Shovel Knight - The Definitive Soundtrack 2XLP
Our friends at Brave Wave have partnered with Yacht Club Games for the second Generation Series release, Shovel Knight: The Definitive Soundtrack
Shovel Knight began as a modest, yet highly promising Kickstarter project in March 2013. Billed as “a groundbreaking love letter to 8 bits!” by Indie developer Yacht Club Games, this 2D side-scrolling platform game released in June 2014 to universal praise and accolades. Fans and industry professionals praised Shovel Knight for its charming retro-2D visuals, humorous story, fun characters and strong gameplay design, which all came together to offer a game that is nostalgic yet very modern. The efforts of Yacht Club Games paid off when Shovel Knight was won the prestigious “Best Independent Game” award at The Game Awards 2014.
The game’s chiptune soundtrack, composed by Jake Kaufman and Manami Matsumae, is integral to the game’s modern-retro identity and has been similarly praised for its outstanding arrangements, memorable melodies and strong technical composition. This definitive soundtrack contains all music from the original Shovel Knight game released in June 2014, with a vinyl tracklist crafted by Jake Kaufman himself. The package cover and inner-gatefold have been designed exclusively for the soundtrack by Hitoshi Ariga. The booklet features interviews with composers Jake Kaufman and Manami Matsumae; an interview with illustrator Hitoshi Ariga; essay by Bob Mackey; and character artwork from the game.
SIDE A // 01) Main Theme // 02) Steel Thy Shovel // 03) One Fateful Knight // 04) Strike The Earth! (Plains of Passage) // 05) The Rival (Black Knight - First Battle) // 06) For Shovelry! (Boss Victory) // 07) The Starlit Wilds (Campfire Scene) // 08) Adventure Awaits (Map ScreeN) // 09) In The Halls Of The Usurper (Pridemoor Keep) // 10) The Decadent Dandy (King Knight Battle) // 11) High Above The Land (The Flying Machine) // 12) The Spin Controller (Propeller Knight Battle) // 13) Underlying Problem (The Lost City) // SIDE B // 14) The Claws of Fate (Mole Knight Battle) // 15) No Weapons Here (Village) // 16) Watch Me Dance! // 17) Spin Ye Bottle (Minigame) // 18) A Thousand Leagues Below (Iron Whale) // 19) The Bounty Hunter (Treasure Knight Battle) // 20) Of Devious Machinations (Clockwork Tower) // 21) The Schemer (Tinker Knight Battle) // 22) The Destroyer (Tinker Tank Battle) // 23) The Donor's Despair (Hall of Champions)
SIDE C // 23) Backed Into A Corner (Hall Of Champions Boss) // 24) The Requiem Of Shield Knight // 25) Waltz Of The Troupple King // 26) The Defender (Black Knight Battle) // 27) Courage Under Fire - Armorer Village // 28) Fighting With All Of Our Might // 29) Flowers Of Antimony (The Exploditorium) // 30) The Vital Vitriol (Plague Knight Battle) // 30) La Danse Macabre (Lich Yard) // 31) The Apparition (Spectre Knight Battle) // SIDE D // 32) A Cool Reception (The Stranded Ship) // 33) The Stalwart (Polar Knight Battle) // 34) End Of Days (Endgame Map Screen) // 35) The Fateful Return (Tower Approach) // 36) The Inner Struggle (Tower) // 37) The Forlorn Sanctum (Tower Lair) // 38) The Possessor (Enchantress Battle) // 39) The Betrayer (Enchantress Final Form) // 40) A Return To Order (Ending) // 41) Reprise (Credits)