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Original Phantasy Star soundtrack getting limited vinyl release

Original Phantasy Star soundtrack getting vinyl release

Brooklyn record label Ship to Shore Phono CO. is now offering pre-orders for a vinyl pressing of Phantasy Star’s original soundtrack.

The landmark JRPG series debut title first released on Sega Master System in 1987 to critical acclaim and has seen many ports over the years like the Sega Ages version for Switch. Phantasy Star’s soundtrack was composed by Tokuhiko Uwabo, who also did the music for the sequel in addition to working with Sega Sound Team on other iconic games such as Space Harrier and Afterburner.

Here is a rundown of the vinyl release.

Ship to Shore PhonoCo. is proud to present the original video game soundtrack to the 1987 RPG fantasy / sci-fi mash-up Phantasy Star!

One of the most beloved RPG game series developed for consoles, Phantasy Starmade its debut just in time for Christmas 1987, cramming several hours of gameplay into its 4MB Sega Master System cartridge. The larger-than-average cartridge size increased the price of the game on the shelf but it didn’t stop the rave reviews where critics praised its intricate graphics, smooth gameplay and epic storytelling. It’s no wonder that even 35 years later the Phantasy Star franchise is still well-loved amongst gamers!

Tokuhiko Uwabo’s score has all the nuanced complexities of the game laid out in audio fashion. Driving, at times contemplative and – above all – catchy as hell, it’s a well-deserved trip down memory lane for those who have played the game, and a monumental trip for lovers of 8-bit tunes!

This limited vinyl release features both the PSG (Programmable Sound Generator) and FM Synthesis versions of the soundtrack, with new liner notes from Retronauts’ Jeremy Parish and an 8-page booklet with rare artwork from the SEGA archives!

Tracklist:

Side A (PSG Version)

1. Title
2. Opening
3. Town
4. Dungeon 1
5. Palma
6. Battle
7. Sun
8. Shop
9. Land Master
10. Motavia
11. Church
12. Dezoris
13. Event
14. Dungeon 2
15. Lassic
16. Sky City
17. Dark Force
18. Ending
19. Game Over

Side B (FM Synthesis Version)
1. Title
2. Opening
3. Town
4. Dungeon 1
5. Palma
6. Battle
7. Game Over
8. Sun
9. Shop
10. Land Master
11. Motavia
12. Church
13. Dezoris
14. Event
15. Dungeon 2
16. Lassic
17. Sky City
18. Dark Force
19. Ending
20. Staff Roll (Dungeon 2 Reprise)

The vinyl edition Phantasy Star Original video game soundtrack can be pre-ordered at Ship to Shore’s site for $30.

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