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Yuzo Koshiro: Streets Of Rage 2 Sega Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) Vinyl 2LP
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Widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential game soundtracks of all time, STREETS OF RAGE 2 remains a towering achievement of the 16bit era. Data Discs is extremely proud to be releasing this masterpiece of FM synthesis, composed by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima in 1992 and sounding more relevant today than ever. The audio has been carefully remastered using multiple sources, including the original NEC PC-88 files supplied by Koshiro himself, and packaged in original artwork sourced from the SEGA archives in Japan.
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Across 8 levels, and sub-levels, through ghettos, theme parks, stadiums, and tropical beaches the tunes changed, giving each location their own thematic identity, while occasionally weaving in the dominant Streets of Rage theme. It's almost impossible to say which one of these tracks is the best, but if I absolutely HAD to choose I'd say track 17 'The Revenge of Mr. X' is the one for time capsule. It's A-W-E-S-O-M-E!
20 years on Streets of Rage 2, and its incredible soundtrack, have not aged a tiny bit. It was well ahead of its time and is a must-buy for all. It was only ever released in Japan (as Bare Knuckle II) and went out of print fast. In 2001 the now-defunct Mars Colony Music label published a US release, which is also out of print and goes for a lot of money. I was lucky enough to get it on the day of release. It comes with a lovely poster fold-out poster of the SOR gang and the infamous Mr. X yielding his Tommy Gun.
There are 20 tracks, as follows:
1. Go Straight
2. In the Bar
3. Never Return Alive
4. Spin on the Bridge
5. Ready Funk
7. Alien Power
8. Under Logic
9. Too Deep
10. Slow Moon
11. Wave 131
12. Jungle Base
13. Back to the Industry
15. S.O. R Super Mix
16. Max Man
17. Revenge of Mr.X
18. Good End
19. Walking Bottom
20. Little Money Avenue
Total running time is 55 minutes.
During the height of the arcade era I guess there were a plethora of 2D side scrolling multiple plane beat'em ups. They ate up quarters fast and to cash in on the arcade beat'em up sucess, Sega, being the arcade geniuses that they were, made there own new series for their 16 bit console Genesis. Streets of Rage took it by storm and had a huge fan base. The graphics were excellent at the time and the gameplay was better than Final Fight (the beat'em up god). But something else huge stood out, its music. Streets of Rage featured some of the best techno and house beats. The music stood out amongst all games on any console. Composed by Yuzo Koshiro with some new technology he worked masterpieces out of the 16 bit machine.
So when the sequel Streets of Rage 2 rolled around, Yuzo stepped up to the plate again and dazzeld everyone with the series best soundtrack. Yuzo took the club sound of the time and put it in a game. Every track had its on distintive feel. From the jazzy club sound of In The Bar. To the industrial techno used for the songs Expander and Back to Industry. To the somber sounds of Slow Moon. Every song reflected the stage that it was in (especialy Alien Power). Only drawback to this whole soundtrack is that the songs are short. This was a beat em'up and you are never in a stage too long enough and never too far away from sound effects for the repeation to get to you. On a stand alone soundtrack it can be a little annoying. But it still finds a place in my cd player anyway.
Don't pass up on a chance to buy a classic. This is one of the greatest video game soundtracks of any genre and of any era.
Don`t believe me? Go to Zophar`s music domain and you will a superior rip FOR FREE. "Remastered", yeah right, slapping something on a slab of wax will not magically make it sound better! The artwork is nice I guess, but what`s the point when I`ll never put this on my turntable again?
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I feel like there is some EQing that doesn't sound right to me, but it does sound like it was recorded straight from the game.Read more