| Kuwait City, Kuwait - September 30, 2013 nbsp;- Koopa Soundworks is delighted to announce the release of World 1-2: The Complete Collection in both limited edition physical and digital formats. The three-disc collection, which features original works and arrangements of many of the most beloved themes and several hidden gems from across a wide spectrum of videogames, combines the hugely successful World 1-2nbsp;and follow-up World 1-2: Encore albums released earliest this year and pairs them with beautiful limited edition packaging. |
Fans will instantly recognize their favorite tracks from titles including Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the Mega Man series, and Sonic the Hedgehog, remixed in new and compelling ways, but the collection also aims to turn on listeners to lesser-known but equally amazing pieces from many other titles.nbsp;
World 1-2: The Complete Collection features an unprecedented array of artists from around the globe, including:
Manami Matsumae (of Mega Man)
Keiji Yamagishi (of Ninja Gaiden)
Akira Yamaoka (of Silent Hill)
Austin Wintory (of Journey)
Module (of Shatter)
Grant "Stemage" Henry
The Videogame Orchestra
And many more!
You can currently listen to the album in its entirety, view photos of the limited edition packaging, and purchase the collection on Bandcamp:
Regarding this groundbreaking collaboration, Koopa Soundworks founder, Mohammed Taher, reflects, "What makes World 1-2 more than a simple collaborationsnbsp;album is the diversified talents found in it. While thenbsp;roster features international talent (US, Europe, Middle East and Japan), it's not about one game or one nation or even one genre-but performing in unison for the love of games and music."
Koopa Soundworks composer and co-planner Manami Matsumae adds, "Fornbsp; World 1-2, a variety of artists from multiple genres have put forth their own differing style and sensibilities into one CD, which makes it quite special.nbsp;Even though we do not speak the same language, simply listening to their music allowed me to understand their feelings in the same way that I understand the Japanese language. I find their music to be truly amazing."
For more information about World 1-2: The Complete Collection, visit the Koopa Soundworks official website and Bandcamp pages: