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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Echoes Of War: Music Of Blizzard Entertainment Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

The Eminence Symphony Orchestra, in association with Blizzard Entertainment, has announced Echoes of War: Music of Blizzard Entertainment, a 2-disc album and DVD package featuring a collection of orchestral themes spanning the Blizzard Entertainment universes.

The Echoes of War package will offer 70 minutes of music, featuring 15 unique arrangements from Blizzard's games. Several pieces of music will come from yet-to-be-released titles including World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, StarCraft II, and Diablo III.

“We are thrilled to be working with the creator of the Warcraft®, StarCraft® and Diablo® franchises to present the atmospheric and emotional themes from these iconic gaming universes for the enjoyment of players and music enthusiasts the world over,” commented Eminence founder and director, Hiroaki Yura.

Created specifically for active listening outside of the gaming experience, Echoes of War promises to breathe new life into the classical music world for a new generation, while highlighting the beauty and importance of music in games.

With over one hundred performers - including a number of international musicians - and even more people behind the scenes, Echoes of War is a fitting tribute to the epic legacy that Blizzard Entertainment has established with its music.

Eminence has been performing music from popular games and anime titles for five years, thrilling audiences around the globe with their passionate performances and unique takes on classic melodies. In teaming up with Blizzard Entertainment, Eminence hopes to bring this style of musical presentation to even more listeners throughout the world.

Sales will commence with a pre-release of both a limited edition “Legendary” CD/DVD compilation and a standard edition CD product, with pre-sales starting on October 27 and a full-scale launch on November 1, 2008.

The ”Legendary Edition” will be available only on a limited, first-print basis. In addition to the music CD, it will also include an Echoes of War DVD, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions - held at Sydney’s FOX Studios EQ: Trackdown Scoring Stage - as well as interviews with the composers and a comprehensive 32-page commemorative tome filled with additional photos, artwork, and additional information.
Echoes of War is available for pre-order now. The standard edition will sell for $29.95 and be released on November 22nd, while the legendary edition will cost $49.95 and be available November 1st.

For more information follow the links below.

Echoes Of War
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