This week, we're excited to present nearly a half dozen incredible video game soundtracks, all up for pre-order: The highly anticipated premiere physical release of the soundtrack to MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES (plus a reissue of the soundtrack to the preceding game, MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN), new Data Discs titles SHENMUE II and IKAGURA, as well as a reissue of Enjoy The Ride's MORTAL KOMBAT I + II OSTs.
Though we're past the point where any of our fun new releases will ship before Christmas, we hope that won't stop you from checking out what we have to offer this week for early 2021 listening goodness.
As always, all new releases and pre-orders go on sale HERE Wednesday at Noon CT.
MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES - Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP
Mondo, in partnership with Hollywood Records, is proud to present John Paesano's soundtrack to the all-new Playstation 5 game MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES.
Picking up where the previous game left off, MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES puts you in the web-slinging hands of the titular character. Miles takes on a mysterious group of rebels known as The Underground, who are going toe-to-toe with an equally enigmatic energy company with seemingly nefarious aims for our hero's hometown of Harlem.
John Paesano is no stranger to Marvel's most famous New York heroes, having composed the score for the previous game Marvel's Spider-Man (not to mention the late, great television series Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's The Defenders), and his work on this chapter is nothing short of spectacular. Taking elements of his previous score and plussing them, Paesano incorporates trap beat components and drum machine to give the symphonic score a hip hop rhythm section.
This 2xLP set also features three original songs written for the game: "I'm Ready" performed by Jaden, and "Where We Come From" and "This Is My Time" by Lecrae. Featuring all-new artwork by Chun Lo and pressed on 180 gram colored vinyl (also available on 180 gram black vinyl).
MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by John Paesano. Featuring songs by Jaden and Lecrae. Artwork by Chun Lo. Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Colored Vinyl. Also available on 2x 180 Gram Black Vinyl. Pre-orders begin 12/9. Expected to ship in January 2021. Ships worldwide. $35.
SHENMUE II - Original Video Game Soundtrack LP
Following their 2015 release of the original Shenmue score, Data Discs are proud to finally announce the debut vinyl release of its much-loved sequel, SHENMUE II. A selection of beautiful and varied compositions, sourced and selected by SEGA’s Sound Team in Japan, the album richly conveys protagonist Ryo Hazuki’s journey across Hong Kong and beyond.
SHENMUE II is presented as a 180g vinyl edition, carefully remastered in collaboration with SEGA of Japan, packaged in the original cover art and accompanied by two lithographic prints of archival artwork and an obi strip. It has been designed to complement and sit alongside their previous Shenmue release.
SHENMUE II Original Video Game Soundtrack LP. Music by Osamu Murata, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Ryuji Iuchi, Shinji Otsuka, Koji Sakurai, Takeshi Yanagawa and Satoshi Miyashita. Released by Data Discs. Available on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl or 180 Gram Black Vinyl. Expected to ship in January 2021. Ships worldwide. $27.
IKAGURA - Original Video Game Soundtrack LP
Unlike its spiritual predecessor Radiant Silvergun, the music of IKARUGA is intense, compact and relentless in its focused energy. Steeped in dramatic tension and propelled by frenetic synths, this sublime score, composed by Hiroshi Iuchi (who also directed the game) perfectly encapsulates the meticulous design and demanding nature of this most revered of shooters.
IKARUGA is presented as a 180g vinyl LP, carefully remastered and packed in a heavyweight matte laminated sleeve. It's accompanied by four lithographic prints of beautiful illustrations by Yasushi Suzuki and an obi strip.
IKARUGA Original Video Game Soundtrack LP. Composed by Hiroshi Iuchi. Released by Data Discs. Available on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl or 180 Gram Black Vinyl. Ships in 5 - 7 business days. Ships worldwide. $27.
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MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN - Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP
Mondo is proud to present John Paesano's soundtrack to the video game MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN. Housed in a gatefold jacket with original artwork by Craig Drake, the webstore exclusive colorway is pressed on 2x 180 gram vinyl – Disc 1 is red, and Disc 2 is blue with black swirl. Also available on 2x 180 gram black vinyl.
MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by John Paesano. Artwork by Craig Drake. Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Colored Vinyl. Also available on 2x 180 Gram Black Vinyl. Expected to ship in February 2021. Ships worldwide. $35.
MORTAL KOMBAT I & II - Music from the Arcade Game Soundtracks LP
Enjoy The Ride Records is proud to announce the release of the original arcade soundtracks to the MORTAL KOMBAT I & II. In celebration of 25 years of Mortal Kombat II, this new pressing is on "blood-dipped" split-colored vinyl and housed in a 400 gsm jacket. Pick one up for your BFF: Friendship Fatality!
MORTAL KOMBAT I & II - Music from the Arcade Game LP. Music by Dan Forden. Released by Enjoy The Ride Records. Pressed on "Blood-Dipped" Colored Vinyl. Ships in 5 - 7 business days. Ships worldwide. $25.