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The “Diggin’ In The Carts” compilation is now up for preorder via Hyperdub

Back when the “Diggin’ In The Carts: A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music” album was first made available for CD and digital it had a small note at the store page saying a vinyl version would come later – and now it’s available to order!

Curated by Nick Dwyer and Kode9 as part of Red Bull Radio’s “Diggin’ In The Carts” online radio show on Japanese game music, the album features 34 tracks from 32 different Japanese games from 9 different gaming systems.

The following games are represented: ActRaiser, Alcahest, Alien Soldier, Chatty, Cosmic Wars, Dezaemon, DragonGun, Esper Dream 2, Genpei Toumaden, Gofer no Yabou Episode II, Golden Axe: The Duel, Gradius, Gradius 2, Hisou Kihei X Serd, Illusion City: Genei Toshi, Liquid Kids, Mahjong Touhhaiden, Megapanel, Metal Black, Metal Stoker, Motocross Maniacs, Mouryou Senki Madera, Quarth, Solomon’s Key, Super Royal Blood, Tarot Mystery, Thunder Force IV, Time Cruise II, Valkyrie no Densetsu, Vixen 357, Xak II, and Youjuu Kikouhei WerDragon.

The release will be a 180g 2LP with one orange and one green disc. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with original artwork by Koji Morimito. It will also includes 3 12″ cardboard art prints with a manga, cover art and notes about the creation of this album.

It is priced at £30 and is scheduled to release around July 20, 2018. It can be preordered via Hyperdub’s Bandcamp here now.

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Data Discs releasing the Streets Of Rage 3 soundtrack

When Data Discs announced Streets Of Rage as their first title all the way back in 2015, they also announced that they would be releasing the entire trilogy on vinyl. Today they finally announced details on the vinyl release for the last entry in the series – Streets Of Rage 3.

The release have been remastered in collaboration with composer Yuzo Koshiro and will also feature liner notes by him.

The release will be a 180g 2LP housed in a heavyweight jacket with the Japanese box artwork. As always there are three color variants to choose from – classic black, translucent orange, and limited edition translucent orange with black smoke.

People who order early directy from Data Discs will also receive 3 matte postcards with artwork from each entry in the Streets Of Rage trilogy (as long as stock lasts).

The release will be priced at £25 and is scheduled to release in late January 2018.

Preorders will open on Saturday December 16th, 2017 via Data Discs store here. They will be using their usual code system so make sure to sign up for their e-mail newsletter for an early preorder code if you haven’t already.

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Data Discs to release The Revenge Of Shinobi alongside Panzer Dragoon

Data Discs have been teasing us about their next releases for a while, but today they’ve shed some light on what they’ll be. First up is Yoshitaka Azuma’s Panzer Dragoon soundtrack, which they announced earlier this year, and second up is the previously unannounced The Revenge Of Shinobi soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro.

Panzer Dragoon will be released as a 180g 2LP cut at 45RPM and comes in a thick mirror board sleeve. It will be available in three color variants – limited edition sky clear with blue and grey swatches, sky blue opaque, and classic black vinyl. It also includes a lithographic insert.

The Revenge Of Shinobi will be released as a single 180g LP cut at 45RPM. It will be available in three color variants – bone with black splatter, bone opaque, and classic black. It also includes a double-sided lithographic print. As a bonus 50 lucky early buyers of the limited edition will receive a numbered copy signed by Yuzo Koshiro.

Both releases will go up for sale on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 via Data Discs website. Panzer Dragoon is ready to ship immediately, while The Revenge Of Shinobi is scheduled to release January 2017.

On December 3rd on onward Panzer Dragoon can be ordered via this link, while The Revenge Of Shinobi can be preordered via this link.

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The Streets Of Rage 2 OST can be ordered from Data Discs on February 27

Data Discs have just announced that their next release will be Yuzo Koshiro’s soundtrack to Streets Of Rage 2. It was revealed already last year that Data Discs will be releasing the soundtracks to the entire Streets Of Rage trilogy on vinyl, but it isn’t until now that we’ve had news about the series second installment.

They are opening for pre-orders on Saturday (Feb 27) and orders are expected to ship early April. The release will be a 2LP (a first for Data Discs) in a gatefold sleeve. It will come with two lithographic prints with archival artwork and of course an OBI strip. The soundtrack has been fully remastered in collaboration with Koshiro himself and will include four bonus tracks in the shape of demos, alternate versions and unused music.

As per usual there are several variants – one limited, one regular colored and a black. The limited edition will be on clear vinyl with black smoke and red splatter, while the regular colored will be on clear vinyl with black smoke.

As stated earlier pre-orders won’t open until Saturday, but when that happens they can be ordered from here: http://data-discs.com/products/streetsofrage2

Also please note – subscribers to the Data Discs newsletter will receive a code for early access to the pre-order so if you’re not signed up now might be a good time to do so.

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NOTE: There are many more releases planned before SoR3. While it has been confirmed by Data Discs that they will release it, there is no indication on when that will happen and – as far as I know – it is not scheduled to be released anytime soon.

Four new titles officially confirmed by Data Discs

Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master, Super Hang-On, Out Run, and Streets Of Rage 2 have been officially confirmed to be released on vinyl by Data Discs.

Shinobi III and Streets Of Rage 2 had already been confirmed via comments on social media, but this is the first major announcement with new information that they’ve had.

Coming up first is Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master.  The soundtrack by Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao will come in three color variants – classic black, oxblood, and oxblood/bone split. The album will furthermore feature an OBI strip and a foldout poster with original artwork. It will be available to order from October 2, 2015 and from  the sound of it, these are ready to ship – no mentions of pre-ordering.

Next up is Super Hang-On. The soundtrack by Koichi Namiki, Katsuhiro Hayashi and Shigeru Ohwada will come in two different variants – classic black, and opaque tricoulor segment vinyl. The album will feature an OBI strip, a die-cut cover and a printed innersleeve and will be cut at 45 RPM. Pre-orders for this will open in early November, 2015 and are expected to ship out in December.

As for fan favorites Out Run and Streets of Rage 2 there are not many specific news other than these are expected to be released  in 2016.

Overall a good amount of exciting news for vgm vinyl fans.Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master - Mockup Front

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