The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (original soundtrack)

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The Legend of Zelda: Original Sound Track
Koji Kondo - 1998 - Ocarina of Time.jpg
Japanese edition
Soundtrack album by Koji Kondo
Released November 1998 (1998-11)[1]
Genre Soundtrack, video game music
Length 77:16[2]
Label Pony Canyon
Producer Koji Kondo
Koji Kondo chronology
Super Mario 64: Original Sound Track
(1996)
The Legend of Zelda: Original Sound Track
(1998)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
(2000)
Alternative cover
United States edition
2011 3DS edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Legend of Zelda: Original Sound Track is a soundtrack album by composer Koji Kondo, featuring the complete score to the 1998 Nintendo 64 video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It was released in November 1998 through Nintendo of America (United States)[1] and on December 18, 1998 through Pony Canyon (Japan).[4] The 35-track U.S. edition, made available through Nintendo Power magazine, does not contain all of the tracks that are included on the 82-track Japanese release, but includes six hidden tracks not listed on the album's back cover. Furthermore, the U.S. edition omits most of the rudimentary sound effect/minor theme tracks, whilst many area-specific pieces are extended from their Japanese edition running times.

A remake of the score was released by a group of transcribers known as the Zelda Reorchestrated (ZREO) Team in 2009, with every track from the game being remade using high-end orchestral samples. Another version of the score, featuring 51 tracks, was released in 2011 by Nintendo. It was made freely available worldwide through Club Nintendo via a mailing offer to coincide with the release of both the 3DS edition of Ocarina of Time, as well as the 25th anniversary of the original 1986 The Legend of Zelda game. The offer required the user to register their 3DS version of the game online, and was only available in each region for several months following the game's release. It included all the tracks of the original U.S. edition, several more (but not all) tracks from the Japanese edition as well as a bonus orchestral track.[5]

Despite taking the lead on the subsequent score for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000), this would be the last one to date on which Kondo worked alone as a composer.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Koji Kondo.

The * indicates the hidden tracks not listed on the album case.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Soundtrack CD (US)". Square Enix Music Online. Archived from the original on 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  2. ^ The Legend of Zelda: Original Sound Track (CD release "Mica-0062").
  3. ^ "The Legend of Zelda (Original Sound Track)". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  4. ^ "The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Original Soundtrack (Japan)". Square Enix Music Online. Archived from the original on 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  5. ^ East, Thomas (2011-06-17). "Zelda soundtrack CD available for free now". Official Nintendo Magazine. Future Publishing. Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-12-19.