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Original Soundtrack For Gears Of Wars Now Available

The Gears of War Original Soundtrack features over an hour of orchestral music from the game written by Kevin Riepl, orchestrated and conducted by Corey Status, and performed by The Northwest Sinfonia orchestra.

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kewlkat0073573d ago

Well It's about time, I've been waiting for this soundtrack. for those that don't know I collect OST's since I'm a VG music nerd. I have all FF and most RPG's, well over 1000 albums. I didn't know when this was coming out. I'll pick this up. Anyone like to trade PM me, I'll setup the FTP.

Daewoodrow3572d ago

same here. Have you ever been to Videogames live? I went to the London showing, it was a brilliant show, i'd highly reccommend it.

kewlkat0073572d ago

Well I live in the States and have heard of it, but have not been. I'm sure if it was here I would love it. I'm mostly into RPG tracks, I like some old-school Actraiser music, if you remember that game from SNES, castlevania Symphony of the Night, is one of my favorites. As well as OC Remixes.

JasonXE - I have seen the Anime stuff but haven't listened to them much, the thing is with VG music, you know exactly what part of the game it was when you heard the music, and brings back good memories for certain games. Yeah, I'll have to listen to the one you recommend and see if it something I would like.

JasonXE3572d ago

OST 2, there are several that are my personal favorites like secert garden, and sad moon. Also what you describe is the same thing with anime, listen to favorite moments.

JasonXE3573d ago

I also have some of the FF OST but have more of an finity for anime music. I love Yoko Konno Wolf Rain OST.

IQUITN4G3572d ago (Edited 3572d ago )

Gears music was suitable enough but i sure wouldn't want to listen to it on it's own - hardly Halo territory quite honestly and without identity.

Not all music is great in games.I would rate FF7 as the very best in an RPG - incredible.Castlevania 4 snes and Ps1 also has truly wonderfully tunefull masterpieces.Starfox Snes ,Mana Snes(gorgeous but only a handfull that truly stand out),Mana Ps1,Terranigma,Loads of Square games,Actraiser,Mystical Ninja 1 Snes

Other personal faves of mine are Goldeneye and Perfectdark N64 and Jet Force Gemini is rather smart.Obviously a lot of RPG's have lovely soundtracks but not every one as deserving of the same praise.

I like to listen to a game's soundtrack during the game itself and even though i adore the music in Halo for example , it would spoil things a little if i chucked it over to my mp3 - game music heightens the drama (bit of Marty for you there) and has been designed around this concept.Love the music but couldn't listen to it unless it was put to something else say another game for example - even something like Burnout i find works quite well with something a little less racey - even RPG music works oddly well.

kewlkat0073572d ago (Edited 3572d ago )

you know your music. Not many people on here is into OST's and music. FFVII is one of my favorites, as well as Castlevania:SOTN

"Not all music is great in games.I would rate FF7 as the very best in an RPG - incredible.Castlevania 4 snes and Ps1 also has truly wonderfully tunefull masterpieces.Starfox Snes ,Mana Snes(gorgeous but only a handfull that truly stand out),Mana Ps1,Terranigma,Loads of Square games,Actraiser,Mystical Ninja 1 Snes"

You are so right bro..but you forgot "Chrono Trigger", Chrono Cross,Legend of Zelda. and I love the "Breath of Fire" series. Listen to " Breath of Fire V: dragons Quarters" which was on Ps2, I think, great album.

Some of my favorite japanese artist such as,

Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy
Yasunori Mitsuda - Chrono Trigger
Hideaki Kobayashi - Phantasy Star: Online
Koji Kondo- Legend of Zelda
Hitoshi Sakimoto - Breath of Fire

I know I'm a music nerd....lol

IQUITN4G3570d ago (Edited 3570d ago )

I guess we take games music for granted but it does heighten the experience.I write music and one of the reasons i wanted to get into the business (not there quite yet) was because of glorious tunes i would always here starting from the C64 days and Rob Hubbard Martin Galway etc.

I wrote a mean rendition of Zelda a couple of years ago when C+VG held a competition.Nothing ever came of it mind because the competition results were never announced - got a call from a Jenny Nintendo whoever she was ,saying i had been shortlisted.That would have been a proud day had i got anywhere with that.

But yeah music in games sure is class.

There's loads of games iv'e forgotten Kelwkat007(too many)but i'd be here some time trying to list them all hehe.