More and more video games are seeing vinyl soundtrack releases, and some of them are turning out to be real collector's items, too. The latest one that was announced today is bringing a familiar worm-shaped hero to the party.
Black Screen Records has announced that it will be releasing the Earthworm Jim Anthology album on October 20th. Featuring music composed by the creator of Video Games Live, Tommy Tallarico, the double-vinyl album promises to bring back some of the best music from the 16-bit era, including classic tunes like the elevator Muzak from "What the Heck?" and, of course, that awesome banjo riff in the bonus stages.
The vinyl release will include music from both the first Earthworm Jim 1 and its sequel, and comes in a pretty sweet looking set with a strange, skin-colored disc featuring Earthworm Jim, and a green-colored disc featuring a snotty character from Earthworm Jim 2, put together by Earthworm Jim artist Katherine Garner. The set will also include previously unreleased tracks, remixes, and a completely remastered vinyl experience like none other, according to the company.
The Limited Collector's Edition comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with new and original artwork by Earthworm Jim artist Katherine Garner (aka Lemm/Rocket Worm). The packaging includes liner notes by Tommy Tallarico and two amazing full-colored 'heart boxer shorts' and 'cow pattern' inner sleeves on heavyweight off-set paper. The complete artwork will be refined with a matte finish and a special glossy spot varnish to highlight the incredible illustrations. The LP album will be pressed on 'Groooovy!' limited Earthworm Jim flesh colored and opaque Snott colored vinyl. This Limited Collector's Edition also comes with a unique download code that enables the customer to download the full digital soundtrack as well!
The full track listing is as follows:
A1. Invertebrate Retreat (Subterranean Remix)
A5. Banjo Race
A6. Tropical Paradise
B1. Wormaphobic Disorder (Tangerine Remix)
B3. Snot A Problem
B4. Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement)
B5. Glow Worm Jim (Subterranean Radio Edit Remix)
B6. Italian Medley
C1. What the Heck (The Oneups Remix)
C2. The Moo Tango
C4. Early Bird (Junkit Remix)
C7. Darkworm Rag
C8. 80's Annelid
C9. Lorenzen's Dirt (Subterranean Remix)
D1. Dixieland Finale
D2. Continue to Rock
D3. Dad's Tune
D4. The Big Top Polka
D5. Keyz To New Junk City (Junkit Remix)
D6. Party Time
D7. Intestinal Distress (Previously Unreleased)
D8. Earthworm Jim (Video Game Live Montage)
You can check out photos of the double-vinyl set in the attached gallery, and you can place your pre-order here. But be quick! Like Earthworm Jim on a rocket, this is bound to go fast.