San Jose, CA– June 4th, 2007– Game Music Central today announced that the same composers who created the music for God of War, EverQuest, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Hitman, Jade Empire, King Kong, Myst, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Lord of the Rings, Outcast, Rayman, SOCOM and World of Warcraft have joined together to produce
Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music–the world’s first compilation CD featuring music inspired by some of the greatest games ever, performed by award-winning celebrity game music composers. This Collector’s Edition CD includes a 6-page booklet with photographs and printed autographs from the 20 featured composers.
The CD is available exclusively at GameMusicCentral.com, a brand new online music store and community dedicated to people with a passion for games and game music.
“Game Music Central is a great place for gamers and game music composers to connect,” said Tommy Tallarico, Composer and Co-executive producer of Video Games Live.“Game Music Central has videos of the composers in recording studios and message boards where gamers can interact with the composers themselves and actually ask their favorite composer a question.”
For Game Music Central’s first game soundtrack release, 20 award-winning video game composers recorded all new performances of music inspired by some of the most popular video games of all time, including: God of War, Super Mario Bros, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Super Metroid, Earthworm Jim, Medal of Honor, Kingdom Hearts, and many more, all available on one Collector's Edition CD.
The full list of 18 music tracks and 20 artists featured on Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music follows:
1.“Invertebrate Retreat (Subterranean Remix)”
Inspired by Earthworm Jim™ 2
Artist: Tommy Tallarico
Previous works: Advent Rising, Earthworm Jim, MDK.
Inspired by Conan® The Barbarian®
Artist: Inon Zur
Previous works: EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALS.
Inspired by Myst® III Exile
Artist: Jack Wall
Previous works: Jade Empire, Myst III&Myst IV.
4.“Around the World”
As featured in Crackdown™
Artist: Atlas Plug (aka Tom Salta)
Previous works: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter I&II, Red Steel, Need for Speed: Underground 2.
5.“Silent Hill™ Theme”
Inspired by Silent Hill
Artists: Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan
Previous works: God of War, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Hellgate: London.
Inspired by Super Mario Brothers™
Artist: Winifred Phillips
Previous works: God of War, The Da Vinci Code, Shrek the Third.
7.“Beneath the Surface”
Inspired by Alone in the Dark®
Artist: Jesper Kyd
Previous works: Hitman 1-4, Freedom Fighters, The Chronicles of SpellBorn.
8.“A Premonition” and“Chrono Trigger”
Inspired by Chrono Trigger™
Artist: Gerard Marino
Previous works: God of War I&II, Fantastic 4, The Punisher.
Inspired by Final Fantasy™ X
Artists: Rod Abernethy and Jason Graves
Previous works: BlackSite: Area 51, Blazing Angels I&II, Star Trek: Legacy.
10.“That Was Then (This is Now)”
Inspired by Kingdom Hearts®
Artist: Billy Martin
Previous works: Chicken Little, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Tarzan Untamed.
11.“The Vengeful Spartan”
Inspired by God of War™
Artist: Mark Griskey
Previous works: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, The Chronicles of Narnia, Rayman: Raving Rabbids.
12.“Medal of Honor Improvisation”
Inspired by Medal of Honor™
Artist: Chance Thomas
Previous works: Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Peter Jackson’s King Kong.
13.“The Legend of Zelda”
Inspired by The Legend of Zelda®
Artist: David Arkenstone
Previous works: World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, Emperor: Battle for Dune.
Inspired by Duke Nukem®
Artist: Lennie Moore
Previous works: Dirty Harry, Outcast, The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring.
15.“Super Metroid Theme”
Inspired by Super Metroid®
Artist: Will Loconto
Previous works: Rayman: Raving Rabbids, X-Men: The Official Game, Aliens vs Predator 2: Primal Hunt.
16.“A Call to Arms”
Inspired by World of Warcraft®
Artist: Chris Rickwood
Previous works: Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Civil War: Bull Run.
17.“The White Horse”
Inspired by The Lord of the Rings™
Artist: Colin O’Malley
Previous works: Superman: Returns.
18.“Retro Bitz 2070”
Inspired by RoboBlitz™
Artist: Daniel Sadowski
Previous works: RoboBlitz.
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