The Borderlands Soundtrack Is Finally Coming To Vinyl
This week, 2K Games and Laced Records revealed that they will be releasing a vinyl version for the original Borderlands soundtrack. The soundtrack will have 30 remastered tracks from the team who worked on the original score, bringing those tunes back to life eleven years later. This will be sold as a double LP, and will be made available as a Standard Edition with the traditional black discs and as a Limited Edition with pink discs (as you can see below), exclusive to the Laced Records store. We have more details about the soundtrack for you below, as it will be on sale for $35, with the soundtrack officially shipping out sometime in September 2020.
The 2009 smash hit Borderlands blended first-person shooting with role-playing elements, fused single-player with multiplayer experiences, provided bazillions of guns to be looted, and told a comedic action-packed story through a radical hand-drawn art style. It also kept fans coming back with an extensive slate of DLC that consistently expanded the world and characters.
The richly talented composition team brought several different flavours to the game. Legendary composer Jesper Kyd (Assassin's Creed, Hitman) set the tone with dirty, dusty, percussion-heavy musical soundscapes flecked with Wild West guitars. Duo Sascha Dikiciyan & Cris Velasco (with credits including Quake 2 & 3, Unreal Tournament, Mass Effect 3, God of War 3, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided) brought the filth and the danger to battle cues. Borderlands series stalwart Raison Varner contributed outlandish battle tracks and, alongside Tim Larkin (DOTA 2, Artifact), saw to some of the more atmospheric and ambient pieces.
Thirty tracks from the original soundtrack, including bonus tracks not before released on physical formats, have been specially remastered for vinyl and will be pressed onto 180g LPs. These will be housed in a wide spined gatefold sleeve. Sleeve artwork was produced in collaboration with Gearbox Software's Borderlands art team.