Streets of Rage 3 vinyl soundtrack album flipkicks onto Data Discs

Jerry on 2020-10-04
Data Discs has pressed the Streets of Rage 3 vinyl soundtrack album, available in classic black and translucent orange through the London-based publisher and HighScore Records of Nantes, France. The two-disc 180g set comes packaged with a lithographic print featuring artwork from Sega's archives.

Music by series composers Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima can be sampled on Data Discs' SoundCloud and Bandcamp pages. Excerpts from the previously published digital album "Yuzo Koshiro Best Selection, Vol. 8: Streets of Rage III Original Soundtrack" are streaming on Apple Music.

From the product page:
Similar to the task of condensing Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima’s abundance of ideas into a Mega Drive cartridge in 1994, it feels impossible to convey the influences, technical achievements and sheer ambition of their masterpiece into a single paragraph today.

By combining automatic composition methods, custom programming languages and a complete sense of artistic freedom, Koshiro and Kawashima transcended their medium and created something so incomparable that it’s hard to believe it came from any games console, let alone a 16bit one. Streets of Rage 3 is urgent, demanding and a complete rejection of the notion that video game music is either pedestrian or predictable.
Data Discs - Streets of Rage 3 vinyl (London)

HighScore Records - Streets of Rage 3 vinyl (Nantes, France)