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In collaboration with Ship to Shore PhonoCo. we're happy to present our Yetee Records exclusive color variant of the soundtrack to Konami's immortal 1985 shoot-em-up GRADIUS.
In a split splatter transparent red! Like an explosion of color and music!
Spanning a multitude of sequels, spin-offs and everything in between, GRADIUS remains one of the crown jewels in the Konami library. This soundtrack introduced multiple themes that would become not only repeated throughout the series, but undisputed classics in the realm of shoot-em-up tunes.
Included on this record is both the 1986 Famicom/NES soundtrack on Side A and the 1989 enhanced MSX port on Side B. This MSX version has never been officially released outside of Japan, and the soundtrack used the Konami SCC+ chip for enchanced audio, so this versions inclusion is a real treat for fans of the series.
Included with the album is a double sided insert, with one side featuring original GRADIUS artwork from the Konami archive and the other side featuring liner notes from Retronauts' Jeremy Parish.
New artwork created by Ian Wilding (iwilding.com). Collect all three GRADIUS albums to see the full panorama!