DATA016: Space Harrier
**NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER**
(All orders will ship on or before 31st May 2018)
The complete music from the 1985 arcade classic, newly remastered and released on vinyl for the first time outside of Japan.
Space Harrier is perhaps most memorable for its lengthy and melodic opening theme, in which SEGA’s renowned in-house composer, Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi (OutRun, After Burner), armed with a Yamaha DX-7 and the most minimal of resources, sought to recreate the sound of a full band. In doing so, he defied the technological constraints of the time and inspired a generation of game composers, including Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage), who has since cited Space Harrier as a defining early influence. Looking beyond its iconic main theme however, Space Harrier also shows Hiro playing with a range of sounds and styles, from infectious loops and jaunty battle themes, to the doomy and surprisingly bass-heavy WIWI JUMBO.
Space Harrier is presented as a single remastered 180g LP, pressed at 45RPM and featuring the complete 1985 arcade score, along with a bonus arranged version of the main theme by SEGA’s in-house live band (S.S.T. Band). Also included are new and exclusive liner notes written by Hiro himself and a lithographic print of the original artwork from the Japanese archives.
We are also thrilled to reveal that the limited edition will feature a bespoke 3D lenticular cover, carefully re-modeled from the original illustration and befitting the iconic visual style of the game.
Space Harrier is available in the following editions:
- 1 x 180g Translucent light green with purple/green splatter and 3D LENTICULAR COVER. Strictly limited edition (26.99 GBP) **Max 2 copies per person**
- 1 x 180g Translucent dark green (19.99 GBP)
- 1 x 180g Classic black (19.99 GBP)
Please be aware the green and black editions both have regular (non-lenticular) covers and are priced as normal. And yes, lenticular panels are very expensive.
In addition, 50 copies of the limited edition will be signed by Hiro and sent out at random to early buyers. Here are the rules:
- Signed copies will be randomly assigned to people who pre-order the limited edition within 48 hours of the first order being placed.
- You do not need to do anything to be eligible, apart from place your order as normal.
- One entry per person, irrespective of how many copies you buy.
- For obvious reasons, the signed copies will not be sealed in shrink wrap.
- We will not reveal the list of recipients prior to shipping - you will find out when your copy arrives!
- Any offers of hard cash, sweets, kisses or anything else in exchange for a signed copy will be ignored.
- If you wish to opt out for whatever reason, then please email us.
A1. MAIN THEME / A2. SQUILLA / A3. IDA / A4. GODARNI / A5. WIWI JUMBO / B1. BATTLEFIELD / B2. SYURA / B3. VALDA / B4. STANRAY / B5. LAKESIDE MEMORY / B6. WHITE SUMMER / B7. MAIN THEME (S.S.T. Band Arranged Version)
PLEASE READ! All images shown here are mockups, the final product may differ. Importantly, please note that we will not accept ANY claims for seam splits on the limited edition. If you wish to avoid the risk of this kind of postal damage, then please email us and request for the records to be shipped outside of the sleeve (please refer to our FAQs page for further details). No replacement lenticular sleeves will be available. The limited edition features a random splatter effect, with every copy being unique.