Seventeen noted game music composers from around the world will contribute original tracks to a compilation album sold for the Japanese earthquake relief, including Nintendo legends Koji Kondo and Hip Tanaka.
Composer Akira Yamaoka, best known for his work on the Silent Hill
soundtracks, has teamed up with the PlayForJapan.org charity to announce Play For Japan: The Album.
The album is scheduled to be released next month via the iTunes store, and all proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross.
Yamaoka said, "Since announcing this project, I've been honored and overwhelmed by the support I've received. For creators whose role is to inspire, it's only fitting we come together, across borderlines, for those in need."
He also noted that Final Fantasy
illustrator Yoshitaka Amano is to provide the official album cover. "All-star videogame composers and Amano-san's visual design -- I couldn't have asked for a more perfect collaboration" Yamaoka mused.
Here is the track list in full:
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 (EarthBound
) - "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"