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.
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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.