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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.

More Sonic 3D Soundtrack Demos Shared by GameHut | SEGA Tunes

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Jon Burton of TT Games has continued to upload the various demo music from Jun Senoue’s early cassette soundtrack for Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island. The latest 2 videos feature the demos for Green Grove Zone which was previously titled Green Alley Zone, and another song for an unused Knuckles bonus stage is actually a demo for the song that would end up being used for Pleasure Castle in Sonic Adventure. Check them both out using the embeds below:

Green Alley Zone

Knuckles Bonus Stage

Unreleased Sonic 3D Demo Songs by Jun Senoue Shared on YouTube | SEGA Tunes

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Back in October 2017, Jon Burton of Traveller’s Tales fame revealed that he was in the possession of a cassette containing the demo versions of Jun Senoue’s Sonic 3D Blast soundtrack. Well fast-forward 2 years and Burton has started to upload these demos to his YouTube channel, GameHut. You can listen to 3 of the tracks from the cassette via the embed below:

This is a fascinating piece of history that showcases how Jun Senoue wrote his music in 1996. The demos are arranged very simplistically on synthesisers before being re-arranged for use on the Mega Drive’s Yamaha YM2612 sound chip. The full tracklisting for the demo cassette is listed below. Hopefully Burton continues to share more of the music from the cassette:

A1 Opening (Short Ver.)
A2 Opening (Long Ver.)
A3 Power Up
A4 Green Alley Zone Act.1
A5 Casino Night Zone Act.1
A6 Boss (Minor Key)
B1 Boss (Major Key)
B2 Special Stage
B3 Bonus Stage (Miles)
B4 Bonus Stage (Knuckles)

Sonic Adventure Music Experience Comes to the UK on 8th December 2019

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

The Sonic Adventure Music Experience is coming to the UK thanks to the people who brought you the Summer of Sonic convention.

Taking place on the 8th of December 2019 at The Garage in London, the Sonic Adventure Music Experience is a live music show lead by Jun Senoue and the SAME band where they perform new arrangements of music from the Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 soundtracks.

The event is being organised by Svend Joscelyne and Adam Tuff who have previously helmed various Summer of Sonic events. To secure your place at the event, tickets can be ordered via the event’s Kickstarter page which is now live and available to view by clicking here. Various ticket bundles are available for groups up to 4 and the event needs to raise £13,500 to secure all the various costs that come with putting on a live show in central London.

If you’re interested and available on the 8th of December 2019, click here to go to the Kickstarter and secure your ticket to the event.

New Additions to the Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

A few new additions have been made to the Book Catalogue and Music Index in our Merchandise section. Click below to go straight to the individual pages for each of the additions:

Cathy Dennis – SEGA Power added to Music Index
The Essential Mean Machines SEGA Review Guide added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Power’s Really Groovy Tips Book! added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Mega Drive Secrets Volume 3 added to Book Catalogue

New Books and CDs Added to Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Friday, July 26th, 2019

A whole host of new books and CDs have been added to our Merchandise section. You can go direct to the Book Catalogue or Music Index to browse the various entries, or you can look below for a list of the latest additions:

Maximum Overdrive: Team Sonic Racing Original Soundtrack added to Music Index
Jun Senoue’s The Works III added to Music Index
Lemmings Adventure Gamebook 1: The Genesis Quest added to Book Catalogue
Lemmings Adventure Gamebook 2: The Hypnosis Enigma added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Force Presents Street Fighter II & Streets of Rage II: The Novels added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Pro-Master Volume 3 added to Book Catalogue
Sonic Adventure Navigation Guide added to Book Catalogue

Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima, Hideki Naganuma and More Confirmed for Streets of Rage 4 Soundtrack

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Original Streets of Rage composers Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima will return to the franchise to work on the soundtrack for Streets of Rage 4.

This time around they’re brought some friends. Contributions to the soundtrack will also be done by Hideki Naganuma of Jet Set Radio fame, Yoko Shimomura of Street Fighter II fame and Keiji Yamagishi of Ninja Gaiden fame.

A fascinating little behind the scenes video has also gone live on Dotemu’s YouTube channel where you can watch the composers themselves discuss their music. Check it out below:

Streets of Rage 4 is currently being developed by Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games. No release dates or systems have been revealed at this time, but the game was demoed on a PC last month at Bitsummit.

New Crush 40 Compilation Artwork and Track Listing Revealed | Merchandise

Monday, July 1st, 2019

We finally have official confirmation as to the complete contents of Crush 40’s new compilation, Driving Through Forever: The Ultimate Crush Forty Compilation 1998-2018. The artwork features a simple yet effective shot of the band playing live and is displayed through the album’s title. The album contains a 17 track CD and a 13 track DVD. The most notable inclusion is a new song called Call Me Crazy. What is still a bit of a mystery at this time is what the DVD is actually showcasing. One track is labelled ‘LIVE! Digest’, but it is unclear whether the other tracks are also live footage or music videos. We will update this information as we learn more.

See below for the full tracklisting for both the CD and DVD:

DISC 1
1 Green Light Ride
2 2 Nights 2 Remember
3 Free
4 Sonic Boom
5 One Of Those Days
6 All Hail Shadow
7 His World
8 Knight Of The Wind
9 Watch Me Fly…
10 I Am… All Of Me
11 Never Turn Back
12 Sonic Heroes
13 What I’m Made Of…
14 Live & Learn
15 Open Your Heart
16 Sonic Youth
17 Call Me Crazy

DISC 2
1 [DVD] CALL ME CRAZY
2 [DVD] 2 NIGHTS 2 REMEMBER
3 [DVD] ONE OF THOSE DAYS
4 [DVD] WATCH ME FLY・・・
5 [DVD] LIVE & LEARN
6 [DVD] SONIC YOUTH
7 [DVD] DOWN & DIRTY
8 [DVD] WHAT I’M MADE OF・・・
9 [DVD] OPEN YOUR HEART / WHAT I’M MADE OF・・・
10 [DVD] HIS WORLD
11 [DVD] LIVE! Digest
12 [DVD] I AM・・・ ALL OF ME / NEVER TURN BACK
13 [DVD] LIVE & LEARN

Crush 40’s Driving Through Forever: The Ultimate Crush Forty Compilation 1998-2018 will be released on the 24th of July 2019 and can be pre-ordered now through CD Japan.

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