Collaborating once again with legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro, Data Discs is thrilled to present one of the most revered and timeless soundtracks of the 16bit era: The Revenge of Shinobi. Composed in 1989, the music for the Mega Drive game (known as The Super Shinobi in Japan) blended Western dance music with Japanese overtones, to create something truly unlike anything else before. The soundtrack was Koshiro’s first commissioned work for SEGA and served as a forerunner to his seminal Streets of Rage trilogy, where the concepts and styles he founded with Shinobi would be expanded upon to astonishing effect. Koshiro’s work on The Revenge of Shinobi remains a testament to the ingenuity of early game composers who, when given enough creative freedom, found the means of drawing new and unexpected sounds from extremely limited hardware.

  • Presented as a 180g bone coloured LP
  • Packaged in a 425gsm outer sleeve, with heavyweight inner sleeve and double-sided lithographic print
  • Featuring original artwork sourced from the SEGA archives in Japan
  • Includes exclusive liner notes written by Koshiro himself

01. Opening
02. Long Distance
03. The Shinobi
04. Terrible Beat
05. Sunrise Blvd.
06. Make Me Dance
07. Like a Wind
08. Run or Die
09. Round Clear
10. Ninja Step
11. The Dark City
12. China Town
13. Over the Bay
14. Labyrinth
15. The Ninja Master
16. Silence Night
17. My Lover
18. Failure
19. Game Over

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