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Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade
Artist
Various Artists
ReleaseProduct
Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade
Label
Data Discs
Cat. No.
DATA010
Release Date
May 2017
  • Vinyl 1×LP Pre-order $33.99
    • 180g LP in 425gsm sleeve
    • With OBI strip and lithographic print
    • Original Galaxy Force II artwork sourced from the SEGA archives in Japan

    Estimated Shipping: 04.05.17

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Press Release

For our tenth release in partnership with SEGA of Japan, we are excited to offer two arcade classics – Galaxy Force II (1988) and Thunder Blade (1987) – together for the first time ever on vinyl. Composed by Koichi Namiki, Katsuhiro Hayashi and Tohru Nakabayashi, both soundtracks adopted an ambitious funk and fusion style, simulating an impressive range of real world instrumentation (think synthesizers, drums, slap bass and cowbells), which for its time and hardware limitations, is nothing short of astonishing. And yes, there’s even a coded slap bass solo.

These two brief, but remarkable soundtracks each accommodate a single side of an LP, but work together seamlessly. Galaxy Force II includes a bonus arranged version of its leading track, Beyond the Galaxy, produced by Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi (composer of OutRun, Space Harrier) and features a full studio band, complete with brass section and a keyboard solo by Hiro himself. In addition, the Thunder Blade side includes three unused tracks.

Pre-order Information

We endeavour to ensure pre-orders reach you on the official release date.
The date indicated above is the nearest possible delivery date according to the distributor, and is therefore liable to change at any time in accordance with changes made by the distributor.

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