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Samurai Shodown The Definitive Soundtrack comes to CD & Vinyl in Winter 2019!

SNK AND BRAVE WAVE CONTINUE THEIR EXCITING PARTNERSHIP TO BRING CLASSIC NEO GEO SOUNDTRACKS TO CD AND VINYL

SNK and Brave Wave Productions are proud to reveal their fourth collaboration, Generation Series 010: Samurai Shodown for both CD and vinyl. Known as Samurai Spirits in Japan and originally released for NEOGEO in 1993, Samurai Shodown is one of SNK’s most classic and timeless 2D fighting games, featuring fast-paced gameplay, beautiful graphics and catchy music.

The soundtrack, composed by Norio Tate, achieves the difficult task of producing traditional Japanese sound comprised of instruments such as the shamisen and shachihata while maintaining a distinct NEOGEO vibe. The result is a beloved soundtrack that is simultaneous timeless, yet historical.

There are two variations of the soundtrack: an AES version and a NEOGEO CD arranged version. Samurai Shodown The Definitive Soundtrack will include both versions, featuring the entirety of the original soundtracks remastered and restored to the highest possible quality, in collaboration and consultation with SNK.

The CD and vinyl editions will feature a booklet containing artwork from the SNK archives, in addition to in-depth liner notes written by some of the original creators of the game, including series creator Yasushi Adachi, as well as Tate. In addition, the booklet will feature an in-depth essay by Greg Kasavin of Supergiant Games on the impact of Samurai Shodown on video game culture and history.

As Brave Wave’s first 3-LP vinyl set, Samurai Shodown The Definitive Soundtrack will come in a box set featuring three LP sleeves decorated with artwork from the game, with the box set featuring the original iconic Japanese cover drawn by famed illustrator Shinkiro.

The following variants will be available in North America, Australia and Europe:

3-LP Vinyl

  • 3-LP Limited Edition (limited to 300 copies) - US $60 / €60

  • 3-LP Standard Edition - US$50 / €50

CD Edition

  • 2-CD Set: Standard Edition - US$18 / €18

NOTE: Euro (€) prices include VAT. US Dollar (US$) prices DO NOT include any applicable sales tax.

SNK and Brave Wave plan to continue their partnership through 2020 and beyond. NEOGEO fans can expect many of their favorite classic soundtracks to make their way to CD and vinyl in new and unprecedented quality, under the same award-winning team at Brave Wave who previously worked on the Billboard-charted Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack and the two-volume Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack.

Vinyl TrackList

 

NEOGEO CD VERSION

NEOGEO AES VERSION

 
 

Side A - 12:07
Calm and Agitation (Title)
Calm and Agitation - Short version - (30 sec. title)
The Twelve Challengers (Player Select)
The Way (Map)
Honor's Melody - Day (Haohmaru)
Honor's Melody - Night (Ukyo Tachibana)
Drum Roll I (Amakusa Demo)
Bambuseae (Jubei Yagyu)
Shadow (Hanzo Hattori)
Infortune (Four Wins Demo)

Side B - 12:31
Tuna (Galford)
Banquet of Nature (Nakoruru)
Indigenous (Tam Tam)
Diligence (Bonus Stage)
Exotic Lady (Charlotte)

Side C - 11:45
Evil (Gen-an Shiranui)
Magatama (Kyoshiro Senryo)
Gaïa (Earthquake)
Wan Fu (Wan Fu)
Victory (Victory Demo)
Drum Roll II (Final Demo)

Side D - 10:33
Heartbeat (Shiro Tokisada Amakusa 1)
Flames (Conversion)
Darkness (Shiro Tokisada Amakusa 2)
Scream (Ending 1)
Harmony (Ending 2)
Revolutionary Lady (Charlotte Ending)
Celebration (Staff Roll)
Request for an Encore (Continue) - The Curtain Falls (Game Over)

Side E - 16:08
Calm and Agitation (Title)
The Twelve Challengers (Player Select)
The Way (Map)
Honor's Melody "Day" (Haohmaru)
Honor's Melody "Night" (Ukyo Tachibana)
Drum Roll I (Amakusa Demo)
Bambuseae (Jubei Yagyu)
Shadow (Hanzo Hattori)
Infortune (Four Wins Demo)
Tuna (Galford)
Banquet of Nature (Nakoruru)

Side F - 18:52
Indigenous (Tam Tam)
Diligence (Bonus Stage)
Exotic Lady (Charlotte)
Evil (Gen-an Shiranui)
Magatama (Kyoshiro Senryo)
Gaïa (Earthquake)
Wan Fu (Wan Fu)
Victory (Victory Demo)
Drum Roll II (Final Demo)
Heartbeat (Shiro Tokisada Amakusa 1)
Darkness (Shiro Tokisada Amakusa 2)
Scream (Ending 1)
Harmony (Ending 2)
Revolutionary Lady (Charlotte Ending)
Celebration (Staff Roll)
Request for an Encore (Continue) - The Curtain Falls (Game Over)

 

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About Generation Series
The Generation Series is directed and produced by
Mohammed Taher and Marco Guardia, who recently worked together on the Billboard-charted Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack and Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack. Their past joint works include the Brave Wave albums World 1-2 (2013), In Flux (2014), the ongoing Retro-Active albums by Ninja Gaiden's Keiji Yamagishi, and more. The Generation Series name, logo, and artwork templates have been designed by Cory Schmitz, who previously branded Brave Wave, Oculus, Sony Computer Entertainment Santa Monica, and more. The Art of Fighting series is developed and published by SNK Corporation.