Burn, Baby, Burn: After Burner II Score On Vinyl From Mondo Music

by Oliver MacNamee

Originally scored in 1987 by by SEGA’s legendary in-house programmer, Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi (OUTRUNSPACE HARRIER), this vinyl release, which is available for pre-order from here, is the first time this soundtrack has been released outside of Japan.

After Burner II features the complete arcade score, along with an unused “Melody Version” of the title track. In addition, the release includes a full disc of bonus material, with three arranged versions by SEGA’s in-house live band (S.S.T. Band) from 1988, and a keyboard and brass-infused medley performed by Hiro’s current band, SEGA Sound Unit [H.].

After Burner II is pressed as a double 180 gram LP, and includes a foldout poster of the original artwork, featuring the iconic F-14 Tomcat fighter jet, that has been newly licensed for this release. It is available on opaque purple or black vinyl from Mondo.