All of your favorite Genesis tunes, plus special surprises
Famitsu by way of TheDailyDL has confirmed the announcement of a “Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2” soundtrack compilation in celebration of Sonic’s 20th Anniversary. That’s not to say this is like Sega’s other 20th Anniversary soundtrack releases, oh no – rising above and beyond the typical “reprint existing music on a new CD”, this new soundtrack release has genuine historic significance:
Apart from the ingame music, the compilation will also come with a reprint of the original Sonic 1 demotape of the games’ composer Masato Nakamura (of DREAMS COME TRUE), as well as a recording of Sonic 2′s demotape and several other bonus tracks.
If you were unaware, when Dreams Come True bassist Masato Nakamura composed the music for Sonic 1 and Sonic 2, he created the music in his personal studio using his full suite of resources as a musician. The final product was sent to Sega on cassette tape, and Sega’s sound engineers would then take the music on those cassettes and translate it in to something that could be played on the Genesis. This soundtrack compilation will feature Masato’s original, pre-MIDI studio recordings, telling us once and for all what Green Hill Zone was really supposed to sound like.
Unfortunately, as of yet this soundtrack has only been announced for release in Japan – but keep your fingers crossed regarding a North American release.