The Show: Great moments in gaming history…

Hi. Fraserhead here. (That’s Mr Jose Gonzalez up above).

If you’re a regular listener you’ll know that I’m a sucker for a good soundtrack and music that sounds like a film score. However, I’ve usually overlooked game soundtracks. Myst nailed it back in the day with a perfect ambient soundtrack and most recently the Grand Theft Auto series innovated by including radio stations in the gameplay.

My lady friend, Tulip Black, has recently been playing Red Dead Redemption and that’s when I took notice of the soundtrack. It was written by Friends of Dean Martinez member Bill Elm and ex-member Woody Jackson. It’s fun just watching the game so that I can hear the soundtrack. Yeah, weird.

Anyway, one of the great moments in gaming history surely has to be a scene in Red Dead Redemption when the main character John Marston crosses the US border into “Nuevo Paraiso” (Mexico). That’s when, completely unexpectedly, the Jose Gonzalez track “Far Away” kicks in. Absolutely perfect. See the video for the action…

Did I really say that the Auckland Laneway Festival was happening in February? Oops. It’s 30 January 2012. Sorry about that. Anyway, check out that line up. It’s been years since I’ve got excited by a festival. Hopefully we’ll see some of you up there?

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 96MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 89MB

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