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Sound of Play: 50 – The Legend of Zelda special

In this special 50th edition of Sound of Play, we bring 24 wonderful tracks from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series. Following the work of the masterful Koji Kondo and the various other composers who have followed in his footsteps, we hookshot our way through 20 years of videogame music to present a selection of Zelda classics. The list can hardly be comprehensive, but we tried to select a mixture of fan favorites and relative unknowns. This show’s presenters were: Ryan Haman (@InsrtCoins) and special guest Andrew Brown (@playcritically) from the Cane and Rinse community and the Critical Bytes blog.

 

Track listing for this show is as follows:

Track 1: Main Theme by Masato Koike & Yuki Matsumura – Hyrule Warriors, 2014
Track 2: Underground BGM by Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda, 1986
Track 3: Temple BGM by Akito Nakatsuka / arrangement by Shogo Sakai – Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link / Super Smash Bros. Melee, 1987 / 2001
Track 4: Lorule Overworld Theme #1 by Ryo Nagamatsu – The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds, 2013
Track 5: Sword Search by Minako Hamano & Kozue Ishikawa – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, 1993
Track 6: Title Theme by Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 1998
Track 7: Gerudo Valley (25th Anniversary Arrangement) by Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 1998
Track 8: Forest Temple by Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 1998
Track 9: Windmill Hut by Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 1998
Track 10: Clock Town medley by Koji Kondo (contains: Clock Town, First Day; Clock Town, Second Day; Clock Town, Third Day; and Last Day) – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, 2000
Track 11: Deku Palace by Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, 2000
Track 12: Stone Tower Temple by Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, 2000
Track 13: Nayru’s Song by Kiyohiro Sada & Minako Adachi (cover by Dan DeSimone) – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, 2001
Track 14: Dancing Dragon Dungeon by Kiyohiro Sada & Minako Adachi – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, 2001
Track 15: Title by Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi, & Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, 2002
Track 16: Dragon Roost Island by Kenta Nagata – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, 2002
Track 17: Minish Village by Mitshuhiko Takano – The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, 2004
Track 18: Midna Lament by Toru Minegishi – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, 2006
Track 19: Realm Overworld by Toru Minegishi, Manaka Tominaga, Asuka Ohta, & Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Track 20: Ballad of the Goddess by Hajime Wakai & Takeshi Hama – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 2011
Track 21: Lumpy Pumpkin’s Theme by Hajime Wakai & Mahito Yokota – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 2011
Track 22: Fi’s Theme by Takeshi Hama – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 2011
Track 23: Fi’s Gratitude by Takeshi Hama – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 2011
Track 24: Title Theme by Ryo Nagamatsu – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, 2015

Sound of Play: 50 was edited by Ryan Hamann (@InsrtCoins).

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