The Greatest Video Game Music is the first game-themed album from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, released on November 7, 2011.
This album offers some of the best versions of the greatest songs in video game history, featuring covers fromÃ‚Â Final Fantasy VIII,Ã‚Â Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty,Ã‚Â Fallout 3,Ã‚Â Bioshock, Call of Duty 4, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros and many many more.
The Legend of Zelda arrangement sounds much like the one from the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra released 20 years ago, which is a good thing for anyone who hasn’t heard it yet. With the Mass Effect “Suicide Mission” theme, for instance, you can hear much more of the strings, articulation, and instrumentation than you could in the original. PersonallyÃ‚Â Fallout 3 themeÃ‚Â gives me chills every single time I listen to it.Ã‚Â There are some tracks that make you wonder why they did this, like Angry Birds main theme, but overall it’s a very well done compilation of classical covers.
Whether or not you agree with the tracklist, you still have to admit the orchestral versions of these songs do bring these pieces to an epic scale.Ã‚Â Definitely a good buy for gamers and music lovers.
The Greatest Video Game Music Tracklist:
01Advent Rising: Muse
02Legend of Zelda: Suite
03Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Theme
04Angry Birds: Main Theme
05Final Fantasy VIII: Liberi Fatali
06Super Mario Bros: Theme
07Uncharted – Drake’s Fortune: NateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Theme
08Grand Theft Auto IV: Soviet Connection
09World of Warcraft: Seasons of War
10Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty Theme
11Tetris Theme (Korobeiniki)
12Battlefield 2: Theme
13Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
14Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare: Main Menu Theme
15Mass Effect: Suicide Mission
16Splinter Cell: Conviction
17Final Fantasy: Main Theme
18Bioshock: The Ocean on his Shoulders
19Halo 3: One Final Effort
20Fallout 3: Theme
21Super Mario Galaxy: Gusty Garden Galaxy