A few days ago, we reported on a Mother soundtrack being produced for the holidays in Japan. While not as popular as its sequel Mother 2 (Earthbound), Mother (Earthbound Beginnings) is still a unique take on the RPG genre, mixing Americana with a turn-based battle system. Regardless, the video game has some rockin’ tunes. Fans who were anticipating the upcoming double vinyl will be happy to know pre-orders are now live.
A double vinyl consisting of the title’s greatest hits
As a reminder, here is the soundtrack listing for the records:
- Side A
- 1. Pollyanna (I Believe in You)
- 2. Bein’ Friends
- 3. The Paradise Line
- 4. Magicant (Inst.)
- Side B
- 1. Wisdom of the World
- 2. Flying Man
- 3. Snow Man (Inst.)
- 4. All That I Needed (Was You)
- Side C
- 1. Fallin’ Love, And (Inst.)
- 2. Eight Melodies
- Side D
- 1. The World of Mother (Extended Version)
There’s some good stuff here. “Pollyanna (I Believe in You)” will get stuck in your head, and “Snow Man” is a delightful, impressive ditty. However, the lack of “Underground” is criminal. That track scared the bejesus out of me. No basement exploration for me, thanks.
Gamers can pre-order the double vinyl through Play-Asia. If you would like to get a feel for the Mother OST before committing, you can have a listen to it in full below:
Enthusiasts, will you be picking up the Mother soundtrack? Are you a fan of the first game in the series? Did you buy Earthbound Beginnings digitally on the forgotten Wii U? Let us know below.