Game Music Central Presents 'Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music'

    18 Tracks Inspired by Some of the Greatest Games Ever Made, Performed by
Award-Winning Celebrity Game Music Composers

    SAN JOSE, CALIF., June 4 /CNW/ - Game Music Central today announced that
the same composers who created the music for God of War, EverQuest, Ghost
Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Hitman, Jade Empire, King Kong, Myst, Prince of
Persia, Splinter Cell, Lord of the Rings, Outcast, Rayman, SOCOM and World of
Warcraft have joined together to produce Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game
Music - the world's first compilation CD featuring music inspired by some of
the greatest games ever, performed by award-winning celebrity game music
composers. This Collector's Edition CD includes a 6-page booklet with
photographs and printed autographs from the 20 featured composers.

    The CD is available exclusively at, a brand new
online music store and community dedicated to people with a passion for games
and game music.

    "Game Music Central is a great place for gamers and game music composers
to connect," said Tommy Tallarico, Composer and Co-executive producer of Video
Games Live. "Game Music Central has videos of the composers in recording
studios and message boards where gamers can interact with the composers
themselves and actually ask their favorite composer a question."

    For Game Music Central's first game soundtrack release, 20 award-winning
video game composers recorded all new performances of music inspired by some
of the most popular video games of all time, including: God of War, Super
Mario Bros, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Super Metroid, Earthworm Jim,
Medal of Honor, Kingdom Hearts, and many more, all available on one
Collector's Edition CD.

    The full list of 18 music tracks featured on Best of the Best: A Tribute
To Game Music follows:

    1. "Invertebrate Retreat (Subterranean Remix)"

    Inspired by Earthworm Jim(TM) 2

    Artist: Tommy Tallarico

    Credits: Advent Rising, Earthworm Jim, MDK.

    2. "The Hunt"

    Inspired by Conan(R) The Barbarian(R)

    Artist: Inon Zur

    Credits: EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer, Prince of Persia: The Two
Thrones, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALS.

    3. "Exile"

    Inspired by Myst(R) III Exile

    Artist: Jack Wall

    Credits: Jade Empire, Mass Effect, Myst III & Myst IV.

    4. "Around the World"

    As featured in Crackdown(TM)

    Artist: Atlas Plug (aka Tom Salta)

    Credits: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter I & II, Red Steel,
Need for Speed: Underground 2.

    5. "Silent Hill(TM) Theme"

    Inspired by Silent Hill

    Artists: Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan

    Credits: God of War, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Hellgate: London.

    6. "Go Mario!"

    Inspired by Super Mario Brothers(TM)

    Artist: Winifred Phillips

    Credits: God of War, The Da Vinci Code, Shrek the Third.

    7. "Beneath the Surface"

    Inspired by Alone in the Dark(R)

    Artist: Jesper Kyd

    Credits: Hitman 1-4, Freedom Fighters, The Chronicles of SpellBorn.

    8. "A Premonition" and "Chrono Trigger"

    Inspired by Chrono Trigger(TM)

    Artist: Gerard Marino

    Credits: God of War I & II, Fantastic 4, The Punisher.

    9. "Zanarkand"

    Inspired by Final Fantasy(TM) X

    Artists: Rod Abernethy and Jason Graves

    Previous works: BlackSite: Area 51, Blazing Angels I & II, Star Trek:

    10. "That Was Then (This is Now)"

    Inspired by Kingdom Hearts(R)

    Artist: Billy Martin

    Credits: Chicken Little, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Tarzan

    11. "The Vengeful Spartan"

    Inspired by God of War(TM)

    Artist: Mark Griskey

    Credits: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Chronicles of
Narnia, Rayman: Raving Rabbids.

    12. "Medal of Honor Improvisation"

    Inspired by Medal of Honor(TM)

    Artist: Chance Thomas

    Credits: Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, Marvel Ultimate
Alliance, Peter Jackson's King Kong.

    13. "The Legend of Zelda"

    Inspired by The Legend of Zelda(R)

    Artist: David Arkenstone

    Credits: World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, Emperor: Battle for Dune.

    14. "Grabbag"

    Inspired by Duke Nukem(R)

    Artist: Lennie Moore

    Credits: Dirty Harry, Outcast, The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring.

    15. "Super Metroid Theme"

    Inspired by Super Metroid(R)

    Artist: Will Loconto

    Credits: Rayman: Raving Rabbids, X-Men: The Official Game, Aliens vs
Predator 2: Primal Hunt.

    16. "A Call to Arms"

    Inspired by World of Warcraft(R)

    Artist: Chris Rickwood

    Credits: Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Civil War: Bull Run.

    17. "The White Horse"

    Inspired by The Lord of the Rings(TM)

    Artist: Colin O'Malley

    Credits: Superman: Returns.

    18. "Retro Bitz 2070"

    Inspired by RoboBlitz(TM)

    Artist: Daniel Sadowski

    Credits: RoboBlitz.

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