Clear Your Decks! Sea of Thieves is Getting a 3xLP Soundtrack
Iam8bit’s collection includes gorgeous art, a 24-page storybook, and pop-up surprises
LOS ANGELES — June 3, 2021 — iam8bit and Rare are pleased to announce that Sea of Thieves is getting a soundtrack that even the most discriminating scallywags will treasure. The triple-LP collection includes a vast array of nautical tunes, capped off with a special 24-page illustrated storybook — and pre-orders start today on iam8bit.com.
Sea of Thieves players know that the pirate’s life can be a lonesome one. Even when you’re crammed in with several of your closest co-conspirators, there are long stretches where music is the only thing that keeps a crew together. Sea of Thieves‘ audio has been a standout component to Rare’s pirate-themed adventure, from interactive jam sessions to a score that beautifully underscores the majesty — and dangers — of the seafaring life.
Robin Beanland, Sea of Thieves‘ composer and the maestro behind many Rare classics including Jet Force Gemini, Killer Instinct, and Conker’s Bad Fur Day delivered an impressively diverse audio score that goes far beyond the expected sea shanties. His evocative work captures the hull-splintering terror of naval combat, the wonder of setting foot on an unexplored island, and — fine — a sea shanty or two. The Sea of Thieves soundtrack is iam8bit’s fitting tribute to an incredible collection of music, with cover and album art by Haley Wakefield.
The three-LP collection includes 38 tracks, spanning 125 minutes of music. To help you get into the pirate’s frame of mind, the collection’s hardcover book jacket opens to reveal a special 24-page bound-in storybook. “Merry” Merrick shares some of his tall tales from a life at sea, supported by nautical illustrations by Vivian Shih. Liner notes include shanty lyrics, in case you feel compelled to belt out a few tunes with confidence. Finally, the center labels on each disc include innovative pop-up papercraft art, which lends a three-dimensional effect in the form of tiny ships, dancing people, and other whimsical Sea of Thieves references. It’s an essential item for superfans of Sea of Thieves, adventure, or just great vinyl.
The Sea of Thieves vinyl soundtrack is available for pre-order from iam8bit starting today. The collection is priced at $99.99 and is estimated to ship Q3 2021.
UK-based developer Rare has been making golden memories and redefining gaming genres since 1985, and exclusively on Microsoft platforms since joining Microsoft Studios in 2002. Following an opportunity to celebrate its heritage with the Rare Replay anniversary collection in 2015, the studio has been forging ahead with shared world adventures in Sea of Thieves since its 2018 launch and is simultaneously building a brand-new experience in Everwild, revealed at X019 in London.
Founded in 2005, iam8bit is a creative production emporium that has quietly redefined the entertainment industry, time and time again. Collaborating with a plethora of partners and narrative-busting IPs, iam8bit punctuates the importance of engaging with fans directly. By creating the videogame industry’s very first community events, the company injected the idea of experiential immersion into game and film marketing (back when it was simply known as “theatre”). iam8bit also played a crucial role in the vinyl renaissance, minting its first record in 2010, and is the industry leader in premium physical editions of top-tier games. The company is based in Los Angeles and co-owned by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit iam8bit.com and follow iam8bit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.