So I'm a huge fan of vinyls.
I collect vinyls as one of my main hobbies (besides game designing, writing and drawing). I also tend to be a big fan of early 90s electro-house / techno / rave stuff related to Sonic. This had led me to go out of my way to purchase the vinyl sets of tracks such as "H.W.A. Supersonic", "Super Sonic Dance Attack", and "Wonderman".
There is this one Sonic album I love nearly more than all the rest, created by JP/EU Sonic CD music composers Masofumi Ogata and Naofumi Hataya, is this...
Sonic the Hedgehog : REMIX.
This is a collection of 90s electro-house and acid jazz made solely as a remix album for the songs within the JP/EU variation of Sonic CD. I am a massive fan of this album, and I sometimes tend to wonder why Sega started to shy away from this type of music (Engrish or not).
Anywho, the album is notoriously rare. It's barely known outside of both Japan and the retro section of the Sonic community, even though a very substantial amount of effort was put into the music on this album. You can come by the CDs being sold occasionally, and they usually rack up from $90USD to $299USD...
...And then there's the vinyl version of the album....
It's even stated on Retro: there was once a version of 'Sonic: REMIX' that was released for vinyl in first press release alongside the release of the CDs, though very few were made, and... there is no recorded evidence that they existed. No pictures of the vinyl's folds, no pictures of the record, nothing.
You can safely assume this is an extremely rare "lost artifact" in the world of Sonic merchandise, as well as the 90s electro-house music scene. This is why I am in complete awe of my own folly: I found a for-sale copy of the vinyl.
Yep, you heard me. I found a copy of the "Sonic the Hedgehog : REMIX" vinyl set for sale on eBay, nearly about three months ago. It was being on auction for less than the ~$120USD area on first bid, was being sold on the international branch of ebay.co.jp, and looked completely legitimate. Thinking it was just your ordinary peice of rare merchandise, I envied having it (especially since I love vinyls so much), but I let it go and I'm pretty sure I remember seeing the sale abruptly end without an ending bid/purchase. I don't think it was renewed.
I think it's needless to say that I missed my chance to obtain this golden nugget. Which is why I bring it up here: there is a version of "Sonic the Hedgehog : REMIX" out there in the aether. Will I/we ever see it on the internet again? Maybe, maybe not. But that's why I came here and made this topic.
I'm on a hunt for this album, and I want to acknowledge people of it's existence. By telling all of you, this hopefully will spark a bit of interest in some of you people, and you may possibly help me on my journey to find this again. I'm not saying we make a group search-party deal, since I'm not into this like that. I'm just calling all fans of this album to see if they want to also look for it, obtain it, and archive the information for it while also holding onto one of the most valuable artifacts in Sonic history.
Hope some of you found this informative, or inspiring for the search. For all to whom will be on search for it (including myself): good luck. Definitely gonna need it.
Edited by Azukara, 04 January 2012 - 08:10 AM.