The pre-order for Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack will open on October 24, 2016.
Generation Series 002: Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack will be available digitally for purchase and streaming, on CD and for the first time ever, on 12-inch vinyl! We will also be offering two poster designs featuring artwork by Mega Man and Pokémon artist Hitoshi Ariga exclusive to The Definitive Soundtrack. Unlike 2015's staggered release of Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack, all copies of the initial allocation will be available for pre-order. We expect demand to be very high for this initial press, so please ensure you order your copy as soon as possible.
You may pre-order the Vinyl edition at this link: http://bigwax.fr/en/brave-wave/gs-002. For other editions, see "SKUs" below.
Pre-orders will go live simultaneously at 17:00 GMT (note that this is 1 hour behind London). These are the following times in each of the following major time zones/cities:
18:00 BST (London)
19:00 CEST (Paris)
21:00 GST (Dubai)
02:00 JST (Tokyo)
04:00 AEDT (Sydney)
10:00 PDT (San Francisco/Los Angeles)
12:00 CDT (Chicago)
13:00 EDT (New York)
For other timezones, please refer to the Time Zone Converter.
The following SKUs will be available:
2-LP Vinyl Soundtrack (32 euros/approx. $35.00) - 2 LPs encased in a gorgeous gatefold featuring exclusive art by Hitoshi Ariga. The booklet contains an interview with co-composer Manami Matsumae, as well as art from the original game. Purchases include a download for the digital release. The Vinyl will be a bilingual release featuring the same content in English and Japanese.
2-CD Physical Soundtrack ($18.00) - 2 CDs containing the complete tracklist for the original Shovel Knight game. Purchases through Brave Wave contain a free download code for the digital release. There will be two SKUs of the Physical Soundtrack available: an International Edition with English content, as well as a Japanese Edition with track names and other content in Japanese.
Posters ($20.00) - Two poster designs featuring artwork by Hitoshi Ariga, modeled after the vinyl cover and inner-gatefold art. Both posters will come in A1 size.
Digital Download - The Shovel Knight soundtrack will be made available for the first time on major digital music services, including iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play Music and others! Note that Brave Wave will NOT offer a download-only version on its Bandcamp store. (Please see Store Page below)
Streaming - Apple Music and Spotify subscribers will be able to stream the Shovel Knight soundtrack on their devices starting in late October 2016! You will also be able to listen to the soundtrack on YouTube with ads around the same time!
The physical album will be sold on one of two Brave Wave stores, depending on which product you are looking for.
The 2-LP Vinyl Soundtrack will be sold through our vinyl store operated by BigWax (currency in Euros): http://bigwax.fr/en/brave-wave/gs-002
Customers may also pre-order through Mondo later in October 2016: https://mondotees.com
The 2-CD Physical Soundtrack (both International and Japanese Editions) and double-sided poster will be sold on our Bandcamp store: http://store.bravewave.net. Note that the Japanese release is intended for sale in Japan and does not feature any content in English, but limited quantities will be made available for export to interested fans.
Digital Download - Composer Jake Kaufman has offered the Shovel Knight soundtrack on his Bandcamp page since 2014 with Name Your Own Price. The album art of this edition will continue to be distinct from The Definitive Soundtrack, but the music tracks themselves are identical between Jake's release and Brave Wave's. Please continue to support Jake's amazing work by visiting his Bandcamp page: https://virt.bandcamp.com/album/shovel-knight-original-soundtrack
Shipping and Returns
Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack is available globally and we will ship to all regions. Note that the shipping and returns policies differ depending on where you make your purchase (through Brave Wave, BigWax, Mondo, or other retailers), so consult the returns policies for each website. Brave Wave's return policy can be found here: http://www.bravewave.net/return-policy
IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ:
Vinyl orders are strictly limited to one copy per person and address.
If you place multiple vinyl orders under the same name and address, all of your orders will be cancelled. This is to prevent resellers from buying up stock. If there are two people in your household who want to buy the vinyl separately, you will have to ship one to a different address.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the specifications of the vinyl?
The two LPs are 150-gram vinyl, at 33⅓ RPM. Both discs are blue colored.
How fast should I purchase the vinyl? Do you have enough stock?
While we expect the initial allocation to satisfy immediate demand, we do expect a high level of interest in the product. If you want your copy, please pre-order as soon as possible to secure it.
Will there be more pressings?
We will keep on pressing the vinyl box set as long as there's demand for it from our fans.
When will my vinyl ship?
Vinyl will begin shipping in mid-December 2016. Delays are always a possibility, so we will keep you up-to-date if there are changes to this schedule. We apologize that we can't give a more exact date.
If I order both a CD and a vinyl, will you ship them together?
They will each be available on different shops (Vinyl on BigWax and Mondo, CD on Bandcamp), so they will have to be ordered separately, with separate shipping costs.
Do you ship worldwide?
For the most part, yes. Please keep in mind that depending on where you live, there may be customs or import fees you’ll have to pay.
Where do your items ship from?
Items purchased on Bandcamp ship from three warehouses: San Francisco, CA and Ann Arbor, MI, USA, and from London, UK for European customers. Items purchased on BigWax ship from Paris.
Can I buy this in a store? Are you working with any distributors?
Currently, we are working with Mondo to sell the product to our North American customers.
Who processes orders and payments?
Our direct sales are processed through Bandcamp, while payments are done through PayPal. You can use your PayPal balance or an assortment of credit or debit cards that PayPal accepts. BigWax and Mondo accept an assortment of credit cards and other payment options as well. Please consult with them regarding their policies.
Is this an official and authorized Yacht Club Games product?
Yes. Yacht Club Games, the original developer and publisher for Shovel Knight, worked closely with the folks here at Brave Wave Productions to release this officially licensed product.
Why are you taking preorders for the vinyl?
We’re a small and independent label, and manufacturing vinyl—plus storing the heavy stock in a warehouse with a dedicated shipping team—is a very costly procedure. We want to ensure that we don't over-stock (or worse, under-stock) the release.