Ship To Shore PhonoCo. are releasing the soundtrack to 1997 PS1 shoot ’em up Gradius Gaiden on vinyl.
The release will be a 2LP available in two vinyl color variants – a “Vic Viper” blue and white swirl variant (Ship To Shore exclusive), and a clear variant. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Ian Wilding.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have prepared a massive line-up of new releases and repressings for Black Friday and here you’ll have a breakdown of all six (!) titles. New releases first.
Continuing their Konami partnership they will have preorders for both Gradius II and III available.
Gradius II is a single LP that will feature the Famicom soundtrack on one side and the MSX soundtrack on the other. It will be available in multiple color variants – red vinyl with black splatter and clear vinyl from Ship To Shore, a clear and blue split with blue splatter from The Yetee, and a red-in-clear from Black Screen Records.
Gradius III is a 2LP that will feature the SNES soundtrack on one disc and the arcade soundtrack on the other. It will be available in multiple color variants – black vinyl with green splatter and clear vinyl from Ship To Shore, a clear and yellow split with yellow splatter from The Yetee, and a green-in-clear from Black Screen Records.
Both Gradius titles feature new artwork by Ian Wilding. Gradius II will come in a single pocket jacket while Gradius III will be gatefold. The artwork for all three Gradius titles line up in one long piece if lined up next to each other.
Cosmic Star Heroine was initially teased more than 2 years ago, but is now finally here. It will feature a selection of 15 tracks from the game picked by the composers.
It will be a single LP housed in a regular jacket with artwork by Drew Wise. It will be available on blue & black vinyl with red splatter from Ship To Shore, and on silver vinyl (limited to 400 copies) from Limited Run Games.
And now repress news! There will be new pressings for MOTHER, MOTHER 2 and Celeste available in new color variants.
MOTHER will be available on blue/yellow split from Ship To Shore, “Magicant and Flying Man” color from The Yetee, and an unannounced color from Fangamer.
MOTHER 2 will be available on “Tessie” purple from Ship To Shore, on “Fourside and Moonside” color from The Yetee, and an unannounced color from Fangamer.
Celeste will be available on clear vinyl from Ship To Shore.
All titles are scheduled to release in December or Q1 2019 (depending on title and store) and are available to preorder today (although exact times they go live vary from store to store). Here are the links available so far:
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have announced the release of several Konami titles this year, and now they’re ready with preorders for one of them – the legendary Gradius.
The release will feature the Famicom soundtrack on one side and the MSX soundtrack on the other.
The release will be a single LP in two color variants – blue vinyl with white splatter, and crystal clear. It comes in a single pocket jacket with new artwork by Ian Wilding. The artwork will interlock with the artwork for the upcoming Gradius II and III releases, so putting all three titles next to each other will reveal the full artwork.
Exclusive color variants from The Yetee and Vinyl Digital have also been confirmed, although no word on when those will be available to order.
The Yetee have revealed that they are releasing the soundtracks to the two Tribute Games games Curses N’ Chaos and Wizorb on vinyl. Curses N’ Chaos is composed by Patrice Bourgeault and Wizorb by Jean Chan.
Both are single LP releases housed in standard record jackets. Curses N’ Chaos comes on black and red merge colored vinyl, the jacket features art by Ian, and the release is limited to 500 copies Wilding. Wizorb comes on a picture disc, features art by Drew Wise, and is limited to 250 copies.
And if that’s not enough they are also releasing a new variant of the Ninja Senki soundtrack – a DX classic shuriken picture disc. Also limited to 250 copies.
All 3 titles are priced and $25 and are ready to ship.
We’ve known about this for a while and I think it’s safe to say that it’s one of the most anticipated releases to be announced this year – and now we can preorder it. Yes, the soundtrack to Hideo Kojima’s Snatcher is getting a vinyl release.
The release will be a 2LP pressed on 140g colored vinyl and features the Sega CD version of the soundtrack which is composed by Konami Kukeiha Club. It comes in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Ian Wilding. Also included are two prints of original game art from Konami’s archives.
Four different color variants will be available in total with some being exclusive to certain distributors (see below). The variants are on orange/white/red tri-color (Ship To Shore exclusive), green-in-grey (Ship To Shore exclusive), ultra clear (retail), and red translucent with black splatter (The Yetee exclusive).
The release is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in Q1 2017. It can be preordered from the following sites: