Atlus has partnered with iam8bit to release the Persona 5 soundtrack on vinyl records in Q4 2017, the company announced.
Two editions of the vinyl records will be available for pre-order on iam8bit starting at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. PT today:
Essential Edition ($100)
This version will come with four vinyl records that contain selected tracks curated by the Atlus Sound Team.
Deluxe Edition ($175, limited to 1,000 copies)
This version will feature the complete Persona 5 soundtrack on six vinyl records.
The records will come packaged in custom cover art, which will be revealed at a later date.
iam8bit will also be documenting the entire creation process of the Persona 5 vinyl via videos, photos, and interviews. This includes:
- Mastering – We’ll visit our favorite mastering studio, Infrasonic, and chronicle how music is mixed for the retro technology that is vinyl
- Test Presses – We’ll show you what it’s like to create lacquers & test presses, which serve as benchmark for the vinyl’s audio quality
- Vinyl Production – We’ll hang with our 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 – We’ll reveal just how much work goes into creating a unique packaging experience, from design to printing to assembly
- Artwork – We’ll reveal the “Mystery Album Art,” the result of an intimate collaboration between iam8bit, Atlus, Sega and a to be announced, top secret artist.
Persona 5 is available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.