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The Orange Box (Original Soundtrack)

The Orange Box (Original Soundtrack)

November 1, 2007

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 1, 2007
  • Label: Valve
  • Copyright: 2009 Valve
  • Total Length: 46:38
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0011V1W9U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,847 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I was as excited to listen to the Orange Box games as to play them.
Neal Sorensen
The first song, Still Alive, is one of the most hilarious songs I have ever heard, and it has a great tune.
Mungo
Of course, "Still Alive" is probably going to be the song most people end up getting, and for good reason.
Revelation 23

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Benson Leung on December 29, 2007
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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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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. M. McKittrick on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Revelation 23 on 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 By Neal Sorensen on 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 By Dustin Maki on 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 By Brad Jensen on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spliskin on 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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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. (Mostly me not having the systems to play said games.) I'd heard 'Still Alive' on V.G. Cats, which piqued my curiosity.

The songs come from various different games such as Portal & Half Life 2. The songs are all background music with the exception of 'Still Alive', which appears twice on this soundtrack- once sung by GLaDOS & the other being sung by Jonathan Coulton. 'Still Alive' itself is worth purchasing the album for, with the other songs being an incredibly awesome bonus tacked on.

Even if you haven't played the games, you'll still enjoy this music. This is soundtrack crafting at it's best.
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