The London Philharmonic Orchestra Is Giving Away Amazing Video Game Music For Free

It has possibly the worst album cover I have ever seen, but the old adage 'never judge a book by its cover' has never rang more true. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is currently putting together a second album focused on video games music, and it sounds rather spiffy. It's also giving a way a track for free on iTunes, which you should totally go and download before someone changes their minds.

The album is set for release on November 7, and the complete tracklist is as follows.

- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Main Theme - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Far Horizons - The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker – Dragon Roost Island - Final Fantasy VII – One-Winged Angel - Mass Effect 3 – A Future for the Krogan/An End Once And For All - Halo – Never Forget/Peril - Sonic the Hedgehog – A Symphonic Suite - Chrono Trigger – Main Theme - Luigi’s Mansion – Main Theme - Kingdom Hearts – Fate of the Unknown - Super Metroid – A Symphonic Poem - Diablo III – Overture - Batman: Arkham City – Main Theme - Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Icarus Main Theme - Fez – Adventure - Portal – Still Alive - Little Big Planet – Orb Of Dreamers (The Cosmic Imagisphere)

There are few in there I'm genuinely excited for: Chrono Trigger's main theme is, of course, a humdinger, and I think Super Metroid may be have one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. Dragon Roost Island is perhaps my favourite Zelda melody of all time and I think Fez had a really interesting pitch bending soundtrack, so I'm looking forward to hearing how an orchestra deals with that!

But yes, go -- quickly -- download the free Halo 3 song while you still can!

Get a free Halo track from London Philharmonic's follow-up game album [Joystiq]


Comments

    Terrific musical choices there. I wish that had been the set list at the concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne earlier this year... wasn't a bad concert but too heavily tilted towards the X-Box and X-Box 360.

    I could really do without One-Winged Angel being the token Final Fantasy track on all these things, though. If you want bombast play "Dancing Mad"! Play "Maybe I'm A Lion"! So many choices, and it's always One-Winged Angel. It's a good piece but a bit played to death by now...

      One Winged Angel is a pretty great song though.

        Yes, but there are plenty of other great Final Fantasy songs that don't get the same recognition, despite arguably being better songs. I'd love to hear the London Philharmonic Orchestra give Dancing Mad a go.

    Agreed. Good music choices. Best one on the list for my money: Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Icarus Main Theme. I'll buy it, although I didn't ask for this.

    Dragon Roost Island! :D Take my money!

    the free halo track is really good. really want to listen to the ME3 and zelda tracks.

    I want to hear the AC:R track - that series has some amazing music... And that Halo track is amazing. Also amazing that it can bring to mind a very specific scene... that didn't actually feature either track, as far as I recall...

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      They have 1:30 previews of all the tracks on itunes. The revelations one is REALLY well done - different from the original but no less epic.

    Wow, much better choices here than the first album! I'm looking forward to this.

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