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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

The Super Castlevania IV vinyl soundtrack will be released by Mondo this week

This release was originally announced quite a while back now, but today Mondo revealed that they will release Konami Kukeiha Club’s Super Castlevania IV on vinyl this week.

The release will be a 2LP cut at 45 RPM and comes in two different color variants – gold & bronze split and silver with red splatter. The split variant will be limited to 1000 copies. It will come in a jacket with new artwork by Jenolab.

Alongside this new release, Mondo will also have black vinyl copies of the sold out Castlevania III vinyl soundtrack for sale. Both releases will be priced at $30 and will go up for sale on July 21, 2017 at noon CST.

Super Castlevania IV - Front Super Castlevania IV - Back Cover Super Castlevania IV - Splatter Records Super Castlevania IV - Split Records

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse can now be ordered from Mondo

As announced on Mondo’s blog a few days ago, orders for Konami Kukeiha Club’s soundtrack to Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse are now live.

The release will be a 2LP on 180g colored vinyl. It comes in a gatefold cover with brand new artwork done by Sachin Teng. There will be two color variants – a split variant with colors based on game characters (limited to 1000 copies) and an orange translucent with black and white splatter (limited to 2500 copies).

Disc 1 on the album will feature the NES soundtrack, while Disc 2 features the Famicom (VRC6 chip) soundtrack. Both will be newly mastered for this vinyl release by James Plotkin.

Orders are open now via Mondo’s webstore and they are expected to ship out soon.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Front

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Gatefold Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Back Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Split Records Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Splatter Records

Mondo releasing the Contra III: The Alien Wars soundtrack on vinyl

(Header scan credit: Matthew Henzel / videogameobsession.com)

It was teased on social media some time ago, but today Mondo announced the vinyl release of the Contra III: The Alien Wars soundtrack. The soundtrack is by Konami Kukeiha Club and this will be Mondo’s first Contra release (with more to follow later).

The release will be a single 180g LP and comes in a jacket with new artwork from Paul Mann. The release will be available in two color variants – clear with red splatter and blue/red split with white splatter. The former will be limited to 500 copies.

Orders will open on Wednesday (March 1, 2017) from Mondo’s store and are expected to ship shortly afterwards.

Contra III: The Alien Wars - Front Cover

Contra III: The Alien Wars - Standard Variant Contra III: The Alien Wars - Limited Variant

Mondo ready with their Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest release

Mondo released the first Castlevania OST on a 10″ last year as the first Konami video game release of many. Today they announced the release of their next Konami title and it will be Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.

Like the first one, this will be a 10″ release. This time on blue vinyl with green splatter and brand new artwork by Eric Powell (see below). Side A will contain the NES version of the soundtrack while Side B will contain the Famicom version of the soundtrack.

This will be the second in their Castlevania series where Castlevania III, Super Castlevania IV, and Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night have also been confirmed.

It will be priced at $20 and will be available from Mondo’s store this Wednesday noon CST (January 11, 2017).

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Front Cover Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Gatefold Art Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Back Cover