The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Original Soundtrack Collector's Edition, Soundtrack
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Audio CD, Collector's Edition, Soundtrack, 2011
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By the way....why anyone would pay the ridiculous asking price here on Amazon when you can purchase this for $30 at directsong is beyond me. For the amount of money these Amazon Market place sellers are requesting, the purchase of this soundtrack should include your own personal set of armor and your own dragon.
It is difficult to properly quantify Jeremy's masterful work in this piece. His style has changed and is more subtle than Morrowind or Oblivion, yet it somehow manages to be even stronger, more engaging and more epic. Listening to the music, one cannot help but be deeply moved by what sounds like the echoes of an epic journey into the North. High peaks of ice, dazzling arrays of snowey lattice and silk currents of frost flowing off magnificent white mountains are images conjured up by the adventure themed tracks in this work. Even before laying eyes on the beautiful visual scenes, tracks like `Awake' and `Frostfall' have already imprinted this epic winter journey into the players mind.
The work transitions into majestic nobility with tracks such as the `Imperial throne' and accents the already beautiful hand-made cities with tracks such as `The streets of Whiterun' and `The City Gates'. Even within the walls of a large settlement the player cannot help but feel the charm and beauty of civilization ensconced in this awe-inspiring Northern Province.Read more ›
Now, about the CDs. Of course, if you've played the games, then you know the music is great. But one thing I don't see that anyone else has mentioned is the fact that the bards' songs are NOT on the soundtrack. That was a disappointment to me. I don't think many of the bards have great singing voices or anything, but one of my favorite features of the game were the songs the bards would sing that are relevant to the scenes playing out in-game, like the folk songs about the war, about the dragons, about Alduin's defeat once you complete the main questline, etc. Those are not included in the soundtrack; it's all instrumental except for the male choir that sings the theme. Just a heads up. Other than that, the set is great.
The explore music is the best. It takes you away to a mystical, exotic, and foreign place. It transports you away from mundane reality and makes everything feel special. I cannot imagine my life now without this game changing soundtrack. (I embellish, but I do listen to this everywhere I go) The entire soundtrack has value but I must admit that I rarely listen to the battle music or the dungeon music, but it is still exceptional. I am no musical expert but I am a big fan of soundtracks and ambient music. This soundtrack is unmatched and will always hold a place in my collection. I cannot wait for the next Elder Scrolls game to come out (hopefully he will release additional tracks with DLC's)so I can experience more of Soule's work.
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I wish this album were re-released and available commercially. First heard it on Pandora, select the Skyrim channel. Read morePublished 21 days ago by G23Paxilon
Don't waste your hard earned money by spending over $300+ I understand it's a 4 disc physical copy & I would love to have an actual physical disc set but I REFUSE to pay the asking... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Johnnygamer
Most beautiful game soundtrack ever... I love to listen to it all day while I work and I even listen to it to relax at night. That said this price seems outrageous! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lei Lee
I'm no gamer, I know about The Elder Scrolls only because I random heard the Skyrim soundtrack.
It is amazing with how much deep dedication and care this wonderful piece... Read more
I've been trying to find the soundtrack for this game since it came out...and I've been completely unsuccessful. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Zinkeh
This music is wonderful. As a standalone album, it easily merits five stars and is delightful to listen to. As a soundtrack for a video game, it is easily the greatest of all time. Read morePublished on December 27, 2013 by Hudson
If you love Skyrim this is definitely the thing to buy. It has such beautiful music that you could listen to it for hours. Read morePublished on December 25, 2013 by Ashley White
Beautiful, moving, powerful, thought provoking...conjures up visions of Lord of the Rings and Wagnerian opera... Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Joseph P. Hough
Skyrim has one of the best soundtracks of any game to date. Even if you've never played the game, you will find something to like about it. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by A. Burkins
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|Be wary of these prices...||
Feb 19, 2012 by Joseph Born | See all 8 posts
|Was this ever (or will it be) available on Amazon?||
Doesn't look like it will ever be made available through Amazon MP3, but there is now the option of iTunes. They just recently made the soundtracks for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim available there.
Feb 3, 2013 by Joseph Piervincenti | See all 5 posts
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