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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Speeding Towards Adventure: 25 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog



OverClocked ReMix has done a number of Sonic albums over the years like Hedgehog Heaven, Project Chaos and Temporal Duality. The latest in the line of soundtracks to center around the Blue Blur is for his big 25th anniversary, which was actually last year, but whatever. Speeding Towards Adventure: 25 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog (whew, that's a long title) was released on June 22, so like just like this album and Sonic Mania, I, to, am late with this blog post.

What I really like about this album, outside of the excellent arrangements, is that it covers a good chunk of Sonic's history. Not only are Sonic's early days represented in the form of Sonic 1-3 and even the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog, but Sonic's later adventures like Sonic 2006, Sonic Heroes, Sonic Colors and Sonic Lost World get some love. There's a variety of genres covered across this three disc digital album including two of my favorites, jazz and rock. The third disc is the shortest of the bunch, consisting of a club edit and two instrumental tracks on the other two discs.

If you haven't checked this album out, give it a listen. A lot of effort went into this thing and I firmly believe it is near the top of the list of the best Sonic albums OCR has put out. Besides, you could use you sweet Sonic tunes to listen to while you count the hours down until Sonic Mania's release.

Speeding Towards Adventure: 25 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog

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