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Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade Limited 180gram Vinyl LP


Label: Data Disc
Release Date: 12 May 2017
Format: LP Vinyl

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OST Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

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.

The audio for both games was sourced from the original arcade machines and carefully mastered for vinyl. Presented as a 180g LP in 425gsm sleeve, accompanied by an OBI strip and lithographic print featuring original Galaxy Force II artwork sourced from the SEGA archives in Japan.

Featured Tracks:
A1. Coin
A2. Scene Select
A3. Beyond the Galaxy
A4. Defeat
A5. Take Back
A6. Stage Clear
A7. Alone Fighter
A9. Name Entry
A10. Beyond the Galaxy ([H.] Arrange Ver.)

B1. Coin
B2. Thunder Blade
B3. Burning Point
B4. Round Clear
B5. Type II
B6. Name Entry
B7. Take Off (Unused)
B8. Primary Attach (Unused)
B9. In Conclusion (Unused)
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