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iam8bit vinyl bonanza with 6 (!) new game soundtracks up for preorder is now live

iam8bit missed the memo about Black Friday being on a Friday and actually not until next week – but that doesn’t change the fact that they have dropped preorders for a whopping SIX video game vinyl releases!

The Artful Escape will receive an original soundtrack release as a 2LP on “psychedelic” blue with pink splatter colored vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Jim Rugg.
It is priced at $42 and it can be preordered from iam8bit here.

Minecraft Dungeons will receive a release with a selection of tracks from its soundtrack plus some new remixes. It will be a 4LP on “nether” orange and purple colored vinyl. It will be housed in a box set with artwork by developer Mojang Studio.
It is priced at $100 and it can be preordered from iam8bit here.

Bugsnax will receive an original soundtrack release as a 2LP on “tasty” orange with cream splatter colored vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Nicole Gustafsson.
It is priced at $42 and it can be preordered from iam8bit here.

A Musical Story will receive an original soundtrack release as a 2LP on purple and yellow colored vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Alexandre Rey.
It is priced at $42 and it can be preordered from iam8bit here.

Chicory will be receiving a piano arrangement album as a single LP on pink colored vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by David René Christensen.
It is priced at $32 and it can be preordered from iam8bit here.

The Joystick Jazz big band jazz arrangement album with music from Banjo-Kazooie, Mega Man 2, Sonic The Hedgehog, Donkey Kong Country and The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time. It will be released as a single LP on black vinyl and will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Mark Borgions.
It is priced at $32 and it can be preordered from iam8bit here.

All of them are scheduled to release in Q2 2023. EU customers will also be able to preorder them from Black Screen Records.

The Artful Escape - Front
Minecraft Dungeons - Front
Bugsnax - Front
A Musical Story - Front
Chicory Piano Collections - Front
Joystick Jazz - Front

Fangamer releasing Banjo-Tooie vinyl soundtrack

Fangamer have just opened up orders for a vinyl soundtrack release to 3D platformer – and Banjo-Kazooie sequel – Banjo-Tooie.

The release will be a 4LP set on black vinyl. It will be housed in a slipcase box set with new artwork by Andrew Kolb done in a similar style to that of Fangamer’s Banjo-Kazooie release. It will include printed inner sleeves and an insert with liner notes by composer Grant Kirkhope.

It is priced at $64 and is in hand and shipping soon. It can be ordered via Fangamer here.

EU folks can also preorder from Black Screen Records here (or sign up here for notification on when Fangamer’s EU store will stock it) and UK folks can preorder via Chipfreq here.

Fangamer’s Banjo-Kazooie box set have also been restocked on all the sites above.

Banjo-Tooie - Front
Banjo-Tooie - Back
Banjo-Tooie - Sleeves
Banjo-Tooie - Insert

Banjo Kazooie Re-Jiggyed arrangement now up for vinyl preorder

Respawned Records are releasing the Banjo Kazooie arrangement album Re-Jiggyed – arranged and performed by original composer Grant Kirkhope – on vinyl.

The release will be a single LP available in 5 different color variants – “jiggy” yellow (200 copies), “bird” red (300 copies), “bear” brown (300 copies), “grunty” green (100 copies), and classic black (100 copies).
It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Del Northern and will also include an art insert.

It is priced at $40 and it is scheduled to release in Q3 2022. It was available via Respawned Records here, however, it is sold out there as of this post.

EU folks can preorder from Black Screen Records here.

Banjo Kazooie Re-Jiggyed - Front Brown
Banjo Kazooie Re-Jiggyed - Front Green
Banjo Kazooie Re-Jiggyed - Front Red
Banjo Kazooie Re-Jiggyed - Contents

Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair vinyl soundtrack up via Fangamer

Fangamer have opened up preorders for the vinyl soundtrack to platforming adventure game Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair.

The release is a 2LP on “Yooka” green and “Laylee” purple colored vinyl. It is housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Renato Giacomini.

It is priced at $39 and is in-stock and shipping shortly. It can be ordered from Fangamer here.
EU customers can also preorder from Black Screen Records here and UK customers can preorder via Chipfreq here.

Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair - Front
Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair - Gatefold
Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair - Back

Donkey Kong 64 arrangement album now up for preorder via Respawned

Respawned Records have launched preorders for an orchestral arrangement album of music from Donkey Kong 64 titled “Simian Symphony”.

The release will be available in two variants – a “Banana Hoard” yellow swirl colored vinyl variant, and a “Krusha K. Rool” green splatter colored vinyl variant. Both variants will feature an etching on the D-side.
It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new art by GnrtnmArt. It will also include an insert with new artwork.

It is priced at $40 and is in-hand and scheduled to ship soon. It can be ordered from Respawned Records here.

EU customers will also be able to order this from Black Screen Records at a later time.

Simian Symphony - Front
Simian Symphony - Contents
Simian Symphony - Green Vinyl

Banjo-Kazooie ska arrangement LP now available from Respawned

We’re just two days into 2021 and we already have our first release up for order as Respawned are releasing a ska arrangement album for the soundtrack to classic 3D platformer Banjo-Kazooie titled Banjo-Skazooie.

The release will be a 2LP available in two color variants – a “Skazooie” black and white swirl with black splatter variant, and a “Jiggy Jam” yellow translucent with black smoke variant. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork.

It is priced at $35 and is in hand and expected to begin shipping next week. It can be ordered from Respawned Records here. In addition, it is also 10% off for the first 24 hours.

EU customers can also order from Black Screen Records here.

Banjo-Skazooie - Front
Banjo-Skazooie - Gatefold

Banjo-Kazooie 4LP box set available from Fangamer

Fangamer have just announced that they are releasing a vinyl box set containing 41 tracks from the Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack.

The set will have 4 LPs on black vinyl. It will be housed in a slipcase box set with new art by Andrew Kolb with each record housed in a printed jacket. The set will also include a double-sided insert with liner notes by composer Grant Kirkhope.
Order placed through Fangamer will include a digital download of the full 164 tracks from the soundtrack.

It is priced at $59 and is in stock and ready to ship. It can be preordered from Fangamer here.
European customers can also order from Black Screen Records here.

They are also offering a Banjo-Kazooie themed felt slipmat for $9 ($7 if purchased with the box set) here.

Banjo-Kazooie - Front
Banjo-Kazooie - Records

The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle soundtrack is getting a vinyl release

iam8bit have announced that they will be releasing Grant Kirkhope’s soundtrack to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on vinyl.

The release will be a 2LP on clear vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with game art. The mustache on the front cover is fuzzy and the release will include paper play dolls.

It is scheduled to release in Q3, 2018. It can be preordered from iam8bit’s US store for $40 here or their UK store for £30 (+ taxes) here.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Cover Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Gatefold Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Records

iam8bit ALSO releasing Viva Piñata and Battletoads In Battlemaniacs for Black Friday

Because I’m typing faster than iam8bit can upload their store I completely missed out on the other two releases in the previous post on Conker’s Bad Fur Day so here goes!

Grant Kirkhope’s soundtrack to Viva Piñata and David Wise’s soundtrack for Battletoads In Battlemaniacs are also both getting released for Black Friday.

Viva Piñata will be a 2LP on “sweet and sour” pink and green colored records. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Ashton Dame.

Battletoads In Battlemaniacs will be a single LP on “toad” multicolor starburst vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Dima Drjuchin.

Both will be remastered for these vinyl releases and include digital downloads (sent via e-mail and only if ordered from iam8bit).

Viva Piñata will be priced at $35 and Battletoads In Battlemaniacs at $28. Both are scheduled to release in Q2 2018.

Viva Piñata can be preordered from iam8bit’s US store here and their EU/UK store here from Black Friday (November 24, 2017).

Battletoads In Battlemaniacs can be preordered from iam8bit’s US store here and their EU/UK store here from Black Friday (November 24, 2017).

Viva Piñata - Front Viva Piñata - Inserts & Records Battletoads In Battlemaniacs - Front

Laced Records bringing the Yooka-Laylee soundtrack to vinyl

Today Laced Records announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the upcoming platformer Yooka-Laylee to vinyl. The soundtrack is composed by Grant Kirkhope, David Wise, and Steve Burke.

The soundtrack will be released as a 180g 2LP with one record on green and the other on purple vinyl. It will feature original art from Playtonic Games and includes the digital soundtrack as well.

The game itself is out on April 10, 2017, but the soundtrack will be out a few days before on April 7. You can preorder it now via Laced Records’ store (and you can listen to some of the tracks there as well).

Yooka-Laylee - Front + Records Yooka-Laylee - Front + Back