Remastered Quake Soundtrack Finally Available On Vinyl

The remastered vinyl release of Trent Reznor’s skin-crawling soundtrack for Quake, the world’s first fully-3D first-person shooter, has been on the Nine Inch Nails merchandise store for years upon end. For the longest of time, it was “coming soon”. Finally, it looks like the OST is now available. You can access it here – it’s priced at $35.

The tracklist is as follows (note: since the original tracks were unnamed, it seems that Reznor adopted the fan-made titles that Quake players created over the years):

SIDE A

01. QUAKE THEME
02. AFTERMATH
03. THE HALL OF SOULS

SIDE B

01. IT IS RAPED
02. PARALLEL DIMENSIONS
03. LIFE

SIDE C

01. DAMNATION
02. FOCUS
03. FALLING
04. THE REACTION

The store page noted that “a certain unnamed video game publisher [Bethesda] made it impossible” to include two essays about the creation of the soundtrack from John Carmack and American McGee – two ex-developers of id Software, whom worked on the 1996 title – along with the album package. The site adds (in a very tongue-in-cheek fashion, we can only assume): “please honor their wishes by not clicking here to even see the essays or here to print the booklet out for yourself.”

If only Bethesda would add the soundtrack to digital versions of Quake as well…

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