The Greatest Video Game Music

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Greatest Video Game Music
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Compilation album by London Philharmonic
Released 2011
Genre Classical, popular music
Label X5 Music Group
Producer Andrew Skeet
London Philharmonic chronology
The Greatest Video Game Music
(2011)
The Greatest Video Game Music 2
(2012)The Greatest Video Game Music 22012

The Greatest Video Game Music, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, features classical orchestrations of video game themes including those from Super Mario Bros., Call of Duty, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Halo, World of Warcraft, Angry Birds and many more.[1] A sequel, The Greatest Video Game Music 2 was released a year later.

Reception[edit]

It was named Rolling Stone's "weirdest hit album" of 2011, and debuted at #23 on the Billboard 200 - the highest debut for an orchestral release since 2005's Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith soundtrack.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Advent Rising: Muse
  2. Legend of Zelda: Suite
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Theme
  4. Angry Birds: Main Theme
  5. Final Fantasy VIII: Liberi Fatali
  6. Super Mario Bros.: Themes
  7. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune: Nate's Theme
  8. Grand Theft Auto IV: Soviet Connection
  9. World of Warcraft: Seasons of War
  10. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Theme[A]
  11. Tetris Theme (Korobeiniki)
  12. Battlefield 2: Theme
  13. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion[B]
  14. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Main Menu Theme
  15. Mass Effect 2: Suicide Mission[C]
  16. Splinter Cell: Conviction
  17. Final Fantasy: Main Theme
  18. BioShock: The Ocean on His Shoulders
  19. Halo 3: One Final Effort
  20. Fallout 3: Theme
  21. Super Mario Galaxy: Gusty Garden Galaxy
  22. Dead Space: Welcome Aboard the U.S.G. Ishimura [Amazon Exclusive]
  23. Final Fantasy XIII: Hanging Edge [iTunes Exclusive]

Sequels[edit]

Greatest Video Game Music 2[edit]

Track List[edit]

  1. Assassin's Creed: Revelations: Main Theme
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Far Horizons
  3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker: Dragon Roost Island
  4. Final Fantasy VII: One-Winged Angel
  5. Mass Effect 3: A Future for the Krogan / An End Once and for All
  6. Halo: Never Forget / Peril
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog: A Symphonic Suite
  8. Chrono Trigger: Main Theme
  9. Luigi's Mansion: Main Theme
  10. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep: Fate of the Unknown
  11. Super Metroid: A Symphonic Poem
  12. Diablo III: Overture
  13. Batman: Arkham City: Main Theme
  14. Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Icarus Main Theme
  15. Fez: Adventure
  16. Portal: Still Alive
  17. LittleBigPlanet: Orb of Dreamers (The Cosmic Imagisphere)

Greatest Video Game Music III: Choral Edition[edit]

  • Greatest Video Game Music III: Choral Edition, performed by Orphei Drängar and Myrra Malmberg, features classical orchestrations of video game themes including those from Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Final Fantasy, God of War III, Minecraft and many more. It is a sequel to the compilation album Greatest Video Game Music 2.[2][3]

Track List[edit]

  1. Final Fantasy X - Hymn of the Fayth
  2. World of Warcraft - Invincible
  3. Skyrim - Age of Oppression
  4. Final Fantasy X - Hymn of the Fayth (Remix 1)
  5. Dragon Age Inquisition - Main Theme
  6. God of War 3 - Anthem of the Dead
  7. The Last of Us - The Choice
  8. Skyrim - Dragonborn
  9. Final Fantasy X - Hymn of the Fayth (Remix 2)
  10. Portal - Still Alive
  11. Portal 2 - Cara Mia Addio
  12. Assassin's Creed IV - The Parting Glass
  13. Minecraft - Sweden

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Theme" is mislabeled "Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty Theme" on the back cover
  • B ^ "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" is mislabeled "Elder Scrolls: Oblivion" on the back cover
  • C ^ "Mass Effect 2: Suicide Mission" is mislabeled "Mass Effect: Suicide Mission" on the back cover

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nintendo, Sega Go Orchestral With 'Greatest Video Game Music II". X5 Music Group. October 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ "X5 Teams With 80-Piece Choir For New Game-Themed Album". gameinformer. 2016-01-04. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  3. ^ "The theme song from Portal gets the full choir treatment". pcgamer. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 

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