‘Akira’ soundtrack up for pre-order

News / Preorders / July 14, 2017

Finally, in non-bootleg form, you can pre-order the soundtrack to Akira. The pressing, through Milan Records, is on 180-gram black wax, housed in “a pair of high quality eurosleeves displaying artwork from the film which are in turn packaged in a gatefold jacket featuring the beautiful skyline of Neo-Tokyo.” The digital download is pretty awesome, considering it includes “a lengthy commentary by Dr. Yamashiro on topics ranging from AKIRA to Geinoh Yamashirogumi to his work in advanced brain studies.” Love this approach.

The music has been remastered for this release. There was a clear with blood splatter variant, but it sold out.

It’s being released on September 15th.

Update 9/26/17: They’ve added a grey with multi-color splatter through Newbury Comics.

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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