Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony Released into the Wild
Posted Tue, 16 Oct 2012 | 20:00 BST by Mike Mason
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: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/10/interview_braxton_burks_pokemon_reorchestrated_kanto_symphony