AWR Records are releasing the fifth and latest installment in the Distant Worlds series of Final Fantasy arrangement albums on vinyl.
Distant Worlds V feature arrangements of tracks from Final Fantasy V, VI, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV as well as a series spanning Chocobo medley.
The release will be a 2LP on clear vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with session photography and credits.
It is priced at $40 and is in-hand and ready to ship.
It can be ordered via the official Distant Worlds store here. Please note that they will only ship to the US and Canada at this time.
Square Enix are releasing a series of four compilation LPs with character and battle themes from all 15 Final Fantasy main series titles.
Each release will be a single black vinyl LP. They will be housed in tip-on single-pocket jackets with character illustrations by Tetsuya Nomura and will all include a download card.
There is also an option for a version which has all four releases together in a clear plastic slipcase
Please note that if you order from Square Enix Japan you will have to buy all four standalone titles in order to qualify for the slipcase, while the Western stores has the 4LP set as a standalone listing.
They are priced at €33/$37/¥3250 and are scheduled to release between December 6, 2021 and March 28, 2022 (slipcase orders will ship March 28, 2022).
It can be preordered via Square Enix Europe here, Square Enix North America here and Square Enix Japan here.
Video game cover band Kirby’s Dream Band have just opened up vinyl preorders for their upcoming album “Bat Out Of HAL”.
The album mostly features arrangements of music from the Kirby series, but also a few tracks from other games such as Undertale and Final Fantasy V.
The release will be a single LP on “sunset” colored vinyl. It will be housed in a single-pocket jacket with new artwork by Maiko inspired by Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” album.
The album is priced at $20 and is scheduled to begin shipping out in May, 2020.
It can be preordered from the band’s Bandcamp here.
The metal band Knight Of The Round, who does covers of music from the Final Fantasy series, have just announced that they are releasing their latest album “War Of The Triad” on vinyl.
The album features metal versions of tracks from Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI.
The release is a single LP on clear vinyl with black smoke. It comes in a regular LP jacket.
It is priced at $30 and is ready to ship.
It can be ordered from the band’s Bandcamp here and will also be available from the band at the upcoming MAGFest.