Konami Kukeiha Club ‎– Castlevania

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Mondo (3) ‎– MOND-071
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Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, Limited Edition
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Tracklist

A1 Underground 0:31
A2 Prologue 0:10
A3 Vampire Killer 1:16
A4 Stalker 1:16
A5 Wicked Child 2:08
A6 Walking On The Edge 1:44
B7 Heart Of Fire 2:14
B8 Out Of Time 1:23
B9 Nothing To Lose 1:35
B10 Poison Mind 0:34
B11 Black Night 0:57
B12 Voyager 0:56

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Notes

Retail black vinyl version with OBI strip and gatefold cover. Tracks listed sequentially on jacket.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 616892385141
  • Barcode (Printed): 6 16892 38514 1
  • Barcode (Sticker): 5 053760 024590
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, stamped): MOND-071 138493N1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, stamped): MOND-071 138493N2/A

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOND-071 Konami Kukeiha Club Castlevania(10", Album, Ltd, Gre) Mondo (3) MOND-071 US 2016 Sell This Version
MOND-071 Konami Kukeiha Club Castlevania(10", Album, Ltd, Gre) Mondo (3) MOND-071 US 2016 Sell This Version
MOND-071 Konami Kukeiha Club Castlevania(10", Album, Ltd, Red) Mondo (3) MOND-071 US 2018 Sell This Version

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powerstone05

powerstone05

August 17, 2016
edited over 4 years ago

First off, I will say as most people who're aware of these releases know, the packaging looks great! Professional yet fun looking at the same time.
The audio indeed sounds like it's been mastered for vinyl, and the pressing is very good, I didn't hear any pops or crackling on this.
However, I have to nitpick here. First off, a few channels in each of the tracks have reverb added. I'm going to guess it was to add atmosphere to the tracks. Obviously the original game didn't have reverb in any of the tracks. But where they chose to add reverb is puzzling, for example, the amount of reverb put into "Poison Mind" makes it sound worse and doesn't have the 'sharpness' that one would expect for fighting a boss. The reverb isn't bad, it's just not uniform and feels slightly excess. On that note, a couple of the tracks don't fade out, they just "end" with the reverb fading.
But none of that compares to what they did with "Walking On The Edge", oh boy. Someone decided it was a good move to insert game sound effects into the second loop of said track. It's very annoying. If they wanted to add sound effects, they could have added a separate track for them.
Overall, this is NOT the best work they could have done. I'm a little disappointed with some of the problems listed before. I don't know how the Moonshake Boot compares, this release is probably still superior although with the hype and market surrounding it, I was expecting something a tad better. Still worth a copy if you want one though.

UPDATE 8/31/2016:

Apparently these are same renditions from a previously released compilation, and was likely licensed out to Mondo as such. Definitely not what anyone was expecting from Mondo (maybe Konami...... yeah, probably Konami). This actually really disappoints me further. This kind of release, IMHO, does not deserve all the variants it got at this point. Expect this kind of treatment for the other NES Castlevania releases Mondo says they'll be releasing. (Insert that one hashtag here with the word konami in it...)