The official release of the Generation 1 cartoon series background music is happening this Friday at Noon, Eastern. For now, it will only be on vinyl and limited copies will be available. There are 3 variants – Optimus, Megatron and Bumblebee. The Bumblebee colored one will be a ThinkGeek.com exclusive, while Optimus and Megatron will be exclusive to EnjoyTheRideRecords.com. The Megatron and Optimus exclusive versions will be limited to 500 copies each, while the full pressing will be 2000 (so 1000 Bumblebee versions over at Think Geek).
According to the company’s twitter account, there are no plans for a digital or other format release. The cost will be $18.99. If you want this in your collection, be prepared to F5 your fingers off at those two stores because there are only 2000 copies out there.
Hasbro, Inc., Enjoy The Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings announced today the release of Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers on vinyl in three different color variants, available at select retailers Friday, March 9. This is the first official release of the score in any format and includes 45 minutes of unreleased music including the iconic opening theme song and more by composers Robert J. Walsh and Johnny Douglas. The album features music from seasons 1-3 of The Transformers animated series, which debuted in 1984.“We’re very excited to share with fans of all ages the classic original score from the animated show that helped launch the Transformers universe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer for Hasbro. “Legacy has created an incredible and unique collectors’ edition vinyl that is truly More than Meets the Eye!”
Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformersfeatures a mix of orchestral and ‘80s inspired synth tracks which have been remastered from the original tapes by Walsh himself. The unique collector’s edition albums feature original artwork and will be available in three different retail exclusive vinyl colorways (each sold separately) corresponding with fan favorite characters Optimus Prime (Blue and Red Stripe With Gray Splatter), Bumblebee (Black and Yellow Stripe) and Megatron (Gray with Purple Splatter). Enjoy The Ride Records is the exclusive retailer for Optimus Prime and Megatron vinyl record variants.
Hasbro, Enjoy the Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings Present the First Official Release of the Transformers Original Television Series Score on Collector’s Edition Vinyl on March 9
With 40 Tracks, Soundtrack is Available for the First Time in Any Format and
Presented In Three Colored Vinyl SKUs
BURBANK, Calif. – March 6, 2018 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), Enjoy The Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings announced today the release of Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers on vinyl in three different color variants, available at select retailers Friday, March 9. This is the first official release of the score in any format and includes the iconic opening theme song and more than 45 minutes of unreleased music by composers Robert J. Walsh, Johnny Douglas, Anne Bryant and Ford Kinder. The album features music from seasons 1-3 of “The Transformers” animated series which debuted in 1984.
“We’re very excited to share with fans of all ages the classic original score from the animated show that helped launch the Transformers universe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer for Hasbro. “Legacy has created an incredible, unique product that fans will love and that is truly More than Meets the Eye!”
Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers features a mix of orchestral and ‘80s inspired synth tracks which have been remastered from the original tapes by Walsh himself. The unique collector’s edition albums feature original artwork including Japanese Catalog artwork from 1985 and will be available in three different retail exclusive vinyl colorways (each sold separately) corresponding with fan favorite characters Optimus Prime (Blue and Red Stripe With Gray Splatter), Bumblebee (Black and Yellow Stripe) and Megatron (Gray with Purple Splatter).
The Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers will be available for $18.99, with the Optimus Prime and Megatron variants available through EnjoyTheRideRecords.com and the Bumblebee variant available exclusively through ThinkGeek.com.
1. Opening Theme Song
3. Cybertron Sorrow
4. The Bridge to Iacon
5. Unwelcoming Committee
7. Attack! Attack!
8. Decepticon Drama
9. Explore! Repair!
10. Facing Disaster
11. Ominous Discovery
12. Elements of Danger
13. Something’s Wrong
14. Overcoming the Unstoppable
15. No More Worries
17. Heavy Mettle
18. Man and Machine
19. Matters and Antimatters
20. Battle Fearlessly
21. Ancient Legends
22. The March of War
1. Roll For Home
2. The Glimmer of Hope
3. Earth to Cybertron
4. Into the Jaws of Death
5. Doomed Together
6. The Wrong Readings Mean the Right Doom
7. Transformers Medley
8. Mad Planet
9. Conflict on Cassette
10. Pastoral Tranquility
11. From the Secret Files of Teletraan II
12. Separation Anxiety
13. Synthesized Magic
15. Uneasy Advances
16. Epic Struggles
17. Mysterious Airs
18. Waking Nightmare
Since their launch in 1984, Transformers has grown to be one of the world’s most recognizable and successful toy and entertainment brands. Driven by compelling characters and a rich storyline, Transformers revolutionized children’s entertainment as one of the first properties to produce a successful toy line, comic book, TV series and animated film. With more than 30 years of history, thousands of unique Transformers robots have been introduced through toy lines, animated TV series, comic books and animated and live-action feature films.
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About Enjoy The Ride Records
Enjoy The Ride Records is a Long Island based record label, specializing in cult following reissues throughout a variety of genres. Enjoy The Ride Records works with a group of diverse licensing partners throughout the entertainment industry to help create and reissue albums in a unique, limited release format since 2008.
About Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most significant musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label has revolutionized the catalog market, offering contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.
Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns, Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking campaigns for established artists and catalog projects.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Century Media, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Disruptor Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, House of Iona Records, Insanity Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, Ministry of Sound Recordings, Monument Records, OKeh, Polo Grounds Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music and Verity Records. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.