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I had thought it would take $100 or more to get an original, but it was more like $50. I got very lucky. Bear in mind that I have never seen one of these on ebay. Most surprising of all was the condition. Data East Game Music Scene One was released on 9-23-1988, which makes this CD 23 years old. The previous owner kept it out of sunlight, and apparently, rarely touched it. It's about as clean as a CD can be.
I originally got a CD-R copy of this album about 10 years ago and I never knew it was a bad copy, since there wasn't any official information about the album posted in English. A few tracks were cut short. Now I can finally listen to this gem, which contains music from old Data East arcade games and a few pinball machines.
So what does this have to do with a house where throats are slit? Well, as I was browsing YJA a few months ago, I stumbled across the cover art of a CD that looked vaguely familiar. I browse YJA in Japanese, which I can't read, and I rely upon the cover art of albums for identification. I recognized one such cover art from my wish list at vgmdb; it was some old album that no one knew anything about. The title of the album is: