Yuzo Koshiro’s iconic soundtrack is coming to vinyl.

Few soundtracks capture the shifting tide of ‘90s videogame culture like Yuzo Koshiro’s pioneering accompaniment to Streets of Rage II. Eschewing the rinky-dink melodies and childishness that had plagued the genre, Koshiro looked to club music for inspiration and influenced Ikonika, Just Blaze and a legion of wide-eyed kids in the process.

London-based label Data Discs released Koshiro’s original Streets of Rage soundtrack last year, and now the sequel is set for release. The audio has been completely remastered from various sources – including the original NEC PC-88 files – so this will be the best version you’re likely to hear. Like Data Discs’ other vinyl editions, it’s a deluxe set padded out with bonus tracks and spread across two slabs of vinyl in multiple color variations.

You can hear a few samples below, and pre-order the album from February 27 over at the Data Discs site – the album is due to ship in April.

Read next: The 100 best videogame soundtracks.

Streets of Rage II


A1. ‘S.O.R Super Mix’
A2. ‘Player Select’
A3. ‘Go Straight’
A4. ‘In the Bar’
A5. ‘Never Return Alive’
A6. ‘Spin on the Bridge’
B1. ‘Ready Funk’
B2. ‘Dreamer’
B3. ‘Alien Power’
B4. ‘Under Logic’
B5. ‘Too Deep’
B6. ‘Slow Moon’
B7. ‘Round Clear’
C1. ‘Wave 131’
C2. ‘Jungle Base’
C3. ‘Back to the Industry’
C4. ‘Expander’
C5. ‘Max Man’
C6. ‘Revenge of Mr. X’
C7. ‘Good End’
C8. ‘Game Over’
D1. ‘Go Straight’ (Original Version)
D2. ‘Little Money’ Avenue (Unused Track)
D3. ‘In the Bar’ (Alternate Version)
D4. ‘Walking Bottom’ (Prototype Track)



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