iam8bit’s Journey Vinyl Soundtrack and Art Print Are Things of Pure Beauty

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Put a giant circle around Thursday, April 23 on your calendar and go ahead and set your alarm early for 10AM PST / 1PM EST.

On that day, at that exact time, iam8bit will open pre-orders for two special edition Journey collector’s items, including a vinyl soundtrack and a screen print. Both items look absolutely beautiful.

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The vinyl soundtrack containing Austin Wintory’s Grammy-nominated score will be available on two picture discs, in a gatefold jacket featuring cover art by Mark Englert. Both records have unique artwork on each side for a total of four different scenes. Better yet, the Traveler’s scarf flowing around the record will add another visual effect while it is spinning. As the sides progress from A to D, the Traveler’s robe also becomes more ornate like it does when playing the game.

The album’s cover is its own work of art. When the jacket is open, the soundtrack credits and the ancestor painting from the game are revealed.

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As for the print, it’s a frame-worthy 36″ x 12″ enlargement of Mark Englert’s vinyl album cover, complete with nine colors layered to give “the illusion of a wide spectrum of both texture and tone,” as well as pearlescent metallics and other specialty inks that bring the sands alive with a jaw-dropping shimmer effect. Only 350 prints will be made available, each one autographed and numbered by Englert.

When pre-orders open, the vinyl soundtrack will sell for $35, with a ship date currently scheduled for August. The limited edition screen print is priced at $60 and is slated to ship in June.

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Source: Journey Official Merchandise Collection [iam8bit]

Source: Journey Vinyl and Limited Edition Art Print Revealed [PlayStation.Blog]

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