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The latest and greatest trend in vintage vinyl? Video game music

The latest and greatest trend in vintage vinyl? Video game music

The pursuit of rare, unreleased music has carried record geeks and reissue labels to every corner of the globe, from dusty attics to spider-webbed basements.

What used to be called “digging in the crates” for unheralded sounds, however, has recently shifted to less tangible realms, as archivists, devoted fans and boutique vinyl labels such as Ship to Shore PhonoCo., Data Discs and the L.A.-based Iam8bit aim their flashlights at more virtual worlds.

By transferring vintage video game scores onto long-playing records with deluxe packaging, multi-colored vinyl, original artwork and, most important, high-quality remastered recordings, music originally composed to propel action...

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