UPDATE: “Sound Of The Sonic Stadium” Album Dropping November, Previews Available

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A community project by SSMB to produce a powerhouse Sonic music album like no other. Sound familiar? Lead by :: DJ EAR :: with the blessing of our very own VizardJeffhog (leader of the popular TSSMA albums of the previous few years), “Sound of The Sonic Stadium” is releasing this month! Featuring twenty artists and over thirty tracks which equals to over two hours of wonderful music, SoTSS is no doubt an ambitious feat which will maintain the spirit of TSSMA.

:: DJ EAR :: says that the goal of the album was to “maintain the fun, creative, collaborative spirit of that project [TSSMA] – while building a stable & productive future for our community of fan musicians, producers, and listeners”. Members could submit up to two tracks over a three month period in terms of music, and the more arty members could supply album art, logos or any other visuals to aid the project as well. The album’s theme was centered around the phrase “out of the ashes”.

One minute previews for nine of the tracks on the album are now available via SoundCloud for your listening pleasure! Make sure that you give it a listen and follow the project on any of their official outlets to be the first to know when the album drops. And of course, we at TSS will be there to help you stay up to date on the project as well. Keep your eyes open for it later this month!

UPDATE: It’s been officially announced that #SoTSS14 will be releasing Friday, November 28th! The release will follow a listening party hosted by Rexy over on RadioSEGA. Make sure it’s marked in your calendars folks – we’ll be tweeting as we approach the date too!

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Full Tracklist Revealed for History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition

The full tracklist has been revealed for the now renamed History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition album (previously titled Sonic 20th Anniversary Best), as well as its cover art. The CD includes 43 tracks spanning Sonic’s 20 year history, from Sonic the Hedgehog‘s Green Hill Zone to Sonic Colours‘ Planet Wisp. Also included with the CD are a couple of stickers and a code to obtain a Hero Chao statue in the Statue Room in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Sonic Generations. You can view the full tracklist, art and bonuses below.

[Product Information]
Item Name: HISTORY OF SONIC MUSIC 20th Anniversary Edition
Cana Product Name: A History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: December 07, 2011 sale
price: 3,500 yen (tax included)
Publisher: Wave Master
Sold by Avex Marketing

[Disc 1]
Sonic 20th Sound Logo
Green Hill
Emerald Hill
Sonic… You Can Do Anything
Toxic Caves
Angel Island
Flying Battery
Midnight Greenhouse
Green Grove
Super Sonic Racing
Open Your Heart
It Doesn’t Matter
Run Through The Speed Highway
Live & Learn
Escape From The City
That’s The Way I Like It
Neo Green Hill
Leaf Forest
Sonic Stage
Sonic Heroes
We Can
Seaside Hill
Route 99
Right There, Ride On

[Disc 2]
I Am… All Of Me
Sonic Speed Riders
Quick Trip To Paradise
His World
Kingdom Valley
My Destiny
Seven Rings In Hand
A New Venture
Race To Win
Un-gravitify
Endless Possibility
The World Adventure
Rooftop Run – Day
Knight Of The Wind
Splash Hill
Free
Reach For The Stars
Starlight Carnival
Planet Wisp

The History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition album will be released in Japan December 7th 2011 for ¥3,500. You can pre-order it now at the below retailers.
HMV Japan: ¥3,500
Amazon Japan: ¥3,500
Yes Asia: US$43.49/£28.27
CD Japan: ¥3,500

Source: Famitsu (via SEGA-Mag.com)

‘Sonic The Hedgehog 20th Anniversary Best’ Album Revealed

A listing for yet another new Sonic the Hedgehog CD celebrating the hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary year has hit the net. This latest album is titled ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary Best‘, spans 2 discs and will be released in Japan December 7th of this year (of course).

The track listing is currently unknown, but the product description (roughly translated using Google Translate) below says it will cover a variety of tracks from Sonic’s 20 year history.

Commemorate the 20th anniversary, Sonic 2-Disc Complete collection of the best theme songs and over 30 representatives of major titles?

As soon as you appeared in 1991, Sega’s blue hedgehog character was cool and the whole world talking about their speed, Sonic the Hedgehog. Not only the game world, also known deployment of a variety of goods such as television and animation. 2011 became a special anniversary year celebrates the 20th anniversary of his birth.

In the first two work, or engaged in the production of music for Mr. MasatoNakamura of Dreams Come True, in recent work, the project was derived from the music of Sonic, but He has other songs Crush 40, and bowling Zebrahead soup, and to undertake in collaboration with famous bands such as cash and cash, through its musicality series, consistently rich in topics, also have a reputation.

Do our admiring the colorful world of sonic sound, decorate the epilogue of the 20th anniversary commemoration project with Sonic Wave Master and Sega debut “Sonic the Hedgehog” from “Sonic Colors” until 30 2-Disc Complete collection of the best theme songs and leading representatives of more than atitle! The long-awaited appearance.

You can pre-order the album now at HMV Japan for ¥3,500.

We’ll have more details as they’re revealed.

Source: HMV Japan

Thanks to Keys in our comments for the heads up!

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Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition Track List & Box Art

The box art and track list for the upcoming release of Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition on May 18th 2011 have hit the interwebs. The single disc album will contain 30 tracks ranging from all areas of the Sonic Adventure game to some character themes.

Check out the track list below:

1. Introduction …featuring «Open Your Heart»
2. It Doesn’t Matter …Theme of «Sonic The Hedgehog»
3. Boss: CHAOS ver.0, 2, 4
4. Azure Blue World …for Emerald Coast
5. Windy and Ripply …for Emerald Coast
6. Theme of «Dr. Eggman»
7. Egg Mobile …Boss: Egg Hornet
8. Windy Hill …for Windy Valley
9. The Air …for Windy Valley
10. Welcome to Station Square
11. Blue Star …for Casinopolis
12. Mystic Ruin
13. Be Cool, Be Wild and Be Groovy …for Ice Cap
14. Twinkle Cart …for Twinkle Park
15. Pleasure Castle …for Twinkle Park
16. Theme of «CHAO»
17. Join Us 4 Happy Time …for CHAO Race
18. Run Through the Speed Highway …for Speed Highway
19. Mt. Red: a Symbol of Thrill …for Red Mountain
20. Egg Carrier – A Song That Keeps Us On The Move
21. Skydeck A Go! Go! …for Sky Deck
22. Theme of «E-102γ»
23. Crazy Robo …Boss: E-101R
24. Boss: CHAOS ver.6
25. Tricky Maze …for Lost World
26. Theme of «Tikal»
27. Red Barrage Area …for Hot Shelter
28. Mechanical Resonance …for Final Egg
29. Perfect CHAOS Revival! …Boss: Perfect CHAOS
30. Open Your Heart – Main Theme of «Sonic Adventure»

The album is available to order for ¥2,400/$28.25 US/£18.36 GBP from the below retailers:
HMV.co.jp/en/
Amazon.co.jp
YesAsia.com
CDJapan.co.jp
Source: Sonic Scene

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up!

Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition Delayed

The Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition we reported about in Feburary has been delayed by a month according to updated retailer listings. The single CD album will now be released in Japan May 18th 2011. Cover art and the list of tracks are still unavailable right now, but we’ll let you know when they’re made available.

You can pre-order the album online at the below retailers:
Amazon.co.jp: ¥2,400
CDJapan.co.jp: ¥2,400

Source: Sonic Scene

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up!

Only losers don’t listen to “LOSER”

Hey, do you not want to be a loser?  Then, check this shit out.  Indigo Rush tipped us on a sweet Sega Genesis tribute album, called “LOSER,” and I’ve been listening to it for the past few hours.  I can officially say that it’s badass and you’ll like it.

The album contains an amazing number of tracks, 39 total, of classic Genesis tunes.  A majority of the tracks are Sonic tunes, but Phantasy Star, Ecco, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, and more are remixed for your listening pleasure, too.  Man, there’s even an awesome Lemmings remix!

There are a few duds on the album that suffer from poor instrumentation, execution, “playing it safe,” or all of the above, but most of the songs are quality remixes.  If you want to just skip to the Sonic songs, the second-best Sonic is track #23, Casino Night Live.  It’s the classic Casino Night melody played by a small jazz combo with some great solos and improvisation.  As indicated by the word “live,” it’s also performed by real instruments, so the lead trumpet doesn’t sound like a bunch of FL Studio turd.  The combo is tight, clean, and extremely talented.

While that song is pretty wicked, I did say that it was “second best.” Track 34, simply called “Sonic,” is the best song on the album.  This near 8-minute, not safe for work epic features many Sonic songs back-to-back.  The catch here is that there are two guys rapping over it and it’s the best thing that you will ever listen to this year. I’m dead serious. I laughed for about an hour, showed it to all my friends, laughed some more, and made this post. If you don’t have time to check out the entire album, do yourself a favor and at least listen to track 34.

Visit the official site of “LOSER: A Sega Genesis Tribute Album” and download it right now!

Sonic the Hamilton

I like almost all music.  “Almost, you say, Slinger?”  Yeah, I cannot stand country whatsoever.  When you go to karaoke night at the bars every Wednesday night, the hicks in Nebraska love to sing their Garth Brooks.  I’m rather open about rap and hip-hop, as the beats and grooves can prove to be rather cathartic at the end of the day.  That, and it can really pump me up before I step onto the field.  I have been talking a lot about Charles Hamilton lately, because I like his sound and he has been making news with the release of his new mixtape, “Sonic the Hamilton.”  I have had a while to check out his new tracks and I urge you to give this Hedgehog-lovin’ rapper a shot.

As a mixtape, I expect a lot of songs to use sampling.  A majority of this mixtape does that and it is rather successful.  A well-executed sample can add new dimension to a song and allow people to relive the source material.  Many of Hamilton’s samples are, of course, Sonic tunes and when I heard the familiar Genesis tracks, I could not help but not my head with the beat. Continue reading Sonic the Hamilton