VGM Film And Animation

You know those movies, tv shows and animated series based on video games that we love to hate, but watch anyway? Quite a few of them had music released on vinyl as well and those releases will be featured here.


Movies and Series

Indie Game: The Movie

It contains Jim Guthrie’s soundtrack to the 2012 indie game documentary, including a few compositions he’s made for games. It was released by Dark Flute.

Discogs Link

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Several titles related to the 1997 movie have been released.

A 10″ promo picture disc single containing an Excessive Force remix of KMFDM’s Megalomaniac and Psykosonic’s Panik Kontrol have been released by TVT Soundtrax.

Discogs Link

A 12″ promo single containing KMFDM’s Megalomaniac and Rammstein’s Engel have been released by TVT Soundtrax.

Discogs Link

A 12″ promo single containing Psykosonic’s Panik Kontrol and Cirrus’ Back On A Mission have been released by TVT Soundtrax.

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A 12″ promo single containing Scooter’s Fire on both sides have been released by London Records.

Discogs Link

Street Fighter

There’s three versions of the original soundtrack to the 1994 live-action movie based on the fighting game. All versions were released on Priority Records.

Discogs Link (US 2LP compilation)
Discogs Link (UK 2LP compilation)
Discogs Link (US 12″ promo)

Super Mario Bros.

Several variations of the original soundtrack to the 1993 live-action movie have been released on Capitol Records.

Discogs Link (EU press)
Discogs Link (Spanish press)
Discogs Link (Greek press)
Discogs Link (South Korean press)

Several variations of the single release of The Goombas & George Clinton’s Walk The Dinosaur have been released on Capitol Records.

Discogs Link (7″ UK single, containing a single edit and a club remix)
Discogs Link (11″ dinosaur-shaped picture disc US single, same tracks as above)
Discogs Link (12″ UK single containing two remixes)
Discogs Link (12″ US promo, containing 3 remixes, an instrumental, a single edit, and the LP version)

Several variations of the single release of Roxette’s Almost Unreal have been released.

Discogs Link (12″ picture disc UK single on EMI)
Discogs Link (7″ US single on Capitol Records)
Discogs Link (7″ UK single on EMI)

Tomb Raider

A 12″ promo featuring songs from the 2001 live-action movie have been released by Elektra.

Discogs Link


Animation

Bug Tte Honey

Two releases from the anime that started in 1986 have been released on vinyl – the full soundtrack and what is supposedly a 7″ with the opening theme. Not much information exists about these releases.

Dragon Quest

A 7″ promo featuring Hideaki Tokunaga’s songs from the anime based on the game series was released by Apollon Music Industrial Corp. in 1990.

Discogs Link (“夢 お 信じて / Yume Wo Shinjite”)

Mega Man

A 12″ featuring the theme music from the 1994 TV show based on the game series (as well as 3 remixes of it) have been released by CNR Music Germany in 1996.

Discogs Link

Parappa The Rapper

A 7″ featuring the song Love Together by Nona Reeves from the 2001 TV show based on the game of the same name. Not much information exists about this release.

Pokémon

A 12″ featuring remixes using sounds from the anime based on the game series have been released by Edel Records in 2000.

Discogs Link (“Pokédance Italian Remix”)

The Japanese group Pizzicato Five have made a re-recording of Suzukisan’s Pokémon Ierukana? (often considered the Japanese version of the Kanto pokérap) called Gotta Call’Em All on their album “Çà Et Là Du Japon”, although the song was only featured on vinyl on a promo 12″ sampler.

Discogs Link (“Six Tracks From Çà Et Là Du Japon”)

Pokémon 2000: The Movie

A 12″ test pressing featuring Donna Summer’s The Power Of One from the 1999 Pokémon film of the same name have been released by WEA.

Discogs Link

Running Boy: Star Soldier No Himitsu

A 12″ from the 1986 anime movie based on the NES game Star Soldier have been released. Not much information exists about this release.

Another supposed 7″ from the show containing Takahashi Meijin’s song Runner have also been released. Not much information exists about this release.

Super Mario Bros.: Great Mission To Rescue Princess Peach!

An LP featuring the original soundtrack to the 1986 animated movie was released by VAP.

VGMDB Link

Xanadu: The Legend Of Dragon Slayer

An LP featuring the original soundtrack from the 1988 animated movie based on the game have been released by Starchild Records.

VGMDB Link


Commercials

Game Boy

A 12″ featuring Technician2’s Playing With The Boy, which was used to promote the Nintendo Game Boy handheld console, was released by MCA Records in 1992.

Discogs Link
Discogs Link (Promo release)

KiKi KaiKai

A 7″ featuring music by Miki Itō, which was used to promote this game, was released in 1987. Not much info exists on this release.

Sonic The Hedgehog 3

A 7″ featuring Right Said Fred’s Wonderman, which was used to promote this game, was released by Tug Records in 1994.

Discogs Link

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

High Score Warrior’s Will You Ever See The End?, which was used to promote the SNES console, was released on a series of different vinyl formats by Rapid 9457 in the UK and ZYX Records in Germany.

Discogs Link (2-track UK 7″)
Discogs Link (2-track UK 12″)
Discogs Link (2-track UK 12″ white label promo)
Discogs Link (4-track German 12″)

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