DATA019: Radiant Silvergun
In partnership with acclaimed Japanese game developer TREASURE, we are thrilled to announce our RADIANT SILVERGUN vinyl edition.
Originally released in 1998 in the arcades and for the SEGA Saturn console, RADIANT SILVERGUN is widely regarded as one of the greatest shooters ever made. As a testament to the game’s inventiveness and unique aesthetic, RADIANT SILVERGUN has maintained a legendary status and cult following for decades, despite not being officially released outside of Japan until 2011, when a HD remaster was published on the Xbox 360 Live Arcade.
With its surprisingly complex mechanics, blending traditional shoot ‘em up elements with puzzle-like gameplay, RADIANT SILVERGUN subverted audience expectations and defied genre conventions. This unorthodox approach also extended to its musical score, which was composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto (whose other works include Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics). Whereas other shooters at the time had been accompanied by frenzied and bombastic scores, Sakimoto took an entirely different approach for RADIANT SILVERGUN. What begins as a stoic and determined score of recurring motifs, featuring percussion, strings and bells, slowly descends into an unexpectedly reflective and ambient score, with choral passages and a sense of minimalism that completely juxtaposes, but oddly complements, the frantic intensity of the game. There is no grandiose battle theme at the end, nor triumphant crescendo, nor glory. Just stillness and life. And there is life everywhere.
RADIANT SILVERGUN is presented as a remastered double 180g LP, with the first disc featuring Hitoshi Sakimoto’s original compositions and the second focusing on the SEGA Saturn versions. The package includes a double-sided lithographic print and a foldout poster, showcasing original and rare artwork from Treasure’s archive. This release is available in the following editions:
2 x 180g Orange/Red/Clear, Split & Splatter (Limited Edition)
2 x 180g Translucent Orange
2 x 180g Classic Black
Original Compositions: A1. QUICKENING / A2. RUIN / A3. RETURN / A4. DEBRIS / A5. REMINISCENCE / A6. RUIN / A7. EVASION / A8. PENTA / B1. Space Battle Ship 130 33KI / B2. VICTIM / B3. ORIGIN / B4. THE STONE-LIKE / B5. KARMA / B6. FEEL VISIBLE MATTER / B7. FEEL INVISIBLE MATTER / B8. THERE IS LIFE EVERYWHERE
Console Versions: C1. RETURN / C2. DEBRIS / C3. REMINISCENCE / C4. RUIN / C5. EVASION / D1. PENTA / D2. Space Battle Ship 130 33KI / D3. ORIGIN / D4. THE STONE-LIKE / D5. THERE IS LIFE EVERYWHERE
Note: Please allow up to 1 week for your order to ship. All remaining copies ship in a resealable polypropylene sleeve (i.e: not shrink wrap) with the record packed behind the sleeve to avoid seam splits during transit. The limited edition features a random colour effect; all copies will be slightly different and unique. Due to the manufacturing process, some light creases or splatter may appear on the labels (limited edition only).