Columbia Japan have announced that they will be releasing a new arrangement album for the RPG MOTHER (rereleased as EarthBound Beginnings in the West). The arrangement is handled by original composer Keiichi Suzuki.
The release will be a 2LP, but currently there does not appear to be any further information about the packaging outside of the cover artwork (see at the bottom of this post).
Both have been teased for some time, but now they are up for preorder.
The Adventures of Bayou Billy by Konami Kukeiha club will be a 7″ on swamp green marble. It comes with a Japanese-style OBI and an 11″ x 17″ poster with art by Austin James and liner notes by Jeremy Parish. The sleeve features original art by Drew Wise.
The Yetee will have an exclusive variant on clear with “Alligator Blood” red splatter colored vinyl.
The Adventures of Bayou Billy will be the first in a new series of releases titled “Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series”, which will showcase soundtracks from lesser known games. The next release after Bayou Billy will be the Famicom version of Kid Dracula, so stay tuned for more info on that one later.
The MOTHER 2 soundtrack repress will be the fifth variant available (although the first four was released simultaneously). It comes on “Meteor” yellow with red splatter colored vinyl, but is otherwise identical to its original release.
The Adventures Of Bayou Billy will be priced at $14 and is scheduled to release later this month.
Ship To Shore Phono Co. recently announced that copies of the MOTHER Arranged Soundtrack would go open for pre-orders for non-Kickstarter backers tomorrow (August 26), but today they revealed that it will do so alongside pre-orders for the soundtrack to MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back (known as EarthBound in the West).
The soundtrack by Hirokazu Tanaka & Keiichi Suzuki will be available in 4 different color variants: red/black swirl, blue/yellow split, hot spring pink, and good ol’ black.
Pre-orders for the MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back will go live on Ship To Shore Phono Co.’s own webstore tomorrow at 1PM EST. The MOTHER Arranged Soundtrack is set to be released in November, 2015 while the MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back soundtrack is set to be released early 2016.