The Greatest Video Game Music 2
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The Greatest Video Game Music 2

November 6, 2012

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Song Title
Assassin's Creed - Revelations: Main Theme
Elder Scrolls - Skyrim: Far Horizons
Legend of Zelda - the Windwaker: Dragon Roost Island
Final Fantasy VII: One-Winged Angel
Mass Effect 3: a Future For the Krogan/An End Once and For All
Halo: Never Forget/Peril
Sonic the Hedgehog: a Symphonic Suite
Chrono Trigger: Main Theme
Luigi's Mansion: Main Theme
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep: Fate of the Unknown
Super Metroid: a Symphonic Poem
Diablo III: Overture
Batman Arkham City: Main Theme
Deus Ex-Human Revolution: Icarus Main Theme
Fez: Adventure
Portal: Still Alive
Little Big Planet: Orb of Dreamers (The Cosmic Imagisphere)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • Label: X5 Music Group
  • Copyright: 2012 X5 Music Group
  • Total Length: 1:09:39
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,518 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another strong collection of game scores November 10, 2012
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The first volume in what I hope will be a long-running series, "The Greatest Video Game Music", was focused on two major types of music, with one foot in whimsy ("Tetris", "Angry Birds") and the other firmly entrenched in the martial melodies of military shooters like Battlefield and Call of Duty. With the second volume, the tone steers away from both, moving towards the recent video game trend of the "angelic female" vocalist, as evidenced on tracks such as "A Future for the Krogan/An End Once And For All" and "Assassin's Creed - Revelations: Main Theme."

A wide range of games are still covered, touching on some classic themes, such as Chrono Trigger and Super Metroid. Most of the arrangements work well; they're slavishly faithful to the originals, so they don't make many mistakes along the way. The lone clunker is "Still Alive", which doesn't really work with the vocalist chosen. I've heard the original version of the track, Jonathan Coulton's own voice, and the version he released on his latest album, sung by Sara Quin from Tegan and Sara, and this interpretation is easily the worst rendition. The song simply isn't designed to be sung the way it is here. It's designed to be silly and a bit small. "One-Winged Angel" also lacks some of the dynamism of the version from the album "Final Fantasy S Generation", though it would be hard to match that harrowing and dramatic arrangement.

The recording quality is strong, and aside from a few minor flaws, it's a solid album that does a good job of covering the many niches of gaming, from classics to modern titles, big-budget blockbusters to little indie efforts. With the breadth and depth of the entire field available, I can't wait to hear what music is chosen for the next volume.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is just as good as the first if not better!!! December 27, 2012
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This album and its predecessor are both fantastic! The creative arrangements made by Andrew Skeet of some of the worlds most iconic video game music are absolutely stunning and the London Philharmonic Orchestra as always does a phenomenal job performing the music to its highest musical degree!

Looking forward to future sequel releases of this album and other product releases from X5 Music Group!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my very favorite albums! November 26, 2013
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We need more of these albums all the time. I do all of my work to these albums and the Distant Wolds albums. These are just awesome arrangements wonderfully played and beautifully recorded!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it if you're into gaming February 23, 2013
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It's pretty cool to hear an orchestra perform these pieces. Mostly a boutique item for gaming enthusiasts. A nice mix of music from old and new games.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album February 16, 2013
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Bought this for my Middle school students. Some of them liked it so much they bought the CD! They always got really excited when they recognized the songs. I would recomment this to any teacher, or gaming fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack to chill out to February 9, 2013
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As a huge fan of video games, I originally got the album because of the Luigi's Mansion theme. As I listened to it, more and more caught my ears' attention. The Metroid medley could rival a Star Wars theme, Assassin's Creed has beautiful melody while the theme for Sephrinoth is downright creepy. Of course, it is hard to muck up a Chrono Trigger song (or a Final Fantasy one) when Nobuo Uematsu supervised the composer; it's one that would feel right at home on the game itself. The one song that takes the cake, pun totally not intended, is Still Alive from the game Portal. It's gorgeous and creepy and completely fun to hear.

So why get it? One, it's done by a prestigious musical group. Two, there's some really cool songs on the album. And three, the music sounds modern and classic at the same time. For me, I love to listen to this when I'm driving home after a long day--especially when leaving classes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album for any fan of gaming, or simply music February 9, 2013
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Already got the first album the London Philharmonic did. Fantastic addition with many songs I'd hoped to be on the first volume. Much like last time, Amazon put the album on their list of albums for $5. As I write this, the album is still up for the $5 price tag- absolutely worth the price during this time. Even when the album eventually goes back to "full price" it would still be worth the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Awesome December 27, 2012
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A great number of games have some really good background tracks that never get enough attention. VG Music 1 & 2 both highlight the amazing complexity of the music behind the games we all grew up playing. Loved it, bought it for myself and my brother. Would recommend to anyone who really enjoys great instrumental pieces.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Super London Phill
Making the kids happy with music they love with a classical touch. Also nice background sound when having a party!
Published 7 days ago by Yvonne rijs
2.0 out of 5 stars Music familiar to some
This gaming music was darker then cd vol. 1. It's okay and I'm sure there are those out there that would recognize the musical themes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Debra jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Awesome music:) it makes me happy and playing it in the background makes doing other stuff much more fun:)
Published 3 months ago by Christopher Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good music. Beautifully performed!
Even the tracks from games that I have not played are so good that I listen to them as if it were from a game I played yesterday. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gabriel sanders
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Fantastic!
Video Game music is a genre that is very under-rated. The London Philharmonic does a great job, as they always do, in performing these pieces of epic music.
Published 5 months ago by Scott T. Beatty
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, but not as "must buy" as the first.
Good music but honestly it feels to me like they just threw out a second disc after the success of the first one. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great renditions of Great Iconic songs
Just an Excellent compositions done by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, If you have not already also get Vol 1.
Definite buy for a music or game lover.
Published 7 months ago by Anthony Natli
5.0 out of 5 stars Did it again
As a video game enthusiast and lover of OSTs, I can explain how great it is to get one of the best orchestras on earth to play their own renditions on some of the best music from... Read more
Published 8 months ago by CrossRunner
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
This score is fantastic! If you enjoy your video games, you will love this! If you like good classical music, you will love this! Get it and see!
Published 9 months ago by M. Simoneau
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the first album!
There are only a few tracks on this album that I do not like all that much so overall it is a very good album that is well orchistrated to say the least..
Published 9 months ago by J. Russo
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