DATA008: Panzer Dragoon
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We are proud to present the first ever vinyl edition of Yoshitaka Azuma’s score to SEGA’s classic rail-shooter, Panzer Dragoon. First released in 1995 to coincide with the North American launch of the Saturn console, Panzer Dragoon has since become a cult favourite, not only for its stark art direction, inspired by renowned French artist Jean “Mobieus” Giraud, but also for its sweeping soundtrack. Composed by the late Yoshitaka Azuma, whose previous solo albums for Nippon Columbia had drawn on everything from ambient, prog, krautrock and electronic minimalism, the music of Panzer Dragoon moves between swelling orchestral pieces, blasts of rhythmic synthesis and ambient passages that wouldn’t seem out of place in the Tangerine Dream discography. When viewed as a standalone concept album, Panzer Dragoon succeeds in somehow conveying, by the sum of its seemingly dissonant parts, that most basic of human fantasies; the sensation of being in flight. In the 90s.Panzer Dragoon is presented as a double 180g LP, cut at 45rpm and housed in a single pocket, 425gsm mirror board sleeve with accompanying lithographic insert and silver laminated OBI strip. This release features the entirety of Azuma’s score, along with three bonus tracks of alternate synthesizer versions. It is available in the following editions:
• 180g 2xLP on frosted clear, sky blue and grey vinyl (limited edition)
• 180g 2xLP on sky blue vinyl
• 180g 2xLP on classic black vinyl
Please allow up to one week for your order to ship. However, if your order also contains a pre-order for The Revenge of Shinobi, then please be aware that your parcel will NOT ship until the end of January 2017. If you are desperate for Panzer Dragoon, then we suggest placing a separate order for it.
Please note: the colour effect of the limited edition varies between copies. Every copy has a unique combination of blue, grey and frosted clear. In terms of shipping weight, this item counts as TWO records (the maximum number we can fit safely in one package is FOUR).