By Leah McDonald / May 26th, 2020
One of the most beloved JRPGs from the Sega Saturn and PS1 era is getting a new special edition vinyl and music box release thanks to Wayô Records.
“Working on the Grandia soundtrack and music box project has been a ‘grand’ adventure for all of us,” says Wayô Records producer Jonathan Khersis. “As passionate fans of the Grandia franchise, we wanted to have as much as possible a strong collaboration with the original creative team, and we are really excited to offer this new cover design by Grandia‘s animation director, Toshiaki Hontani. More than ten years passed since we met with composer Noriyuki Iwadare for the first time, and today we can’t be more happy with releasing one of his masterpieces in these gorgeous editions together with Game Arts and the composer. The music box melody was arranged by Noriyuki Iwadare himself, and will undoubtedly be a beautiful nostalgic treasure in Grandia fans’ collection.”
The Grandia Memorial Soundtrack offers a selection of tracks from across the series and Vent arrangement album, and a new illustration by Grandia designer Toshiaki Hontani across 3xLP. The Grandia Complete Soundtrack includes all four games’ soundtracks and the Vent arrangement album across five CDs. Twelve Doors: A Tribute to Noriyuki Iwadare is an all-new arrangement album recorded by Benyamin Nuss (piano) and Shauno Isomura (violin) featuring music from Grandia and Lunar and an original composition by Noriyuki Iwadare exclusive to this album on both CD and 2xLP. Finally, the limited edition Grandia Music Box plays a 30-note arrangement of the main theme created by Iwadare and comes with a hand-signed music sheet.
These special offerings are now available for pre-order via the Wayô Records online shop. The Complete Soundtrack costs 30,00€ (approximately $32 USD), with the Memorial Soundtrack coming in at 56,00€ (approximately $61 USD).
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