Following last year's video game-themed album, the London Philharmonic Orchestra is releasing The Greatest Video Game Music 2 on November 7. It's a 17-track collection of some of gaming's best tunes but made all classical-like thanks to a world-famous ensemble of musicians. To get you in the mood, the album's "Never Forget" track from Halo 3 is now available to download free of charge.
Check out the complete track list after the break.
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Main Theme
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Far Horizons (sample above)
- 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)
Exciting New Classical Compilation Album
Hugely anticipated London Philharmonic Orchestra album, The Greatest Video Games Music 2,
set for digital launch on November 6thand now available for pre-order
London, 22nd October – X5 Music Group, a world leading distributor of digital music , today announced that it's eagerly anticipated album, The Greatest Video Game Music 2, will be available worldwide for download on November 6th.
Performed by the world famous London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Greatest Video Game Music 2, features 17 brand new, classical orchestrations of some of video game's most cherished musical themes, including tracks from blockbuster games such as Halo, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Final Fantasy VII.
The album is a sequel to 2011's hugely successful The Greatest Video Game Music, also recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which has sold almost 100,000 copies to date, making it the best selling video game music album of all time.
As part of the creation process of the album, readers of IGN and Kotaku were asked to choose two new tracks to be included on the album. Over 80,000 votes were polled and the results see the inclusion of exciting new arrangements from both Mass Effect 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
To celebrate the announcement, fans can now download the track Never Forget/Peril from Halo for FREE at: http://www.greatestvideogamemusic.com/#download
The album can be pre-ordered NOW at iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/greatest-video-game-music/id569865653
Celebrated conductor/arranger of the new album, Andrew Skeet, said, "it's been an absolute pleasure to be invited back to produce a second video game music album with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Not only are they a phenomenally talented ensemble, but we've been able to work with them on some incredible source material too. I really think video game fans are going to love what we've produced."
Daniel Bäckström, Chief Creative Officer at X5 Music Group commented, "interest in video game music continues to go from strength to strength, so we're very pleased to be releasing a second album to fans of the genre around the world. With a really exciting line-up of musical tracks, breathtaking arrangements and world class performances, The Greatest Video Game Music 2 is sure to bring the classical audience and the gaming community closer together."
The Greatest Video Game Music 2 will be available to download, globally, on November 6th. The full track list 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)
To request a review copy of The Greatest Video Games Music 2, or if you need any further information, please contact Mark Robins at Lunch PR – Mark@lunchpr.com
Hear some samples from the album:
Skyrim – Far Horizons - http://youtu.be/I5OLL8g3ngA
Fez – Adventure - http://youtu.be/RAAWt_YpAzc
Little Big Planet – Orb of Dreamers - http://youtu.be/O7zBfl4kbu4
X5 Music Group (http://www.x5musicgroup.com) is a leader in digital music, having pioneered a new sales and promotion model that has met with considerable international success including 13 Billboard 200 debuts in the US and a lock on Amazon's top classical music downloads chart. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, last year they embarked on a major expansion in the US, headquartered in the Empire State Building.