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Ship To Shore ready with preorders for Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. is now ready with preorders for their next Konami title – the soundtrack to Castelvania: The Adventure ReBirth. You cannot buy the game, but you can get its soundtrack on vinyl!

The release will be a single LP available in four different variants. A crystal clear retail variant, a red with black splatter variant exclusive to Ship To Shore, a clear with black smoke variant exclusive to Debug Records (and limited to 125 copies), and a red and black split variant exclusive to Black Screen Records.
It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with new artwork by Drew Wise. It also includes a heavy card stock insert with the cover artwork and liner notes by Jeremy Parish.

It is priced at $25 and is scheduled to begin shipping in late November/early December, 2019. It can be preordered from Ship To Shore’s store here, and from Debug Records here, and later today from Black Screen Records.

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth - Ship To Shore Front
Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth - Debug Front
Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth - Black Screen Records Front

Gradius II, Gradius III and Cosmic Star Heroine preorders from Ship To Shore coming

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:

Gradius II from Ship To Shore at $23 here,  from The Yetee at $25, and from Black Screen Records here at €27.

Gradius III from Ship To Shore at $36 here, from The Yetee at $35, and from Black Screen Records at €36 here.

Cosmic Star Heroine from Ship To Shore at $23 here and Limited Run Games at $30 here.

MOTHER from Ship To Shore at $40 here and from The Yetee at $35 here.

MOTHER 2 from Ship To Shore at $40 here and from The Yetee at $35 here.

Celeste from Ship To Shore at $35 here.

Gradius II - Front STS Gradius II - Front Yetee Gradius II - Front Black Screen Records Gradius III - Front STS Gradius III - Front Yetee Gradius III - Front Black Screen Records Cosmic Star Heroine - Front Cosmic Star Heroine - Front Limited Run Games MOTHER + MOTHER 2 - Front STS MOTHER - Front Yetee MOTHER 2 - Front Yetee

Mondo have opened preorders for Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X

Earlier this week Mondo finally announced that they will be taking orders for the vinyl soundtracks to Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X.

Symphony Of The Night will be a 180g 2LP available in three different color variants – a limited edition of 1000 copies on bone white, gold, and black tricolor vinyl variant, a bone and silver swirl with white splatter vinyl variant, and a red translucent vinyl variant. It will come in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Jasmin Darnell.

Symphony Of The Night will include 41 tracks from the game including 7 tracks from the Sega Saturn version.

Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X will be a 180g 2LP with one record on red translucent with black splatter and the other on blue translucent with black splatter colored vinyl. It will come in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Oliver Barrett.

A limited edition of 250 red/blue split colored copies of this was previously sold at Mondo’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con, but sold out during the event.

The titles are priced at $35 each and are both expected to begin shipping in early November, 2018. They will be available from Mondo’s store on October 24, 2018 at noon CT.

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night - Front Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night - Gatefold Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night - Records

Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X - Front Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X - Records

Data Discs to release the Policenauts soundtrack

A while back Data Discs announced that they would be releasing the soundtrack to the Hideo Kojima-game Policenauts on vinyl.

The release will be a 2LP housed in  a sturdy single-pocket jacket with cover art from the game. The release will also include a 12-page art booklet and a lithographic print.

As always Data Discs will offer 3 different vinyl color variants – a limited edition black and white swirl variant, a white variant, and a classic black variant.

The release is priced at £25 and is scheduled to be shipped out no later than September 30, 2018. It can be ordered from Data Discs’ store here on September 8, 2018 at 7pm UK time.

Policenauts - Limited Edition Policenauts - Back Policenauts - Booklet

The Gradius vinyl soundtrack can now be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.

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 release is priced at $22 and is scheduled to release in mid-September 2018. It can be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s store here.

Gradius - Front & Record

The “Diggin’ In The Carts” compilation is now up for preorder via Hyperdub

Back when the “Diggin’ In The Carts: A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music” album was first made available for CD and digital it had a small note at the store page saying a vinyl version would come later – and now it’s available to order!

Curated by Nick Dwyer and Kode9 as part of Red Bull Radio’s “Diggin’ In The Carts” online radio show on Japanese game music, the album features 34 tracks from 32 different Japanese games from 9 different gaming systems.

The following games are represented: ActRaiser, Alcahest, Alien Soldier, Chatty, Cosmic Wars, Dezaemon, DragonGun, Esper Dream 2, Genpei Toumaden, Gofer no Yabou Episode II, Golden Axe: The Duel, Gradius, Gradius 2, Hisou Kihei X Serd, Illusion City: Genei Toshi, Liquid Kids, Mahjong Touhhaiden, Megapanel, Metal Black, Metal Stoker, Motocross Maniacs, Mouryou Senki Madera, Quarth, Solomon’s Key, Super Royal Blood, Tarot Mystery, Thunder Force IV, Time Cruise II, Valkyrie no Densetsu, Vixen 357, Xak II, and Youjuu Kikouhei WerDragon.

The release will be a 180g 2LP with one orange and one green disc. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with original artwork by Koji Morimito. It will also includes 3 12″ cardboard art prints with a manga, cover art and notes about the creation of this album.

It is priced at £30 and is scheduled to release around July 20, 2018. It can be preordered via Hyperdub’s Bandcamp here now.

Diggin' In The Carts - Contents

Preorders for the Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa! 7″ open tomorrow via Ship To Shore

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have just announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa! on vinyl as part of their Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series.

The release will be a 7″ on pink vinyl and housed in a regular 7″ jacket with brand new artwork by Drew Wise. The jacket will have an OBI an include a double-sided poster with art by Austin James and liner notes by Jeremy Parish.

It will be priced at $13 and is scheduled to release mid-June 2018. Preorders will open tomorrow May 16, 2018 at 12PM EST from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s store.

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa! - Front Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa! - Promo

Rocket Knight Adventures and Kid Dracula can be preordered from Ship To Shore now

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. just opened preorders for their previously announced vinyl releases of the Konami Kukeiha Club soundtracks to Rocket Knight Adventures and Kid Dracula.

Rocket Knight Adventures will be a single LP on “Rocket Flash” red and yellow colored vinyl. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with artwork from the game.

Kid Dracula will be a 10″ on red vinyl with black splatter. It will be housed in a 10″ jacket with design by Drew Wise and it includes a poster with new art by Austin James and liner notes by Jeremy Parish. Kid Dracula will be the second entry in Ship To Shore’s “Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series”.

Kid Dracula will be the Famicom version of the soundtrack.

Both releases are priced at $20 and are scheduled to release around December 9, 2017.

I’ve asked about EU distribution and Ship To Shore said that both titles will likely be available from an EU vendor, although there’s no ETA on when.
There’s also been some rumors on a possible exclusive Yetee variant for Rocket Knight Adventures, but no news on that one either. I’ll update this post when news are announced.

Rocket Knight Adventures can be preordered from Ship To Shore here, and Kid Dracula here.

Also available is Christa Lee’s “Welcome To The Fantasy Zone” album, which isn’t actual video game music, but rather a love letter to Sega game music, so it might be interesting to some of you Sega fans.

Rocket Knight Adventures - Front + Record Rocket Knight Adventures - Back

Kid Dracula - Front + Record Kid Dracula - Poster Kid Dracula - Back

Bayou Billy and repress of MOTHER 2 preorders from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. are up

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.

It can be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. here, and people in Europe can order it from Vinyl-Digital in Germany here.

The Yetee variant can be ordered from The Yetee’s store here.

The MOTHER 2 repress is priced at $40 and can be ordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. here. It is scheduled to release around the end of the year.

MOTHER 2 & Bayou Billy - Mockups Bayou Billy - Yetee Variant Mockup

Mondo to release the Contra soundtrack this week

Mondo have previously announced that they would release Konami Kukeiha Club’s Contra soundtrack as part of their Konami partnership. And today we finally got some more details.

The release will be a single 180g 45RPM LP on red and blue split colored vinyl. The release comes in a gatefold jacket and features new artwork by Eric Powell.

The release contains both the NES/Famicom and Arcade versions of the soundtrack.

For those lucky enough to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 20-23, 2017), Mondo will have an exclusive “Contra C” variant on yellow, orange, and red triple striped vinyl. This variant is limited to 1000 copies.

Both variants will be priced at $25 and are available on July 19, 2017 at 8PM CST.

The regular split variant will be available through Mondo’s website (keep an eye on social media for the release page when it goes up), and the SDCC variant will be available at SDCC Preview Night at Mondo’s booth (#835).

Contra - Front + Record Contra - Front + Record (SDCC Variant)Contra - Gatefold