Welcome once again to our podcast about our favourite videogame music – Sound of Play.
For many of us, it’s hard to think of almost any videogame without our minds conjuring up the music that accompanied it.
Over the decades they’ve evolved from simplistic monaural beeps and bloops to full orchestral scores recorded in 7.1 surround, but from their earliest days right up to today, soundtracks have played an integral part of our memories of the games we played, and the times in our lives when we were playing them.
What we aim to bring you with Sound of Play is a diverse sample of our favourites pieces from the many air-punching, spine-tingling, tear-jerking and grin-inducing videogame soundtracks we’ve heard over the years.
Of course it’s not just about what we like, so if you venture over to our forum at caneandrinse.com you can put forward your favourites and we’ll start to include a selection in the playlist for each show.
This show’s presenters were: Leon Cox, Tony Atkins and Sean Bell (Midnight Resistance).
Community contributors were: Retrothumbs and Scrustle.
Track listing for this show is as follows:
Track 1: Shadows by Halina Heron – The Yawhg, 2013
Track 2: In-Game Theme by Ray Norrish – The Killing Game Show (aka Fatal Rewind), 1990
Track 3: To the Moon (Main Theme) by Kan Gao – To the Moon, 2011
Track 4: Space Harrier Theme Big Twice Remix by Hiroshi Kawaguchi – Big Twice Remix – Space Harrier, 1985
Track 5: Thinker by Kota Hoshino – Armored Core 4, 2007
Track 6: The Only Thing I Know For Real (Maniac Agenda Mix) by Jamie Christopherson – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, 2013
Track 7: Angry Birds (Main Theme) by Ari Pulkkinen performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra – Angry Birds, 2009
Track 8: Let’s Go to Pao Pao Island! by Kazuko Umino (Zuntata Live 1998 version) – Puzzle Bobble, 1994
Track 9: Main Theme by Alessandro Coronas (COOL-ASS REMIX BY SEAN BELL) – Where Is My Heart? 2011
Sound of Play: 19 was edited by Jay Taylor.