#1 Posted by yeah_write (219 posts) -

Hey folks, just thought I'd pass on this awesome deal.

The Greatest Video Game Music, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is on sale for $3 today at Amazon.

I just got done listening to it, and it's fantastic. Yes, there are some omissions (no Shadow of the Colossus or Mega Man, to name a couple), but what's there is extremely well done. Even Angry Birds. Seriously, the Angry Birds theme is on there, and it's shockingly good.

Go buy it! Support them and who knows, maybe we'll get more!

#2 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

only 14 posts? nice try, london philharmonic orchestra.

#3 Posted by Vexxan (4616 posts) -

Fuck, only available in the US >:(

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#4 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

No Beyond Good & Evil? No buy.

#5 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

If that's the Uncharted title music... I'm down.

#6 Posted by SMTDante89 (2549 posts) -

Was planning to pick up the CD (and still am) but this is perfect timing since I have $1 in credit I can use for this, so consider it purchased.

#7 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Wow thanks for the heads up. The track list is awesome, especially that GTA IV one. Now excuse me while I drown myself in BF2 theme.
 
Also I get a chuckle out of the Call of Duty 4 main menu theme.

#8 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

Wow, thanks a lot for the heads up. A lot of this is really good stuff. I'll be listening to this all day.

#9 Posted by Winternet (8006 posts) -

You know you just want to hear how they handle the Tetris theme.

#10 Posted by BonOrbitz (2174 posts) -

@yeah_write: Done and done. Thanks for the heads-up!

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36054 posts) -

Is there Fire Emblem on there? Or Tactics Ogre? Or Mystic Ark? Or Fragile Dreams? Or anything else that I'm just naming from my Soundtracks to Review To list?

#12 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

Good stuff in there, but fuck why have Angry Birds and Advent Rising when you don't have the Monkey Island theme? That's what I say.

#13 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10510 posts) -

It's not the greatest video game music if this isn't there.

#14 Posted by yeah_write (219 posts) -

@XII_Sniper: I feel the same way, but that Angry Birds theme took me by surprise. As did the Mario theme. By now I thought I'd heard just about every way that could be done, but it was a pleasant arrangement. Almost holiday-like.

#15 Posted by SMTDante89 (2549 posts) -

You can save another dollar if you go here.

#16 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

No Shoji Meguro tracks? the title of the album is a lie. ; )

#17 Posted by RecSpec (3766 posts) -

@SMTDante89 said:

You can save another dollar if you go here.

I was on the fence until you posted that. Sold!

#18 Posted by 1337W422102 (1005 posts) -

>best videogame music

>angry fucking birds

>battlefield on cover

LOLNO.

#19 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

There's some decent choices on there. I bought it.

#20 Edited by TepidShark (1058 posts) -

Anyone else think it is funny that Advent Rising is the 1st track on the CD?

Also, probably just me but some Kingdom Hearts music would have been cool to be on there. Maybe Dearly Beloved (Main Menu theme)

#21 Posted by Rayeth (1021 posts) -

Yeah lots of REALLY questionable choices on there. Lots of GOOD music for sure. Nothing on there sounds bad in any way, but calling it the "Greatest" is pretty wrong.

This entire pack smacks of, "Hey gamers like music too right? Let's throw game music on a CD and get paid!" syndrome. Very broad swath of games represented, lots of different types of games, no unifying theme other than being from something pretty popular.

You can't please everyone with any "best of" list, but this isn't even an attempt. They just chose a bunch of good music from good games and called it greatest hits list. As long as you know that's what you're getting going in, this seems fine. Definitely some good tracks though. Love that Uncharted Theme, but I don't think it would rank on the greatest video games music ever.

#22 Posted by yeah_write (219 posts) -

@TepidShark: Oooh, yeah the Kingdom Hearts theme would have been nice. Love that piano tune.

#23 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6186 posts) -

Going back to 3rd Strike arcade soundtrack...

#24 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

The greatest video game soundtracks are from releases in the last five years.
 
Noted.

#25 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@SMTDante89 said:

You can save another dollar if you go here.

Nice! I was on the fence, but a 33% discount convinced be to get it!

#26 Edited by greennoodles (404 posts) -

@Toms115 said:

only 14 posts? nice try, london philharmonic orchestra.

..... This is the best post I have ever read

#27 Posted by SamFo (1515 posts) -

I listened to some of the previews, some of the versions are not that good.
Id recommend a preview before you buy.

#28 Posted by Moonshadow101 (559 posts) -

4: Angry Birds.

No sale.

#29 Posted by Grilledcheez (3943 posts) -

Good find man, thank you!

#30 Posted by falling_fast (2190 posts) -

isn't the vidja game version of the oblivion theme already performed by an orchestra?

#31 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (388 posts) -

@SMTDante89: Thanks for that!

#32 Posted by Willin (1280 posts) -

I saw Advent Rising was the first track. Can't start a show with a show stopper...

#33 Posted by Brians (1458 posts) -

its a pr deal to get people more interested in Classical Music that said Zelda, Super Mario Brothers, and Tetris very good pieces I bought the album for them.

#34 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1173 posts) -

Fuck Mega Man, WE GOT ANGRY BIRDS!

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#35 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

Sounds cool, I'll check it out later tonight.