Shenmue and Streets of Rage soundtracks coming to vinyl
Data Discs is a soon-to-launch London-based record label dedicated to one thing: ‘purveying quality game soundtracks on glorious vinyl’. The label announced this week that they have entered an exclusive deal with SEGA to release their back-catalogue of soundtracks through label.
The label have announced that they will ship two vinyls in September featuring remastered fan favourites. DATA001: Streets of Rage will feature Yuzo Koshiro‘s electronic music from the Streets of Rage series, while DATA002: Shenmue featuring orchestral music from the Shenmue Original Soundtrack composed by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi and others. Tracks from the latter can be previewed at Data Discs’ SoundCloud below:
Data Discs will open pre-orders for the records on May 30 through its soon-to-launch website. The albums will each be available in three differently-coloured editions — among them website-exclusive pre-order editions — for £19.99.
Game music on vinyl has enjoyed a revival in recent years, with records recently been released for series as diverse as Final Fantasy, Halo, Minecraft, Persona, Killzone, Far Cry, and EarthBound. With a record label about to launch dedicated to game music on vinyl, no doubt we’ll be seeing many more game music classics commemorated on vinyl in future.
Posted on May 23, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on May 23, 2015.