Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception [Original Video Game Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The demands of writing music for a video game are different from what's required for a movie soundtrack in several regards, one of which is that, given the need for the game player to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles, the same section of the game may have to be repeated many times, and there is a danger that the music may begin to wear on the listener as it plays again and again. Composer Greg Edmonson was mindful of this concern in writing the music for the first two editions of Uncharted, sometimes preferring ambient sounds. He hasn't much worried about it with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, instead making sure that his music could match the action and reinforce...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The demands of writing music for a video game are different from what's required for a movie soundtrack in several regards, one of which is that, given the need for the game player to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles, the same section of the game may have to be repeated many times, and there is a danger that the music may begin to wear on the listener as it plays again and again. Composer Greg Edmonson was mindful of this concern in writing the music for the first two editions of Uncharted, sometimes preferring ambient sounds. He hasn't much worried about it with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, instead making sure that his music could match the action and reinforce the sense of location in the game. Drake's Deception takes main character Nathan Drake (an Indiana Jones-like adventurer said to be a descendent of Sir Francis Drake) on the search for a lost city in the desert, and that's enough to have Edmonson and a few guest composers suggesting Maurice Jarre's music from Lawrence of Arabia (e.g., "The Empty Quarter," actually written by Clint Bajakian) to evoke those desert wastes and employing singer Azam Ali to ululate in a Middle Eastern mode. Edmonson also uses ethnic instruments, especially percussion, to give exotic flavors to the symphonic moods. Another difference between game composing and movie composing is that games don't generally slow down much for exposition or love scenes; it's pretty much action all the time. And so, the two hours of this soundtrack don't give much pause for breath, plunging on from one dramatic sequence to another. It may not be long before Nathan Drake joins Tomb Raider's Laura Croft on the movie screen, and if he does Greg Edmonson will be all set to join him, perhaps repeating some of the cues heard here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • UPC: 826924119020
  • Catalog Number: 1190
  • Sales rank: 35,634

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Greg Edmonson Primary Artist
Brad Dutz Percussion, Drums
Craig Stull Guitar, Strings
Azam Ali Vocals
Chris Bleth Woodwind
Randy Gloss Percussion, Drums
Loga Ramin Torkian Guitar, Strings, Viol
J. Eric Schmidt Conductor
M.B. Gordy Percussion, Drums
JD Mayer Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Alan Steinberger Arranger, Orchestration
Daniel Schweiger Liner Notes
Clint Bajakian Additional Music
Azam Ali Additional Music
Everton Nelson Orchestra Leader
Andrew Dudman Engineering
Greg Edmonson Composer
Jason Swan Management, Licensing
Matt Verboys Executive Producer
Loga Ramin Torkian Additional Music
Colette Barber Studio Manager
Paul Thomason Scoring Assistant
David C. Fein Art Direction
Chuck Doud Executive Producer
Scott Hanau Supervision Assistant
Marc Senasac Mastering, Engineering
Jonathan Mayer Producer
J. Eric Schmidt Arranger, Orchestration
Charlotte Matthews Orchestral Agent
Justin Fields Licensing
JD Mayer Additional Music
MV Gerhard Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    A Must For Any Uncharted Fan

    Uncharted 3 is the best game I have ever played. One of the reasons why is the great musical score by Greg Edmonson. This soundtrack is full of many sounds, instruments, and vocals that compliment the game excellently. Many of the songs feature a middle eastern theme and in some cases are performed by artists from that area. I also love the guitar in the Cartagena theme, it's perfect. Nate is kind of like the video game version of Indiana Jones and some of the songs reflect that as well. Plus getting two CDs (totaling 44 songs) is great!

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