The Orange Box (Original Soundtrack)
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The Orange Box (Original Soundtrack)

November 1, 2007

  Song Title Artist
Still Alive Jonathan Coulton & GLaDOS
Team Fortress 2 Valve
Playing With Danger Valve
Rocket Jump Waltz Valve
Disrupted Original Valve
Abandoned In Place Valve
Combine Advisory Valve
Last Legs Valve
Guard Down Valve
Sector Sweep Valve
Dark Interval Valve
Vortal Combat Valve
Subject Name Here Valve
Self Esteem Fund Valve
4000 Degrees Kelvin Valve
Stop What You Are Doing Valve
You're Not A Good Person Valve
You Can't Escape, You Know Valve
Still Alive (J.C. Mix) Jonathan Coulton

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 1, 2007
  • Label: Valve
  • Copyright: 2009 Valve
  • Total Length: 46:38
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  • ASIN: B0011V1W9U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,254 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't get enough of Still Alive!!!! December 28, 2007
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I only downloaded one song from this soundtrack, Still Alive because I just love the game PORTAL. However, all the music from all the games on Orange Box are excellent. If you're a completist than this is for you.

If you just want Still Alive, it's definately worth the $.89.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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The soundtrack to the year's most varied video compilation, Valve's The Orange Box, is in itself a nuanced and varied listen. The three core games that make up The Orange Box are as different as can be.

The tracks from Half Life 2 Episode One and Episode Two continue HL2's tradition of pumping industrial rock that gets Gordon Freeman from one battle to the next.

Next, Team Fortress 2. In line with the goofy, cartoonish art and gameplay, the theme is gleefully exaggerated and fun. Also, those familiar with the Team Fortress 2 trailers will instantly recognize the TF2 Soldiers' Rocket Jumping Waltz.

Finally, you get two versions of Portal's end theme, Still Alive, a wonderfully playful yet sinister ditty by Jonathan Coulton and Aperture Science's supercomputer, GlaDOS.

If you own The Orange Box, you owe it to yourself to get this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Selection June 19, 2008
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The Half-Life series of games have always had some great music, much of it blending into the background, but often good enough to just sit back and take it all in, the most recent offerings being no exception.

While the songs can be extracted from the game via GCFScape, few are properly named and they are at 128 kbps bitrates. The songs offered here are higher quality VBR and I can hear the difference; these are much better. Since only some people can get the soundtracks on CD, this is the next best thing.

Now, I didn't get all of the songs (which I see that I'm not alone in doing), but I'm happy with the ones I did get. Of course, "Still Alive" is probably going to be the song most people end up getting, and for good reason. However, it's not the only song worth getting here instead of relying on extracting the MP3 from the game. "Abandoned In Place" and "Sector Sweep" are worth grabbing, as is "Vortal Combat", which I think is the best song to grace the entire series to date, followed closely by the aforementioned "Still Alive".

Unless Valve decides to release the soundtrack(s) to the general populace, this is a great way to get your hands on some great tunes that sound much better than the versions embedded into the games.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than "Still Alive" December 31, 2007
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Yes, Still Alive is an amazing way to end a game, a fun and charming song. No one seems to be giving the rest of the album any praise at all. I love the music Valve puts in their games. I was as excited to listen to the Orange Box games as to play them. Last Legs and Sector Sweep are awesome hard hitting tracks which really capture the essence of those tense moments in Half Life. Team Fortress 2's tracks bring a new approach to Valve's games with a 1960's spy movie style.

All in all, it's a great buy. Viva la Valve!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome December 28, 2007
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I bought this from Steam and let me tell you that the song "Still Alive" is the best song ever. Totally worth buying this album or at least that one track.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome December 14, 2008
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I got it for free though.... comes free with the audiosurf demo on steam, just look in the game's directory
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Already Know if You Want it January 16, 2008
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If you played the orange box, and liked the music, then you might want to buy this -- especially if you bought it for a console (I feel sorry for you). The music can be extracted from the PC version pretty painlessly (use cfgscape). As for the music itself - you already know if you like it (you did play the game, right?). You don't need my opinion to help you decide. The only surprise here is track 19, which is not in any of the games. Track 19 is Still Alive sung by the author of the lyrics. Listen to a preview to get an idea of how it sounds.

As for the music itself, my humble opinion is that this soundtrack is on par (if not greater than) Valve's previous works. I love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great songs classics from many of the valve games March 12, 2013
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I bought this thinking it was Team fortress songs only. Pleasantly surprised to hear GlaDos from Portal singing Still alive and the many Half Life songs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Awesome
These are all pretty good songs but, me being a portal geek, I was a little dissapointed that there werent many portal songs. Read more
Published on July 18, 2011 by sam
5.0 out of 5 stars The Orange Box Soundtrack
As a fan of Valve's games, I knew I had to get this. It has the songs from the games in their full glory. Read more
Published on January 26, 2011 by Kevin Dahlke
5.0 out of 5 stars A Instant Classic.
Still Alive alone is worth the whole cd. Also the Half-life tracks are really unique style of music for Sci-fi. A unique mixture of Rock and Electronica. Read more
Published on March 11, 2010 by Krazykaleb
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable even if you haven't played the games!
I'll admit it, I've not played any of the games that these songs came from. I've heard of them, but not played any of them due to various reasons. Read more
Published on October 28, 2009 by ChibiNeko
5.0 out of 5 stars Along with Valve's great games, comes great music
If you have played the orange box, you would love this soundtrack. It has every song from EP2, TF2, and Portal and is really well made. Read more
Published on April 21, 2009 by Ps360
4.0 out of 5 stars Come for the Portal theme, stay for the score
I bought this album partly because of the Jonathan Coulton single "Still Alive" from Portal, and partly because of the 60's-style action movie score. Read more
Published on October 21, 2008 by Antonio
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This album not only has "Still alive" but also many other good songs from various other orange box games, like Team Fortress and Halflife. Read more
Published on July 23, 2008 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music, Great Price
Where shall I begin?

This is a must buy for a fan of deadpan humor and a fan of the half life series. Read more
Published on July 1, 2008 by Mungo
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing soundtrack
I love this soundtrack and every song on it. It is great to releive the moments from Episode 2 and Portal through the music. I love listening to this at all times
Published on February 8, 2008 by Joshua Hartzog
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