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The 6th album of orchestral video game music from the award winning 16 year world touring video game concert... Video Games Live!
The 6th album of orchestral video game music from the award winning 16 year world touring video game concert... Video Games Live!
3,144 backers pledged $208,711 to help bring this project to life.

Additional Digital Rewards Sent! Wait til you hear them!!

Posted by Tommy Tallarico (Creator)
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Hi Everyone!,

You should have all received an e-mail from Humble Bundle letting you know that your Reward pages are now available! 

Wait til you hear the BONUS ROUND 4 album!  I think it's the BEST one yet!  And for those in the $25 tier or higher... you're gonna LOVE the Donkey Kong Country: Piano + Player 2 album.  Instead of just doing a straight piano album... we added a bunch of other solo instruments INCLUDING original DKC composer David Wise on Alto Sax!!!

Check out the album cover!

Donkey Kong Country: Piano + Player 2 album cover!
Donkey Kong Country: Piano + Player 2 album cover!


For those in the $10 tier... fear not... the album will be available for purchase in all the normal digital distribution locations (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc.) in January.

For the Video Games Live: LEVEL 5 Collector's Edition we added 5 epic live tracks AND I even included the World Premiere video (and .mp3) of our Okami arrangement!

For those who received the 24 bit, 96KHz uncompressed .wav versions of LEVEL 6 ($25 tier and higher)... you are in for a treat!!  The fidelity of the 24/96 is stunning!  Throw away those .mp3's!  This is how the album was meant to be heard!  I spent over $10,000 to make sure I could make this available (separate mastering, extra time spent mixing, recording, etc.)... so please take advantage of listening in this format.  I promise you it will make a big difference.

Everyone received the digital Press Kit, Pics & Promos from a lot of our tours between 2016 - 2018.  Please make sure to check out that package (it will show up under the EBOOK section of your Humble Bundle page).  I included a whole bunch of random (and hopefully interesting) stuff.  Even a few of our travel itineraries to give you an idea of how crazy our schedule is sometimes.  :)

Please make sure to explore both the AUDIO and EBOOK section of your Humble Bundle page. We are still working on a few of the digital things such as the LEVEL 6 Documentary and CLASSICal GAMES IN CONCERT album (and a few others), so as soon as those are completed I will send you an e-mail letting you know they have been added to your Humble Bundle page. We are also waiting to record the customized Ash Ketchum voice because a few folks haven't completed the survey yet. If you haven't yet done so... PLEASE DO SO NOW!

In regards to any physical products, we are again still waiting for some of the surveys to be filled out, so if you haven't yet done that PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY!  I've been hard at work producing all of the content mentioned above... and in the meantime, physical products are still being gathered, manufactured and in some cases signed. You should be receiving them in the beginning of 2019.  I tried my hardest to get them out to folks before Christmas... but it just wasn't possible because of the late survey's and schedules of the composers for signing.  I'm using a professional shipping company this time around, so everything needs to be shipped to them and then shipped out at the same time.

Without your help, none of this would have been possible. Thank-you again and I hope you enjoy the music as much as we had making it!

Tommy Tallarico

Survey's, Add-On's & Rewards Update!

Posted by Tommy Tallarico (Creator)
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Hi Everyone!,

Sorry for the radio silence over the past few weeks.  We did 7 shows all across Europe, then a show in Texas and I'm leaving for the airport in about 30 minutes to do 4 shows in NY this week!  PHEW!!

Here's the update on everything...

90% of the folks have filled out the surveys (yay!).  10% have not (boo!).  :)
I really need everyone to complete their survey's as I can't start sending out all of the physical packages until they are complete.  And for the higher levels, I can't start recording the Veronica Taylor/Ash recordings.  So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fill out those survey's ASAP if you could.  Thanks!

ALSO!!!  I will be LOCKING OFF the ability to add an "Add-On" to your order.  I need to lock that down on Friday!  So if you have NOT filled out your survey you will NOT have the ability to add anything to your order after Friday.

Regarding the Digital Rewards... just finalizing most of the other digital reward tiers and will be working a lot through Thanksgiving (that's next week for all the non-U.S. folks) to ensure that most of your full Humble Bundle digital Rewards will be sent out.  Mostly everything will be there by the end of the month... except the Documentary video which takes a little longer.  Everything has been filmed (SO MANY GREAT INTERVIEWS WITH IMPORTANT INDUSTRY FOLKS!!!) but it will take about a month to cut together, get the fx/titling, mix the audio, master, color correct, digitize, etc., etc..  Trying my best to complete and send the Documentary before Christmas!!

In regards to the physical packages... I have all the albums at my house (they look AMAZING!!!)... but I'm still in the process of getting the "signed" versions signed by people.  Being away and on tour has made that process more than a little challenging.  I'm also waiting for the Pokemon vinyl's to be completed... they take longer than the CD's.  My goal is to have everything completed and ready to send out by the end of November at the latest.

And finally... the album will be released to the public on November 30th.  So you folks are STILL the only people on the planet who can hear it!  :)  So please don't illegally post the album anywhere as it would really hurt our ability to do what we do.  Thank-you!  Everyone has been super respectful so far and we REALLY appreciate it!!!

Thanks!  Please feel free to leave questions in the comment section below.  Although I'll be insane busy performing 4 shows in a row in 3 different cities across NY this week... I will try my best to answer the questions to the best of my ability.

Thanks!!!


Tommy Tallarico

SURVEY'S & ADD-ON'S NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted by Tommy Tallarico (Creator)
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Hi Everyone!,

As you may already know... you have been sent your survey's for the Video Games Live: LEVEL 6 project!  Some of you would have received a question that said...

"Our ADD-ON store is NOW OPEN! Incredible deals and reduced pricing on EVERYTHING we have!"

In the empty box given... just put anything.  It doesn't matter.  In order to get everyone the ability to get to the ADD-ON section, I needed to ask a question for a "survey" and you need to enter something in that box.  Sorry for the hassle... it was my little fix around having digital only backers have the ability to order physical add-on stuff as well.  :)

Please feel free to leave any questions you may have below.

All of the CD's and other physical products have been ordered and will be arriving right before we leave for our big 3 week fall tour starting in Europe (Paris!)... then we go to Texas and then 4 in NY!  As soon as I return from those trips I'll be collecting all of the composer signatures for everything before sending them out.  So expect the physical items to reach you by the end of November.  In the meantime, I've been building the DIGITAL pages on Humble Bundle and gathering all of the additional digital content for all the different tiers.  I hope to be starting to send all the digital stuff by the end of October.

Wanna see a 3D interactive digital render of the CD?  Check it out HERE!

The LEVEL 6 album will be launched digitally to the rest of the world (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, etc.) in mid November.  So you folks are still the ONLY people in the world to exclusively have the album!  Please help me and the LEVEL 6 backer family by not sharing the music illegally.  Thanks!

As always... I'll keep ya posted of my progress!

Tommy Tallarico

Video Games Live: LEVEL 6 .mp3 version sending TODAY!!

Posted by Tommy Tallarico (Creator)
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Hi Everyone!,

IT'S HERE AND ON THE WAY!!!!!

As promised, today you will all be receiving (before anyone else on the planet!) the Video Games Live: LEVEL 6 album!!!  You will only be receiving the .mp3 version today... all of the other versions and Rewards are being worked on and we are looking to release all of the digital materials by the end of October or beginning of November.  As digital rewards are uploaded, I will be sending Updates.

Today you will get an e-mail from Humble Bundle giving you your exclusive download code for the .mp3 version of the album.  ONLY the original backers of the LEVEL 6 Kickstarter project are receiving this album today! NO ONE ELSE!!! The album isn't scheduled to be released for another few weeks! I am so excited for everyone to hear this!!

PLEASE do not share these files or put them anywhere online. I need your trust and honesty. As a lot of folks are aware, we actually lose money when we create these albums. Our only chance to continue doing this is to sell this to the public through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. If you illegally post our music... it damages us and the project GREATLY! Please be aware that we've all worked so hard to create this and you have been an incredible part of helping to make it happen. So please don't illegally post any of this music on the internet and destroy our only chance to continue creating music for the world. Thank-you!

Here is the final album cover for LEVEL 6...

 

We are also JUST finishing up the Donkey Kong Country Piano album!  We're calling it Donkey Kong County: Piano + Player 2.  The reason being is that we invited a lot of other solo musicians to record with the piano including original DKC composer David Wise!  Can't wait for you to hear it!  Check out the album cover for this one!

 
Please tell everyone about the album and let them know they can still PRE-ORDER it for 2 more days HERE:  https://video-games-live-level-6-album-and-movie.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

And finally...  you will be receiving your SURVEYS on Monday.  They will come from BackerKit.  You will be able to purchase additional physical & digital ADD-ON's as part of the survey.

Please let me know what your favorite songs are on the album!!

Will be in touch again soon!


Tommy Tallarico

Album finished! Full Setlist Revealed! Album Cover done! 1st teaser listen!

Posted by Tommy Tallarico (Creator)
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Hey Everyone!,

The album mixing & mastering is COMPLETE!  Here's a pic of me & Grammy award winning mastering engineer Patricia Sullivan from last week.  Patricia has mastered all of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones music for decades! (as well as many other orchestral albums & soundtracks).

Patricia Sullivan & Tommy Tallarico mastering Video Games Live: LEVEL 6 at Bernie Grundman's.
Patricia Sullivan & Tommy Tallarico mastering Video Games Live: LEVEL 6 at Bernie Grundman's.

 
I also wanted to share with you the FINAL setlist!  We actually ended up adding 2 more songs!!  I worked with film/tv/video game composer Craig Garfinkle (also our Score Recording Producer and conductor Eimear Noone's husband!) to bring to life a special Baldur's Gate arrangement!  He was the composer of the game and we had a little extra time while recording and were able to fit it in at barely any cost to the project (because of all the arranging, orchestrating and mixing he provided for free!).  So thank you to Craig for getting this incredible never before heard special Baldur's Gate Suite on LEVEL 6!  AND....  there is also a very special HIDDEN track on the album as well!  I'm not going to say what it is... but I know that some of you will find it absolutely HILARIOUS when you hear it as it's been requested for many many years.  ;)  Special thanks to the #Poutination guys for making it happen.

Here's the final setlist!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Trailer
Pokemon – “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!”
Final Fantasy X – “To Zanarkand”
Metal Gear Solid
Undertale – “Once Upon A Meglovania”
The Last of Us – “All Gone (No Escape)”
Earthbound (Mother) Montage
Destiny – “Union”
Tomb Raider Suite
Nier: Automata – “A Beautiful Song”
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II Suite
Classic Arcade Medley
PLUS!!!  A special hidden secret track!!  ;)

Are you ready to check out the LEVEL 6 album cover designed by the legendary Josh Dunlop??  Here it is!

Video Games Live: LEVEL 6 album art by Joshua Dunlop
Video Games Live: LEVEL 6 album art by Joshua Dunlop

 
But wait!  There's MORE!  :)

I put together a 10 minute teaser for everyone!  Please SHARE this on social media.  Hope you're ready!  Please let me know in the comments which song you like the most so far.  Here ya go...

https://youtu.be/hRfzeCjjqvE

Thanks for listening.  I'm now gathering all of the footage and interviews for the documentary and I'm also starting to put together all of the credits and final graphics/artwork for the album liner notes.  Phew!

As always, thank-you for your trust and support!


Tommy Tallarico