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Data Discs Teams Up with Capcom to Release OKAMI Limited Edition Vinyl

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As I mentioned in the last post, the VGM vinyl craze certainly has not lost any steam in the past year or so. While it continues to chug along and while we can’t cover every single vinyl release of video game soundtracks, there are still some coming out that bare special mention. The release of the soundtrack to beloved Capcom game OKAMI is one such special mention.

While Data Discs have, up until now, only released the soundtracks of SEGA-published video games, they have done a special team-up with Capcom to create a 4xLP boxset, with over two hours of remastered audio, 40-page artbook, double-sided litho print & download code.

Originally released in 2006 and composed by Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Rei Kondoh and Akari Groves, the music of OKAMI perfectly embodies the creative beauty of the game and its recurring themes of restoration and resolve. Using traditional Japanese instruments and inspired by distant folklore, the score moves between peacefulness and danger, colour and darkness, echoing the dualities of the natural world and transporting the listener to an ancient Nippon that never existed, yet feels like a half-remembered dream. OKAMI is one of the most contemplative, unique and unequivocally beautiful game scores ever made.

OKAMI is presented as a quadruple LP boxset, comprising over two hours of newly remastered music and packaged in a spot-varnished hardboard slipcase. It is accompanied by a 40-page artbook and double-sided lithographic print, featuring original illustrations from the CAPCOM archives in Japan. A download code for the album in both lossless and lossy formats is also included.

The OKAMI 4xLP boxset is currently available for pre-order with a projected shipping of October of this year. They note that the limited edition frosted Clear vinyl with “Cherry Blossom Pink” and “Amaterasu White” splatter will only be available to pre-order through August 15th and only one can be pre-ordered at a time due to packaging, so collectors should act sooner rather than later.

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