Netflix’s gamble on Cowboy Bebop has paid off with dividends for fans. A tweet from Wario64 has revealed a limited-edition vinyl collection of the short-lived series’ soundtrack, featuring new music from Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts.
That was always the devil’s bargain with this show. It could have been good (and I maintain that it was decent enough to deserve a second season). It could have been atrocious. (It wasn’t, but there were some really bad moments.) But no matter what it was, it would be worth it to get, and I cannot stress this enough, new Cowboy Bebop music from Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts.
And now we have it. Produced in collaboration with iam8bit, the soundtrack is a two-LP set featuring red vinyl and a corgi-colored furry jacket complete with Ein’s dog collar. It costs $160, and that’s a lot but still, at risk of repeating myself, new Cowboy Bebop music from Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts! (And, if $160 is simply too much or vinyl isn’t your thing, you can buy the digital album on Amazon Music for $19 or simply stream it on Spotify.)
Why are you still here? You can get it from Netflix here. Actually, no. Stay a bit because I need time to secure one of the 1,000 copies for myself.