Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have announced the release of several Konami titles this year, and now they’re ready with preorders for one of them – the legendary Gradius.
The release will feature the Famicom soundtrack on one side and the MSX soundtrack on the other.
The release will be a single LP in two color variants – blue vinyl with white splatter, and crystal clear. It comes in a single pocket jacket with new artwork by Ian Wilding. The artwork will interlock with the artwork for the upcoming Gradius II and III releases, so putting all three titles next to each other will reveal the full artwork.
Exclusive color variants from The Yetee and Vinyl Digital have also been confirmed, although no word on when those will be available to order.
The release is priced at $22 and is scheduled to release in mid-September 2018. It can be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s store here.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. have just announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa! on vinyl as part of their Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series.
The release will be a 7″ on pink vinyl and housed in a regular 7″ jacket with brand new artwork by Drew Wise. The jacket will have an OBI an include a double-sided poster with art by Austin James and liner notes by Jeremy Parish.
It will be priced at $13 and is scheduled to release mid-June 2018. Preorders will open tomorrow May 16, 2018 at 12PM EST from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s store.
A few days ago Ship To Shore PhonoCo. announced the third entry in their Arcade Classics series of Taito music by Zuntata. This new release will feature music from Bubble Bobble, Bubble Symphon, Gun Frontier, PuLiRuLa, and RayForce.
The release itself will be a single LP on clear vinyl with “Bub and Bob” blue and green splatter. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket and includes liner notes byJeremy Parish.
The album is priced at $25 and is scheduled to release mid-May 2018. It can be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s webstore here now.
Not too long ago Ship To Shore PhonoCo. announced that they would be releasing the soundtrack to Celeste on vinyl – and now preorders have opened!
The release will be a 2LP housed in a gatefold jacket. The release is currently available in 2 color variants – one record pink and one record purple, which is exclusive to Ship To Shore’s own store, and a crystal clear variant.
It is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in early May 2018. It can be preordered from Ship To Shore’s webstore here. Worth noting is that they’ve also opened orders for a tape with Celeste B-Sides as well as compoer Lena Raine’s Singularity album.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. just opened preorders for their previously announced vinyl releases of the Konami Kukeiha Club soundtracks to Rocket Knight Adventures and Kid Dracula.
Rocket Knight Adventures will be a single LP on “Rocket Flash” red and yellow colored vinyl. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with artwork from the game.
Kid Dracula will be a 10″ on red vinyl with black splatter. It will be housed in a 10″ jacket with design by Drew Wise and it includes a poster with new art by Austin James and liner notes by Jeremy Parish. Kid Dracula will be the second entry in Ship To Shore’s “Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series”.
Kid Dracula will be the Famicom version of the soundtrack.
Both releases are priced at $20 and are scheduled to release around December 9, 2017.
I’ve asked about EU distribution and Ship To Shore said that both titles will likely be available from an EU vendor, although there’s no ETA on when.
There’s also been some rumors on a possible exclusive Yetee variant for Rocket Knight Adventures, but no news on that one either. I’ll update this post when news are announced.
Rocket Knight Adventures can be preordered from Ship To Shore here, and Kid Dracula here.
Also available is Christa Lee’s “Welcome To The Fantasy Zone” album, which isn’t actual video game music, but rather a love letter to Sega game music, so it might be interesting to some of you Sega fans.
Both have been teased for some time, but now they are up for preorder.
The Adventures of Bayou Billy by Konami Kukeiha club will be a 7″ on swamp green marble. It comes with a Japanese-style OBI and an 11″ x 17″ poster with art by Austin James and liner notes by Jeremy Parish. The sleeve features original art by Drew Wise.
The Yetee will have an exclusive variant on clear with “Alligator Blood” red splatter colored vinyl.
The Adventures of Bayou Billy will be the first in a new series of releases titled “Konami Kukeiha Club Museum Series”, which will showcase soundtracks from lesser known games. The next release after Bayou Billy will be the Famicom version of Kid Dracula, so stay tuned for more info on that one later.
The MOTHER 2 soundtrack repress will be the fifth variant available (although the first four was released simultaneously). It comes on “Meteor” yellow with red splatter colored vinyl, but is otherwise identical to its original release.
The Adventures Of Bayou Billy will be priced at $14 and is scheduled to release later this month.
It can be preordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. here, and people in Europe can order it from Vinyl-Digital in Germany here.
The Yetee variant can be ordered from The Yetee’s store here.
The MOTHER 2 repress is priced at $40 and can be ordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo. here. It is scheduled to release around the end of the year.
It was announced a while back, but now it’s finally here. Ship To Shore PhonoCo. is releasing a 7″ with the game’s theme song and two tracks from the original score. The music is by Sunny BlueSkyes and Martin Lund.
The release is made to celebrate the game’s 25th anniversary and will be available in two color variants – purple and red.
The purple vinyl can be ordered from Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s webstore here.
The red vinyl will be available from Limited Run Games at a later date.
Ship To Shore PhonoCo. announced last year that Zuntata’s soundtrack to 1987 shoot-em-up Darius would be the second entry in their Taito Arcade Classics series.
The release will be a single LP housed in a gatefold jacket with liner notes by composer Hisayoshi Ogura and games write Anthony Agnello. The release will be available in two color variants – ‘Silver Hawk, Player 1’ red and ‘Silver Hawk, Player 2’ blue.
The album is expected to release early May 2017 and can be preordered now via Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s webstore (US) and via Vinyl-Digital (EU).
UPDATE: There will be a special limited edition available as well via Limited Run Games on blue and red marbled vinyl.
We’ve known about this for a while and I think it’s safe to say that it’s one of the most anticipated releases to be announced this year – and now we can preorder it. Yes, the soundtrack to Hideo Kojima’s Snatcher is getting a vinyl release.
The release will be a 2LP pressed on 140g colored vinyl and features the Sega CD version of the soundtrack which is composed by Konami Kukeiha Club. It comes in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Ian Wilding. Also included are two prints of original game art from Konami’s archives.
Four different color variants will be available in total with some being exclusive to certain distributors (see below). The variants are on orange/white/red tri-color (Ship To Shore exclusive), green-in-grey (Ship To Shore exclusive), ultra clear (retail), and red translucent with black splatter (The Yetee exclusive).
The release is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in Q1 2017. It can be preordered from the following sites:
- Ship To Shore PhonoCo. (tri-color, green-in-grey, and clear)
- The Yetee (red with black splatter)
- Light In The Attic (clear) (no store link yet)
- One Way Static (clear) (no store link yet)
It’s been known for a while that Ship To Shore PhonoCo. will release the soundtrack to the Konami Famicom title Lagrange Point on vinyl, but recently we’ve been getting more news.
The soundtrack, which is composed by the Konami Kukeiha Club, have never been released outside Japan before and is famous for its use of the VRC7 chip, which improved the quality of sound and music in the game.
The release comes on a single LP and will be available in three different color variants:
– Clear with purple streaks (exclusive to Ship To Shore’s store)
– Clear with blue streaks (exclusive to The Yetee’s store)
– Purple marbled (retail version available through Ship To Shore, Light In The Attic, and One Way Static)
The album will also feature brand new artwork by Drew Wise and feature liner notes from USgamer’s Jeremy Parish.
Preorders will open on Tuesday (September 27, 2016) at 3PM ET via Ship To Shore’s store.