Data Discs have just hit us all with a massive surprise release. They are going to release the original Japanese soundtrack to Sonic CD on vinyl.
The tracklist have been newly arranged based around the game’s time zones and will differ from previous releases of this soundtrack.
The release will be a 180g 3LP. It comes in a heavy single pocket sleeve with game art. It includes three art prints with art from Sega’s archives and liner notes by composer Naofumi Hataya.
As always there will be three different color variants – a limited edition with one disc on blue-in-clear vinyl with green splatter, one disc on green-in-clear vinyl with blue splatter, and one on blue vinyl. There will also be a blue colored vinyl variant and a classic black vinyl variant. All variants will feature an etching on side F.
Last week Data Discs teased that they would be releasing a surprise title that would be ready to ship immediately this week – and today they sent out a newsletter confirming that this release would be the soundtrack for Golden Axe I & II on the same record. The soundtrack to Golden Axe is composed by Tohru Nakabayashi and Golden Axe II is composed by Naofumi Hataya.
As always Data Discs are offering three variants and this time around they will be doing a limited edition variant on transulcent gold vinyl with purple swatches (see image below), a regular translucent gold vinyl version, and a classic black version.
Additionally, the release will come with two lithographic prints featuring game artwork.
The release will be able to order from Data Discs’ website on August 27. As usual subscribers to their newsletter will be given a code to access their site a little earlier than everyone else.