announced the release of the Galaxy Force II and Thunder Blade soundtracks on vinyl. Both soundtracks will be included on a single LP with a side dedicated to each.
The release will be a 180g LP housed in a 425gsm jacket with Data Discs’ trademark OBI and a lithographic Galaxy Force II print from Sega’s archives.
Data Discs will have three different color variants of this release available – a classic black variant, a yellow translucent variant, and a limited edition yellow translucent-in-frosted clear with white splatter variant.
The recordings will be from the games’ arcade soundtracks and have been sourced directly from original arcade hardware and then mastered for vinyl.
Preorders for this title will open on Saturday March 4, 2017 via Data Discs website and it is expected to ship late March, 2017.
Data Discs have been teasing us about their next releases for a while, but today they’ve shed some light on what they’ll be. First up is Yoshitaka Azuma’s Panzer Dragoon soundtrack, which they announced earlier this year, and second up is the previously unannounced The Revenge Of Shinobi soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro.
Panzer Dragoon will be released as a 180g 2LP cut at 45RPM and comes in a thick mirror board sleeve. It will be available in three color variants – limited edition sky clear with blue and grey swatches, sky blue opaque, and classic black vinyl. It also includes a lithographic insert.
The Revenge Of Shinobi will be released as a single 180g LP cut at 45RPM. It will be available in three color variants – bone with black splatter, bone opaque, and classic black. It also includes a double-sided lithographic print. As a bonus 50 lucky early buyers of the limited edition will receive a numbered copy signed by Yuzo Koshiro.
Both releases will go up for sale on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 via Data Discs website. Panzer Dragoon is ready to ship immediately, while The Revenge Of Shinobi is scheduled to release January 2017.
On December 3rd on onward Panzer Dragoon can be ordered via this link, while The Revenge Of Shinobi can be preordered via this link.
Last week Data Discs teased that they would be releasing a surprise title that would be ready to ship immediately this week – and today they sent out a newsletter confirming that this release would be the soundtrack for Golden Axe I & II on the same record. The soundtrack to Golden Axe is composed by Tohru Nakabayashi and Golden Axe II is composed by Naofumi Hataya.
As always Data Discs are offering three variants and this time around they will be doing a limited edition variant on transulcent gold vinyl with purple swatches (see image below), a regular translucent gold vinyl version, and a classic black version.
Additionally, the release will come with two lithographic prints featuring game artwork.
The release will be able to order from Data Discs’ website on August 27. As usual subscribers to their newsletter will be given a code to access their site a little earlier than everyone else.
In a newsletter today Data Discs announced that they will open up for preorders on their long-awaited OutRun release on June 25th. The release features music from Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi, Masayoshi Ishi, Manabu Namiki, and Jane-Evelyn Nisperos.
The release was originally announced back in September 2015, but this is the first time we receive more information about it. As usual there will be different variants – this time there will be a limited edition variant exclusive to Data Discs own store on mint green, clear, and pink three-stripe vinyl, one on solid mint green vinyl, and one on classic black (see mockups below). The cover will be die-cut and will show part of the artwork from the record sleeves and the release will also include liner notes by Hiroshi Kawaguchi.
The release features the full original 1986 arcade version as well as three bonus tracks taken from the 1991 Mega Drive and 2014 3DS versions.
To make everything a little bit sweeter 50 lucky pre-order customers will have their limited edition version signed by Kawaguchi (to see more specifics on that, please follow the pre-order link below).
Preorders will open from Data Discs’ store on June 25th at 7PM (UK time) and are expected to ship out in July. Please note that people on Data Discs’ mailing list will receive a code that gives earlier access to the store.
…also, this is the first Data Discs release that doesn’t begin with an S.
In a newsletter Data Discs have just announced that they will be releasing Yoshitaka Azuma’s score to the 1995 Sega Saturn game Panzer Dragoon.
Not much was revealed other than the title announcement, where it was briefly stated that this title will join the previously announced Out Run OST for Data Discs’ 2016 lineup. A screenshot of the full (albeit brief) announcement can be seen below:
Data Discs have just announced that their next release will be Yuzo Koshiro’s soundtrack to Streets Of Rage 2. It was revealed already last year that Data Discs will be releasing the soundtracks to the entire Streets Of Rage trilogy on vinyl, but it isn’t until now that we’ve had news about the series second installment.
They are opening for pre-orders on Saturday (Feb 27) and orders are expected to ship early April. The release will be a 2LP (a first for Data Discs) in a gatefold sleeve. It will come with two lithographic prints with archival artwork and of course an OBI strip. The soundtrack has been fully remastered in collaboration with Koshiro himself and will include four bonus tracks in the shape of demos, alternate versions and unused music.
As per usual there are several variants – one limited, one regular colored and a black. The limited edition will be on clear vinyl with black smoke and red splatter, while the regular colored will be on clear vinyl with black smoke.
As stated earlier pre-orders won’t open until Saturday, but when that happens they can be ordered from here: http://data-discs.com/products/streetsofrage2
Also please note – subscribers to the Data Discs newsletter will receive a code for early access to the pre-order so if you’re not signed up now might be a good time to do so.
NOTE: There are many more releases planned before SoR3. While it has been confirmed by Data Discs that they will release it, there is no indication on when that will happen and – as far as I know – it is not scheduled to be released anytime soon.