<em>Akira</em> soundtrack reissued on vinyl

Another 80s sci-fi classic gets the vinyl reissue treatment.

The Akira soundtrack, by the Shoji Yamashiro-led Geinoh Yamashirogumi collective, will be reissued next month by Japanese label Binyl Records. The soundtrack was originally released in Japan on vinyl in 1988 and has since been reissued as a variety of CD editions.

As Exclaim.ca points out, it’s unclear which version of traditional Japanese music meets European classical meets prog-rock soundtrack will make its way onto the reissue, but it is available for pre-order now.

In semi-related news, Wendy Carlos’ groundbreaking original score for Disney’s 1982 sci-fi classic Tron will also see a vinyl reissue. Plus, we just had Akira fan Ryan Hemsworth interview Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise.

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