Everyone, this is so cool! Wayô Records is republishing the Skies Of Arcadia (SoA) soundtrack as special limited editions featuring your choice of either CD's, vinyl records, or an awesome wind-up music box!
Composed by Yutaka Minobe and Tatsuyuki Maeda, the Skies of Arcadia soundtrack sets the tone for a wonderful adventure throughout beautiful and varied celestial lands, and plays a crucial part in making the game one of the Dreamcast’s finest titles. It was a technological prowess of its time, thanks to the use of interactive arrangements that changed the mood of the music depending on the land you explored. Some tracks were fully orchestrated and performed by the Skies of Arcadia Symphony Orchestra.
The CD edition of the Skies of Arcadia Eternal Soundtrack includes 69 tracks from the game on 3 compact discs, presented within a deluxe package featuring a brand new piece of artwork made especially for this edition by Itsuki Hoshi (original designer of Skies of Arcadia), and with a completely new 24-page booklet, including Itsuki Hoshi’s artworks and new comments from the original team.
To celebrate this unique legacy, the re-release also features two exclusive piano arrangements newly created by the prodigy Ramon van Engelenhoven, including a majestic, 15-minute medley that will let you experience the world of Arcadia with a fresh outlook, under the brand Wayô Piano Collection.
The vinyl edition of the Skies of Arcadia Eternal Soundtrack includes 30 tracks from the game on 3 LP discs, presented within a deluxe package featuring a brand new piece of artwork made especially for this edition by Itsuki Hoshi (original designer of Skies of Arcadia). It features three blue 180g vinyl discs (each with its own illustrated sleeve) and a completely new 24-page booklet, including Itsuki Hoshi’s artworks and new comments from the original team.
As part of the Wayô Music Box collection, Wayô Records is delighted to offer this gorgeous, limited edition item, officially licensed by SEGA.
Treat yourself to the sweet nostalgia of a wonderful adventure with this rare, collectible item that plays the Main Theme from Skies of Arcadia, composed by Yutaka Minobe!
Wayô Records’ Music Boxes are exceptional items. Crafted with the best materials and entirely autonomous (powered by their own winder key and trigger), they are of the highest quality and serve both musical and decorative functions. Their design is the result of months of development, from the distinctive, “music-box” arrangement to the careful selection of materials in order to create a product that exceeds the standards, made especially for passionate collectors.
MUSIC BOX A Wayô Exclusive Production
FEATURES OF THE SKIES OF ARCADIA MUSIC BOX The First Print Edition of the Music Box is limited to 250 copies A Skies of Arcadia music sheet signed by composer Yutaka Minobe (100 first orders) Plays the Skies of Arcadia Main Theme (30 seconds, looping for about 10 rounds) 150mm (width), 115mm (depth), 70mm (height) Precision mechanism made of a rotary cylinder and 30 pins Discreet winder below the box and on/off trigger on the front Metal music box featuring a metal framework and impact-resistant plexicrystal glass Laser-engraved Skies of Arcadia logo on top of the music box Shipped in a quality padded package featuring the Skies of Arcadia logo Product officially licenced by SEGA
Preorder early enough to receive the limited exclusive Skies of Arcadia mini-shikishi! A shikishi is a type of Japanese square card with golden frame, covered by a sheet of washi paper on which the artwork is carefully printed.
Prices as of this posting (Prices seem to increase as copies are ordered.):
Skies of Arcadia Eternal Soundtrack CD Edition 30,00 € ($33 USD)
Considering the usual, much higher cost of newly pressed Japanese CD's and the licensing costs that Wayo is paying, I find these soundtracks to be quite reasonably priced, at least the CD one. Buying these is much better than buying cheap bootlegs or paying high eBay prices for the originals. And I support anything that positively promotes the Dreamcast or shines a positive light on it and its legacy!