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iam8bit announces Joystick Jazz Vol. 2, a collection of reimagined video game tunes by the talented Blueshift Big Band

iam8bit just announced details for their upcoming Joystick Jazz: The Blueshift Big Band Plays Iconic Video Game Hits (Vol. 2) vinyl soundtrack, with orders for the album opening on April 18th. This latest volume features big band versions of songs from Grim Fandango, Kingdom Hearts 3, Sonic 2, Castlevania, and more. You can learn more below:

LOS ANGELES – April 16, 2024 – iam8bit, purveyors of beautiful video game collectibles since 2005, is excited to announce Joystick Jazz: The Blueshift Big Band Plays Iconic Video Game Hits (Vol. 2) Vinyl Soundtrack. Orders for the album open on April 18, 2024 at 9 a.m. PDT and will ship immediately.

Following last year’s release of Joystick Jazz: The Blueshift Big Band Plays Iconic Video Game Hits Vinyl Soundtrack, iam8bit wanted to work with the talented Blueshift Big Band again, this time reimagining music from classic video games like Grim Fandango, Kingdom Hearts 3, Castlevania, and more through the power of brass, beats, and big band bravado.

Tracklist:

Side A:

  • Grim Fandango (6:57)
  • Aquatic Ruin Zone (Sonic 2) (5:10)
  • Don’t Think Twice (Kingdom Hearts 3) (5:34)

Side B:

  • Chemical Plant Zone (Sonic 2) (7:40)
  • Redial (Bomberman Hero) (4:38)
  • Vampire Killer (Castlevania) (7:55)

Joystick Jazz (Vol. 2) comes on Audiophile Black Vinyl and features album art by Mark Borgions, who created the art for Joystick Jazz (Vol.1). A digital download of the album is included with all orders. You don’t have to be a jazz aficionado to appreciate the perfection available in this incredible package.

The album will be available for $31.99. For more information, please visit iam8bit.com.

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