The Video Games Live album debuted in San Diego last week, coming in at a respectable #10 in the US Billboard charts. It’s recognition for a lively and enjoyable event that celebrates what gamers have known for a very long time… that the games industry has some top notch composers whose music rivals and often betters mainstream artists.
The album is only available in the US at the mo, but is due out over here on September 25th (if Amazon is anything to go by). If you can’t wait that long, the CD’s retailing for $14 (plus shipping) on Amazon.com.
For those unfamiliar with VGL, here’s the description on their website:
“Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience!”
(For “unique interactive segments” read: Space Invaders on a widescreen projector using a motion sensor T-shirt as a controller!)
For tour dates and a video trailer, check out the VGL website