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Promising title but overall package is just average
on 26 November 2011
Looking at everything in the description this CD was quite promising - a combination of video game music performed by an orchestra. I can't doubt the musical excellence here but I just feel the overall concept falls a bit flat. While this may work as a live orchestra piece, I just can't see this being something I would pop into a CD player on a whim. The music selection is up for debate, but certainly has some of the best musical pieces from video games. It is translated well into orchestra format, but I just feel there is no joy for me listening to video game music without the video game. Combined with this the premise of different video game's music has the whole CD sound a bit disjointed. Some of the selections just stand out as probably not suited to an orchestra, whereas others were more written for an orchestra originally. I can't criticise this musically, but whilst the premise was good I think in reality it just is not suited to be replayed on CD.