Laced Records teased some upcoming releases a few days ago and today they had quite the announcement – they will be releasing the London Symphony Orchestra’s Final Symphony AND Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo on vinyl.
The albums are made in collaboration with Square Enix and all music on both titles are from Square Enix games. Final Symphony contains music from Final Fantasy VI, VII, and X while Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo contains music from Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana, Chrono Cross, and Chrono Trigger.
Both albums will be released on 3LP black vinyl in a triple gatefold cover. Final Symphony will have new artwork done by Tom Baxter and Caspar Newbolt, while Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo will have new artwork by Johnni Di-Doi and Petherton Press.
Both albums are up for preorder now and are expected to ship in December. Posters and CDs are also available from Laced Records.
Laced Record have announced that they will be releasing a 12″ EP with music from Shadow Warrior 2 on one side and special screen printed art on the b-side.
The music is composed by Stan Bush while the artwork on this release is done by Michał Śledziu Śledziński.
The release will come with a code for the deluxe edition of the game (codes will be sent out when the game releases on October 13, 2016). Additionally, there’s two versions of the release – one on black vinyl and a limited edition on gold vinyl (limited to 500 copies).
The release is priced at €54 and is scheduled to go out in November, 2016 and can be preordered via Laced Records now.
Back in early March it was revealed that iam8bit would be releasing the soundtrack to the upcoming space exploration game No Man’s Sky on vinyl. Now, however, it turns out that they’re not the only ones as Laced Records have listed a vinyl version of 65daysofstatic’s soundtrack on their website which is up for pre-order now.
The release on their site is titled “No Man’s Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe” and will be a gatefold 180g 2LP with brand new artwork by Caspar Newbolt (note that the artwork on the listing isn’t the actual artwork which is still being made).
Additionally, a 4LP deluxe box set is also up for pre-order.
The 2LP version will include 65daysofstatic’s full OST while the 4LP set will include the OST + 6 soundscapes from the game. Both versions will include an MP3 download for the full OST + soundscapes.
The releases are currently scheduled for a Q3 2016 release and can be preordered from Laced Records’ website. The 2LP version here and the 4LP box set here.
UPDATE: 65daysofstatic have uploaded a track from the soundtrack to Soundcloud. Click here to listen to ‘Supermoon’.
I don’t normally do news posts for Kickstarters as there’s some uncertainty related to whether or not they’ll happen – but this is a big one, so I’m making an exception!
Ever since the release of the game, the Hotline Miami soundtrack fans have requested that the soundtrack receives a vinyl release. And the demand and interest only increased after the game’s sequel received a vinyl release last year.
Now it can finally happen! In collaboration with Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital, the label Laced Records have launched a Kickstarter for an official 3LP release of the original Hotline Miami OST + 4 bonus tracks.
The records come on a color each – one black, one red, one yellow – and will come in a triple gatefold cover with brand new artwork by Niklas Akerblad and Protski.
Laced Records is aiming for a £40,000 goal on Kickstarter to make this happen. If it succeeds a first pressing of 5000 copies will be made. Early bird pledges is £30 and when those are out it will be £35. Additional tiers are available for extra Hotline Miami goodies as well.
You can back the Kickstarter here