Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (Original Soundtrack)

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • UPC: 826924102923
  • Catalog Number: 1029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Theme - Northwest Sinfonia (4:13)
  2. 2 Destination: DMZ - Northwest Sinfonia (3:39)
  3. 3 Allied Nations - Northwest Sinfonia (3:24)
  4. 4 Mercenary Without A Cause - Northwest Sinfonia (5:41)
  5. 5 Deck Of 52 - Northwest Sinfonia (2:05)
  6. 6 For The Motherland - Northwest Sinfonia (2:33)
  7. 7 Family Business - Northwest Sinfonia (3:04)
  8. 8 Show Me The Mercenary - Northwest Sinfonia (2:06)
  9. 9 Honor And Strength - Northwest Sinfonia (3:28)
  10. 10 Hidden Valley Bunker - Northwest Sinfonia (4:55)
  11. 11 Sniper - Northwest Sinfonia (2:17)
  12. 12 Swedish Fireballs - Northwest Sinfonia (3:05)
  13. 13 Trouble At Work - Northwest Sinfonia (2:07)
  14. 14 Trains, Planes, and HMMWVs - Northwest Sinfonia (2:04)
  15. 15 Relentless Pursuit - Northwest Sinfonia (2:27)
  16. 16 Gas Tank On The Roof - Northwest Sinfonia (1:05)
  17. 17 Explosion Scherzo - Northwest Sinfonia (1:53)
  18. 18 Thermal Event - Northwest Sinfonia (2:13)
  19. 19 Countdown - Northwest Sinfonia (3:07)
  20. 20 The Blinding Flash - Northwest Sinfonia (1:09)
  21. 21 World's Best Carpool Lane - Northwest Sinfonia (1:54)
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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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