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Contra: Shattered Soldier (Original Video Game Soundtrack) - Konami Kukeiha Club (2xLP Vinyl Record) - Yellow and Orange

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The original video game soundtrack to KONAMI’s classic Playstation 2 release Contra: Shattered Soldier, courtesy of Ship to Shore PhonoCo.!

A follow-up to the much-loved Contra: Hard Corps (AKA Shin Contra), this new instalment in the Contra universe sees the Earth being terrorised by the organisation “Blood Falcon,” and only one man - Bill Rizer - can stop them… by blowing the ever-loving hell out of everything in his way!

Released in late 2002 across the U.S. and Japan, with copies reaching European shores in early 2003, this run-and-gun action masterpiece took advantage of its PS2 platform by implementing the use of polygonal graphics to its 2D side view perspective, adding a new depth to the on-screen carnage not yet seen in the series. And if the adrenaline-pumping visual mayhem wasn’t already enough, KONAMI made the wise decision to turn the soundtrack up to eleven by composing a heavy metal industrial techno score that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Fear Factory remix album. It’s an absolute assault on the senses!

Originally released on CD in Japan in December 2002 (good luck finding a copy that’s under $100!), the incredible score to Contra: Shattered Soldier has since eluded a vinyl pressing… until now! Pressed onto 2 slices of 12” wax available in two different variants - a red / yellow swirl and a limited edition yellow, orange and red splatter - and featuring art by the one and only Johnny Dombrowski, this is the definitive release of one of the best VGM soundtracks of the early 2000s. Miss it at your peril!

Release Notes

  • Soundtrack to KONAMI’s classic Playstation 2 release Contra: Shattered Soldier - a follow-up to the much-loved Contra: Hard Corps (AKA Shin Contra)
  • First time on vinyl - originally released on CD in Japan in 2002
  • Featuring art by Johnny Dombrowski
Track List

SIDE A
A01. Venus
A02. Select Stage
A03. Fortress
A04. Intestines
A05. Stage Clear - Jingle -
A06. Mountain Area
A06. Battle Train
A07. Result

SIDE B
B01. Submarine Power Plant
B02. Senator
B03. Super-Power Robot Yokozuna Jr
B04. Relic of Moirai
B05. Destiny Confrontation
B06. The Crawler Tank
B07. Special Stage Clear - Jingle -
B08. Hell Drive

SIDE C
C01. The Dust Gathers
C02. Islands
C03. Sky to the Ocean
C04. Jinmen - Gyo -
C05. Slave Beast Taka
C06. Lance Lullaby
C07. Survival of the Fittest
C08. A True Last Boss

SIDE D
D01. Maximum Speed
D02. Critical Moment of Contra
D03. Game Over - Jingle -
D04. Recollections
D05. Dearest
D06. Risk
D07. S-Power 8. Orion

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