For Super Mario Galaxy 2
's soundtrack, Nintendo went all-out, recording the main theme with a 70-person orchestra. Footage of the assembled musicians playing the sweeping opening music has been released via the Japanese Nintendo Channel (watch it after the break), allowing us to see just how much more epic a piece of music is when you see it played by a room full of people. If you're wondering why Shigeru Miyamoto looks so bored, it's because there was no room in the orchestra for his banjo.
Fans of Galaxy 2
's music will be crushed to learn that Japan's Club Nintendo
is offering a two-disc soundtrack for just 300 points with the registration of a copy of the game. It's possible for this bonus to make its way to other regions' Club Nintendos, as the first Galaxy
in Europe, but we'd rather take such anomalies as delightful surprises, rather than disappoint ourselves by expecting them.