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Wavemaster Announces “History of Sonic Music” 2-Disc Set

This has been quite the year in terms of Sonic the Hedgehog music releases. We received the amazing deluxe version of the Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack. We just got the first official release of the Japanese soundtrack to the fan-favorite Sonic the Hedgehog CD. We have all been jamming to the love letter that is the Sonic Generations soundtrack, though its official release is still over a month away. And of course, we did get those Best-Of compilations for Sonic Adventure, Adventure 2, and Sonic Heroes, though those seem so far away. Well, get ready to add another music album to the pile.

History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition is a 42-track two-disc music compilation spanning every major title in Sonic’s two-decade career, starting with the original Sonic the Hedgehog and ending with last year’s Sonic Colors. If you want to be kept in the dark over what the track listing is, refrain from continuing on. Just know that only seven of the 42 tracks are repeats from the 20 Years of Sonic Music/History of the 1st Stage releases in each region’s respective collector’s edition. Those that are have been marked with a handy asterisk, for those keeping score.

[Disc 1]
Sonic 20th Sound Logo
Green Hill
Emerald Hill
Sonic… You Can Do Anything
*Toxic Caves
*Angel Island
Flying Battery
*Midnight Greenhouse
*Green Grove
Super Sonic Racing
Open Your Heart
It Doesn’t Matter
Run Through The Speed Highway
Live & Learn
*Escape From The City
That’s The Way I Like It
Neo Green Hill
Leaf Forest
Sonic Stage
Sonic Heroes
We Can
*Seaside Hill
Route 99
Right There, Ride On

[Disc 2]
I Am… All Of Me
Sonic Speed Riders
*Quick Trip To Paradise
His World
Kingdom Valley
My Destiny
Seven Rings In Hand
A New Venture
Race To Win
Endless Possibility
The World Adventure
Rooftop Run – Day
Knight Of The Wind
Splash Hill
Reach For The Stars
Starlight Carnival
Planet Wisp

One thing’s for sure, if you’re a fan of vocal tracks, this compilation is for you. It is slightly annoying that the only games to have more than one track are the main Sonic titles post-Sonic Adventure, but I guess that was to be expected. Being a Wavemaster release, they probably had to get fancy when it came to even having Green Hill and Emerald Hill on there. Either way, it’s a decent collection if you just want a taste of everything musical involving Sonic the Hedgehog…even if there are no Game Gear songs on there. One day you’ll get your due, Bridge Zone ;-;

[Source: Famitsu, via Sonic Stadium]

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    I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this isn’t really it.

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    Good stuff. But I think it’s funny how a somewhat large fraction of the tracks are unlockable bonus songs in Generations. If the Generations soundtrack doesn’t have the bonus songs, this will definitely be worth grabbing… or ripping, whichever comes first. :3

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    I just realized I put this article up with the vaguest title ever…sorry about that, I was going to fix it, but then somehow I didn’t. I apologize to anyone confused in their Twitter feed thinking this was some super awesome article about Sonic music.

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    Wow, I already have like 99% of these songs, they need to make a soundtrack of all the Minor titles, and ingored ones’ best music remastered that would be epic

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    What game is Midnight Greenhouse from? I know it’s not S3D Blast but i don’t know if it’s from Adventure or not…

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    cool soundtrack

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