themed col­lec­tion: must-have Vinyl

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Shen­mue

PRICE: £19.99

This clas­sic or­ches­tral sound­track has been newly re­mas­tered for this first vinyl re­lease with the clas­sic boxart on the sleeve and avail­able in a translus­cent blue vinyl fin­ish. It’s a truly gor­geous sound­track. data-discs.com

Castl­e­va­nia

PRICE: $20

an­other re­lease that marked a 30th an­niver­sary. While the sound­track is ob­vi­ously fan­tas­tic, we have to say we like the cover art per­haps even more. The outer de­sign is by Becky Cloo­nan and there’s a great cas­tle map in­side. mon­do­tees.com

Shadow of the COLOS­SUS

PRICE: $40

Once again we’re not sure what to be more blown away by, the sound­track to this glo­ri­ous game or the stun­ning piece of art­work that’s been de­signed for this dou­ble LP re­lease. store.iam8bit.com

out­run

PRICE: £19.99

Re­mas­tered to mark Out­run’s 30th an­niver­sary, this sound­track re­lease in­cludes all of the orig­i­nal mu­sic from the 1986 ar­cade ver­sion of the game, as well as bonus tracks from the Mega Drive and nin­tendo 3DS ver­sions. data-discs.com

GOD of war

PRICE: $35

Once again from the Mondo sta­ble we have a won­der­ful pack­age to com­ple­ment the in­cred­i­ble sound­track, this time com­posed by Bear Mc­creary with the art­work cre­ated by Jeff Langevin. a great way to ex­tend your Kratos ex­pe­ri­ence. mon­do­tees.com

Skyrim

PRICE: $40

aled Lewis pro­vides the art for this re­lease. Of course Bethesda’s sound­track work is among the very best in the busi­ness, but so is the way Lewis in­cor­po­rates the game’s logo into its face-off be­tween dragon and drag­onborn. store.iam8bit.com

SPACE Har­rier

PRICE: £19.99

avail­able in a dark-green vinyl fin­ish as well as light-green and pur­ple ver­sion that also comes with a lentic­u­lar cover (at a lit­tle ex­tra cost) this is a fan­tas­tic col­lec­tion of the mu­sic re­lease for the first time on LP out­side of Ja­pan. data-discs.com

Por­tal

PRICE: $30

as if the score to the Valve puzzler wasn’t enough rea­son to be ex­cited by this col­lec­tion, then the ‘magic wal­let’ de­sign of this re­lease might tip the balance. It can be opened from both sides. aper­ture sci­ence trick­ery, no doubt. mon­do­tees.com

no man’s SKY

Price: $25

Whether you were into what Hello Games’ game of­fered or not, we would highly rec­om­mend you lis­ten to this sound­track. Com­posed by 65daysof­static, it’s sim­ply one of the best scores in re­cent mem­ory. store.iam8bit.com

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