Twilight Symphony Album Gets Go Ahead From Nintendo
Learn about a fan-made 51-track album spanned across three discs dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Twilight Symphony is a fan-created three-disc soundtrack featuring musical arrangements from one of the best games of 2006, the Nintendo Wii’s The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Organized by Zelda Reorchestrated, the project is a collaboration of both professionals – including one Jeron Moore, composer of The Elder Scrolls V: Skrim – and Zelda enthusiasts, whose common efforts have created a fantastic musical reimagining to a game which had no “actual” official soundtrack release.
A couple of promotional soundtracks for Twilight Princess where shipped post-release, mainly a 7-track album that was given away by Nintendo Power, but never a physical vast orchestral recording of Link’s lycanthropic adventure to save Hyrule Kingdom from a never-ending darkness.
Twilight Symphony clocks in at around three-hours and thematically covers the entirety of Twilight Princess, from its humble start in Ordon Village – known for its serene fishing spots and horse riding – to its final epic showdown between legendary tights-wearing hero and unrelenting villain (spoilers: it’s Gannon. It’s pretty much always Gannon.)
Five years is what is took to amass this collection of music, a “love letter,” as Zelda Reorchestrated promotes, to Twilight Princess’s brilliant trio of composers, Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ota, and the celebrated producer of many backing tracks to some of Nintendo’s famed franchises, Koji Kondo.
Visiting Twilight Symphony’s website, you can already preview the entire album itself. You can’t buy it just yet – the physical edition with beautiful cover art by G. Houston Hanna is solid out – but in the near future you’ll be able to download it through online digital marketplaces such as Amazon and iTunes.
Now, the only potential downer to the whole project would have been if Nintendo decided to bring the gloomy rain cloud of a “cease & desist.” Luckily, no such problem to will be of concern to Zelda Reorchestrated, because Nintendo themselves have decided to come on board in an advisory role to assure that the release of the compilation is top notch.
Reportedly, Nintendo has only been making small fixes to the packaging and nothing else. The album is free from their mitts and whenever the album is ready for its debut, you’ll get a 100% fan-created musical performance of a pretty stellar Zelda game. Be sure to direct yourself to the Twilight Symphony website and sign-up to learn when it drops, which should be real soon.
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