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.
In mid-December last year Brave Wave announced that they would be releasing a Panzer Dragoon Saga arrangement album titled “Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement“. Well, now it’s almost here!
What’s really interesting is that the arrangement is done by the original soundtrack’s composer Saori Kobayashi. In an interview with The Verge Kobayashi has stated that: “I was able to achieve the kind of music that I wanted to do 20 years ago“.
Also present on this new arrangement is Eri Ito, Triforce Quartet, and Maho Azuma.
The vinyl release will be a 2LP on lilac colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Katsumi Yokota with additional design by Cory Schmitz. The release will include a booklet with essays and liner notes by people who worked on the game as well as archival artwork.