Published on November 20th, 2019 | by Adrian Gunning
Gears 5 soundtrack bursts onto vinyl
Gear up, as Gears of War comes to vinyl for the first time ever. Laced Records has partnered with The Coalition and Xbox Game Studios to bring the magnificent Gears 5 soundtrack to vinyl.
Across 18 tracks, Game of Thrones and Iron Man composer Ramin Djawadi deftly blends a heavyweight Hollywood sound with impassioned melodies, bringing to life Kait’s journey across the icy wastes and dusty deserts of Gears 5. The soundtrack features a varied mixture of orchestral textures, huge-sounding percussion, and atmospheric electronic sounds.
Specially remastered for vinyl, the Gears 5 OST will be pressed to 180g heavyweight vinyl; the Standard Edition will feature traditional black discs, while the Limited Edition, exclusive to the Laced Records store, features transparent red and transparent orange discs. Both editions sport a deluxe gatefold sleeve featuring striking original artwork by UK based designer, Luke Preece.
Gears 5 enjoyed critical acclaim and incredible fan response in its release September 2019 with Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC, for purchase on the Microsoft Store, named “The total package” (IGN).The game’s emotional campaign features gut-wrenching twists and turns as Kait Diaz looks to uncover her connection to the enemy and discover the true danger to Sera – herself. This is the biggest Gears campaign ever and the first to feature three-player split-screen campaign co-op.
The Gears 5 double vinyl is available to pre-order via www.lacedrecords.com ( lacedrecords.co outside of the USA) and will ship in February 2020. Both editions priced at GBP £33 / USD $35