Data Discs opens orders for Sonic Spinball vinyl soundtrack

Jerry on 2022-07-09
London-based record label Data Discs has opened orders for the Sonic Spinball vinyl soundtrack album. Previews of "Toxic Caves" and "Lava Powerhouse" are streaming on the publisher's SoundCloud channel.

Developed by the American staff of the Sega Technical Institute, the pinball and platforming hybrid game was released in 1993 for the Sega Genesis. Music for the game is by Howard Drossin, Brian Coburn and Barry Blum.

The 180-gram analog record release has been remastered at Data Discs specially for vinyl, sourced from a Japanese Mega Drive console. The record is paired with a lithographic print of the classic cover art and obi strip. The album also ships through distributors Mondo in Austin and PixelCrib in Australia.

Sonic Spinball is available for Windows, Mac and Linux through Steam. Back in April, Nintendo added Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball to the library of Sega Genesis titles for the Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack.

From the product page:
Released in partnership with SEGA, we are proud to announce the debut vinyl edition of Sonic Spinball. Originally released in 1993 for the Mega Drive console, Sonic Spinball was an ambitious hybrid of pinball and platforming and a significant departure from previous Sonic the Hedgehog games. This change of game style, along with the industrial-themed level designs, also inspired a very different kind of Sonic soundtrack. Composed by Howard Drossin, Brian Coburn and Barry Blum from the SEGA Technical Institute in the USA (where the game was also developed), the music of Sonic Spinball is suitably darker, industrial and wholly unique for a Sonic game of the era.
Data Discs - Sonic Spinball Vinyl Soundtrack

Mondo - Sonic Spinball Vinyl Soundtrack

PixelCrib - Sonic Spinball Vinyl Soundtrack