Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s Beautiful Soundtrack is Back with CD and Vinyl Versions (AUDIO)

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard of the stunning success that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has experienced since launch, earning perfect scores from hundreds of review sites and being hailed as nothing short of perfection. Long-time Zelda fans keep its predecessors close to heart, and that includes the stunning Ocarina of Time title. Fans of the franchise can now re-experience the beauty of Ocarina with a newly reimagined soundtrack for collectors and fans alike.

The physical reimagining of the breathtaking soundtrack comes from Materia Collective and they have dubbed this project “Hero of Time”. Fans everywhere can enjoy this release of 21 tracks that are an instant throwback to the adventure Ocarina of Time held. Hero of Time will be released in a few different formats:

  • Digital Release
    • $14
  • Limited-Edition CD
    • $30
  • Vinyl (link to preorder)
    • $40

Orchestral recordings of music from The Legend of Zelda have become increasingly popular over the last several years. With Hero of Time, we sought to create a single, cohesive experience that weaves all of the complex underlying themes of the game, like impermanence and mortality, with Koji Kondo’s timeless melodies that have become as iconic as the game itself. The orchestration takes an ‘east-meets-west’ approach, with the inclusion of taiko ensembles, eastern woodwinds, and harmonies found prevalent in Japanese film and game scores.”

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This collection first started out on Kickstarter and surpassed its original $50,000 goal with over 1,000 backers. You can hear a sample of the music in the preview above and see the full tracklist below:

  • 01. Hero of Time
  • 02. The Man With Evil Eyes
  • 03. Fateful Morning
  • 04. Hyrule Field
  • 05. Castle Town Market
  • 06. Princess Zelda
  • 07. Lon Lon Ranch
  • 08. Dungeon Dwellers
  • 09. The Legendary Blade
  • 10. Seven Years
  • 11. Sheik
  • 12. Memories of the Forest
  • 13. Feast for the Fire Dragon
  • 14. Dark Waters
  • 15. Village of the Shadows
  • 16. Spirit of the Valley
  • 17. Courage, Wisdom, and Light
  • 18. Ganon’s Tower
  • 19. Great King of Evil
  • 20. The Desecration of Power
  • 21. Epilogue ~ End Credits

What do you guys think? As a collector and an avid Zelda fan, the vinyl edition is too good to pass up. Share with us your favourite Legend of Zelda memories in the comment section below and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

Liana Ruppert578 Posts

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.

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