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Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony Released into the Wild

Posted Tue, 16 Oct 2012 | 20:00 BST by Mike Mason

Your Game Boy never sounded like this


Catch it now

A few months ago we brought news that Braxton "Skotein" Burks was working with Joypad Records on a collection of orchestrated Pokémon music, and now we're pleased to tell you that Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony has been completed and sent out into the world.

The 35-track extravaganza covers the soundtrack of Pokémon Red / Blue, developing the 8-bit pieces into full orchestral arrangements that cover all the games' major beats in over 70 minutes of music. You've never heard Pokémon battles sound like this — and at $9.99 US / £7.99 on iTunes, you won't have to resort to Team Rocket-style tactics to afford it either.

At the time of writing, it's battled its way towards the top of a few countries' iTunes soundtrack album charts: in the United Kingdom it's at #4, while it's perched at #3 on both the United States and Canadian soundtrack charts. You can also buy it directly from Joypad Records.

Here's a little taste of what to expect from Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony, including previews of Pallet Town's theme, a gym battle and a tense rendition of the infamous Silph Co. siege.

Interview with Braxton "Skotein" Burks:

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trasharmdsister12 said:

I know what I'm going to be listening to at work this week.Thank you so much for sharing this.

You're welcome :)

They could have done this for HG/SS...

Soleron said:
They could have done this for HG/SS...

From the interview with him

One to look forward to

NL: Which one are you looking forward to composing the most?

BB: Johto Symphony. I don’t have a timeline for when it’ll be done, but it’s going to be big and ambitious — even larger than Kanto Symphony. Pokémon Gold and Silver were my first and favourite Pokémon games, and incidentally, they contain my favourite music from the series in general. Once I have even better writing chops, I want to make it happen. An orchestral Johto. Without a doubt.

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