1. CGiRanger

    CGiRanger
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    LIVE ON DIGITAL! - $39.95 (Remember, 105 Tracks)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1383212072
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D1C6NN1/


    Credit to MattAces and JB2448 !

    Here's the link for the post:
    https://www.facebook.com/PROCYONSTUDIO/posts/1779276058790839

    It also confirms that it'll be purchaseable digitally on Amazon, Google Play Music, and iTunes, so that's all of the major digital music retailers (but not available for streaming on services like Spotify). It'll also be available in high-resolution audio from e-onkyo music, mora, music.jp, and RecoChoku.

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    Up until now the digital version of the Soundtrack had only been specified for a Japanese release, though one could probably obtain it by switching their iTunes over to Japan. But it's nice to see that the release will be worldwide and available for all to buy simply.

    Check out this thread for a Breakdown of each individual composer (Mitsuda, Hiramatsu, ACE, Kiyota) and their contributions to the OST.
     
  2. Escalario

    Escalario
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    Oh Neptune

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  3. WonderLuigi

    WonderLuigi
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    do it for every release now nintendo
     
  4. Bandage

    Bandage
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    Glad to see this happen. Still surprised all Nintendo games don't have full sound track releases.
    It's free money.
     
  5. CGiRanger

    CGiRanger
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    I'm just relieved they're doing it in this case. this Soundtrack is 105 songs huge and the work of 5 talented composers. It'd have been a real shame for it to not have had a widely available release. Though I guess i shouldn't be too surprised since even Xenoblade X's OST was given a wide digital release too.
     
  6. -shadow-

    -shadow-
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    To whoever made this possible!

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  7. kirbyfan407

    kirbyfan407
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    Thank you to whomever made this happen!

    This.
     
  8. Nightbird

    Nightbird
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    Oh man, I was hoping for a Spotify release
     
  9. Phoenix944

    Phoenix944
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    I'm not far into the game but I really love that OST, I'm going to grab a physical copy I think
     
  10. gordofredito

    gordofredito
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    40 bucks is slightly pricier than I expected tbh, I’ll buy NieR’s and Gravity Rush 2’s until this one goes on sale
     
  11. Viking Jesus

    Viking Jesus
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    This is huge. Hope it starts a trend.
     
  12. foxuzamaki

    foxuzamaki
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    Welp
     
  13. NEE HEE HEE

    NEE HEE HEE
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    24-bit fuck yeah
     
  14. Yes. Yes. Yes.
     
  15. VegiHam

    VegiHam
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    Not on Spotify? That' really disappointing.
     
  16. Phendrift

    Phendrift
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    FUCK YES OH MY GOD
     
  17. Tom Nook

    Tom Nook
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  18. El Pescado

    El Pescado
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    I’ll buy this, but I also want iTunes releases for Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and Breath of the Wild.
     
  19. Theswweet

    Theswweet
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    Time to pop out my DAC, hoo boy.
     
  20. Sebastopa

    Sebastopa
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    Justice being served.
     
  21. Xavi

    Xavi
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    Fucking yes.
     
  22. Pickles

    Pickles
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    Apparently it's not. If you read the production notes for this OST, they said it was so expensive to produce that they barely make any money on it at all. And they even lose money on the more expensive collector's editions.

    They said the reason it's so expensive is all the staff time they have to pay to put together this soundtrack. I don't know what's involved in a release like this myself, but apparently it's a pretty intensive process.
     
  23. Byakura

    Byakura
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    Very nice! Would have imported anyways but now I don’t have to.
     
  24. Alent

    Alent
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    Oh nice! XB2 has such a good OST. Death Match with Torna is the best track.
     
  25. Iriscomeback

    Iriscomeback
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    Awesome!!
     
  26. Phoenom

    Phoenom
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    This'll probably be the first complete digital soundtrack I've ever bought. Usually I'm a fussy git and only buy one or two songs.
     
  27. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief
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    I will buy this
     
  28. Such a great soundtrack. I hope it sells really well ^_^
     
  29. Phendrift

    Phendrift
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    Put up the BotW one while you’re at it Nintendo
     
  30. Spine Crawler

    Spine Crawler
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    counterattack is the best song ever.
     
  31. Well alright. I’ll bite.
     
  32. Kaitos

    Kaitos
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    No Spotify is sad but I’ll get this.
     
  33. Imitatio

    Imitatio
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    Damn, no Spotify. Don't have the money atm to buy this additionally, already getting too many games this month. Don't want to skip Battle Chasers even though the XB2 OST is GOAT.
     
  34. Bandage

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    Making the actual sound track is definitelt overly expensive.
    But at this point, that's a sunk cost. There's no reason for them not to upload it on services where people can pay for it to recoup costs.
     
  35. kodax_shc

    kodax_shc
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    Excited to get my hands on my collectors cd soudntrack.
     
  36. Iva Demilcol

    Iva Demilcol
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    Nice, I thought I’d have to buy that USB.
     
  37. CGiRanger

    CGiRanger
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    I definitely am not aware of the costs involved in a soundtrack production. It sounds like it isn't as simple as taking the source music files and putting those together. I would guess there has to be some mixing and editing done to optimize both for space and quality. And with 120, or 105 at least, tracks to work with, that definitely requires a lot of time to go through. And then you'd have extra costs and fees for any of the physical copies.

    Whoever lucked out and snagged one of those very limited physical editions definitely has a rare valuable item.
     
  38. Mr.Fletcher

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    The sad bit is, I have no idea when I’ll get my Type-B physical edition. I ordered it from Amazon JP and am not sure sure how long it’ll take to arrive in the UK.

    I’ll probably get it later than everyone else. lol
     
  39. Lark

    Lark
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    I'm in. Xenoblade 2's soundtrack is one of the best I've ever heard, and I'd like to see more digital releases of this sort from Nintendo.
     
  40. DecoReturns

    DecoReturns
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    Guess I'll cancel my CD then

    Don't really need it if it's on iTunes
     
  41. Cantaim

    Cantaim
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    Nice hopefully this paves the way for more Nintendo games to have their soundtracks published and sold.
     
  42. Oh hell yes, happy so see this and I really hope this sets a precedent for Nintendo games from now on.
     
  43. mindsale

    mindsale
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    You unlock tracks by opening Cores.
     
  44. Mr.Fletcher

    Mr.Fletcher
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    0.7% chance of getting Counterattack confirmed.
     
  45. javac

    javac
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    Amazon Japan deliveries are insanely quick, you'll have it in like two days, maybe even the next day, maybe 3-4 days worst case. Mine says "Will ship May 23 , Arriving May 26 - May 28" for example and they're usually generous with the estimation.
     
  46. carlosrox

    carlosrox
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    Holy shit.
     
  47. Yarbskoo

    Yarbskoo
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    I'm in.
     
  48. Mr.Fletcher

    Mr.Fletcher
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    Yeah, I think mine is the same having just spent a lot of time on Google translate. lol

    Excited to get my hands on it as well as all the goodies.
     
  49. LunaSerena

    LunaSerena
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    Subscribed. If I can't get the type C OST with the Morag postcard, I'll get the soundtrack from Amazon.
     
  50. Akita One

    Akita One
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    I used to work with production in the music industry, and I can tell you it can be pretty expensive just for a digital release.
    • It's alot of tracks, not 10-15 like commercial releases, which amplifies...
    • The cost of mixing and mastering engineers are pretty expensive, and for many instrumental albums, is the largest single cost of a project. You'd be surprised how long it takes to master even one track. Usually, soundtracks like this in a game is merely incorporated by the sound engineer, who you are already paying.
    • Google Play/Apple gets a cut from these songs, which can raise the number of songs/albums you need to break even.
    • At the most forgotten element, it takes a team of people (I used to do parts of this in an earlier life) to do the artwork, album credits, and other legal language that might have to be in the track info and registered with performing arts unions. You are paying employees to do all these things.
    • Nintendo is not a record company, and has to outsource all of this to someone that can do releases on all digital platforms, and Nintendo's quality standards.
    So should Nintendo do this more? Yes, but I think people greatly underestimate how long it takes an album, especially an instrumental album, to break even. Some of the artist you love have probably never broken even on album sales, but made their money performing in concerts or making appearances.