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The Akira score is being reissued on vinyl for the first time ever

'Symphonic Suite Akira' will be released in September

  • Poppy Bullen
  • 19 July 2017

The long-awaited Akira score is finally being reissued on vinyl.

First teased by Milan Records on Twitter, 'Symphonic Suite Akira' will be released in September for the first time since its original pressing in 1988.

The score is famously unique because it was created before the film was made and the animations were shaped around the music.

Composed by Dr. Shoji Yamashiro of the Geinoh Yamashirogumi collective, the repress package includes a download card containing extensive commentary by Dr. Yamashiro on everything Akira to Geinoh Yamashirogumi and his work in advanced brain studies.

Original copies of the score have sold for over £700 on Discogs. Regarding the reissue, Milan Records has promised “there will be enough for everybody”.

Pre-order a copy here.

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