Sonic Frontiers will be getting a special vinyl soundtrack release in December, with pre-orders going live this weekend. Titled Sonic Frontiers: The Music of Starfall Islands, the soundtrack will come in both 2LP and 4LP limited edition box sets.
The soundtrack is being produced by Data-Discs, a UK-based record company that has had a long history of releasing SEGA music on vinyl. For Sonic Frontiers, the studio is working with Sonic Team and Tomoya Ohtani in order to bring the game’s mysterious audio adventure to life on wax.
The above standard edition release consists of a double 180g vinyl on translucent ‘Sonic Blue’ colour, along with a 12-page booklet that feature liner notes by Ohtani, as well as promotional art prints from the game itself. This will be priced at £32.99 and will ship on or before 15th December – so just before Christmas.
Alternatively, if you want to go bigger, the 4LP Box Set edition offers "every variation/movement of each island's theme" and offers a quadruple 180g vinyl on frosted clear discs with coloured splatters. The price of this edition is £86.99 and will ship in February 2023.
Pre-orders for both editions will take place on Saturday 22 October, with upfront access offered to invited customers ahead of a public pre-order launch of 7pm UK time (11am PDT / 2pm EDT).
Data-Discs said, in a press release promoting the soundtrack:
The Music of Starfall Islands is a collection of beautiful instrumental and classical-inspired tracks which are used as the background music for the various islands in Sonic Frontiers. The music for each island is presented as a suite, containing several movements that layer upon one another and build up to a climax, each with its own distinctive tone and feel, much like the islands themselves, which range from green meadows, to arid deserts, volcanoes and beyond.
The music, composed solely by Tomoya Ohtani, is often stripped down, melancholic, and unexpectedly experimental, featuring an array of unusual sound sources (including Iranian percussion, Celtic vocal samples and Armenian folk instruments). In other moments, it is often rhythmic and emotive, with the addition of subtle electronics and the grandiose strings of The Nashville Scoring Orchestra.
You can head to the Data Discs website ahead of pre-orders here: