View Full Version : Episode #011: Vinyl Extravaganza 1
Feb 7, 2010, 03:41 PM
Vinyl records are back in favor and "retro cool" again, so I'm sharing some of my own VGM vinyls on this month's podcast. Some are exclusive to the turntable format and didn't get CD or cassette releases, while albums from the G.M.O. label got the full treatment on all 3 formats.
This is part 1 of a 3 episode series, showcasing the very earliest game sound appearances up until 1986, when game music as a genre started to really take off, with new vinyls appearing every month (and sometimes just days apart!)
I picked some of these up from Yahoo Japan Auctions a few years ago, and as with any collecting hobby, there's always a few more early & obscure ones floating around that have yet to be captured.
Full track listing is in the comments section below.
Feb 7, 2010, 03:49 PM
01 Yellow Magic Orchestra (Computer Game Theme from Circus ~ Firecracker ~ TongPoo)
02 Disco Space Invaders (Side A)
03 Pac-Man Fever (Pac-Man Fever ~ Ode to a Centipede)
04 Video Game Music (Mappy ~ Dig Dug)
05 Super Xevious (Side A)
06 The Return of Video Game Music (Dragon Buster ~ Tower of Druaga)
07 Video Game Graffiti (Motos ~ the Genji & the Heike Clans)
08 Mario's Big Adventure ~ Koopa Counting Song (Sides A & B)
09 Super Mario Bros Original & Orchestra (Sides A & B)
10 Mario Syndrome (Sides A & B)
11 Famicom Music (Wrecking Crew ~ The Legend of Zelda)
12 Konami Game Music (Twinbee ~ Twinbee Arranged)
13 Nazo no Murasame Jo & The Legend of Zelda Original & Orchestra (Sides A & B)
14 Hudson Game Music (Nuts & Milk ~ Bomberman ~ Bomberman Arranged)
15 Alpha (Side A, Theme from Alpha)
16 Capcom Game Music (Section Z ~ Makaimura ~ Makaimura Arranged)
17 Solomon's Key & Mighty Bomb Jack (Sides A & B)
18 Konami Game Music Vol.2 (Goonies ~ RF-2)
19 Master Takahashi's Adventure Island (Side B)
20 Namcot Game Ala Mode (Hit Game Scramble ~ Libble Rabble)
21 Tecmo Game Music (World Cup ~ Gridiron Fight ~ Warrior of Argos)
22 Suite Dragon Quest (Overture March ~ Unknown World ~ DQ Unknown World)
23 Beep Special Project Vol.1 Sega Game Music Sono Sheet (Quartet)
24 Sega Game Music (Magical Sound Shower ~ SQUILLA ~ IDA ~ SYURA)
25 Xanadu / Anthem (Sides A & B)
Feb 9, 2010, 03:16 PM
VERY cool idea!
Feb 10, 2010, 01:21 AM
Can't wait for the upcoming parts if they're as good history class lessons as this was.
Feb 10, 2010, 09:27 AM
This was really fun to listen to. There were a few tracks I'd like to revisit. Not like I can buy the albums though...
Feb 11, 2010, 03:14 PM
My apologies for the incomplete commentary, as the intro information about the albums is only present for the first half. Other activities and time caught up, oh well.
Feb 15, 2010, 10:24 AM
i am super excited to hear this series!!
Feb 20, 2010, 07:14 AM
By the way, here's the Yahoo Japan Auctions link for their Game Vinyl category (http://list3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/2084007038-category-leaf.html), so that's a starting point if you want to purchase some of these.
Mar 6, 2010, 10:21 AM
Can't wait for the next episode, hope it's gonna be the same quality ^^
Mar 7, 2010, 12:34 PM
Thumbs up for this episode for sure =). Thanks for taking the time to put these up, very entertaining stuff. Will keep listening and re-listening to the older ones, too =). Thanks for your hard work.
Jul 25, 2011, 07:11 PM
That was a really cool podcast- I kind of like how the commentary trailed off and it was nonstop old-skool VGM goodness! I love the Namco Hit Game Scramble track- especially the end (Skykid?)--That one knocks my socks off!
Nov 8, 2012, 02:24 AM
I know this was posted a long time ago, but is the podcast still available? I'd really like to listen to this (and parts 2 and 3 if available?).
edit: Apologies, I am new to this web site and I couldn't find the podcast listed but have found it now. A very enjoyable podcast, please keep these coming!
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