Video Game Soundtracks on LPs
In the history of recording it's hard to think of sounds that haven't been captured on records. Music of every genre, soundtracks to movies, poetry and books, radio broadcasts, historic events, comedy, sound effects, sounds of nature, the "Golden Record" sent into deep space for extraterrestrials to potentially hear...the list is long.
So it should be no surprise that a new genre has made its way onto vinyl and its proving to be quite popular. Soundtracks to video games are now on vinyl and some are charting onto the Billboard 200.
Factola: iam8bit is a label which prides itself as a label dedicated to producing video game soundtracks on vinyl. The label has sold 200,000 albums as of September 2019. - Courtesy of vinyloftheday.com (1)
Santa Monica Studio's God of War Soundtrack, featuring original artwork by Jeff Langevin, and pressed on 2x 180 gram Vinyl
(Disc 1: Translucent Gold, Disc 2: Opaque Blue), Mondo
#vinyloftheday have compiled a list of top video game soundtracks on vinyl (circa September 2019)
Visit their site for details, e.g., HERO OF TIME (MUSIC FROM THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME); MONUMENT VALLEY 2 VINYL SOUNDTRACK; THE SOUND OF SKYRIM VINYL SOUNDTRACK; METAL GEAR SOLID – ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK; THUNDER FORCE IV – ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK; CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD / DRACULA X – ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK
If you are not familiar with video games circa 2019 here is a video about how the soundtrack was recorded for "The Sound of Skyrim"