To celebrate the 30th anniversary of MOTHER - the first game in Nintendo's popular RPG series and known as EarthBound Beginnings in the west - Sony Music Direct is releasing a MOTHER Original Soundtrack on Christmas Day in Japan.
The soundtrack is a UK recording by Keiichi Suzuki's Moonriders. This double album set includes two cleat vinyl discs, with the retail price set to be ¥5,500 (around $50) [tax included]. We have the full tracklisting for you to check out below:
01: Pollyanna (I Believe in You)
02: Bein' Friends
03: The Paradise Line
01: Wisdom of the World
02: Flying Man
03: Snow Man
04: All That I Needed (Was You)
01: Fallin' Love, And
02: Eight Melodies
01: The World of Mother (Extended Version)
Cue jokes on Sony releasing something on the Mother property with no sign of a Mother 3 localization. Are you excited for more Mother content? What would you like to see from the franchise? Let us know with a comment!
Seems to be the same as the CD they released way back, and it's awesome. Too bad it doesn't have the little artworks of all the characters and enemies.
It's a pretty great album, FYI the last track "The World of Mother" is simply a full length recording of the Famicom soundtrack.
Isn't Earthbound a NES game? Why is this not 8-bit music?
Mother is a Famicom game.
An unofficial release of the prototype circulated as "Earthbound Zero" and the eventual official release on NES Virtual Console was titled "Earthbound Beginnings".
Earthbound was an SNES game, which was released as "Mother 2" in Japan on the Super Famicom.
Mother 3 was released for the Game Boy Advance in Japan only. There is an unofficial English fan translation for the game, which retains the Mother 3 title.
Mother 3 Remake confirmed for PS5, folks... Mark my words! (/s)
@Agriculture The last track, World of Mother is the original 8-bit soundtrack of the game.
The others are all orchestrated, and in some cases, vocalized versions of some more iconic or important songs from the game.
Is there any way I could get this delivered to Canada? I've always wanted this vinyl!
Typo in the article, it says cleat instead of clear.
I was completely floored to find out that there were actually lyrics to Pollyanna. I was in the mood to listen to the soundtrack one day, and that song came up, which I assumed to be a fan-made endeavor until I saw the description.
Too broke right now, or I'd be all over this.
Best I could do on very short notice.
Fangamer has ost's for 1 and 2
So with some luck they wil get the clear version in stock too.
Its the same tracklist as the previous Vinyl releases, I have the multicolour Vinyl set already so this is just if you want it on Clear Vinyl.
It's a great album though so I recommend it to anyone who is a fan and has a decent Vinyl set up
Honestly thought this was already a thing on Fangamer. It’s pretty cool, I’m slowly building up a pretty good collection of VG soundtracks on vinyl so might check this out.
The one I just linked is all red.
Are there any other colors ?
Hopefully this works. I have the Blue/Yellow Vinyl at the top and the Purple Mother 2 release
Looks pretty nifty
I'm a sucker for colored vinyl.
This is so weird, I was listening to the soundtrack for the first time yesterday
That's an amazing album, wish I could get my hands on. Pollyanna is a full nostalgia ride
This has existed since 2015 pressed by Ship To Shore PhonoCo. I got one of the translucent red copies during their kickstarter
as well as a black copy and CD (and a couple color versions of the Mother 2 OST on vinyl when that was released). Both albums were repressed multiple times in various colors.
Cool that it is finally being made available in Japan where the game originated (the previous copies were licensed for sale in North America and Europe only).
I Kickstarted something very similar in 2015.
@RupeeClock Oh, wow, I didn't realize the Famicom had all along been a CD console with real songs on CD-rom just like the Playstation, thanks for the enlightenment!
@Krisi That's what I figured, that it was a rendition of the NES/Famicom music. Thanks for the info.
It is actually the other way around, or simultaneous development.
Music from the album appeared in the original Japanese trailer, the (English) lyrics were written before programming even started, and the album was sold roughly a month after the original game launch in 1989.
@nukatha but how did they get two different tones from striking the xylophone at the same place? Are we supposed to think this is some sort of magic xylophone?
Explain. Which track are you talking about?
Well played, good fellow.
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