17 Sep Video Game Soundtracks On Vinyl To Add To Your Collection
Today we look at the top video game soundtracks on vinyl to add to your collection.
Firstly, do you remember these titles? Castlevania, God Of War, The Last Of Us, and Resident Evil 2. At first look, they are recognized as video games. These titles also share something in common. Each of the titles has inspired the creation of a vinyl record that has charted on the Billboard 200.
Certainly, video game soundtracks have been contributing to the vinyl resurgence. iam8bit is one such label which prides itself as a label dedicated to producing video game soundtracks on vinyl. The label has sold 200,000 albums to date. At the present time, in 2019 there are various labels that specialize in video game soundtracks on vinyl. For example, Mondo, Fangamer, Data Discs and more emerging as the demand for the medium increases.
As a result, we at #vinyloftheday have compiled a list of top video game soundtracks on vinyl to add to your collection. Surely check it out below.
Hero of Time (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
Hero of Time is an officially licensed, one-hour arrangement album. It is based on Koji Kondo‘s dynamic, and epic score to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The album is recorded by the 64-player Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and is arranged & composed by Eric Buchholz. Eric Buchholz is a maestro of video game concerts. Including, The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony. Surely, make your way here to get yourself a copy.
Monument Valley 2 Vinyl Soundtrack
Monument Valley 2 is a game which captures the magic, heartbreak and eternal bond of mother & child through not only its architecturally complex puzzles but also, its inspiring soundtrack. Todd Baker composed this aural journey, from adolescence to adulthood. Certainly, grab this album here to create maximum auditory pleasure within your very own space.
Skyrim Vinyl Soundtrack
The legacy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is etched in the hearts of all who played this game. In this case, composer Jeremy Soule and lyricist Emil Pagliarulo crafted the atmospheric accents experienced by players worldwide. Firstly watch the video below to learn more about the soundtrack. Afterwards, head here to bring home a copy.
Metal Gear Solid – Original Video Game Soundtrack
So the soundtrack to Konami’s 1998 espionage masterpiece: Metal Gear Solid is one to definitely own on vinyl. When Hideo Kojima and his team developed Snake’s first three-dimensional mission they took full advantage of the medium. Firstly crafting a soundtrack as epic in scope as the story itself. The iconic main theme is full of unexpected worldly flourishes including Latin rhythms. The rest of the score is filled with echoing, pulsing percussion, brooding choruses, bright synth melodies. It’s truly one of a kind. Also, head here to get a copy before it sells out.
Thunder Force IV – Original Video Game Soundtrack
Firstly, Thunder Force IV featured some of the most ingeniously complex and heaviest compositions to ever be placed in a video game. The music of Thunder Force IV is relentlessly creative and uncompromising throughout. So head here to bring a copy home.
Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood / Dracula X – Original Video Game Soundtrack
Finally, the soundtrack to Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood, and it’s Super Nintendo counterpart Castlevania: Dracula X. It is a classic amongst most gamers. The music was composed by Konami Kukeiha Club. Additionally, it’s one of the best 2D games ever, and it helped define the Metroidvania genre with its RPG influences and nonlinear world. Surely head here to get yourself a copy.