If you’ve ever played Persona 5, or watched its PVs, you’d know that it has quite the old school feel. The soundtrack also feels suave and savvy, much like the game’s protagonist. But you know, I think you really haven’t heard the Persona 5 soundtrack until you’ve heard it on vinyl. Yes folks, they are actually releasing Persona 5’s soundtrack on a vinyl record.
Though as expected, these Persona 5 vinyl records cost quite a bit. The Essential Edition costs US$100, while the Deluxe Edition, which contains 1,000 songs, costs US$175. But then again, if you liked Persona before it was cool, then this one is for you.
iAm8bit is releasing these records sometime in Q4 2017, in partnership with Atlus of course. Here’s how they describe the record in their official website:
We’re so proud to be releasing the Persona 5 soundtrack that, together with ATLUS and SEGA, we decided to do something rather radical – we’re going to document and share the entire process of creating a vinyl album with Persona 5 fans, from start to finish.
Fans will be given a rare peek behind-the-scenes – via video, photos and interviews – showcasing every detail involved in making a record. This includes:
- Mastering – We’ll visit our favorite mastering studio, Infrasonic, and chronicle how music is mixed for the retro technology that is vinyl
- Test Presses – We’ll show you what it’s like to create lacquers & test presses, which serve as benchmark for the vinyl’s audio quality
- Vinyl Production – We’ll hang with our friends from Noiseland at their factory in France, capturing the analog magic of melting “wax” and stamping records. It’s pretty crazy to see, because some of these machines are nearly 100 years old!
- Packaging – We’ll reveal just how much work goes into creating a unique packaging experience, from design to printing to assembly
.And then finally…
- Artwork – We’ll reveal the “Mystery Album Art,” the result of an intimate collaboration between iam8bit, Atlus, SEGA and a to be announced, top secret artist 😉
So if you liked the old school style of music and write things through a typewriter, you may like this record. However, you won’t be able to play Persona 5 on a PlayStation 1 or even an old Windows 95 PC. And yes, we get it, you liked Persona before it was cool.