Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (Original Soundtrack)

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (Original Soundtrack)

by Michael Giacchino
     
 

To its credit, it's virtually impossible to differentiate Michael Giacchino and Chris Tilton's score for the video game Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction from the big-budget Hollywood action epics it emulates. An aggressively bombastic effort distinguished by memorable melodies and imaginativeSee more details below

Overview

To its credit, it's virtually impossible to differentiate Michael Giacchino and Chris Tilton's score for the video game Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction from the big-budget Hollywood action epics it emulates. An aggressively bombastic effort distinguished by memorable melodies and imaginative arrangements, it boasts a scope and complexity absent from the average game soundtrack. With its ingratiating five-note motif, the main theme proves well matched to a variety of contexts and genres, and to its credit, the score explores a number of approaches rare to the game format. From the heartfelt "For the Motherland" to the delicate "Hidden Valley Bunker," Mercenaries possesses an emotional depth that truly enhances the visceral intensity that defines the lion's share of the music.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
La-La Land Records
UPC:
0826924102923
catalogNumber:
1029

Tracks

  1. Main Theme  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  2. Destination: DMZ  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  3. Allied Nations  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  4. Mercenary Without A Cause  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  5. Deck Of 52  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  6. For The Motherland  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  7. Family Business  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  8. Show Me The Mercenary  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  9. Honor And Strength  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  10. Hidden Valley Bunker  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  11. Sniper  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  12. Swedish Fireballs  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  13. Trouble At Work  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  14. Trains, Planes, and HMMWVs  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  15. Relentless Pursuit  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  16. Gas Tank On The Roof  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  17. Explosion Scherzo  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  18. Thermal Event  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  19. Countdown  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  20. The Blinding Flash  -  Northwest Sinfonia
  21. World's Best Carpool Lane  -  Northwest Sinfonia

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Giacchino   Primary Artist
Simon James   Concert Master
Tim Simonec   Conductor
Northwest Sinfonia   Performing Ensemble
Joseph Crnko   Choir Director

Technical Credits

Steve Smith   Engineer
Mark Gasbarro   Orchestration
Mark Banning   Art Direction
Larry Kenton   Orchestration
Tim Simonec   Orchestration
Ford A. Thaxton   Producer
James Nelson   Mastering
Steve Zuckerman   Orchestration
Michael V. Gerhard   Executive Producer
Matt Verboys   Executive Producer
Chris "A.C." Tilton   Composer,Orchestration
Michael Giacchino   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Matthew Ferraro   Orchestration
Chad Seiter   Lyricist

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