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‘Super Mario Bros.’ Soundtrack To Get The 33 1/3 Treatment

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If you’re a music nerd of any variety, chances are, you’ve heard of – if not read – the 33 1/3 book series.

Each short book is an extended look at a classic or watershed album, written by a prominent music critic.  Albums such as Radiohead’s OK Computer and AC/DC’s Highway to Hell have received an in-depth examination in the series, which is currently at 96 installments and counting.

Yesterday, they announced the first of fourteen new volumes intended to release this year, and it’s of one of the strangest – yet most hummable – choices yet…

Koji Kondo’s soundtrack to Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Written by Andrew Schartmann, look for it to hit shelves (and iPads and Kindles) in May 2015.