Konami Kukeiha Club ‎– Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood - Original Video Game Soundtrack / Castlevania: Dracula X - Original Video Game Soundtrack

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Mondo (3) ‎– MOND-126
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Vinyl, LP, Remastered, Blue With Black Splatter
Vinyl, LP, Remastered, Red With Black Splatter
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Two disc set containing the music for:
Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood (PC Engine) Disc 1
Castlevania: Dracula X (Super Nintendo) Disc 2
Tracks listed sequentially for each disc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 843563105092
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): MOND-126 176419E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): MOND-126 176419E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, stamped): MOND-126 176419E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, stamped): MOND-126 176419E4/A

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Cfer

Cfer

December 5, 2018
Mondo Repress of this album and variant being released today.
VespertinesDream

VespertinesDream

November 13, 2018
I believe this pressing was limited to /1500, unless Mondo does a repress in the same colorway.
Side-D

Side-D

November 5, 2018

Having the SNES version of the soundtrack--when it's not available anywhere else--is the real highlight of this release. Although a very brief soundtrack lasting only 29 minutes, most of the arrangements are made better through the filter of the SNES sound chip. "Divine Bloodlines" is the MVP of the arrangements, with an honorable mention go to "Dance Of Phantasms" (aka the boss theme) sound fuller in the SNES version compared to slightly more midi source of the PC Engine version. Not that I'm putting the original PCE soundtrack down, it's all a matter of personal tastes. I do like the late '90s anime sound that comes through with the redbook-based score, as it also matches the illustrations of the game. Can't say no to that beloved system-error theme that is "Op. 13" or goofy aptly-titled "Mary Samba".

The packaging of this release is fascinating. Because both versions of the game are represented, both sides of the LP reflect their own cover of the specific version. I had to be careful about taking the records out, because due to the reversible nature of the jacket (also reflected in the gatefold art), one side can have the record slide down instead of up. It's designed for each side to be taken a record out from the right side, so taking records out the normal gatefold way can't be applied. At least from my end, anyway; I CAN put both records upright like normal, but that rationale hurts the direction of the design.