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Brave Wave’s arrangement album GIANTS getting a vinyl release via Black Screen Records

Long in the making, Brave Wave’s arrangement album GIANTS is finally available to preorder. Black Screen Records are handling the vinyl release.
The album will feature new takes on music from Celeste, Gimmick!, Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Ninja Gaiden II, Ninja Gaiden III, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Pulstar and Shovel Knight – alongside several new original tracks from a wide range of acclaimed game music composers.

The release will be a 3LP set on 180g “curacao” light blue colored vinyl. It will be housed in a box set with new art by Matt Cummings and Caspian Whistler. It will also include a 20-page booklet.
A deluxe version of the box set is also available, which will also include a tape with demo track and early recordings, a print signed by the participating composers, and the boxes will be individually numbered.

It is priced at €69 for the standard set and €99 for the deluxe version. It can be preordered via Black Screen Records here and via Brave Wave’s Bandcamp here (also fulfilled via Black Screen Records, though). It is scheduled to release in April, 2024.

US distro is available via the Materia Store here, UK distro is available via Chipfreq here, and Canadian distro via Very Ok Vinyl here.

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GIANTS - Promo

Brave Wave is releasing the Ninja Gaiden trilogy soundtracks on vinyl

It’s been a while since Brave Wave officially confirmed that they would be releasing the soundtracks to Ninja Gaiden 1-3 in two 2LP volumes. Today, however, we finally got to know when – and a whole lot more!

Vol. 1 of the two 2LP releases will contain newly remastered versions of the arcade and NES versions of the original Ninja Gaiden soundtrack. Vol. 2 will containg newly remastered versions of the NES soundtracks to Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom.

Vol. 1 comes on orange and red colored vinyl, while Vol. 2 comes on blue and green colored vinyl. They both come in gatefold jackets and includes a booklet each with artwork, interviewss and liner notes.

In addition to these two 2LP releases Brave Wave is also doing a super-limited box set in only 100 copies. This box set will include both 2LP sets and also comes with concept art and a post card signed by three of the series’ composers.

UPDATE: I’ve had it confirmed with Brave Wave that it is only the signed version of the box set which will be limited to 100 copies. There will be non-signed copies as well – and more than 100.

All 3 releases are scheduled to release on or around July 1, 2017. Preorders for all will open on April 13, 2017 via BigWax and Bandcamp.

If you want to read more detailed information about the Vol. 1 & 2 regular releases, you can do so on Brave Wave’s website here, and you can read more about the limited box set here. Finally you can read about the process behind doing this remastered release in an extensive interview Brave Wave did with The Verge here.

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