Fossil Arcade Podcast #02 – Sonic CD Head-to-Head Soundtracks

With two musical scores, from Japan and the US, Sonic CD has more quality tracks than most games could hope for. But which set is better? Graeme & Ben pit the two against each other, to settle which is best!
Inspired by the recent Sonic CD Vinyl release, from Data-Discs.
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DATA-DISCS Sonic CD Vinyl Release

This morning I finally got my hands on Data-Discs’ latest Video Game Vinyl offering, Sonic CD of Mega CD fame.

Of course, the recurring joke here will be that the CD quality audio which made Sega’s CD add-on for the Mega Drive so attractive is now available on Vinyl Record…

This release includes just the Japanese/European soundtrack. As many Sonic aficionados will already know, Sonic CD released with a totally different set of music in North America. The reasons for this are not entirely clear, though American composer Spencer Nilsen has stated the Japanese score simply wasn’t to Sega of America’s tastes, I’d like to know some more detail some day. Why Data-Discs didn’t compile the entire dual-soundtrack together in one release is also a mystery. Doing so means the classic ‘Sonic Boom’ anthem is sadly not included (‘You Can Do Anyhting’ by Keiko Utoku is also missing which is more than OK). That being said, you get a lot of bang for your buck here!

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