04 Aug Cowboy Bebop’s soundtrack is finally getting a wide vinyl release
Milan Records have a treat for vinyl collectors this season.
The famed soundtrack to Cowboy Bebop, performed by jazz group The Seatbelts, is finally coming to vinyl. The label revealed last Friday (31 July) that the album is getting reissued under their care. On Twitter, they’ve revealed all exclusive variants, and it’s hefty.
The 53-minute album will be spread across 2xLPs. If you’re intending to collect them all, Milan has listed variants exclusive to these webstores: Mondo Records, Right Stuf Anime, Light in the Attic, and Newbury Comics.
This is on top of Milan’s own variants, which include a red & purple combo and a regular black edition.
This pressing is the soundtrack’s first-ever wide release on vinyl. Previously, the album was only available on red wax as part of the Cowboy Bebop Collector’s Edition boxset by FUNimation in 2018.
For Milan Records’ release, the cover and package design was approved by Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe. The original cover was designed by Toshihiro Kawamoto, who was the character designer & animation director of the series.
While the anime has long been deemed a classic, the soundtrack by the Seatbelts has attracted considerable attention for its clever mix of hard bop, dub, blues, jazz fusion, and hip-hop.
The vinyl is set to be released on 6 Nov, with pre-orders beginning on 6 Aug at midnight (Eastern Daylight time).
Stream the album below.
Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)
3. Spokey Dokey
4. Bad Dog No Biscuits
5. Cat Blues
2. Space Lion
3. Waltz for Zizi
4. Piano Black
5. Pot City
1. Too Good Too Bad
2. Car 24
3. The Egg And I
4. Felt Tip Pen
6. Digging My Potato
1. What Planet Is This?
3. Mushroom Hunting
4. Einstein Groovin’