Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

KOJI KONDO / The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Symphony Soundtrack (2011)

The 25th Anniversary recording enabled Koji to present some of his most well-known themes played by a full symphonic orchestra. With such a huge library of music to draw from, it made sense to medley a large part of it, the majority of which comes from Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess. Sadly. the more sinister Majora's Mask is largely ignored. It ends with a track from Skyward Sword, the only Zelda game (to date) to feature an actual symphonic score in-game.
It's fun to hear familiar themes in a different form, but I still prefer the original recordings, they had a simplistic beauty that gets occasionally smothered by the grandeur of a large scale orchestra.

Songs of Note: Gerudo Valley; The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Medley

4 harp strings and heart strings plucked out of 5

No comments: