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Sonic R (album)

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Sonic R
Record label: Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

Sonic R is the official album to the Sega Saturn game of the same name. As was the case for many video game soundtracks of the era, the album was only released in Japan, even though the title was developed by the European studio Traveller's Tales. Included in the track list are two exclusive remixes, as well as the vocal themes that pepper the stages of the title. Curiously, the instrumental versions are omitted from this release, although they are available on the game disc, which can be heard on any standard CD player. The enclosed booklet also includes commentary by Richard Jacques.

In 2014 the soundtrack was re-released on the iTunes and Amazon MP3 store. While this version contained the instrumental versions of each track, it did not include the two remixes from the original CD.

Release Details

  • MSRP: ¥ 2,200
  • Composers: Richard Jacques
  • Arrangers: Richard Jacques, RED RAW, TOMO Hirata
  • Performers: T.J. Davis
  • CD Info: 1 Disc - 12 Tracks

Track List

  1. Can You Feel the Sunshine? [5:04]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis
  2. Living in the City [4:47]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis
  3. Back in Time [4:32]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis
  4. Work it Out [4:38]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis
  5. Diamond in the Sky [4:55]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis
  6. Super Sonic Racing [4:03]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis
  7. Number One [4:00]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis
  8. Start Fanfare [0:08]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis
  9. End Fanfare [0:11]
    Music: Richard Jacques
  10. Options Screen [0:57]
    Music: Richard Jacques
  11. Work it Out (Red Raw Mix) [7:24]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis; Arrangement: RED RAW
  12. Super Sonic Racing (X-TRA Club Mix) [6:04]
    Music: Richard Jacques; Vocals: T.J. Davis; Arrangement: TOMO Hirata

Total Running Time: 46:43

Scans

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Digital Release,
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Miscellaneous

  • Though released seven months before the announcement for Sonic Adventure, the only known cover art for the Sonic R soundtrack features the redesigned Sonic the Hedgehog by Sonic Team artist Yuji Uekawa. Though it is possible that this was a re-release to help promote the new-look Sonic in time for the Sega Dreamcast to come out, there is no evidence that this album ever had a previous cover.
  • Similar to the small verses found on the Japanese game boxes to the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic CD and Sonic & Knuckles, the cover to the soundtrack of Sonic R contains a short rhyme relevant to the themes of the game. However, these brief lines are only on the album cover, with nothing similar on the game packaging.

External Links

Albums "1990s"
Sonic the Hedgehog Boom (1993) | Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix (1994) | Sonic & Knuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) | Virtual Sonic (1996) | Sonic the Fighters Sound Tracks (1996) | Sonic the Hedgehog (1996) | Sonic Live in Sydney (1997) | Sonic R (1998) | Sonic Adventure Songs With Attitude ~Vocal mini-Album~ (1998) | SONIC Adventure REMIX (1998) | Sonic Adventure "Digi-LOG Conversation" Original Sound Track (1999)
Albums "2000s"
Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection (2001) | Multi-dimensional Sonic Adventure 2 Original Sound Track (2001) | Sonic the Hedgehog 10th Anniversary (2001) | Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Sonic Adventure 2: Battle - Sampler (2002) | Triple Threat Sonic Heroes Vocal Trax (2004) | Complete Trinity Sonic Heroes - Original Soundtrax (2004) | Sonic X ~Original Sound Tracks~ (2004) | Sonic Heroes Official Soundtrack (2004) | SONIC RUSH Original Groove Rush (2005) | Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax (2006) | Shadow the Hedgehog Original Soundtrax (2006) | Sonic Riders Original Soundtrack "Speedbeats Grand Prix" (2006) | Sonic the Hedgehog Vocal Traxx: Several Wills (2007) | Sonic the Hedgehog Original Sound Track (2007) | Seven Rings in Hand: Sonic and the Secret Rings Original Sound Track (2007) | Sonic Rush Adventure Original Soundtrack (2007) | Sonic Underground - The Greatest Hits (2007) | Sonic Riders Shooting Star Story Original Soundtrack "Zero Gravity Tracks" (2008) | True Blue: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog (2008) | Sonic Underground - The Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2008) | Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure Original Soundtrack (2009) | Face to Faith: Sonic and the Black Knight - Vocal Trax (2009) | Tales of Knighthood: Sonic and the Black Knight Original Soundtrax (2009) | True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2 (2009)
Albums "2010s"
Sonic Free Riders Original Soundtrack: Break Free (2010) | Vivid Sound x Hybrid Colors: Sonic Colors Original Soundtrack (2010) | Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Adventure 2 Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Heroes Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack (2011) | Sonic Generations: 20 Years of Sonic Music (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack White Edition (2011) | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack Blue Edition (2011) | History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack: Blue Blur (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I & II Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Lost World Bonus Soundtrack [Special Selection] (2013) | Sonic Lost World Original Soundtrack Without Boundaries (2013) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Original Soundtrack (2014) | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era (2014)
Singles
SUPERSONIC (1992) | Super Sonic Dance Attack (1992) | Super Sonic Dance Attack Remix (1992) | Winter Song (1994) | Wonderman (1994) | Wizards of the Sonic (1994) | Wizards of the Sonic (Remix) (1994) | They Call Me Sonic (1996) | King of the Ring (1996) | Wizards of the Sonic (1998) | SONIC Adventure REMIX (1998) | Work It Out (1999) | Mi-Ra-I (2003) | Sonic Drive (2003) | The Shining Road (2003) | T.O.P (2004) | If It's Snow/Only Today (2006) | So Much More... (2009)
Digital Releases
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic And the Black Knight Official Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Generations Official Soundtrack (2012) | Shadow the Hedgehog Official Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Lost World: Wonder World EP (2013)
Associated Albums
SONICTEAM "PowerPlay" (1998) | Thrill of the Feel (2000) | Crush 40 (2003) | SonicTeam Unplugged Live 2004 (2004) | The Works (2009) | The Best of Crush 40: Super Sonic Songs (2009) | Rise Again [EP] (2012) | Live! (2012)
Select Compilations Featuring Sonic
Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 1 - Mega-CD Super Music Collection (1993) | Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 2 - Mega Drive Super Music Collection (1994) | SEGA Arcade Selection D-RAM Remix (1995) | Club Saturn (1996) | Club SEGA (1997) | Club Sega 2 ~Beat Grooves~ (1999) | Radio DC (1999) | The Very Best of SEGA (2004) | Play! A Video Game Symphony Live! (2009) | Video Games Live: Level 2 (2010)
Miscellaneous
The Better One Wins!: Album | Single | Sonic Dance: 1 | 2 | Sonic Mix: 1 | 2 | 3 | Sonic Dance Power: I | II | III | 4 | V | VI | VII | VIII