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Atlus announced earlier this week that they have partnered up with iam8bit to release the very catchy soundtrack to Persona 5 on vinyl later this year.

The soundtrack will be available in two different editions:

  • Essential Edition – This version will come with 4 vinyl records that contain selected tracks curated by the Atlus Sound Team and will be priced at $100.
  • Deluxe Edition – This version will feature the complete Persona 5 soundtrack on 6 vinyl records and will be priced at $175 (limited pressing of 1,000).

In addition to the soundtracks, iam8bit will also document the entire creation process of the albums via videos, photos, and interviews. This includes:

  • Mastering – They’ll visit their favorite mastering studio, Infrasonic, and chronicle how music is mixed for the retro technology that is vinyl.
  • Test Presses – They’ll show you what it’s like to create lacquers & test presses, which serve as the benchmark for the vinyl’s audio quality.
  • Vinyl Production – They’ll hang with their friends from Noiseland at their factory in France, capturing the analog magic of melting “wax” and stamping records. It’s pretty crazy to see because some of these machines are nearly 100 years old!
  • Packaging – They’ll reveal just how much work goes into creating a unique packaging experience from design to printing to assembly.
  • Artwork – They’ll reveal the “Mystery Album Art,” the result of an intimate collaboration between iam8bit, ATLUS, SEGA, and a to-be-announced, top-secret artist.

The Persona 5 vinyl soundtracks will ship in Q4 2017 and can be pre-ordered now at  http://www.iam8bit.com .

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