The Legend of Zelda is a franchise with some of the most memorable music in gaming, and it's celebrated in various ways. Late last year we reported on an album by Materia Collective that is re-imagining the soundtrack from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; though it's not an official Nintendo product approval has been given for use of the music.

The 22-track album is getting released on 27th March, and the good news is that it's up for pre-order now as a download or CD; vinyl pre-orders are open for the iam8bit product which will arrive in the coming months. Links below.

  • Bandcamp download or CD - $14USD or more for DL, $30USD for CD
  • Vinyl pre-order from iam8bit (pictured above) - $40
  • iTunes - $9.99USD / £7.99

It'll also be on Spotify from 27th March.You can listen to a preview track and read more about it below.

Materia Collective offers an epic re-imagining of the iconic score by Nintendo's Koji Kondo recorded with a live 64-piece orchestra. Hero of Time is an epic re-imagining of the soundtrack to Nintendo's timeless adventure RPG, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Hero of Time is unprecedented in many ways, setting out to arrange and record with a full 64-piece orchestra the most poignant moments from the game. After finding success on Kickstarter with over 1,000 backers contributing over $50,000, this dream has become a reality.

Are you tempted to pick this up?

[source materiacollective.com]