Video game soundtrack releases are always interesting pieces to be added to any avid fan’s collection. Be it something like the Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack or, more recently, the Super Smash Bros. soundtrack, these always serve as bearers of some of the best tunes to grace gamers ears. More often than not, these things are remastered or orchestrated, adding an additional layer of quality. Interestingly enough, several songs from the soundtrack of Mother - the 1989 Japan-only RPG that eventually spawned Earthbound in the West - were given an orchestral treatment by a multitalented group of composers and musicians. Sadly, the project, like the game it came from, never left Japan, but that could change quite soon.
Earlier today Ship to Shore PhonoCo., a boutique record label based in Brooklyn, announced a Kickstarter to fund the release the aforementioned soundtrack remaster to North America and Europe. The project will require $42,000 to reach completion; most of that money will be going towards licensing, production and other related fees. Considering that it has twenty-nine days left and is already sitting at just over $8,000, at the time of writing, it’s a pretty safe bet that this’ll make it into production.
You can view the Kickstarter here and we included the pitch video below:
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