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After Burner II’s soundtrack is getting released on vinyl

Data Discs has done a fantastic job of releasing some of our most beloved video game soundtracks on vinyl. They started with Streets of Rage and Shenmue, followed by a ton of other classics including Panzer Dragoon, Gunstar Heroes, and Altered Beast.

Today, Data Discs has announced that After Burner II will be the next soundtrack to be released on vinyl. This is the first time this arcade classic will be released on vinyl outside of Japan. The vinyl soundtrack will be shipped sometime in March.

Composed in 1987 by SEGA’s legendary in-house programmer, Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi (OutRun, Space Harrier), this vinyl release of After Burner II features the complete arcade score, along with an unused “Melody Version” of the title track. In addition, we are proud to include a second disc of bonus material, including three arranged versions by SEGA’s in-house live band (S.S.T. Band) from 1988, along with a keyboard and brass infused medley performed by Hiro’s current band, SEGA Sound Unit [H.].

Pre-orders for After Burner II on vinyl start this Saturday, and they will be available in the following editions:

– 2 x 180g Purple and Blue Swirl (Limited Edition)
– 2 x 180g Opaque Purple
– 2 x 180g Classic Black

You can listen to a sample of the soundtrack below. Click here to pre-order After Burner II on vinyl!

Marcin Gulik

Been a gamer all my life. Studied Sociology and Criminology in college, and traveled for a bit. I like long walks on the beach and I like to listen to... (wait wrong site....) Sega Dreamcast and Shenmue all the way!

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