Discography of the Metal Gear series

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Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake Original Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album to Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake by Konami Kukeiha Club
Released April 5, 1991
Genre Video game music, Chiptune
Length 60:05
Label King

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to Konami's 1990 MSX2 video game Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. The original music was composed by the Konami Kukeiha Club and the CD was released on April 5, 1991.

The soundtrack was re-released on September 23, 1998 as part of the 2-CD bundle titled Konami MSX Super Best Antiques, which also included the Gofer no Yabou Episode 2 and Space Manbow albums.

Arranged music based on Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake were used for the VR Training disc in Metal Gear Solid: Integral (which was released in North America as Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions). Additionally, Integral features two hidden tunes based on Metal Gear 2 available via a secret codec frequency in the main game. One is an arranged version of the "Theme of Solid Snake", while the other is an arrangement of "Zanzibar Breeze." "Theme of Solid Snake" made an appearance in Nintendo's crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Shadow Moses Island stage.

Metal Gear Solid Original Game Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear Solid Original Game Soundtrack
Soundtrack album to Metal Gear Solid by the Metal Gear series
Released September 23, 1998
Genre Ambient, Classical, Electronic,[1] Game, Neoclassical, Romantic
Length 66:24
Label King
Producer Konami

Metal Gear Solid Original Game Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to Konami's 1998 stealth game Metal Gear Solid. Most of the original music was composed and performed by the Konami Computer Entertainment (KCE) Sound Team Japan (comprising Takanari Ishiyama, Gigi Meroni, Kazuki Muraoka, Lee Jeon Myung and Hiroyuki Togo),[2] with the exception of the "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme", composed by TAPPY, and "The Best Is Yet to Come", composed by Rika Muranaka and performed by Aoife Ní Fhearraigh. The CD was released on September 23, 1998 – three weeks after the Japanese release of the game.

A total of three versions of the soundtrack were released, with the "Metal Gear Solid Control Mix" track missing from the earliest version. Limited print editions of the Japanese copy and the standard European copy have cardboard sleeves accompanied with the discs jewel case. The final edition of the Japanese print does not come with the cardboard sleeve.

Music played in-game has a synthetic feel with increased pace and introduction of strings during tense moments, with a looping style endemic to video games. Overtly cinematic music, with stronger orchestral and choral elements, appears in cutscenes. The soundtrack was released on September 23, 1998, under the King Records label.[3]

"The Best Is Yet to Come"[edit]

"The Best Is Yet to Come" was written in Japanese by Rika Muranaka and translated into Irish by Bláthnaid Ní Chufaigh. The song was recorded at Beech Park Studio, Ireland, engineered by Philip Begley and produced by Muranaka.[4]

Personnel[edit]

Metal Gear / Solid Snake: Music Compilation of Hideo Kojima / Red Disc[edit]

Metal Gear / Solid Snake: Music Compilation of Hideo Kojima / Red Disc
Soundtrack album by Metal Gear Solid Series
Released December 23, 1998
Genre Ambient, Electronic, Chiptune, Downtempo, Rock, Techno, Trance,[5] Video game soundtrack
Label King Records

Metal Gear / Solid Snake: Music Compilation of Hideo Kojima / Red Disc (Japanese: 小島秀夫監督作品 音楽集 赤盤 Hepburn: Kojima Hideo Kantoku Sakuhin Ongakushu: Red?) is a soundtrack album featuring remixed music based on the MSX2 video games Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. It is the companion album to Black Disc, which featured similarly remixed music based on Snatcher and Policenauts. Like Black Disc, it contains a mix of new and previously published content, although only three tracks in Red Disc were actually recycled from a previous album (namely the Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake original soundtrack album). The composers for Red Disc include Hikaru Nanase, Kanichiroo Kubo, Konami Kukeiha Club, Motoaki Furukawa and Yoshiyuki Itoo.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Original Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Released November 29, 2001
Genre Ambient, classical,[8] drum and bass, electronic, jazz[9]
Length 45:49
Label King
Producer Konami

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to Konami's 2001 stealth game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

Most of the original music was composed and arranged by Harry Gregson-Williams, with the exceptions of "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme", composed by Tappi Iwase and arranged by Harry Gregson-Williams, "Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday", written by Rika Muranaka and performed by the Felix Farrar Orchestra and (in the full version) Carla White, and "Fortune" and "Who Am I Really?", composed by Norihiko Hibino. "Opening Infiltration", "RAY Escapes", "The World Needs Only One Big Boss!" and "Arsenal Is Going to Take Off!" were co-composed by Gregson-Williams and Hibino.

The CD was released on November 29, 2001 – the same day as the Japanese release of the game. A second soundtrack to Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Soundtrack 2: The Other Side, was released in 2002.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Soundtrack 2: The Other Side[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Soundtrack 2: The Other Side
Soundtrack album to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Released January 26, 2002
Genre Ambient, breakbeat, classical, drum and bass, electronic,[10] video game music
Length 57:35
Label King
Producer Konami

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Soundtrack 2: Other Side is the second official soundtrack to Konami's 2001 stealth game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. All of the original music was composed by Norihiko Hibino. The CD was released on January 26, 2002 – two months after the Japanese release of the game.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Original Soundtrack Ultimate Sorter Edition[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Original Soundtrack Ultimate Sorter Edition
Soundtrack album by Metal Gear Solid Series
Released December 19, 2002
Genre Video game soundtrack

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Original Soundtrack Ultimate Sorter Edition is a soundtrack included with special edition sorter for Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. All tracks are composed by Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino.

Track listing[edit]

# Track Name Length
1 Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday (complete mix)
7:40
2 Opening Infiltration A (Harry's original mix)
3:04
3 Opening Infiltration B (Harry's original mix)
1:15
4 Revolver Ocelot (Harry's original mix)
2:03
5 Arsenal Is Going to Take Off! A (Harry's original mix)
2:12
6 Arsenal Is Going to Take Off! B (Harry's original mix)
0:52
7 The World Needs Only One Big Boss! (Harry's original mix)
0:49
8 Yell "Dead Cell" (VR remix)
2:25
9 VR "Remixed" Weapon Mission
5:29
10 VR "Remixed" Sneaking Mission
2:40
11 VR "Remixed" Variety Mission
2:30
12 Tanker Incident (alternate remix)
3:13
13 Electronica Emma
4:01
14 Next Generation (Part 1)
1:31
15 Next Generation (Part 2)
2:09
16 "Metal Gear Solid" Main Theme (document remix)
2:15
17 Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday (piano remix)
6:17
18 "Metal Gear Solid" Main Theme
3:50

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Limited Soundtrack Ultimate Sorter Edition[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Limited Sorter (black edition)
Soundtrack album by Metal Gear Solid Series
Released December 19, 2002
Genre Video game soundtrack

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Limited Soundtrack Ultimate Sorter Edition is a soundtrack that came packaged with a special edition sorter of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. Music is composed by: Norihiko Hibino & TAPPY.

Track listing[edit]

# Track Name Length
1 "Metal Gear Solid" main theme (document remix) 2:14
2 Snake in VR Mission – Weapon 1:57
3 Snake in VR Mission – Sneaking 2:13
4 Raiden in VR Mission – Weapon 2:29
5 Raiden in VR Mission – Sneaking 2:31
6 VR Variety Mission 1:59
7 Vs. Genola 2:02
8 Tuxedo Snake 1:58
9 Mission in the Dark – Sneaking 1:44
10 Mission in the Dark – Action 3:10
11 Alternate Mission – Photo Shoot 2:14
12 MGS1 Snake in VR – Weapon 1:56
13 MGS1 Snake in VR – Sneaking 2:49
14 "Metal Gear Solid" main theme (skateboarding remix) 3:20

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Original Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Metal Gear Solid Series
Released December 17, 2004
Recorded Unknown
Genre Ambient, Breakbeat, Classical,[11] Electronic, Lounge, Rock,[11] Rock and roll,[12] Video game soundtrack
Length 71:45 (Disc one)
70:13 (Disc two)
Label Phantom (Japan)
Producer Konami

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack album of Konami's PlayStation 2 video game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and was released by Japanese music label, Phantom, on December 17, 2004 under the catalog number KOLA-089/090. The soundtrack consists of two discs and features music from various artists and composers such as Harry Gregson-Williams, Norihiko Hibino, Cynthia Harrell, TAPPY, and Starsailor. The soundtrack also included a "Special Camouflage Key Disc" which allowed players who owned a copy of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for the PlayStation 2 to obtain additional camouflage uniforms for Naked Snake by selecting "Special Camouflage Key" under the menu titled "Special" once it's prompted to appear in the game.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one 71:45[edit]

Special camouflage key disc.[13][14]

# Track Name Artist(s) Length
1. Snake Eater (Cynthia Harrell) music & words by Norihiko Hibino

vocal by Cynthia Harrell

2:58
2. "METAL GEAR SOLID" Main Theme

(METAL GEAR SOLID 3 version)

Original music by TAPPY

Arranged by Harry Gregson-Williams

6:32
3. CQC Harry Gregson-Williams 2:28
4. Virtuous Mission Harry Gregson-Williams 6:08
5. On The Ground ~ Battle In The Jungle Norihiko Hibino 3:54
6. KGBVSGRU Harry Gregson-Williams 3:48
7. Shagohod Harry Gregson-Williams 3:47
8. Operation Snake Eater Norihiko Hibino 1:14
9. Mission Briefing Harry Gregson-Williams 3:10
10. Across The Border ~ Snake Meets The Boss Harry Gregson-Williams 3:11
11. Eva's Unveiling Nobuko Toda & Norihiko Hibino 1:50
12. Ocelot Youth ~ Confrontation Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino 3:12
13. The Cobras In The Jungle Harry Gregson-Williams 3:26
14. The Pain Norihiko Hibino 1:50
15. The Fear Norihiko Hibino 2:11
16. Fortress Sneaking Harry Gregson-Williams 2:13
17. Underground Tunnel Harry Gregson-Williams 2:53
18. The Fury Norihiko Hibino 2:25
Healing Tracks
19. Surfing Guitar (66 Boys) 66 Boys 3:07
20. Sailor (Starry.K) Starry.K 3:32
21. Salty Catfish (66 Boys) 66 Boys 3:27
22. Old Metal Gear (Starry.K) Starry.K 4:29
Disc two 70:12[edit]
# Track Name Artist(s) Length
1. Battle In The Base Norihiko Hibino 4:18
2. Volgin, The Torturer Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino 2:18
3. The Sorrow ~ Everlasting Fight Harry Gregson-Williams & Shuichi Kobori 3:51
4. Clash With Evil Personified Norihiko Hibino 1:52
5. Sidecar - Escape From The Fortress - Harry Gregson-Williams 2:07
6. Sidecar - On The Rail Bridge - Harry Gregson-Williams 2:20
7. Takin' On The Shagohod Norihiko Hibino 2:03
8. Escape Through The Woods Norihiko Hibino 3:37
9. Troops In Gathering Harry Gregson-Williams 1:56
10. Life's End Harry Gregson-Williams 1:48
11. Last Showdown Norihiko Hibino 3:12
12. The Return Of The MiGs Norihiko Hibino 1:51
13. Don't Be Afraid (Elisa Fiorillo) music & words by Rika Muranaka

vocal by Elisa Fiorillo

5:42
14. Eva's Reminiscence Norihiko Hibino 4:53
15. Debriefing Harry Gregson-Williams 7:21
16. Way To Fall (starsailor) words & music by James Walsh / James Stelfox / Ben Byrne / Barry Westhead

performed by Starsailor

4:31
Healing Tracks
17. Rock Me Baby (66 Boys) 66 Boys 2:29
18. Pillow Talk (Starry.K) Starry.K 5:19
19. Jumpin' Johnny (Chunk Raspberry) Chunk Raspberry 3:28
20. Sea Breeze (Sergei Mantis) Sergei Mantis 3:43
Extra Track
21. Snake vs Monkey Kobo 1:34

Soundtrack credits[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • "Underground Tunnel" uses a sample from the Phone Booth soundtrack
  • "Debriefing" uses a sample from the "Man on Fire" soundtrack.
  • "Healing Tracks" are actually written by Norihiko Hibino, who selected song titles and artist names as a parody of the music in the '60s.[15]
  • "Snake Eater" sans the vocals and "Battle in the Base" appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. Both of these tracks can be used alongside other classic Metal Gear Solid tracks as the background music for Solid Snake's Stage, "Shadow Moses Island".

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – The First Bite[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – The First Bite
Soundtrack album by Metal Gear Solid Series
Released November 1, 2004
Genre Breakbeat, Classical, Drum and bass, Electronic, Hip hop, Jazz, Lounge,[16] Video game soundtrack

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – The First Bite is a CD that was only released in Japan in November 2004. The CD includes promotional materials, such as songs, screensaver and a Snake Eater music video. Music is composed by Norihiko Hibino.

Metal Gear Acid 1 & 2 Original Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear Acid 1 & 2 Original soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Metal Gear Solid Series
Released December 21, 2005
Genre Video Game Soundtrack
Length 58:45 (disc 1)
67:50 (disc 2)
Label Sony Music
Producer Masahiro Hinami (disc 1)
Noriaki Okamura (disc 2)

Metal Gear Acid 1 & 2 Original Soundtrack is a double CD album released on December 21, 2005. The first disc includes music from Metal Gear Acid, composed by Akihiro Honda, Nobuko Toda and Shuichi Kobori. The second disc contains music from Metal Gear Acid 2, and is composed by Akihiro Honda, Hiroshi Tanabe, Nobuko Toda and Shuichi Kobori. The album comes with an 18-page booklet featuring track listings and artwork by Hiroshi Banno and Junko Kolke.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one (58:45)[edit]
# Track Name Length
1 Metal Gear Acid 0:52
2 Intermission 0:57
3 Conspiracy 1:49
4 Nekal Commercial 0:07
5 On Alert 0:59
6 Leone 1:36
7 Briefing 1:06
8 Elsie & Francis 1:37
9 First Mission 1:23
10 Undercover Action 1:39
11 Control Office 1:29
12 Egersis 1:55
13 Minette 1:07
14 Dream Land 1:46
15 BRC 1:29
16 Ritual of the Swarm 1:32
17 Leone Forces 1:37
18 Residential Quarters 1:25
19 Power House 1:51
20 Interval of Dark 1:45
21 Niko2 1:37
22 FAR 1:29
23 La Clown 1:53
24 Death of Swallowtail 1:10
25 Frisson 1:38
26 Metal Gear !? 1:29
27 Vs. Metal Gear 3:38
28 Alice 1:33
29 Roger's Congession 1:59
30 End Title 3:42
31 MGS1 Pack 0:23
32 MGS2 Pack 0:29
33 MGS3 Pack 0:34
34 Chronicle Pack 0:32
35 Link Battle 1:48
36 Link Battle Rush 0:43
37 Sweeties 0:40
38 Mission Start 0:07
39 Mission Failed 0:07
40 Mission Complete 0:07
41 Metal Gear (Remix) 2:00
42 Sound Effects (Bonus Track) 3:03
Disc 2 (67:50)[edit]
# Track Name Length
1 Metal Gear Acid 2 1:23
2 Intermission 1:05
3 VR Training 1:34
4 Flight 1:44
5 Touch & Go 1:21
6 Willing to Hear Me Out Now? 2:05
7 Opening Title 1:30
8 StrateLogic Inc. 1:31
9 Control Section 1:33
10 B.B. 1:15
11 Research Block 2:04
12 Single Action 0:59
13 Takiyama & Lucy 1:38
14 Security Unit 1:16
15 Test Subject Awakens 0:41
16 Test Subject Burns 1:54
17 Venus 1:45
18 Playtime 1:42
19 Seeking Takiyama 1:17
20 The Essence of Vince 1:51
21 Track Tracking 1:20
22 Locomotive Motion 1:00
23 Revenge of Koppelthorn 1:21
24 Destruction 1:29
25 Residential Area 1:34
26 Memories 1:19
27 Back-to-Back 1:35
28 Metal Gear Prototype Factory 1:31
29 Resurrection 1:43
30  ??? 1:35
31 Farewell, Vince 1:50
32 Like a Flood 1:35
33 Chaioth Ha Qadesh 1:58
34 We Can Become One 1:45
35 Lucy & Chaioth Ha Qadesh 2:09
36 Hypocrisy 0:53
37 Test Subjects Duality 2:18
38 The Great Escape 1:29
39 End Title 4:19
40 See That, Snake? 1:33
41 My Love 1:08
42 Information Fanfare 0:06
43 Opening Title (Remix) 2:09

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Original Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Metal Gear Solid Series
Released December 20, 2006
Genre Ambient, breakbeat, classical, drum and bass, electronic,[17] cideo game soundtrack
Length 73:35
Label Sony Music
Producer Sotaro Tojima

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, released for Sony's PlayStation Portable. The soundtrack contains 44 tracks composed by: Akihiro Honda, Kazuma Jinnouchi, Nobuko Toda, Takahiro Izutani, Norihiko Hibino & Yoshitaka Suzuki. The soundtrack was released on December 20, 2006.

Track listing[edit]

# Track Name Length
1 Calling to the Night (vocals by Natasha Farrow) 3:14
2 Opening Title 1:09
3 Imprisonment 2:33
4 COMM Base 0:56
5 Intermission 2:05
6 To Arms 1:04
7 Soviet Patrol Base 1:14
8 Research Lab 1:05
9 Diversionary Ops 0:44
10 Town 1:06
11 Dynamite 1:02
12 In the Wilderness 1:11
13 Place of Prophecy 1:13
14 Nukes 1:00
15 Warheads Storage Facility 1:16
16 Python 1:57
17 Sad Man's Theme 1:43
18 The Hunt 0:53
19 Airport 1:18
20 Null 1:41
21 Hot War 3:13
22 Rescue Effort 1:18
23 Evasion 1:47
24 Elisa 1:50
25 Destiny's Call 0:57
26 Before Dawn 3:00
27 RAXA 2:14
28 Substation 1:11
29 Break for the Fortress 1:00
30 The Frank Hunter 2:22
31 Null's Revenge 1:51
32 Silo 1:08
33 Fortress 1:02
34 Revelation 3:03
35 Cunningham 2:09
36 Gene 2:17
37 ICBMG 2:41
38 The Legacy 1:55
39 Comradery 2:05
40 Show Time (bonus track) 3:03
41 Mission: Failed (bonus track) 0:14
42 Mission: Complete (bonus track) 0:10
43 Match (bonus track) 1:37
44 SE Collection (bonus track) 2:59

Notes[edit]

Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Music Collection[edit]

Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Music Collection
Compilation album by the Metal Gear series
Released July 18, 2007
Genre Video game music
Length 64:53
Label Konami Digital Entertainment
Producer Norihiko Hibino

Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Music Collection is a compilation album released for the video game series Metal Gear on July 18, 2007. The album contains songs from various games in the series, as well as a new song titled "Metal Gear 20 Years History — Past, Present, Future —", a medley spanning the whole series. The album was produced by Norihiko Hibino, who also composed three of the album's songs and co-arranged two tracks.

Game references[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Original Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album
Released May 28, 2008
Genre Acoustic, ambient, breakbeat, classical, electronic, rock[18]
Length 139:38
Label Sony Music
Producer Sotaro Tojima
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
IGN (7.7/10)[19][20]

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Original Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the video game of the same name, composed primarily by Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi, and Harry Gregson-Williams. The official soundtrack was released on May 28, 2008 by Konami Digital Entertainment under the catalog number GFCA-98/9. A soundtrack album was also packaged with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition, but featured fewer songs.

While only fifteen minutes of music from the GEM Impact team (Yoshitaka Suzuki, Takahiro Izutani, and Norihiko Hibino) was featured on the official soundtrack, Norihiko Hibino later confirmed in an interview that the team in fact provided close to 90 minutes of music for the game's cutscenes.[21]

The album packaged with the Limited Edition release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is not the complete soundtrack. It possesses only track numbers 1-3, 5, 9-11, 13, 16, and 19 of CD1 and numbers 1, 10, 12, and 15-17 of CD2 (all of which are songs written by Harry Gregson-Williams), with none of the in-game tracks.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]
# Track Name Artist(s) Length
1. Old Snake Harry Gregson-Williams 3:52
2. Love Theme Music orchestrated by Nobuko Toda
Words by Hideo Kojima
Performed by Jackie Presti
7:07
3. Gekko Harry Gregson-Williams 2:53
4. Haven Troopers Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 3:40
5. BB Corps Harry Gregson-Williams 3:43
6. Drebin 893 Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 3:29
7. Vista Mansion Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:32
8. Laughing Octopus Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:19
9. Breakthrough Harry Gregson-Williams 3:09
10. Endless Pain Harry Gregson-Williams 2:46
11. White Blood Harry Gregson-Williams 2:49
12. Call Me Hal Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 3:01
13. Midnight Shadow Harry Gregson-Williams 2:58
14. Paradise Lost Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 4:13
15. Great Escape Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:14
16. Desperate Chase Harry Gregson-Williams 2:57
17. Raging Raven Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:34
18. Confrontation Yoshitaka Suzuki 3:10
19. Mobs Alive Harry Gregson-Williams 3:24
20. Violent Ceasefire Yoshitaka Suzuki 2:08
CD 2[edit]
# Track Name Artist(s) Length
1. Next-Gen Control Harry Gregson-Williams 4:40
2. Crying Wolf Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:10
3. One More Reboot Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:41
4. Sin Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:44
5. Atonement Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 4:48
6. Infinite Loop Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 3:35
7. Everything Ends Norihiko Hibino, Takahiro Izutani 2:30
8. At Dawn Yoshitaka Suzuki 3:30
9. Screaming Mantis Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Akihiro Honda 2:38
10. Guns of the Patriots Harry Gregson-Williams 4:05
11. No Place to Hide Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:36
12. Sorrow Harry Gregson-Williams 3:50
13. Full Circle Takahiro Izutani 1:38
14. Everything Begins Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi, Yoshitaka Suzuki 4:25
15. Father & Son Harry Gregson-Williams 2:29
16. Metal Gear Saga Harry Gregson-Williams 4:19
17. Here's to You Ennio Morricone (from the film Sacco e Vanzetti)
arranged by Harry Gregson-Williams
Performed by Lisbeth Scott
5:48
BONUS : In-Game Battle Tracks
18. War Zone Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:28
19. A Rebellion Rests Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:44
20. The Hunter Nobuko Toda, Kazuma Jinnouchi, Sōta Fujimori 2:05
21. The Hunted Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:00
22. Forced Hand Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:08
23. Under Curfew Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:49
24. Unmanned Army Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:28
25. Cold Memories Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:35
26. For Liberty Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:58
27. Surrounded Nobuko Toda, Kazuma Jinnouchi, Sōta Fujimori 1:59

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Original Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album
Released April 14, 2010
Genre Acoustic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Classical, Electronic, Latin American music, Video game music
Length 72:10
Label Konami Digital Entertainment
Producer Konami
Singles from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  1. "Heavens Divide / Koi no Yokushiryoku"
    Released: April 7, 2010

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack album of Konami's PlayStation Portable video game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, primarily composed by Kojima Productions' Kazuma Jinnouchi and Nobuko Toda, while Akihiro Honda provides the orchestral theme and the theme songs, "Heavens Divide" (performed in English by Donna Burke) and "Koi no Yokushiryoku (Love Deterrence)" (performed in Japanese by Nana Mizuki). GEM Impact's Norihiko Hibino, Yoshitaka Suzuki and Takahiro Izutani as well as Soundelux Design Music Group's Todd Haberman and Jeremy Soule also provide compositions to the soundtrack.[22]

The game also features music from other Metal Gear games, such as Portable Ops's "Calling to The Night", which can be played in the game's Walkman. The Carpenters ballad "Sing" is sung by Cindy Asada on a taped recording and by the Boss AI as Peace Walker sinks under Lago Cocibolca.

# Track name Artist Length
1 "Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Main Theme" Akihiro Honda 2:56
2 "Heavens Divide" Akihiro Honda
Vocals by Donna Burke
5:14
3 "Rain of Bane" Nobuko Toda 1:25
4 "Marshland" Akihiro Honda 1:41
5 "Clients" Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:11
6 "Heavy Arms" Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:03
7 "The Spear" Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:36
8 "Fearless" Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:14
9 "Tank Corps" Jeremy Soule 2:18
10 "Little Brother" Norihiko Hibino & Nobuko Toda 5:03
11 "High Land" Kazuma Jinnouchi 1:38
12 "Cold Principle" Kazuma Jinnouchi 3:23
13 "PUPA" Nobuko Toda 1:34
14 "Hide-out" Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:31
15 "Air Strike" Yoshitaka Suzuki 2:33
16 "Entry Gate" Nobuko Toda 2:26
17 "CHRYSALIS" Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:24
18 "COCOON" Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:12
19 "Mother Base" Nobuko Toda 1:39
20 "Dead Ahead" Kazuma Jinnouchi 2:09
21 "Facility" Kazuma Jinnouchi 0:47
22 "Take Down" Todd Haberman 1:54
23 "Boot Sequence" Takahiro Izutani 1:51
24 "Peace Walker" Todd Haberman 3:00
25 "Outer Heaven" Kazuma Jinnouchi & Nobuka Toda 4:59
26 "Uninterrupted Signal" Nobuko Toda 1:58
27 "Zero Allies!" Kazuma Jinnouchi 4:35
28 "Koi no Yokushiryoku" Akihiro Honda
Vocals by Nana Mizuki
4:56

Metal Gear 25th Anniversary: Metal Gear Music Collection[edit]

Metal Gear 25th Anniversary: Metal Gear Music Collection
Compilation album
Released August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
Genre Video game
Length 69:36
Label Konami Digital Entertainment
Producer Konami

Metal Gear 25th Anniversary: Metal Gear Music Collection is a compilation album celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise, released on August 22, 2012. The album was revealed on KONAMISTYLE, Konami's webstore, and was released on August 22, 2012 (although it was originally targeting a July 25, 2012 release).[23]

It is similar to a previous album, the Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Music Collection, in that it collects tracks that span the Metal Gear series. The source games used for this soundtrack were Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Online and Peace Walker.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Vocal Tracks[edit]

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Vocal Tracks
Soundtrack album to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance by Jamie Christopherson
Released February 19th 2013
Genre Electronic rock, industrial metal, alternative metal, hard rock, Power Metal
Length 1:11:16
Label Sumthing Else Music Works/Konami Digital Entertainment
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic (positive)[24]
Forbes 9/10[25]

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Vocal Tracks is the first official soundtrack used in the video game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

The game's score was composed by Jamie Christopherson,[26] with additional music by Graeme Cornies, Brian Pickett, James Chapple, and David Kelly, and directed by Naoto Tanaka. As a result of the game being focused on action rather than stealth like the previous Metal Gear games, the music has a different style. Director Kenji Saito proposed the idea of heavy and fast music featuring lyrics to Kojima Productions. When the studio accepted Saito's idea, the two developers started working together to make the music.[27] Christopherson also contributed by writing thirteen vocal songs which includes electronic music.[28] The soundtrack features vocals by artists including John Bush, Tyson Yen, Free Dominguez, Jason C. Miller and Jimmy Gnecco with contributions by Logan Mader, former member of Machine Head, Electronic Rock Musicians/Remixers The Maniac Agenda, and Ferry Corsten. A soundtrack featuring themes from the game was featured in the limited edition.[29] Another soundtrack, titled Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Vocal Tracks, featuring 29 tracks, was released on February 20, 2013.[30]

The album was released on CD and vinyl, as well as digital services such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Amazon. Since October 2016, the album is no longer available on Spotify.

Metal Gear Solid V Original Soundtrack[edit]

Metal Gear Solid V Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Ludvig Forssell
Released September 2, 2015
Genre Acoustic, ambient, classical, electronic
Length 161:37
Label Sony Music
Producer Harry Gregson-Williams

Metal Gear Solid V Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack for the video games Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain.

Development[edit]

The soundtrack was produced by Harry Gregson-Williams, making it his fourth Metal Gear title. However, unlike previous titles, his involvement during the composing process was minimal, with him ultimately only composing two tracks for Ground Zeroes. In July 2015, Rika Muranaka told Fragged Nation in an interview that over 30 commissioned songs were never used, thus playing part in Konami's budget concerns over the Metal Gear Solid V project.[31]

In an interview with lead composer Ludvig Forssell, it was revealed that there were over eight different versions of Sins of the Father made just for the trailer, on top of the various previous renditions. Forssell himself provided the vocals during development. The song supposedly is a metaphor not only for the The Phantom Pain, but the entire Metal Gear Saga: "For this game we have a couple of keywords: race and revenge, and… unfortunately I cannot at this point tell you everything, but there’s a lot of metaphors in the lyrics that have to do with the game, and the whole Metal Gear Saga, pretty much." Forssell said.[32]

Recording took place in Los Angeles, Nashville and Santa Barbara.[32]

A second volume of the game's score was released exclusively on iTunes on December 24, 2015, titled "Metal Gear Solid V Extended Soundtrack." The album contains over 5 hours and 45 minutes of previously unreleased music. The extended soundtrack also contains music from "Ground Zeroes".

Release[edit]

The album was released on CD, as well as iTunes and Amazon.com. However, because of licensing issues, the soundtracks' licensed songs are missing from the digital versions. Along with it, a separate album titled Metal Gear Vocal Tracks was released on the same day.[33] It featured the tracks Sins of the Father and Quiet's Theme from The Phantom Pain, as well as various new renditions of tracks from previous games redone in the style of The Phantom Pain. These were done by series veteran Donna Burke.[33]

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