Tribute albums play a notable part in the enthusiast gaming scene as talented musicians get together to celebrate their favourite games. Often not-for-profit ventures, they help breath new life into classics while tapping into lovely, fuzzy nostalgia.
Chronicles of Time seems to tick all of those boxes - it's a 75-track (5 disc) album that remixes and pays tribute to Chrono Trigger. In a cool touch each 'disc' represents a different time era from the game.
- Prehistory (Rock, Fun, Primal)
- Antiquity (Synthesized, Adventurous, Magical)
- Middle Ages (Natural, Worldly, Gentle)
- Present (Jazz, Soulful, Dance)
- Apocalyptic Future (Metal, Destruction, Dramatic)
In the US it costs $20 from iTunes and Loudr, though you can pay more on the latter if you want to do so - that's not the worst idea if you're a fan, either, as proceeds from the album go to Doctors Without Borders.
This seems like a hugely impressive fan project, with various skilled musicians, arrangers and bands coming together. You can see a trailer for the album below - let us know if you're tempted to pick it up.