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NieR Replicant 4LP box set now up for preorder from Square Enix

As teased recently Square Enix will be releasing a vinyl box set with music from their game NieR Replicant. The set will contain a mix of the newly arranged music from NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139, the piano collections, the orchestral albums, and some solo instrument arrangements. The release is titled “NieR Replicant -10+1 Years-“.

The release will be a black vinyl 4LP box set. Each record will be themed to a different character/set of characters and will feature various takes of music for these characters. Each record will be housed in its own single-pocket jacket and the set features illustrations by Shirow Miwa. The set will also include a download card.

Each individual record in the set is also available to purchase on its own.

The set is priced at ¥9900 and it is scheduled to release around September 15, 2021. It can be preordered from the Japanese Square Enix Store here.

It doesn’t appear that it is available from stores that ship outside of Japan yet, but I think it’s fair to assume that it will show up on other regional Square Enix stores soon.

UPDATE May 31: It is now available on the North American and European Square Enix stores.

NieR Replicant 10+1 Years - Contents

Final Fantasy IV 30th anniversary vinyl release up for preorder

Square Enix have announced that they will be releasing a Final Fantasy IV vinyl release titled “Song of Heroes” for the game’s 30th anniversary. It will be in a similar concept format as the “Four Souls” release for Final Fantasy III’s anniversary from last year with four new arrangements on one side and four original tracks on the other.

The release will be a single black vinyl LP. It will be housed in a tip-on single-pocket jacket with artwork by Yoshitaka Amano. It will also include a download card for digital copies of the tracks.

The release is priced at ¥3850 and is scheduled to release on August 25, 2021. It can be preordered from the Japanese Square Enix store here.

It is also available to preorder outside of Japan from CDJapan here and Amazon Japan here, however I don’t think there’s any rush to import this from Japan as it will likely become available on both the EU and NA Square Enix stores later on.

Final Fantasy IV: Song Of Heroes - Front

Square Enix to release Final Fantasy XIV vinyl soundtrack box set

Square Enix have announced that they will be releasing a selection of tracks from the soundtrack to their successful MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn as well as expansions, Heavensward, Shadowbringers and Stormblood on vinyl.

The release will be a 4LP black vinyl box set – one disc for each game/expansion. Each record will be housed in its own jacket with new illustrations by Kuroimori. The set will also come with a download card for a digital copy of the tracks.

Each record is also available for purchase individually outside of the box set.

The set it priced at $100/€99 and is scheduled to release around August 31, 2021.

It can be preordered from the various regional Square Enix stores here:

Final Fantasy XIV - Box Contents

Final Fantasy VII arrangement, Melodies Of Midgar, up for vinyl preorder now

KupoCon are releasing the Final Fantasy VII arrangement album “Melodies Of Midgar” by Pontus Hultgren on vinyl.

The release will be a single 180g LP on “Mako” green translucent vinyl. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with new artwork. It is limited to 200 copies (100 of which were already sold during an online event in April).

It is priced at $69 and is scheduled to begin shipping around June 30, 2021. It can be preordered from KupoCon’s shop here.

Melodies Of Midgar - Front & Vinyl

Secret Of Mana arrangement, Manawave, now available from Debug

Debug Records announced yesterday that they are releasing the downtempo Secret of Mana arrangement album Manawave on vinyl and now orders are live.

The release is a single LP available in three color variants – “Mana Tree” green translucent with white swirl colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies), “Upper Land” pink-in-clear colored vinyl, and clear vinyl (exclusive to One Run Records).
It will be housed in a single-pocket Japanese-style tip-on jacket with licensed artwork by Secret of Mana-illustrator Hiroo Isono. It will include an obi strip and an insert with liner notes by original composer Hiroki Kikuta.

It is priced at $28 and is in-hand and will begin shipping tomorrow (October 9, 2020). It can be ordered from Debug Records here and the clear variant can be ordered from One Run Records here.

Manawave - Green Vinyl
Manawave - Pink Vinyl
Manawave - Clear Vinyl

Square Enix to release Final Fantasy III LP

Square Enix Music in Japan have just announced a Final Fantasy III vinyl release in celebration of the game’s 30th anniversary. It will feature 8 tracks – four arrangements and the original versions of those same four tracks.

It will be a single LP, but there are currently no details on the packaging or how the record will look. It will include a download card for a digital copy of the release.

It is priced at ¥3850 and is scheduled to release on November 18, 2020. It can be preordered from Square Enix Store Japan here (please note that they only ship to Japan).

It is also available from Sony Music Japan here and Amazon Japan here.

Deus Ex Remixed vinyl album from Materia Collective up for preorder

Materia Collective have just announced that they will be releasing Conspiravision: Deus Ex Remixed on vinyl. It is an album where original Deus Ex composers Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos returns to remix the soundtrack 20 years later.

The release will be a 2LP with one record on pink/purple/black swirl and the other on clear vinyl. It will be housed in a “holographic” gatefold jacket with artwork by Lukasz Sienkiewicz and product design by Rozen.

It is priced at $45 and is scheduled to release in Q1 2021. It can be preordered from Materia Collective’s Bandcamp here.

Conspiravision - Front
Conspiravision - Vinyl

Distant Worlds IV available to order on vinyl now

There’s been unavailable listings on Amazon for some time now, but the fourth entry in the Distant Worlds series of orchestral Final Fantasy albums can now be ordered on vinyl.

IV features arrangements of music from Final Fantasy III-IX and XII-XV.

The release will be a 2LP on clear vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with photos and liner notes.

It is priced at $35. It looks like the first batch sold out, but that it will ship again from June 28, 2020. It can be ordered on Amazon here.

Distant Worlds IV - Front

Chrono Cross piano collection LP Kickstarter from Wayô live now

Wayô Records have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the recording of a new Chrono Cross piano collection album titled “Across The Worlds”.

The album will be arranged by Masashi Hamauzu, Mariam Abounassr, and Akio Noguchi and performed by Benyamin Nuss.

The vinyl release of the album will be a 2LP on 180g dark blue colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new art by Kiyoshi Arai. It will come with a booklet with liner notes and comments by the team involved with the project.

The campaign runs from June 7, 2020 and ends on July 7, 2020 and is looking to raise €25,000. The cheapest vinyl tier is priced at €50. If the campaign is successful they are expecting to release the album in December, 2020.

The campaign can be backed on Kickstarter here.

Across The Worlds - Mockup

Chrono Trigger arrangement EP now available from Yetee Records

Yetee Records are teaming up with Materia Collective once again. This time to release an arrangement EP with new takes on the music of classic JRPG Chrono Trigger. This new release titled Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions will be the second in their X-series following their Star Fox EP from last year.

The EP will feature music from R23X, Lena Raine, Smooth McGroove, Joel Corelitz, Equip, Slim Girls, and bryface.

It will be a 10″ on yellow vinyl with red splatter. It comes in a 10″ jacket with lenticular artwork by Drew Wise. The release is limited to 500 copies.

The EP is priced at $30 and is scheduled to begin shipping around April 10, 2020. It can be preordered from The Yetee here.

Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions - Front
Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions - Back
Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions - Vinyl