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Gamers seeking still more validation for their hobby have something new to look forward to. The London Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded an album of themes from a variety of video games, proving that the London Philharmonic Orchestra likes to make money.
The album will be available both at retail and digitally on November 8. It includes 21 tracks pulled from some of the most recognizable tunes in all of gaming. Also, the Angry Birds theme.
Here's what's on The Greatest Video Game Music album:
1. Advent Rising: Muse (Composed by Tommy Tallarico, Emmanuel Fratianni, and Laurie Robinson) 2. Legend of Zelda: Suite (Composed by Koji Kondo) 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Theme (Composed by Hans Zimmer) 4. Angry Birds: Main Theme (Composed by Ari Pulkkinen) 5. Final Fantasy VIII: Liberi Fatali (Composed by Nobuo Uematsu) 6. Super Mario Bros. Theme (Composed by Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo) 7. Uncharted - Drake's Fortune: Nate's Theme (Composed by Greg Edmonson) 8. Grand Theft Auto IV: Soviet Connection (Composed by Michael Hunter) 9. World of Warcraft: Seasons of War (Composed by Jason Hayes) 10. Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty Theme (Composed by Harry Gregson-Williams) 11. Tetris: Theme (Composed by Alexey Pajitnov) 12. Battlefield 2: Theme (Composed by Joel Eriksson) 13. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (Composed by Jeremy Soule) 14. Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare: Main Menu Theme (Composed by Stephen Barton and Harry Gregson-Williams) 15. Mass Effect: Suicide Mission (Composed by Jack Wall and Sam Hulick) 16. Splinter Cell: Conviction (Composed by Michael Nielsen, Kaveh Cohen, and Amon Tobin) 17. Final Fantasy: Main Theme (Composed by Nobuo Uematsu) 18. BioShock: The Ocean on his Shoulders (Composed by Garry Schyman) 19. Halo 3: One Final Effort (Composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori) 20. Fallout 3: Theme (Composed by Inon Zur) 21. Super Mario Bros.: Gusty Garden Galaxy (Composed by Koji Kondo)
Check out their interpretation of Hans Zimmer's theme from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 here.
Take a few moments to let that album cover art soak in. Seriously.
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