Jump back in the 90’s with the amazing Streets of Rage Perfect Soundtrack. Influenced by club music, composer Yûzô Koshiro (Ys, Actraiser, Shenmue, Etrian Odyssey…) created a timeless musical jewel still cherished today. In addition to the full soundtrack and in collaboration with Yûzô Koshiro, Wayô Records have remastered 3 exclusive tracks that were never used at the time!
« It has been more than twenty years since Streets of Rage was released. Even to this day, it is still cherished by many fans, and its soundtrack remains very popular.
As you are probably already aware, this soundtrack was hugely influenced by dance music, and more specifically techno and house music from the early 90s. At the time, these genres had not yet broken through in Japan, and this is why I thought I would use them in order to appeal to Western gamers.
It seems it was a successful bet, as I’m still getting warm messages from fans across the United States and Europe. This reprint also includes some previously unreleased tracks. They were so close to the music that influenced me at the time that I left some of them unfinished, while others never ended up in the game.
I hope you’ll enjoy listening to them, and maybe even guess what my original inspirations were.«
Yûzô Koshiro, 2017