Rare announces Conker’s Bad Fur Day vinyl soundtrack

by Martin Watts, 21 November 2017

Conker's Bad Fur Day vinyl soundtrack

Legendary games studio Rare, renowned for a number of hit N64 titles including Banjo-Kazooie and GoldenEye 007, has revealed its upcoming Conker’s Bad Fur Day vinyl soundtrack.

Produced in collaboration with iam8bit, the 2xLP album features never-before released tracks from original composer Robin Beanland alongside all the classic tunes you’d expect, such as “Sloprano” and “Rock Solid”. These tunes have all been exclusively remastered for the vinyl release, and a digital soundtrack is included should you wish to listen the Great Mighty Poo’s epic, yet vulgar song while out and about. The cover is adorned with stunning album art by Joey Spiotto.

Pre-orders for the Conker’s Bad Fur Day vinyl soundtrack are available from Black Friday (24 November 2017) on iam8bit’s website, and cost $35 USD at the time of writing.

Originally released in 2001, Conker’s Bad Fur Day did away with the cute, kid-friendly graphics and content of the 3D platforming genre and, instead, delivered an adventure of offensive and scatological proportions.

Conker’s Bad Fur Day didn’t sell well compared to Rare’s earlier N64 games, as a result of it releasing towards the end of the N64’s lifespan and limited marketing support from Nintendo. In fact, Nintendo of Europe declined to even publish the game, with now-defunct publishing house THQ picking it up instead.

The game has since gained a strong cult following from fans. A remake for the original Xbox, Conker: Live & Reloaded, was released in 2005, after Microsoft acquired Rare in 2002. The original game has since been re-released on the Xbox One as part of the Rare game compilation Rare Replay, which released in 2015.

Source: Rare Ltd. (The header image used in this article is copyright of Rare Ltd. and is used solely for illustrative purposes)

Martin Watts

Martin has been running N64 Today since it began in 2017. He previously wrote for Nintendo Life and works as a content professional by day. He got the Nintendo 64 as a Christmas present back in 1997 and it's been his favourite console ever since. His favourite N64 game is Goemon's Great Adventure.