Play for Japan - the Album

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, off the coast of Japan, triggered a massive Tsunami. We all now know the details; it easily circumvented the various walls and other protection systems, designed to handle such an event, and devastated much of the coast as it's up to 40.5 metre (!) height rushed inland, destroying all in its wake.

You may have seen the album Songs for Japan, a compilation of donated tracks from some of the world's most popular singers and song writers, the proceeds of which went to help the people who were suffering as a result of this catastrophe.

In a similar move, Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill, Shadows of the Damned) has gotten together with many of the biggest names in videogame music to create an album populated entirely by new music, written specifically for this album.

Let's let Akira Yamaoka explain it himself:

The album, titled Play for Japan: The Album, contains the following music:

• Akira Yamaoka (Shadows of the Damned) - “Ex Animo”
• Arthur Inasi (Harmonix) - “We Are One”
• Bear McCreary (SOCOM 4) - “Maverick Regeneration”
• Chance Thomas (Lord of the Rings Online) - “Rise Up”
• Hip Tanaka (Metroid) - “HVC-1384″
• Inon Zur feat. The Lyris Quartet (Dragon Age) - “Remember“
• Jason Graves (Dead Space) - “Necromancer”
• Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros.) - “Super Mario Medley On Two Pianos”
• Laura Karpman (Everquest II) w/Lisbeth Scott - “Pine Wind Sound“
• Laura Shigihara (Plants vs. Zombies) - “Jump“
• Mitsuto Suzuki (The 3rd Birthday) - “Play for You”
• Nobuko Toda (Metal Gear Solid 4) - “Reminiscence”
• Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) - “Every New Morning“
• Penka Kouneva (Prince of Persia) - “White Cloud”
• Sean Murray (Call of Duty) - “The Temple Stone”
• Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising) - “Greater Lights“
• Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption) - “Moshi Moshi”
• Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger) - “Dimension Break”

It's not available here yet but, from July 15th, you'll be able to get it from iTunes and Amazon's music store. There's no word on availability in physical formats, nor is there any explanation as to why Module wasn't included after the awesomeness that is the Shatter soundtrack.

Source: gamesradar


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Comments Comments (3)

Posted by ChatterboxZombie
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 12:42 PM

Posted by simcharles
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 4:50 PM
Hmmmmm. I don't really know what to say here... lol
Posted by ALK3MiST
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 10:13 PM
good on them, thumbs up i rekon. can't wait to sample