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Banjo-Kazooie's soundtrack orchestrated by the Synthetic Orchestra


MAY 30TH 2013

'Banjo-Kazooie Symphony' (Joypad Records) is the latest project released by the highly regarded Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra. The album includes orchestral interpretations of the iconic music featured in each area of the game as well as a selection of extra motifs, melodies&music heard throughout the original title.

Watch the trailer here "http://youtu.be/Rkgj1ydoq1c" (Approved to post).

'Banjo-Kazooie Symphony' comes hot on the heels of the Synthetic Orchestra's well-received 'Super Metroid Symphony' album released in March. As with the previous album, 'Banjo-Kazooie Symphony' is offers 30 tracks totalling over an hour of orchestral music.

Banjo-Kazooie's original composer, Grant Kirkhope said: "It never ceases to amaze me how many people still listen to the music from the Banjo games after all these years, it really is very humbling. I have to say that I'm really honoured that Blake has taken the time and effort to take those old rough sounding tunes and turn them into something that I think is fantastic... I hope you'll all agree"

The album is available in DRM-Free MP3/FLAC format from Loudr: http://blake.so/banjokazooie (approved to post) and iTunes: http://blake.so/banjokazooieitunes (approved to post). More information, a full preview of each track and a foreword from the original composer, Grant Kirkhope, can be found on the album's website: http://banjosymphony.com

The full album is 72 minutes long and contains over 30 pieces of music based on the original in-game soundtrack:

1.??? The Banjo-Kazooie Symphony

2.??? Spiral Mountain

3.??? Gruntilda's Lair

4.??? Mumbo's Mountain

5.??? Treasure Trove Cove

6.??? Beneath the Waves???

7.??? Banjo at Home

8.??? Clanker's Cavern

9.??? Inside Clanker's Tummy

10.??? Bubblegloop Swamp

11.??? Cheato&the Witch

12.??? Freezeezy Peak

13.??? Boggy's Igloo

14.??? Save the Twinklies

15.??? Gobi's Valley

16.??? Inside the Pyramid

17.??? Bottles

18.??? Banjo's Big Snooze

19.??? Mad Monster Mansion

20.??? Rusty Bucket Bay

21.??? The Captain's Quarters

22.??? Click Clock Wood

23.??? Gnawty's House

24.??? The Hornet's Nest

25.??? Grunty's Furnace Fun

26.??? The Final Battle

27.??? Credits

28.??? I've got a Secret (Stop'n'Swop secret areas)

29.??? Didn't Make the Cut (Bonus&Beta tracks)

30.??? Gruntilda's Medley (Gruntilda's Lair medley)


'The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra', also known simply as 'The Synthetic Orchestra', is the pseudo-name for British video game music composer and orchestrator Blake Robinson, who has developed a substantial following online, primarily for his orchestrations, recreations and remixes of popular video game music. His website can be found at http://syntheticorchestra.com (approved to post).?

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