Streets of Rage 3 digital soundtrack flipkicks onto Bandcamp

Jerry on 2020-10-04
Data Discs has pressed the Streets of Rage 3 vinyl soundtrack album. The two-disc 180-gram analog record set ships from the publisher, packaged with a lithographic print featuring artwork from Sega's archives.

The soundtrack by composers Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, newly remastered for digital distribution in 2020, can be purchased through Data Discs' Bandcamp page. Mastering for the digital release is by Shaun Crook at Lockdown Studios.

The vinyl soundtrack also ships from distributors Black Screen Records in Europe and PixelCrib in Australia. The previously published digital album "Yuzo Koshiro Best Selection, Vol. 8: Streets of Rage III Original Soundtrack" is 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

Black Screen Records - Streets of Rage 3 vinyl

PixelCrib - Streets of Rage 3 vinyl

YouTube Music - Streets of Rage 3 (Streaming)