Wayô Records is proud to announce the Skies of Arcadia Eternal Soundtrack, an exclusive collaboration with SEGA that will see the game’s soundtrack and two new piano suites released on CD and vinyl (3xLP). The vinyl edition will come in an exclusive first print marble blue coloring and there’s also a limited edition music box with the Skies or Arcadia logo engraved into the glass that will play a selection from the soundtrack. This is all topped off with a new cover illustration from Skies of Arcadia artist Itsuki Hoshi, a 24-page booklet with new commentary from the development team and composers, and an exclusive art print for those who pre-order while supplies last. The Skies of Arcadia Eternal Soundtrack is available for pre-order via the Wayô Records online shop.
“Skies of Arcadia has always been special to so many of us,” notes Wayô Records founder Jonathan Khersis. “It featured beautiful artwork, a memorable journey into unknown lands and of course an unforgettable soundtrack by Yutaka Minobe and Tatsuyuki Maeda. For this new release, and to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary, I thought it was important to bring several new contents. It was fantastic working on the new illustration concept with Itsuki Hoshi and on the original piano suite with our friend Ramon Van Engelenhoven. I also thought the ‘Main Theme’ really deserved its own music box and it had to be treated with the best quality. Today, we are proud to share our love for Skies of Arcadia and hope this will open the way to new exciting projects for the franchise!”
Skies of Arcadia was released on the SEGA Dreamcast in 2000 to wide acclaim and remains one of SEGA’s most popular RPGs to date. There’s no denying that its varied and enthralling soundtrack contributed to its cult following. It featured live orchestra recorded by the Skies of Arcadia Symphony Orchestra, demonstrating SEGA knew it had something special on its hands To commemorate its unique legacy, this re-issue includes two exclusive piano arrangements by Dutch prodigy Ramon van Engelenhoven over a majestic 15-minute medley that will allow fans to enjoy the soundtrack in an all new way.