Video Games Live: Level 2

Video Games Live: Level 2




For the second installation of Video Games Live, composer Jack Wall (Myst, Splinter Cell, Mass Effect) conducts the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra through a live performance of beloved video game scores. For this stop on the 200-plus date worldwide tour, electric guitarist Tommy Tallarico, drummer Joe Travers, and a small choir assist Wall's orchestra to cover Nintendo oldies (Mario, Zelda, Megaman) and newer X-Box faves (Halo, World of Warcraft, Chrono Trigger) for a rejoicing crowd of gamer geeks. Of course, considering the visual aspect of the event (accompanying video footage, a light show, and interactive segments -- followed by a game demo, costume contest, and meet-and-greet, loosely modeled after Comic-Con), the audio doesn't really cover the grand scale of the performance, and the loudly mixed hoots and hollers seem disparate without the on-stage action. For a full experience, the DVD version of Video Games Live: Level 2 is a better bet and rectifies this. However, the music is still impressive, varying from solo piano ballads and light concert pieces in a '50s Leroy Anderson vibe to rockin' prog suites in the spirit of Rick Wakeman backing the G3 tour. For pure bombast, be sure to check out "Castlevania Rock Overture" and the "Final Fantasy VII: One Winged Angel" finale.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2010
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663123241
catalogNumber: 12324

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Tallarico   Guitar
Joe Travers   Drums
Jack Wall   Guitar,Conductor
Vangie Gunn   Vocals
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Martin Leung   Piano
Ron Ragin   Vocals
Laurie Robinson   Vocals
Cindy Shapiro   Vocals
John Hilton   Violin,Concert Master
Laura Intravia   Flute
Kendrew Heriveaux   Vocals

Technical Credits

Tommy Tallarico   Composer,Producer
Masato Nakamura   Composer
Russell Brower   Composer
Nobuo Uematsu   Composer,Original Material
Christopher Tin   Composer
Yasunori Mitsuda   Composer
Michael Salvatori   Composer
Michiru Yamane   Composer
Koji Kondo   Composer,Original Material
Michael Richard Plowman   Composer
Kinuyo Yamashita   Composer
Martin Leung   Composer
Laurie Robinson   Additional Music
Martin O'Donnell   Composer
Club Kukeiha   Composer
Jason Hayes   Composer
Gerard Marino   Composer
Emmanuel Fratianni   Additional Music
Edo Guidotti   Engineer
John Harris   Live Recording
Derek Duke   Lyricist
Yasuaki Fujita   Composer
Chris Metzen   Composer
Manami Matsumae   Composer
Yoshihiro Sakaguchi   Composer
Takashi Tateishi   Composer

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