I adore orchestra soundtracks. When I’m on trains, I often blast on some form of soundtrack if I’m unsure of what to listen to or just want to make the journey seem a bit more epic. Some games have amazing themes and have had some incredible live performances by big orchestras. One of those orchestras, the London Philharmonic, is now releasing a CD of their rendition of 21 tracks from gaming.

Apparently it also comes with a very strange, Battlefield-esque, cover

The CD, due out on November 8th, certainly has some fan favourites, including one of my all time favourite tracks, the theme from Metal Gear Solid 2. The tracklisting is as follows;

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)

Theres certainly some strange choices there, like the theme to Angry Birds, but it looks like theres a lot of awesome pieces there I cant wait to hear. The Huffington Post has a preview of the Modern Warfare 2 theme on their website.

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