For those unable to make it all the way over to Japan to see The Legend of Zelda: Concert 2018 live this month, fear not: the whole thing is set to be recorded for a special CD and blu-ray release next year.
You may remember that we actually reported on this concert series earlier this year; initial performances were held towards the end of last month, and the final show is set to take place in just over a week's time. This last performance, set to be held in Tokyo, will be live-streamed on YouTube (for a fee), but sadly it'll only be viewable by residents of Japan. If you're wanting to see and hear the action for yourself, this newly-announced release will be the only way to do it.
The album is set to be released in Japan on 6th March (importing options should hopefully become available nearer the time). There's a regular edition containing 2 CDs of the concert, and a Limited Edition which also throws in a blu-ray featuring live footage from the performance including the musicians and imagery shown on screen at the event. The two releases are set to be available for 3,000 and 5,500 yen respectively (approx. $26 / $49) before taxes.
We quite like the idea of sitting down with a blu-ray of a live Zelda performance; hopefully we'll receive more details about the product's release in the coming weeks. You can see more about the live performances themselves at the official website.
Have you attended any video game music concerts? Would you happily snap up this set if it becomes available to import? Let us know below.
[source perfectly-nintendo.com, via famitsu.com]
Thank god they have announced this...I would not have been able to sleep otherwise.
Don't know what the typical cost of importing is. But if this became officially available here in the US, I'd snatch it up no hesitation.
Yeah, quite keen to get a copy of that on Blu Ray!
Blue shirt Link with an accordian?
Aren't blu rays and dvds region locked?
@GetShulked mostly yes, but occasionally no. For example I got Dr Horrible’s Singalong Blog region-free.
@GetShulked music/concert blu-rays are usually not region locked
why not just put the whole concert on blu-ray?
@NewAdvent Agreed. I can't think of any logical reason not to get these available globally as a digital download - the music and the video.
Getting! I have gone to the symphony of the Goddesses four times.
@GetShulked BluRay discs are commonly not region locked (check the details)
Darn it, now I'm getting that Symphony of the Goddesses itch again. XD
@Ryu_Niiyama I almost went to one of those video game concerts once....wasn't Goddess, but it had a lot of great stuff, including Zelda music, Halo, etc. Then I sat down and really thought about the nature of the audience that would be attending and decided, no....I'll stick with a Mahler show..... I'm not a fan of the pretentious snobs at a traditional classical performance, but at least they're not as insufferable as the video game audience.
@NewAdvent Agreed, I download so much digitally instead of buying and support Nintendo because they don't release digitally very often. I am not buying CDs anymore and only have one thing, my car, that even has a CD player in it. iTunes gets some Nintendo soundtracks etc but not even close to what Japan gets.
Seen it twice and loved it! What a great show, I’d definitely see it again.
@NEStalgia Really? I've been to a few of the Video Games Live! shows as well and everybody was pretty chill. Went to the Pokemon one too. I mean everybody had 3ds systems for the million street passes you get but it was a lot of fun. I prefer the Zelda ones though as there is a greater age variance as the series has impacted more people. I do remember accidentally being the loud nerd though when they were introducing Gerudo valley in the encore. The announcer was hinting what song they were going to play and I screamed out "Gerudo Valley" right when he paused ...and I'm loud so whoops. OF COURSE when he says the title (I guessed correctly) and I screamed out Wooo! I still accidentally timed it when nobody else was talking. fun times lol.
@Ryu_Niiyama If I ever mention I'm attending the same cultural event as you, just drop me a tag so I know to cancel.....
Do we have a track list for this? I'll probably get it anyway but I'd like to know.
@NewAdvent "Do you guys not have CD players?"
@NEStalgia I'm not sure how to take that. It happened once. I'm usually well behaved.
@NEStalgia I went to a Zelda concert once. I had no issues with the audience. The far bigger issue was that they chose to play in a normal venue were they usually have rock concerts and stuff, instead of a proper concert hall. Because of that the acoustics were crap. It was nice to see the musicians playing but the sound would have been better if I listened to the music on my phone
@Ryu_Niiyama Me too!
@Ryu_Niiyama "I don't know her. No clue who she is. Never seen her before.... Just one of those Nintendo fans i guess......(hides under chair)"
Seriously though, never been to one, but the general crowd associated with anything gaming, unfortunately tends to strike me as things is rather not spend time with..... Awkward teens, dude bros, and nerdiness that despite being a nerd by hobby and interests, i generally am not very socially attuned to nerddom. If i cringed any harder id look like an me: Andromeda character.
@NEStalgia normally I would agree. I am not a fan of the extremes gaming/nerdiness goes to, however I think the symphony shows have always been a nice medium. You have some folks in tuxes and gowns, some in gamingware and others in cosplay (tastefully; the shows I went to wouldn’t let you in if you went too risqué) but the crowd is usually very quiet aside from applause after each movement. Granted there are parts of the show designed to get the crowd going. The first year of the tour the conductor made a big show of using a windwaker during the windwaker suite. To crowd cheers of course. However overall the reverence that tends to imbue symphony shows is still there and it balances the crazy. Tldr I still suggest you go at least once.
@MisterKorman Yeaahh...that's sort of exactly the image I had in my mind. Ryu paints a prettier picture of it but you've made my nightmare come to life
Import or not I need this in my life. Can’t wait to scoop up the Blu-Ray for this. Please put up an article as soon as it’s available.
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