Hideo Kojima classic Policenauts gets limited edition double LP release by Data Discs

Data Discs is releasing a remastered edition of the Policenauts soundtrack as a double LP packed with several extras. Policenauts is an adventure game written and directed by Hideo Kojima, that was released in 1994 for the NEC PC-9821, followed by later releases for the 3DO, PlayStation and Sega Saturn. Among the cast of the game is Meryl Silverburgh, a character that would later appear in Metal Gear Solid.

Three versions of the Data Discs soundtrack release are available: Opaque White, Opaque Black and a Limited Edition Black and White Swirl.

(All orders will ship on or before 30th September)

Released in partnership with KONAMI, this newly remastered edition of POLICENAUTS is presented as a double LP with an accompanying 12-page art booklet and lithographic print, featuring original illustrations drawn from the archives.

Originally released in 1994, the game never saw an official release outside of Japan. Despite this, POLICENAUTS has since garnered a cult following, not least for its astonishing soundtrack by Konami Kukeiha Club. Throughout its 70-minute duration, POLICENAUTS blends together themes inspired by 80’s buddy cop movies, crime noir and hard science fiction, complete with John Carpenter-esque synths, piano ballads, infectious rhythm sections and downbeat, smoky brass lines reminiscent of Angelo Badalamenti in Twin Peaks mode. POLICENAUTS is a varied and unique soundtrack, but one that ingeniously manages to bring together its ostensibly disparate parts into a cohesive and beguilingly atmospheric whole.

Available in the following editions:
• 2 x 180g Black and White Swirl (Limited Edition)
• 2 x 180g Opaque White
• 2 x 180g Classic Black

PLEASE NOTE: The limited edition features a random colour effect, meaning every copy will be slightly different and have a unique combination of black and white. In terms of shipping weight, this item counts as TWO records.

The track list is as follows:

A1. Legendary Faces / A2. Opening Title “Old L.A. 2040” / A3. Criminal Investigation Part 1 / A4. L’Amour Impossible / A5. Embarrassment ~ Murder ~ Shoot for Angels / A6. Capturing / A7. The End of Beyond / A8. The Zone / A9. 28 Years

B1. Call Your Name / B2. First Triangle / B3. Theme from “News Order” / B4. Girls / B5. Landfall / B6. BCP H.Q. / B7. Magic Subway / B8. Dear My Friend / B9. Lavender / B10. Innocence White

C1. No, No, No! / C2. Mission 307 / C3. Sweet Home / C4. Ana’s Theme / C5. Owl-Cat / C6. Investigate / C7. My Love / C8. Domestic Moon / C9. Abandoned Launcer / C10. Atmosphere in Gray / C11. Living in the Real World

D1. Icy Offense and Defense / D2. Incarnation / D3. The Moment of Clouds / D4. Stouthearted / D5. Past Year at Sunset Beach / D6. End of the Dark / D7. Karen / D8. “Policenauts” End Title

You can listen to a sample here:

If you’re interested in ordering a copy, you can visit the Data Discs store here.

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