It’s closing in on that season again where whatever shop you walk into they will be playing a Christmas musical relic from years past. You’re guaranteed to be treated to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” at least six times in the first thirty minutes of your shopping trip! So what better way to scrub you mind clear of all those Christmas ditties than with the Scarlet Moon Christmas Album 2016.
This nine track album is a special collection of Christmas tunes and game music favourites re-imagined in a holiday fashion. Featuring a number of renowned videogame and film composers, it should get any videogame fan into the holiday spirit.
The artists participating include Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana), Vince DiCola (Rocky IV and Transformers: The Movie (1986)), Robyn Miller (Myst and Riven), Justin Lassen (Underworld series), Mustin (of The OneUps), Goomin “Nauts” Nam (DJMAX and Bar Oasis), Osamu Kubota (Beatmania and Granado Espada), Materia (jazz fusion band), and Dale North (Dragon Fantasy Book II and PAC-MAN Pop).
The full track list is as follows:
- “Jingle Bells” by Vince DiCola
- “Christmas Garden (Yoshi’s Island)” by Mustin
- “Peaceful Christmas (Chrono Trigger)” by Dale North
- “Some Small Hope (Cherubic Hymn by A. Kastorsky)” by Osamu Kubota
- “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Hiroki Kikuta
- “Christmas Comes to Myst (Myst)” by Robyn Miller
- “Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 64)” by Justin Lassen
- “Melodies of Life (Final Fantasy IX)” by Goomin “Nauts” Nam
- “Aspertia City – Winter (Pokémon Black & White 2)” by Materia
Jayson Napolitano (producer) commented, “Dale North and I are both massive fans of Christmas music, after releasing the Scarlet Moon Christmas EP in 2014, we wanted to rekindle that passion by creating even more Christmas-themed tracks to get music fans of all ages and genres in the spirit of the season. And as it would turn out, most of the artists on the roster love Christmas music just as much as we do!”
Scarlet Moon Christmas Album 2016 is fully licensed and is available on LOUDR–where it can be bundled with 2014’s Scarlet Moon Christmas EP–and other major music retailers including iTunes, Google Play and Spotify in the coming days.