Journey soundtrack to get special limited edition vinyl pressing

Find out how you can pick up the beautiful set from iam8bit

Hello again, PlayStation fans! Here at iam8bit, we’re huge fans of Journey. It’s a masterpiece — and we can’t wait to relive its epicness when it arrives on PS4!

I’m here today with some very special news about Journey. The result of a superfun collaboration between PlayStation, Santa Monica Studio and thatgamecompany, we’re proud to unveil that the Journey soundtrack is getting pressed on vinyl for the very first time! Speaking of firsts, Journey was the first game ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award. That puts the score by Austin Wintory in the same legendary company as composers like Gustavo Santaolalla, Howard Shore, and John Williams. Pretty cool!

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We teamed up with acclaimed artist, Mark Englert to create an original album cover that honours the beauty and emotional voyage that players experience during Journey.

iam8bit began 10 years ago as an art show — so naturally, we view EVERYTHING as a canvas, including vinyl records. This set includes two picture discs, featuring unique art on each side (for math junkies, that’s FOUR different sides of visual goodness!). The scarf of the Traveler wraps around the album’s perimeter, creating an almost hypnotic effect as it spins. If you pay close attention to the Traveler’s robe, you’ll notice that the embroidery becomes more ornate as you progress from side A to side D — just like each time you beat the game.

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The gatefold jacket opens up to reveal the soundtrack credits, as well as the beautiful ancestor painting seen in the game.

Pre-orders for the vinyl open at 6.00pm GMT on Thursday 23rd April, so set your alarms now!

But wait, there’s more!

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We know that not everyone has a record player, so we’ve also had the gorgeous cover art EXPANDED into a gigantic 12 x 36-inch screen print that’s just dying to be framed and hung on your wall. (For printing nerds, it features nine colors individually layered atop one another, creating the illusion of a wide spectrum of both texture and tone). We’ve even applied some specialty inks, including pearlescent metallics, which give the sand a stunning, shimmery effect that catches the light in a pretty magical way.

These prints are available in a very limited edition of 350… and come signed and numbered by the artist.

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I’d love to buy it, but I won’t support slanderers and harassers.

I aint buying anything from iam8bit after my experience with them when I bought the Hotline Miami 2 collectors edition. Customer service is awful, shipping is overpriced

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What do you mean?

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Spill them beans, me hearties!!!!

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Journey PS4 release when?

European_Gamer 21 April, 2015 @ 17:40
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“The PlayStation 4 version of Journey will launch bundled on disc with flOw and Flower this summer, Sony Computer Entertainment announced.”

“Journey will also be released as a standalone digital download on the PlayStation Store.”

Will the vinyl be a limited edition?

StevenJamesHyde 22 April, 2015 @ 08:30
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The title of the article is “Journey soundtrack to get special limited edition vinyl pressing”

Being a Playstation fan in the EU is really annoying. Why cant i buy this in other retailers here in the EU?

Hohokum vinyl on amazon by another retailer 11 € (shipping included) in iam8bit 16 $ (15 € + shipping)

really?! and Journey 35 $ !!!????

i was going to buy it but this changes everything.

Wost thing is that they’re printed in the ONLY VINYL RECORD FACTORY in the world. And you know where that factory stands? Haarlem, The Netherlands. That’s right, EUROPE! I really don’t understand why they (all record resellers BTW) won’t add a EU distribution near that factory – they’d make tons of profit doing that.

residentSteve 22 April, 2015 @ 12:45
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Who uses vinyl anymore lol just download to iPhone.

Only someone who has never owned a vinyl record…would say download to iphone. Also Apple…really people should support Apple? Is that support for when they add anti-suicide measures for when their employees are trying to well…literally jump to their death.

Apple rotten to the core

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Why are you allowed to advertise this on the EU blog when there isn’t an EU distributor? Clicking the link just leads to prices in dollars and an undoubtedly extortionate international shipping fee.

That’s pretty shameful to be honest.

Yet again nobody thought about customers outside of the US? Typical…

I’ve listened to Austin’s music for quite some time now, and his recent releases are not as good as this album. But to be honest, its the opening that I enjoy, after track 3ish, the music becomes too slow and depressing for me now (listened to it too many times perhaps)…..
What I want to know is, if we own the digital PS3 version, do we get the digital PS4 version free (cross buy), or are they making us buy it all over again?
Kind regards
Richard

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My favourite tracks in Journey are ‘Apotheosis’ and ‘I was Born For This’.

2hipster4me

residentSteve 22 April, 2015 @ 12:46
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I don’t know about this game but resident evil revelations 2 sound track is pretty good imo.

I can’t be the only one that initially thought this was for ‘Don’t stop believing’

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