DATA009: The Revenge of Shinobi
DATA009: The Revenge of Shinobi
DATA009: The Revenge of Shinobi

DATA009: The Revenge of Shinobi

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Collaborating once again with legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro, Data Discs is thrilled to present one of the most revered and timeless soundtracks of the 16bit era: The Revenge of Shinobi. Composed in 1989, the music for the Mega Drive game (known as The Super Shinobi in Japan) blended western dance music with Japanese overtones, to create something truly unlike anything else before. The soundtrack was Koshiro’s first commissioned work for SEGA and served as a forerunner to his seminal Streets of Rage trilogy, where the concepts and styles he founded with Shinobi would be expanded upon to astonishing effect. Koshiro’s work on The Revenge of Shinobi remains a testament to the ingenuity of early game composers who, when given enough creative freedom, found the means of drawing new and unexpected sounds from extremely limited hardware.

This new edition of The Revenge of Shinobi is sourced from the original PC-88 files (newly recorded by Yuzo Koshiro himself for this release) and carefully remastered for vinyl. It also includes a bonus track that was never used in the game (and did not feature on previous pressings).

The Revenge of Shinobi is presented as a 180g LP, cut at 45rpm and pressed on opaque grey vinyl. It is packaged in a 425sgm outer sleeve, with heavyweight inner sleeve and double-sided lithographic print, featuring original artwork sourced from the SEGA archives in Japan. The release also includes exclusive liner notes written by Yuzo Koshiro.


A1. Opening / A2. Long Distance / A3. The Shinobi / A4. Terrible Beat / A5. Sunrise Blvd. / A6. Make Me Dance / A7. Like a Wind / A8. Run or Die / A9. Round Clear

B1. Ninja Step / B2. The Dark City / B3. China Town / B4. Over the Bay / B5. Labyrinth / B6. The Ninja Master / B7. Silence Night / B8. My Lover / B9. Failure / B10. Game Over / B11. Untitled (Unused)

This album is also available to buy as a digital download from our BANDCAMP store. Please be aware the vinyl edition does NOT include a download code (it's sold separately due to licensing arrangements).

Note: Please allow up to 1 week for your order to ship. Some copies are sealed in shrink wrap, while others are packed in resealable polypropylene sleeves. The artwork on the 2023 edition is the same as previous edition, except for some minor text changes. Please be aware the audio differences between this edition and previous editions are subtle (most notably in the percussion). The bonus track has not featured on any previous editions.