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Ikaruga Soundtrack to Release on Vinyl Through Data Discs | Merchandise

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Data Discs return with another Treasure shoot-em-up classic as they gear up to give a vinyl release to the Ikaruga soundtrack.

Originally released in arcades in 2001 and then the Dreamcast in 2002, Ikaruga is a legendary, vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up famed for its use of a colour-shifting gimmick. This allows the player to absorb enemy fire of the opposite colour to your ship, but enemy fire of the same colour can damage you. The game has subsequently released for GameCube, Xbox 360, PC, Switch and PS4.

The vinyl release of the game’s soundtrack comes on three colourways: a clear with black and white splatter special edition record, a white record and a black record. Also bundled with the release are 4 lithographic prints of artwork by Yasushi Suzuki. Pre-orders go live for the release via Data Discs’ website on Saturday 24th of October 2020. The records are expected to ship around the 20th of November.

Thunderforce III & AC Soundtracks to be Released on CD Tomorrow | Merchandise

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

SEGA Japan are releasing a complete double CD soundtrack of both the Thunderforce III and Thunderforce AC soundtracks under their Wavemaster music label tomorrow (June 23rd 2020). The CD is available to pre-order on Ebten right now for 3200 yen and will also include 3 bonus tracks. Check out the full track list below as well as a preview trailer for the release:

【Disc-Ⅰ】
■THUNDER FORCE Ⅲ 【Mega Drive】
All Music Composed by Technosoft

01.The Wind Blew All Day Long (Opening)
02.Beyond the Peace (Stage Select)
03.Back to the Fire (Stage 1 ー Hydra)
04.Gargoyle (Stage 1 ー Boss)
05.Stage Clear
06.Venus Fire (Stage 2 ー Gorgon)
07. Twin Vulcan (Stage 2 ー Boss)
08.The Grubby Dark Blue (Stage 3 ー Seiren)
09.King Fish (Stage 3 ー Boss)
10.Truth (Stage 4 ー Haides)
11.G Lobster (Stage 4 ー Boss)
12.Final Take a Chance (Stage 5 ー Ellis)
13.Mobile Fort (Stage 5 ー Boss)
14.His Behavior Inspired Us With Distrust (Stage 6 ー Cerberus)
15.Hunger Made Them Desperate (Stage 7 ー Orn Base)
16.Off Luck (Stage 7 ー Boss)
17.Final Point (Stage 8 ー Orn Core)
18.Be Menaced by Orn (Stage 8 ー Boss)
19.A War Without the End (Ending)
20.Present (Staff Roll)
21.Game Over
22.Continue

【Disc-II】
■THUNDER FORCE AC 【C2-BOARD】 < Stereo Ver.:※>
 All Music Composed by Technosoft Arranged by Kei Takanishi 【M26】【M27】

01.Warning (ーSEー)※
02.The Wind Blew All Day Long (Opening)
03.Credit (ーSEー)
04.Back to the Fire (Stage 1 ー Hydra)
05.Gargoyle (Stage 1 ー Boss)※
06.Stage Clear※
07.Venus Fire (Stage 2 ー Gorgon)
08.Twin Vulcan (Stage 2 ー Boss)※
09.The Grubby Dark Blue (Stage 3 ー Seiren)※
10.King Fish (Stage 3 ー Boss)※
11.Omake 2 (Stage 4 ー Asteroid)
12.Mobile Fort (Stage 4 ー Boss)※

13.Dark Side Requiem ーDeath Face’sー (Stage 5 – Ancientmaze)※
14.Roll Gunner ーBig na Okata 5ー (Stage 5 – Boss)※
15.His Behavior Inspired Us With Distrust (Stage 6 ー Cerberus)※
16.Hunger Made Them Desperate (Stage 7 ー Orn Base)※
17.Off Luck (Stage 7 ー Boss)※
18.Final Point (Stage 8 ー Orn Core)※
19.Be Menaced by Orn (Stage 8 ー Boss)※
20.Escape (-SEー)※
21.Present (Ending)※
22.Game Over※
23.Knights of Legend (Name Entry)
24.The Wind Blew All Day Long ーWith Voiceー (Opening)

■SOUND!SHOCK Special Bonus Track
25.Venus Fire ー1991 MD Omake Other Ver.ー
26.Thunder Force AC ーSuper Arr Ver.ー
27.Thunder Force Ⅲ ーSuper Arr Ver.Ⅱー

New Selection of Merchandise Added to Merchandise Sections | Merchandise

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

A big selection of additions have now gone live in the various sub-sections of our website’s Merchandise sections. See below for the full list of additions:

Sonic CD vinyl release by Data Discs added to Music section
Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Selection added to Music section
Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Selection – Bonus DVD added to Home Video section
Virtua Fighter Round Two added to Home Video section
Sonic Generations – History of Sonic: Birth of an Icon added to Home Video section
We Love Sonic! The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Fastest Hedgehog! added to Books section

New Music Added to Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Monday, June 29th, 2020

4 new music entries have now been added to the SEGA Music Index in our Merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions and direct links to each new entry:

– The Data Discs vinyl release of Alien Soldier by NON has now been added to SEGA Music Index
– The Data Discs vinyl release of Alien Storm by Keisuke Tsukahara has now been added to SEGA Music Index
– The Data Discs vinyl release of Policenauts by Konami Kukeiha Club has now been added to SEGA Music Index
– The Data Discs vinyl release of Radiant Silvergun by Hitoshi Sakamoto has now been added to SEGA Music Index

Each entry comes with a short information paragraph, a track list and several high quality photos. Why not check out the rest of the SEGA Music Index and learn about something new?

Alien Soldier and Alien Storm Are the Next Mega Drive Soundtrack Releases from Data Discs | Merchandise

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Data Discs return with 2 Mega Drive vinyl soundtrack releases in the form of Treasure’s rock-hard run’n’gun, Alien Soldier and SEGA’s sci-fi beat-em-up, Alien Storm.

Alien Soldier comes as a double LP release in 3 colour variants and includes a fold-out poster and 3 bonus postcards featuring artwork from the game. The Alien Storm release also comes in 3 colour variants with a lithographic artwork print and an embossed cover. Alien Soldier will retail for £25.99 while Alien Storm will retail for £20.99. Both records go on sale this Saturday 13th of June 2020.

SEGA Launches New ‘SEGA Music’ Line With Shin Sakura Wars Vocal Themes Album | Merchandise

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

SEGA Japan have revealed that all future official soundtrack/music releases featuring SEGA music will now fall under a new SEGA Music banner. The first release under this banner is a 14 track Shin Sakura Wars Complete Works vocal tracks selection CD and a bonus disc containing the karaoke versions of the songs.

Shin Sakura Wars Complete Works launches on the 29th of April 2020 as both a physical CD as well as a digital download through Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play.

Numerous SEGA Soundtracks Vanish from Spotify overnight, including Virtua Fighter, Puyo Puyo, and Team Sonic Racing OSTs

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

UPDATE

The removed tracks have now returned to the service – along with some new additions, including Phantasy Star Zero, Roommania and Ollie King soundtracks. Much like the last time happened, it seems the downtime had something to do with expanding to other services, as SEGA has added their music library to new services such as Rakuten and LINE Music over the past day or two.

ORIGINAL STORY

And now for some not-so-good SEGA music news – SEGA’s back catalogue on Spotify has suddenly dwindled from the comprehensive selection it offered, virtually overnight – with a seemingly random selection of the company’s beloved music being pulled from the service.

Right now, it’s probably easier to list what is still there than what isn’t; most Sonic soundtracks have survived the cull, as well as soundtracks for Yakuza, Chain Chronicle, Border Break, Rhythm Thief, Jet Set Radio, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, NiGHTS Journey of Dreams and IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga. Even Rent a Hero’s soundtrack release is still up!

…however, that leaves a lot on the cutting room floor. The original NiGHTS into Dreams soundtracks, for example, are now nowhere to be found. Music from SEGA’s arcade lineage, including Power Drift, Space Harrier, OutRun and others have also been axed from the service. Other soundtracks removed include Virtua Fighter, Puyo Puyo, and even the SEGA Sound Team [.H]’s rearrangement album (although Takenobu Mitsuyoshi’s album From Loud 2 Low is still up, somehow).

Even Sonic wasn’t completely safe – in addition to part of Sonic Generations’ and Sonic Rush’s soundtrack being AWOL for a long time now, Team Sonic Racing’s soundtrack has now also vanished – kind of a confusing removal, given how recent it was.

However, this exodus may not relate to SEGA directly; as noted by several users, albums from EXIT TUNES, a Japanese label responsible for many Vocaloid album releases, have also gone. Could it be a legal thing holding these soundtracks back from the service? The main point of confusion is why certain albums are affected, while others remain up.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time SEGA soundtracks have vanished from Spotify – the same thing happened 2 years ago, with many of the same soundtracks affected, and it wasn’t until nearly a month later that they began to return. Fingers crossed we see a similar return this time.

Data Discs Opens Pre-Orders for Radiant Silvergun Soundtrack 7th December 2019 | Merchandise

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The next SEGA soundtrack release from Data Discs opens for pre-order this Saturday the 7th of December 2019 and this time the label returns to the SEGA Saturn for a release of Treasure’s Radiant Silvergun soundtrack.

Often regarded one of the best shoot-em-ups on the Saturn, this release comes on 2 LPs with a double-sided lithographic print and poster and a sticker sheet. It will be available in 3 editions: standard black vinyl, translucent orange vinyl and a limited edition orange/red/clear split and splatter effect vinyl.

Pre-orders are expected to ship on the 13th of January 2020. Bookmark this page to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to buy this record.

Preview the Songs on the Mega Drive Mini Celebration Album Due Out 12th December 2019 | Merchandise

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The next CD release from SEGA Japan is the Mega Drive Mini -Celebration Album- which launches on December 12th 2019. SEGA Japan have uploaded a pretty extensive preview video which showcases snippets of the various songs included on the CD, many of which are brand new remixes of classic themes from games like Golden Axe, Columns, Comix Zone and Gunstar Heroes. Check it out:

The Mega Drive Mini -Celebration Album- releases on December 12th 2019 and can be pre-ordered now from CD Japan for 3000 yen plus postage. The full track list is available to view by clicking here.

Mega Drive Mini Celebration Album Gets Physical Release December 2019 | Merchandise

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

A new CD release that ties in with the release of the Mega Drive Mini is due to arrive this December. Mega Drive Mini -Celebration Album- compiles Yuzo Koshiro’s new menu music that features on the Mega Drive Mini itself with a selection of new arrangements of music from a handful of games that feature on the console. Games like Gunstar Heroes, Columns, Golden Axe and Thunder Force III all feature. Check out the fully translated track list below:

Mega Drive Mini -Celebration Album- releases December 12th 2019 in Japan and costs 3000 yen. Pre-orders are not available at the time of writing, but I’m sure the release will hit Amazon Japan and CD Japan very soon.

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