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).
They’ve been teasing this one for a while, but now it’s available to preorder. Debug Records are releasing the album Mother Fucking Earthbound! on vinyl. The album is by ErichWK (known from Kirby’s Dream Band) and features new arrangements of tracks from the games MOTHER and Earthbound (MOTHER 2).
The release will be a 2LP on blue translucent vinyl with green splatter. It will come in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Maiko on the outer jacket and artwork by Barfchan on the inner. It will be a pressing of 500 copies.
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: