The Greatest Video Game Music, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, features classical orchestrations of video game themes including those from Super Mario Bros., Call of Duty, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Halo, World of Warcraft, Angry Birds and many more.
|Greatest Video Game Music|
|Compilation album by London Philharmonic|
|Genre||Classical, Popular Music|
|Label||X5 Music Group|
|London Philharmonic chronology|
It was named Rolling Stone’s “weirdest hit album” of 2011, and debuted at #23 on the Billboard 200 – the highest debut for an orchestral release since 2005’s Star Wars Episode III soundtrack.
Angry Birds’ composer Ari Pulkkinen said, “This is the first orchestral version of one of my compositions and it really comes alive. It has such a great depth and a majestic touch, and it was very emotional for me when I heard it the first time. I love it!”
A sequel, The Greatest Video Game Music 2 was released a year later.