Orchestral music from long-running MMORPG, RuneScape, is out now on digital formats, and coming to vinyl and CD later this year.
Jagex has announced that music from RuneScape – and Old School RuneScape – is now available for the first time via a partnership with game music specialists, Laced Records.
Two albums – RuneScape: The Orchestral Collection, and RuneScape: Original Soundtrack Classics – are available digitally from today, and will be released on CD and double vinyl in December.
The Orchestral Collection features brand new compositions and arrangements from award-winning composer, James Hannigan, and is performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. The Original Soundtrack Classics album takes a more nostalgic approach, and features music from the early days of the game.
Pre-ordering the vinyl versions of each soundtrack will immediately unlock access to the digital editions.
Also available today are two digital-only releases: The Arc, and Menaphos. They are the first in a series of themed RuneScape collections to be released in the coming months.
Guy Pearce, director of brand and creative production at Jagex, says:
“The community has been telling us for a long time that RuneScape’s music is, for many, the soundtrack to their youth and that they would like it to be more easily available. So, we’re thrilled to be able to make original, current and classical versions of some of their favourite tracks available for them to listen to where, when and how they want.”
Here’s a track from The Orchestral Collection Abbey Road sessions: The Road to Harmony.
If successful, the series could certainly run for some time. RuneScape currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most original pieces of music in a video game, with nearly 1200 individual tracks listed as of July 2017.
Head over to the Laced Records website to find out more.