It was announced a little while ago now that Square Enix would be releasing a selection of tracks from the original Final Fantasy VII as well as from Final Fantasy VII Remake together on vinyl. Now official orders open in a few days (and some distributors have already opened up preorders).
The release will be a 2LP picture disc – with art on one disc from the original Final Fantasy VII and art on the other from Remake. It appears to be housed in a triple gatefold jacket.
It’s being advertised as a “limited made-to-order printing”, and it appears they will try to take as many preorders as they can within the production limits of their pressing plant.
Previously we’ve been treated to both Distant Worlds and Distant Worlds II on vinyl, so naturally it had been rumored for a while that we would get more in the series. And we are, as Distant Worlds III: More Music From Final Fantasy have just opened up for preorders.
Distant Worlds III features arrangements of tracks from Final Fantasy VI, VIII, IX, X, XII, XIII, and XIV as well as some medleys spanning the majority of the series.
The release will be a 2LP on blue vinyl and will presumably come in a gatefold jacket like the previous titles.
Square Enix have announced that they will be releasing a Xenogears 2LP titled Xenogears Vinyl -Shinkaku-. The release will contain a selection of tracks from the two arranged albums “Myth” and “Creed” as well as some original tracks from the album “Xenogears Original Soundtrack Revival Disc -The First And The Last-“.
The release will be a 2LP. Not much info have been disclosed on the packaging yet outside of the cover art (see bottom).
It was originally released late last year and only sold in the merch booth at Distant Worlds concerts – until today!
Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy is an album of arranged music from the Final Fantasy series performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. It contains tracks from Final Fantasy I-IV, VI-IX, and XI.
The music was originally recorded at the Stockholm Concert Hall in 2007.
The release is a 2LP on black vinyl and is housed in a gatefold jacket.
UPDATE: After posting this I’ve been informed that the records in the box set are in fact 7″ records and not LPs like it says in the article. I apologize for this error.
Today Square Enix have announced that they will be releasing physical editions for the game Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. This includes an edition with the score by Daughter on vinyl. It is not yet clear if the licensed songs will be included in the vinyl edition.
The release will be a 4LP box set with 2 records on white vinyl and 2 on pink. It features game art and will also include a soundtrack CD. And since this is a physical edition for the game it also comes with that on the console of your choice (PC, PS4, XB1) as well as DLC and an artbook.
Earlier this month Square Enix announced that they would be releasing the soundtracks to NieR Gestalt/Replicant and NieR: Automata on vinyl – and now preorders are here.
Three different releases have been planned. A NieR: Gestalt & Replicant 2LP and a NieR: Automata 2LP release. Both come on black vinyl and are housed in jackets with artwork by Ishida Sui.
Additionally, they will be releasing a box set with both aforementioned releases. So far it appears that the box itself is the only difference in that set.
The two 2LP sets will be priced at 3600 Yen each, while the box set will be priced at 7200 Yen (note that prices are listed without taxes). All three were sold during the Tokyo Game Show 2017 in limited quantities, but the commercial release date will be December 20, 2017.
Currently the only place to order is from the Japanese Square Enix store, but rumors have mentioned them being available in the European store later as well.
Laced Records teased some upcoming releases a few days ago and today they had quite the announcement – they will be releasing the London Symphony Orchestra’s Final Symphony AND Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo on vinyl.
The albums are made in collaboration with Square Enix and all music on both titles are from Square Enix games. Final Symphony contains music from Final Fantasy VI, VII, and X while Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo contains music from Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana, Chrono Cross, and Chrono Trigger.
Both albums will be released on 3LP black vinyl in a triple gatefold cover. Final Symphony will have new artwork done by Tom Baxter and Caspar Newbolt, while Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo will have new artwork by Johnni Di-Doi and Petherton Press.