Last Updated on January 26, 2024
The Atari Anniversary Soundtrack is coming out on vinyl, to coincide with the annual Record Store Day.
Microids Records is thrilled to commemorate 50 years of iconic video game history with the release of “ATARI® 50 – Anniversary Soundtrack,” a special vinyl collaboration with Atari. This landmark collection marks the first-ever official soundtrack to gather classic Atari tunes spanning from 1983 to the present.
Composed by the legendary Bob Baffy, the “ATARI® 50 – Anniversary Soundtrack” is a vibrant homage to the sounds that have shaped generations of gamers. The album features a meticulously remastered selection of Atari’s most beloved and instantly recognizable tracks, alongside brand-new compositions from Baffy himself. This captivating auditory journey transcends time, transporting listeners back to the golden age of arcade gaming and beyond.
Available in a limited edition pressing, the “ATARI® 50 – Anniversary Soundtrack” hits shelves on April 17, 2024, offering an exclusive opportunity for fans to own a piece of Atari’s rich sonic history. In select regions, the album’s release will even coincide with Record Store Day, making it a must-have for vinyl enthusiasts and gaming aficionados alike.
“It is an honor and a privilege to collaborate with Atari to breathe life into the music that has inspired entire generations of players,” says Frédéric Claquin, VP of Microids Records. “This vinyl release is a celebration of Atari’s cultural and musical impact over the years, and we’re excited to share it with the world.”
Ethan Zoubek, President of Atari, adds: “Programmers, game designers, and engineers at Atari made significant contributions to the adoption and expansion of music and sound effects in video games. The Atari 50 Anniversary Soundtrack is a fitting tribute to their work, and we are excited to collaborate with Microids to bring this celebration to vinyl.”
So, mark your calendars and prepare to relive the magic of Atari with the “ATARI® 50 – Anniversary Soundtrack.” This limited edition vinyl collection is a must-have for any fan of classic gaming and a true celebration of the enduring legacy of Atari.