I love instrumental music, in particular anything orchestral–and especially soundtracks that carry me inside favorite stories and remind me of all the things I love to feel and see and experience while inside those stories.
Over the past few months, I have quite quickly accumulated a collection of arrangements of songs from two of my favorite video games of all time: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. These games, as well as those that followed in the series, have provided great inspiration to my writing, particularly in my younger years. It is through this series I developed a love of exploring vast fantasy worlds with unique, diverse races and quirky characters.
Thus, in my recent boredom combined with my recent explosive creativity, I decided to finally compile these songs into two coherent soundtracks and share the songs with you. None of these songs are of my own creation; the original composer is Koji Kondo of course, but I found arrangements of many of the games’ songs on either Youtube or Newgrounds from various artists who are masters at coming up with some of the most beautiful arrangements and groovy remixes.
I am going to separate this playlist into three posts, just as I separated the songs onto three CDs. The first disc I made ends as Link pulls out the Master Sword, Ganondorf arrives–and then Link is sealed inside the Sacred Realm. It is quite a dramatic moment to end Part One on, and the timing worked out perfectly! Disc two will begin with Link as an adult, and Disc Three will begin once he is ready to return to the Temple of Time, meet Zelda, and fight Ganondorf to save Hyrule.
I’d like to thank the following artists whose songs feature on my playlists; if I have left out your name or given any misinformation about which songs are yours, please feel free to send a message correcting me!
Artists whose songs feature in this massive playlist include:
Artists I found on Youtube:
Artists I found on Newgrounds:
On that note–no pun intended–let the listening begin!
Ocarina of Time “Perfect” Playlist, Part 1: