Video Games Live: Level 2

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Video Games Live: Level 2
Record label: Shout! Factory

Video Games Live: Level 2 is the second volume of live performances taken from the "Video Games Live" orchestra concert series created by Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall. Among the game music fully realized in orchestrated arrangements is the credits medley to the original Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Mega Drive, with the boss theme spliced in.

Release Info

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  • MSRP: $14.98
  • Composers: Russell Brower, Yasuaki Fujita, Emmanuel Fratianni, Jason Hayes, Koji Kondo, Club Kukeiha, Gerard Marino, Yasunori Mitsuda, Masato Nakamura, Martin O'Donnell, Michael Plowman, Laurie Robinson, Michael Salvatori, Tommy Tallarico, Takashi Tateishi, Satoe Terashima, Christopher Tin, Nobuo Uematsu, Michiru Yamane, Kinuyo Yamashita
  • Arrangers: Emmanuel Fratianni, Benoît Grey, Richard Jacques, Martin Leung, Christopher Nickel, Nic Raine, Laurie Robinson, Tommy Tallarico
  • Performers: Vangie Gunn, Kendrew Heriveaux, Laura Intravia, Martin Leung, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Ron Ragin, Laurie Robinson, Cindy Shapiro, Tommy Tallarico, Joe Travers, Jack Wall
  • CD Info: 1 Disc - 16 Tracks

Track list

  1. The Legend of Zelda Suite [4:24]
    Composer: Koji Kondo; Arranger: Nic Raine
  2. Civilization IV: Baba Yetu (Duet Version) [4:59]
    Composer: Christopher Tin; Vocal Soloists: Ron Ragin & Kendrew Heriveaux
  3. God of War: Revenge and Redemption [3:24]
    Composer: Gerard Marino; Vocal Soloist: Cindy Shapiro
  4. Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Medley [4:56]
    Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda; Acoustic Guitars: Tommy Tallarico & Jack Wall; Flute Soloist: Laura Intravia; Violin Soloist: John Hilton
  5. World of Warcraft: Lament of the Highborne [2:58]
    Composer: Russell Brower; Lyrics: Derek Duke; Vocal Soloist: Vangie Gunn
  6. Mario Solo Piano Medley [4:19]
    Composer: Koji Kondo; Performed & Arranged: Martin Leung
  7. Super Mario Bros. Medley [4:09]
    Composer: Koji Kondo; Arranger: Nic Raine
  8. Warcraft Montage [5:06]
    Composer: Jason Hayes; Orchestrator: Benoît Grey
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog: Staff Credits [5:20]
    Composer: Masato Nakamura; Arranger: Richard Jacques
  10. Advent Rising Overture [6:40]
    Composer: Tommy Tallarico, Michael Plowman, Emmanuel Fratianni & Laurie Robinson; Orchestrators: Emmanuel Fratianni, Laurie Robinson & Christopher Nickel; Vocal Soloist: Laurie Robinson
  11. Megaman Montage [4:33]
    Composers: Takashi Tateishi (Mega Man 2), Yasuaki Fujita (Mega Man 3); Guitar: Tommy Tallarico
  12. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Theme [2:11]
    Composers: Russell Brower & Chris Metzen
  13. Final Fantasy Solo Piano Medley [6:55]
    Composer: Nobuo Uematsu; Martin Leung & Tommy Tallarico; Performed: Martin Leung
  14. Halo Montage [5:28]
    Composers: Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori; Guitar: Tommy Tallarico
  15. Castlevania Rock Overture [4:28]
    Composers: Kinuyo Yamashita & Satoe Terashima (Castlevania), Club Kukeiha (Castlevania III), Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night); Arranger: Tommy Tallarico
  16. Final Fantasy VII: One Winged Angel (Rock Edition) [4:40]
    Composer: Nobuo Uematsu; Guitar: Tommy Tallarico

Total Running Time: 74:30

Production credits

Album produced by Tommy Tallarico
Mixed by John Rodd and Jack Wall
Mastering: Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Live Recording: John Harris
Solo Piano Recording Engineer: Edo Guidotti at Pacific Coast Presentations
Orchestra: The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Jack Wall
Concert Master: John Hilton
Guitars: Tommy Tallarico
Drums: Joe Travers
Piano Soloist: Martin Leung
Flute Soloist: Laura Intravia
Vocal Soloists: Ron Ragin, Kendrew Heriveaux, Vangie Gunn, Laurie Robinson, Cindy Shapiro

Management & Booking: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Vice President, Touring: Marc Geiger
Managing Agent/Tour Marketing Director: Amy Flax
North American Booking: Matt Charkow
Managing Agent, European Booking: Sheraz Qureshi
Director, European Booking: Peter Price
Marketing/PR Coordinator: Katie Vaughn
Business Management: David Weise & Associates, Inc

Touring Crew:
Lighting Designer/Director: Heath Marrinan
Audio Engineer: Matt Yelton
Video Operator: Mike Runice
Merchandise and FOH Manager: Mike Tallarico
Production and Stage Assitant: Brian DiDomenico, Matt Campana
Lighting Crew Chief: Mikey Trifilis
Lighting Crew Technician/Jib Operator: Chad Gore
Conductor: Emmanuel Fratianni
Tour Manager: Terry Finley
Touring Production supplied by Theatrical Media Services (TMS)

Special thanks to:
Pauline Tallarico, Thomas V. Tallarico, Mike Tallarico, Karen Tallarico, Milena Tallerico, Marc Geiger, Amy Flax, William Morris Endevor Entertainment, Joe Campbell, Jeff Rowland, Tom Case, Allen Newman, Kevin Moy, Steve Sterling, Michael Morhaime, Russell Brower, Neil Hubbard, Tomas Melian, Blizzard Entertainment, Mary Dolaher, David Perry, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Trudy Green, Mike Rajna, Cindy Chau, Jerry Chu, Sarah Anderson, David Peterson, Damon Baker, Joe Sutton, Laura Fryer, Bob Gustafson, Joshua Izzo, Christian Svensson, Gary Goldman, Don Bluth, Henk Rodgers, Lisa Linnenkohl, Bungie, Frank O'Conner, Jim McQuillan, Charles Young, Kazuhiro Ando, chiharu Nakajima, Kazuo Koizumi, Chuck Doud, John O'Connell, Mark Hubter, Barbara Moltere, Lois Robinson Duplantier, Ron Bermingham, Jenna Cronin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Elvis Presley, Harry Houdini, Walt Disney and all of our composer friends who contributed their work to this album.

Album Cover Design: Damion Hickman Designs, Inc.

Video Games Live and its logo are a registerd trademark of Mystical Stone Entertainment, LLC.

Physical scans

Album, US
Booklet Exterior
Booklet Interior

External links

1990s albums
Sonic the Hedgehog Boom (1993) | Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix (1994) | Sonic & Knuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) | Virtual Sonic (1996) | Sonic the Fighters Sound Tracks (1996) | Sonic the Hedgehog (1996) | Sonic Live in Sydney (1997) | Sonic R (1998) | Sonic Adventure Songs With Attitude ~Vocal mini-Album~ (1998) | SONIC Adventure REMIX (1998) | Sonic Adventure "Digi-LOG Conversation" Original Sound Track (1999)
2000s albums
Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection (2001) | Multi-dimensional Sonic Adventure 2 Original Sound Track (2001) | Sonic the Hedgehog 10th Anniversary (2001) | Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Sonic Adventure 2: Battle - Sampler (2002) | Triple Threat Sonic Heroes Vocal Trax (2004) | Complete Trinity Sonic Heroes - Original Soundtrax (2004) | Sonic X ~Original Sound Tracks~ (2004) | Sonic Heroes Official Soundtrack (2004) | Sonic Rush Original Groove Rush (2005) | Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax (2006) | Shadow the Hedgehog Original Soundtrax (2006) | Sonic Riders Original Soundtrack "Speedbeats Grand Prix" (2006) | Sonic the Hedgehog Vocal Traxx: Several Wills (2007) | Sonic the Hedgehog Original Sound Track (2007) | Seven Rings in Hand: Sonic and the Secret Rings Original Sound Track (2007) | Sonic Rush Adventure Original Soundtrack (2007) | Sonic Underground: The Greatest Hits (2007) | Sonic Riders Shooting Star Story Original Soundtrack "Zero Gravity Tracks" (2008) | True Blue: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog (2008) | Sonic Underground: The Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2008) | Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure Original Soundtrack (2009) | Face to Faith: Sonic and the Black Knight - Vocal Trax (2009) | Tales of Knighthood: Sonic and the Black Knight Original Soundtrax (2009) | True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2 (2009)
2010s albums
Sonic Free Riders Original Soundtrack: Break Free (2010) | Vivid Sound x Hybrid Colors: Sonic Colors Original Soundtrack (2010) | Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Adventure 2 Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Heroes Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack (2011) | Sonic Generations: 20 Years of Sonic Music (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack White Edition (2011) | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack Blue Edition (2011) | History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack: Blue Blur (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I & II Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Lost World Bonus Soundtrack [Special Selection] (2013) | Sonic Lost World Original Soundtrack Without Boundaries (2013) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Original Soundtrack (2014) | SEGA ALL-STARS Premium Sound Collection (2014) | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era (2014) | Sonic Adventure Music Experience (2016) | Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Selection (2016) | Sonic Runners Complete Soundtrack (2016) | Sonic Adventure Music Experience Vol. 2 (2017) | Sonic 25th Cafe Selection (2017) | Sonic Mania (2017) | Sonic Forces Vocal Traxx - On the Edge (2017) | Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack - A Hero Will Rise (2017) | Sonic Adventure Official Soundtrack Vinyl Edition (2017) | Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack Vinyl Edition (2017) | Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack - The Vinyl Cutz (2018) | Sonic Mania Plus Original Soundtrack (2018) | Maximum Overdrive - Team Sonic Racing Original Soundtrack (2019) | Sonic CD (2019)
2020s albums
Sonic the Hedgehog: Music from the Motion Picture (2020)
SUPERSONIC (1992) | Super Sonic Dance Attack (1992) | Super Sonic Dance Attack Remix (1992) | Winter Song (1994) | Wonderman (1994) | Wizards of the Sonic (1994) | Wizards of the Sonic (Remix) (1994) | They Call Me Sonic (1996) | King of the Ring (1996) | Sonic Mix 3 (1996) | Wizards of the Sonic (1998) | SONIC Adventure REMIX (1998) | Work It Out (1999) | Mi-Ra-I (2003) | Sonic Drive (2003) | Hikaru Michi (2003) | T.O.P (2004) | Moshimo Yukinara/Kyoudakeha (2006) | So Much More... (2009) | Speed Me Up (2020)
Digital releases
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic and the Black Knight Official Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Generations Official Soundtrack (2012) | Shadow the Hedgehog Official Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Lost World: Wonder World EP (2013) | Sonic Runners Original Soundtrack (2015) | Sonic Forces Hi-Res Collection (2017) | Sonic Mania Original Soundtrack (Selected Edition) (2018)
Associated albums
SONICTEAM "PowerPlay" (1998) | Thrill of the Feel (2000) | Crush 40 (2003) | SonicTeam Unplugged Live 2004 (2004) | The Works (2009) | The Best of Crush 40: Super Sonic Songs (2009) | Rise Again [EP] (2012) | Live! (2012) | 2 Nights 2 Remember (2015) | The Works II (2016) | The Works III (2019) | Driving Through Forever The Ultimate Crush Forty Collection 1998-2018 (2019)
Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 1 - Mega-CD Super Music Collection (1993) | Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 2 - Mega Drive Super Music Collection (1994) | SEGA Arcade Selection D-RAM Remix (1995) | Club Saturn (1996) | Club SEGA (1997) | Club Sega 2 ~Beat Grooves~ (1999) | Radio DC (1999) | The Very Best of SEGA (2004) | Play! A Video Game Symphony Live! (2009) | Video Games Live: Level 2 (2010)
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