Lakeshore Records and EA Games have released Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond—Original Soundtrack. Composed by Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winner Michael Giacchino (Up, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Nami Melumad, the uplifting orchestration provides a rousing backdrop to the WWII -based Virtual Reality game produced by Respawn Entertainment, a studio of Electronic Arts which will be available on the Oculus Store for the Oculus Rift and stream on Open VR on December 11.
Keep reading to view the album tracklist and purchase links.
Michael Giacchino’s “Main Theme” for Respawn’s Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond forthcoming VR release is out now. The single is also available as an instant-grat track with the upcoming full soundtrack. See the full album tracklist below. The single originally premiered at Critical Hit.
Going for a virtual reality approach with one of the biggest names in action games doesn’t just provide a more pulse-pounding experience, it throws you right into the thick of the greatest war of the 20th century… And thanks to its score, chances are you’ll understand just how monumental this global conflict was.
The intro blasts the motif with background percussions reminiscent of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and dissonant strings that emphasize the excitement and the anticipation of participating in this deadly myth… Apex Legends is short, but Barton turned that into the OST’s greatest strength. – A Closer Listen
The good folks at A Closer Listen review Stephen Barton’s (Titanfall, “12 Monkeys” Series, Call of Duty 4) epic score to Apex Legends, the EA/Respawn game that made headlines when it broke records gaining 25 million users in just one week upon its launch in February 2019 (now 50 million players)! This review provides a perspective between a standalone listening experience and hearing the music during in-game play for context! Are you a fan of Apex Legends? Let us know what you think of the video game score below!
In just one month, EA and Respawn’s Apex Legends game has now grossed 50 million users worldwide! The game was an immediate smash hit and breaking previous subscriber records by gaining 25 million players in just one week upon its release last month! Lakeshore Records is thrilled for soundtrack partners EA Games and for Stephen Barton (12 Monkeys Series, Alien: Covenant, Titanfall, Call of Duty 4), the composer of this battle royale game!
This week, we have an embarrassment of riches, for these sought-after video game and animated series scores are coming your way from Lakeshore Records: Apex Legends (Stephen Barton), Anthem (Sarah Schachner), and The Dragon Prince Season 1 and Season 2 (Frederik Wiedmann). Be among the first to download these fan-favorite soundtracks to your music player of choice! Details and pre-order links are listed below.