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Posted: November 18th, 2008, 9:33 pm
 
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Australia-based Eminence Symphony Orchestra (who performed pieces for the soundtrack of the console fighting game Soul Calibur IV) have recorded a vast musical tome called Echoes of War that encompasses virtually every game Blizzard has made -- including World of Warcraft. The international (Australia, United States, Japan) project is made partly out of the proverbial love of the game, but the folks behind it also want to get a young generation interested in classical music by playing "the music they want to hear."

The samples on the website (which include two WoW tracks) are impressive, and should entice hardcore Warcraft fanatics to pick the full package up online. There's a standard edition for $29.95 that just includes the 90 minutes of music, and the pictured-above "Legendary" edition (geez, even video game soundtracks have CEs now) which includes the music, a making-of DVD, a "32-page color booklet" (whatever that means), and nine bits of artwork on cards. That'll cost you $49.95.

Sure, other MMOs have gotten soundtrack albums, but we're pretty sure this is the first time we've seen a soundtrack for the entire catalog of an MMO developer other than Square-Enix; Final Fantasy fanatics proudly challenge even the Warcraft guys and gals in sheer enthusiasm.

[Via Kotaku]

Australian orchestra records tribute to WoW, Blizzard in general originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

 

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Author: Samuel Axon
Category: blizzardcomposereminencemusicorchestrascoresoundtrackworld-of-warcraftwow
Publish Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:00:00 EST
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