I finally received it! Staff was really nice and answered my questions during the pandemic, so thanks again!
The box is so pretty and the ost is awesome. My only criticism would be about the sleeves for the CDs, it’s not very practical.
Honestly I've had the same experience with everyone else. The CDs, case and little booket are all of great quality and look perfect. I don't like the case's functionality at all though. Trying to remove the sleeves and retrieving the CDs from inside the sleeves is such a pain. The lack of B sides songs is also pretty disappointing as well, as they were some of the best songs from the game. Other than these two points (which may be deal-breakers for others), it's still a great product that I use frequently.
I'm very happy to have this box in my collection. But, I feel like it's cheap at some point, or just made fast to sell fast. I mean, at first it was impossible to remove the CDs, they were insanely tight in the box, almost broke the box.. Then the CDs are just inserted in a loose cardboard sleeve where it's easy to drop the CD if you're not careful enough. There is no B-Sides. That's all for the bad news. Otherwise, the box is really beautiful, the booklet that comes with it looks great and is a great addition to this collector :) And as a great Celeste fan, I'm very happy to have this piece of collection at home :) So.. -2 stars for the tight box, the cheap cardboard sleeves and the lack of B-sides music.
As the other review says, the sleeves aren't the best way of storing the discs (they can slip between the crease so be extra careful not to bend them) and there is no B side music. The rest of the packaging is great (although I think the contents of each sleeve were swapped in mine. I haven't checked the CD contents yet though so I'm hoping the print wasn't mixed up)
This is simply an amazing CD. Just for Celeste's soundtrack to finally get on a physical format that is used commonly is great! It's box is simply beautiful to look at and the way the CDs look is also great. And I also greatly enjoy the booklet that comes with it, depicting Theo's posts in a charming physical form. Along with these pics are some little reflections from Lena Raine and it's very nice! Also, some songs that have never been on a physical form are finally on one! This includes the chapter complete music, the B-side room music, the first steps song piano only, and etc! It's great! But now I shall discuss my two flaws with this collection. Firstly, the way of storing the CDs are, in my opinion, very poor. Instead of having normal CD cases like every other cd soundtrack, they instead just make 3 sleeves, put the CDs in there, and call it a day. So yeah. Not good. And secondly, the B-side songs, which are some of the best songs of this entire game, are missing. This means that sever the skyline, black moonrise, and good karma, are not on a CD form, which is extremely annoying. If it weren't for these 2 flaws, I would give this a 5 star rating. It's such a shame. But overall, this is still the Celeste soundtrack! So I give it a 4/5!
Nearly two years after bringing Lena Raine's acclaimed soundtrack to indie-game darling Celeste to vinyl, Ship to Shore PhonoCo. presents this deluxe, three-disc CD set that emcompasses the entire Celeste oeuvre. Discs 1 and 2 cover the entirety of the original Celeste, with Disc 3 containing not only the soundtrack to the Chapter 9 DLC Farewell, but also a selection of miscellaneous tracks. Some of these bonus tracks have never been released on a physical format before!
The package contains new artwork from Drew Wise and a 20-page booklet with new reflections from Lena Raine and artwork from the game.