Old-school Nintendo fans no doubt know the name Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka, as he’s the man responsible for timeless soundtracks on games like Metroid, Mother/Earthbound, Kid Icarus and more. While Tanaka’s not doing too much in the way of new game music nowadays, he’s still cranking out albums Nintendo fans will be interested in.

Tanaka has just released an album called Lost Tapes, and it includes a number of tracks from demo tapes in the 80s and 90s. This very much a time capsule of Tanaka’s early work, and those with finely-tuned ears will definitely hear some nods and references to classic Nintendo themes we’ve come to know and love.

This 2-disc CD release contains a whopping 50 tracks, and you can get a sample of some of them via the video above. As for the full track list, you can find that below.

CD-1

  1. Echoes of Unspoken Love Demo (1980s)
  2. ナイト (TX81Z) Demo Type-A
  3. ナイト (TX81Z) Demo Type-B
  4. More Deep Demo (1980s)
  5. Reggae Rhythm Demo (1980s)
  6. Improvised Song “Love Song With No Lyrics “ (1981)
  7. Walking in the Sun
  8. Challengers of the Cosmos
  9. Sad Harp Demo
  10. Song 4 ESP Demo (1989)
  11. Pigeon From M82
  12. Drifting Stars
  13. Shifting Cosmos Dub
  14. Inorganic Combat Music
  15. Warriors of the Universe
  16. プール Demo (1980s)
  17. 大樹となかまたち Demo (1999)
  18. みんなの体操 Demo
  19. 風といっしょに Aメロ Demo (1996)
  20. ポケモン・オープニング・テーマ Demo Type-C (1998)
  21. ニャースのうた Demo (1997)
  22. ピカピカまっさいチュウ Demo (1998)
  23. ポケモン・オープニング・テーマ Demo Type-B (1996)
  24. ロケット団 Instrumental Demo
  25. Improvised Song “Loving U” (2005)

CD-2

  1. OK Instrumental Demo (1999)
  2. なつやすみファンクラブ First Demo (1998)
  3. Demo Song by sc-8850 #6 (2000)
  4. Demo Song by sc-8850 #5 (2000)
  5. Long Time Ago Demo
  6. Improvised Song “To You” (2005)
  7. かくれんぼ Demo (2001)
  8. Song Pop A Demo (1998)
  9. おどるポケモン秘密基地 候補曲 Demo (2003)
  10. Song Reggae Demo (1998)
  11. ポケモン・オープニング・テーマ Demo (2004)
  12. 冒険のはじまりだ!Demo (2003)
  13. Improvised Song “Summer Night” (2005)
  14. ちゃいリアンのセレナーデ Demo (2001)
  15. ファンタ爺さん Melody Demo (2004)
  16. とのさまガエル Track Demo (2004)
  17. 名前さえあればいい Demo
  18. チャレンジャー First Demo (2004)
  19. あまのがわ Demo
  20. 同姓同名ガンボ Demo
  21. Song Momo Demo (1998)
  22. ポケモン・オープニング・テーマ Demo Type-B (2010)
  23. ベストウィッシュ First Demo (2010)
  24. わたしはじてんしゃです Demo
  25. Song Pop B Demo (1998)

Pre-orders for the More Lost Tapes album are now available on Play-Asia, Blank Street Records and Rough Trade.

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