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Virtual Sonic

Release Date: 20th Aug. 1996
Record Label: Laserlight
Catalog No.: LRL12813

Virtual Sonic Enhanced Music Inspired by the Worlds of Sonic is an album of music related to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Though containing tracks featured in Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball and Sonic & Knuckles, two-thirds of the songs on this release are original compositions not seen anywhere else.

Though not commercially available until 1996, the tracks were actually written and recorded three years prior, composer and performer Howard Drossin given a month to create an album of Sonic music from beginning to end. Though he asked for more time, Sega was insistent at the schedule, wanting the tracks ready for the opening of the Sega Store in the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

Contents

Release Info

  • MSRP: $7.00
  • Composer: Howard Drossin
  • Arranger: Howard Drossin
  • Performer: Howard Drossin
  • CD Info: 1 Disc - 12 Tracks

Track List

  1. Chaos Jam [2:30]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  2. Knucklemania [1:13]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  3. Battle of the Badniks [4:17]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  4. Boss Opera [1:51]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  5. Return to the Toxic Caves [3:07]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  6. Sonic & Knuckles Theme [2:55]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  7. Robotnik's Revenge [2:21]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  8. Metal Sonic [2:56]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  9. Sandopolis [1:28]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  10. Spinball Theme [2:35]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  11. City in the Clouds [2:25]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin
  12. Sonic Triumphant [2:00]
    Music & Performed: Howard Drossin

Total Running Time: 29:38

Credits

Composed, Produced, Engineered and Performed by: Howard Drossin

Recorded & Mixed at Sega Technical Institute - Redwood City, CA.
Mastered by: Ken Lee at Rocket Lab - San Francisco, CA
Executive Producer: Roger Hector
Production Coordination: Sue Ortlip & Kelly Donlon

Special Thanks:
Shinobu Toyoda, Bill White, Yuji Naka, Hirokazu Yasuhara, Peter Morawiec, Adrian Stephens, Sheri Hockaday, Tim Gedemer, Al & Wally

Design: Michelle Justice
Cover Art: Kunitake Aoki

Scans

Album, US
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Cover
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Booklet Back
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Booklet Interior
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Disc

Miscellaneous

  • Released under the "Sega Tunes" banner, Virtual Sonic was the first of five CDs under that heading, each featuring music from a current Sega franchise. The others in the series were Vectorman, Comix Zone, ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron, and Marvel Comics, X-Men 2: Clone Wars. There was also a 5-Disc set entitled Sega Tunes: Virtual Sonic and More! which contained all five albums in a convenient box set. Each of these, including the box set, were released on the same day.

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