1st song announced.... MONKEY ISLAND!!
LucasArts R.I.P.?!? NOT SO FAST!! We want to help keep the spirit alive!
A LOT of people have been asking to PLEASE include Monkey Island on the album and we're happy to announce today that Monkey Island will in fact be a part of Video Games Live: Level 3!!
And to commemorate the announcement we worked really hard over the weekend to put together an orchestral mock-up of the arrangement which you can listen to at the bottom of this update! This is the same arrangement that we perform in our show... the difference is that the instruments you hear in this mock-up come from a computer as opposed to when we record with a full orchestra. It will sound even more AMAZING with a world-class symphony recorded in a high-end recording studio with a first-class engineer/mixer. And finally it will go off to Patricia Sullivan (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc.) at Bernie Grundman Mastering for the perfect overall volume, compression, EQ, etc. This mock-up track doesn't have any of that... but it gives you a really good idea of the arrangement.
We're also happy to announce that the 3 original LucasArts composers (Michael Land, Clint Bajakian & Peter McConnell) will also be contributing and performing on the final track! In fact, in this mock-up version Peter supplied the acoustic guitar and Michael with some other tracks (Michael is the original composer of this particular song!). The four of us worked together on all the music for the Bard's Tale video game which was developed by InXile Entertainment! InXile are the ones behind two of the most successfully funded Kickstarter campaigns EVER! (Torment & Wasteland)
We're about half-way through the campaign and have raised almost half the money needed to fund the album. After an amazing start during the first few days, things started to slow down which we understand is very typical for most Kickstarter projects. But in order to finish strong and continue to our goal and dream, we really need your help in spreading the word for us! PLEASE share this page and song with your friends on Facebook or Twitter... or e-mail the link to all of your friends and family who you think might be interested. Or post it in video game forums and websites you visit. Anything to help get the word out and to keep the momentum going would be incredibly helpful.
Thank-you all for the continued support and I hope you enjoy the first little taste of what is to come!
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