| Virtual Sonic
Release Date: 20th Aug. 1996
Record Label: Laserlight
Catalog No.: LRL12813
Virtual Sonic Enhanced Music Inspired by the Worlds of Sonic is a single disc release 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 the album 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.
- MSRP: $7.00
- Composer: Howard Drossin
- Arranger: Howard Drossin
- Performer: Howard Drossin
- CD Info: 1 CD, 12 Tracks
|1. Chaos Jam (2:30)
|2. Knucklemania (1:13)
|3. Battle of the Badniks (4:17)
|4. Boss Opera (1:51)
|5. Return to the Toxic Caves (3:07)
|6. Sonic & Knuckles Theme (2:55)
|7. Robotnik's Revenge (2:21)
|8. Metal Sonic (2:56)
|9. Sandopolis (1:28)
|10. Spinball Theme (2:35)
|11. City in the Clouds (2:25)
|12. Sonic Triumphant (2:00)
Total running time: 29:38
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
- 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 convient box set. Each of these, including the box set, were released on the same day.