Video Games Live Kickstarter surpasses goal for third album
Receiving more than $250,000 in pledges with little more than a day to go, Video Games Live is now in a position to release its third album, Level Three, and second Blu-Ray/DVD movie. Mystical Stone Entertainment Video Games Live The Level Three album will contain musical arrangements and recordings from the likes of Shadow of the Colossus, Skyrim, Journey, Monkey Island, DOTA 2, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill and Street Fighter 2. The album will be recorded in a studio with a 72-piece orchestra backed by a 60-person choir and rock band. Kickstarter funding will be spent on recording the album and fulfilling tier rewards for backers. Rewards for pledges include a tour and lunch at Blizzard Entertainment by the Blizzard Audio Team, a 30-second personalised recording by original Snake voice actor David Hayter and signed sheet music from game composers from across the globe. Video Games Live host and executive producer Tommy Tallarico thanked backers, and concert attendees, before quoting a line from Portal. “I would like to thank all of our backers, those who could not back but socialized the cause and to every single person who has ever attended Video Games Live, thank you!” Tallarico said. “In the immortal lyrics from Portal, ‘This was a triumph. I’m making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.
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September 12, 2013 12:00 PM Add a Comment Video Games Live will make a third album following a successful crowdfunding campaign. Composer Tommy Tallarico brought his touring video game concert series to Kickstarter and asked fans to contribute $250,000 to fund the album . The record, titledVideo Games Live: Level 3, will include music from Metroid, Journey, Chrono Trigger, and more. Over 5,200 backers contributed more than $260,000. I would like to thank all of our backers and those who could not financially back but socialized our cause. Thank you, said Tallarico. And to every single person who has every attended a Video Games Live performance, thank you. Video Games Lives 72-piece orchestra will record the original arrangements of beloved pieces, and Tallarico hopes to include between 15 and 18 tracks on the final release. Level 3will debut Feb. 18.
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