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Geek Pick of the Week: Original Transformers Series Soundtrack Comes to Vinyl

Geek Pick of the Week: Original Transformers Series Soundtrack Comes to Vinyl

Heads up classic Transformers fans, the original score from the 80s animated series will soon be available on vinyl with a couple of collector variants to enjoy! Come inside to learn more! 

If you're ready to take a big nostalgia trip, Hasbro and Sony Music is here to help you out. For the first time in any format, the original Transformers animated series musical score will be available for fans/collectors to enjoy.

Launching this Friday (March 9th) in select retailers, you'll be able to listen to the iconic music from the show, along with 45 minutes of unreleased music from the show's composers. For fans, this is certainly a treat, and definitely something for eager collectors to track down:   

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Enjoy The Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings announced today the release of Hasbro Studios Presents '80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers on vinyl in three different color variants, available at select retailers Friday, March 9.  This is the first official release of the score in any format and includes the iconic opening theme song and more than 45 minutes of unreleased music by composers Robert J. Walsh, Johnny Douglas, Anne Bryant and Ford Kinder.  The album features music from seasons 1-3 of “The Transformers” animated series which debuted in 1984. 

“We’re very excited to share with fans of all ages the classic original score from the animated show that helped launch the Transformers universe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer for Hasbro. “Legacy has created an incredible, unique product that fans will love and that is truly More than Meets the Eye!”

Hasbro Studios Presents '80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers features a mix of orchestral and ‘80s inspired synth tracks which have been remastered from the original tapes by Walsh himself.  The unique collector’s edition albums feature original artwork including Japanese Catalog artwork from 1985 and will be available in three different retail exclusive vinyl colorways (each sold separately) corresponding with fan favorite characters Optimus Prime (Blue and Red Stripe With Gray Splatter), Bumblebee (Black and Yellow Stripe) and Megatron (Gray with Purple Splatter).

Prices may vary by retailer, with the Optimus Prime and Megatron variants available through EnjoyTheRideRecords.com and the Bumblebee variant available exclusively through ThinkGeek.com.

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Track Listing:

Side A

1.       Opening Theme Song

2.       Life

3.       Cybertron Sorrow

4.       The Bridge to Iacon

5.       Unwelcoming Committee

6.       Prepare

7.       Attack! Attack!

8.       Decepticon Drama

9.       Explore! Repair!

10.   Facing Disaster

11.   Ominous Discovery

12.   Elements of Danger

13.   Something’s Wrong

14.   Overcoming the Unstoppable

15.   No More Worries

16.   Unyielding

17.   Heavy Mettle

18.   Man and Machine

19.   Matters and Antimatters

20.   Battle Fearlessly

21.   Ancient Legends

22.   The March of War

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Side B

1.       Roll For Home

2.       The Glimmer of Hope

3.       Earth to Cybertron

4.       Into the Jaws of Death

5.       Doomed Together

6.       The Wrong Readings Mean the Right Doom

7.       Transformers Medley

8.       Mad Planet

9.       Conflict on Cassette

10.   Pastoral Tranquility

11.   From the Secret Files of Teletraan II

12.   Separation Anxiety

13.   Synthesized Magic

14.   Sinister

15.   Uneasy Advances

16.   Epic Struggles

17.   Mysterious Airs

18.   Waking Nightmare

Will you be picking this up? 

-Jordan