Konami Kukeiha Club ‎– Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Original Video Game Soundtrack LP

Mondo is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CASTLEVANIA franchise with the premiere vinyl release of the original soundtrack to the 1989 Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System Three-quel / Prequel: DRACULA’S CURSE.

DRACULA’S CURSE is a dark horse for most beloved of the original NES / FAMICOM trilogy, as it was a happy marriage of the linear elements of the first CASTLEVANIA and the more exploratory elements of SIMON’S QUEST – a union that led to the introduction of multiple playable characters, multiple paths and multiple endings – that remain franchise staples even today. The story follows Trevor Belmont, Simon’s ancestor and his battles with the prince of darkness, along side three other warriors: Grant Danasty the Pirate, Sypha Belnades the Mystic, and Alucard, Dracula’s Son, who makes series debut here, and will play a more pivotal role in the games to come.

The soundtrack to DRACULA’S CURSE is important as well. Not only for fan favorite track ‘Beginning,’ a track you’d be nary to find excluded from any future CASTLEVANIA game, but for the dynamic audio introduced on the Japanese version of the game. The VRC6 Audio chip contained in the Japanese version allowed for a wider array of sound channels, producing a brighter, fuller soundtrack than on the cartridge released in the US. The Nintendo Entertainment System could not process this level of audio, so the version released in the US needed to have the audio scaled back. Despite this audio handicap the US version is still terrific, and the superiority of the which version best is still a matter of debate to this day. No need to choose though, since Mondo’s vinyl re-issue contains both, spread across two 12" LPs, housed in a gatefold jacket featuring amazing new artwork by Sachin Teng.

Label: Mondo (3) ‎– MOND-073
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 22 Mar 2017
Genre: Electronic, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Chiptune

Tracklist

NES Version
A1 Prelude
A2 Epitaph
A3 Prayer
A4 Beginning
A5 Boss Fight
A6 Block Clear
A7 Destiny
A8 Clockwork
A9 Encounter
A10 Mad Forest
A11 Anxiety
A12 Rising
A13 Dead Beat
B14 Stream
B15 Nightmare
B16 Aquarius
B17 Demon Seed
B18 Deja Vu (Vampire Killer)
B19 Riddle
B20 Pressure
B21 Overture
B22 Big Battle
B23 Boss 3
B24 All Clear
B25 Evergreen
B26 Flashback
B27 Player Out
B28 Game Over
Famicom Version (VRC6 Chip Audio)
C1 Prelude
C2 Epitaph
C3 Prayer
C4 Beginning
C5 Boss Fight
C6 Block Clear
C7 Destiny
C8 Clockwork
C9 Encounter
C10 Mad Forest
C11 Anxiety
C12 Rising
C13 Dead Beat
D14 Stream
D15 Nightmare
D16 Aquarius
D17 Demon Seed
D18 Deja Vu (Vampire Killer)
D19 Riddle
D20 Pressure
D21 Overture
D22 Big Battle
D23 Boss 3
D24 All Clear
D25 Evergreen
D26 Flashback
D27 Player Out
D28 Game Over

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