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Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer Original Soundtrack

Catalog Number GRCD-4326
Release Date May 30, 2010
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 11.99 GBP
Media Format CD
Classification Original Soundtrack
Published by Grappa
Composed by Knut Avenstroup Haugen
Arranged by Knut Avenstroup Haugen
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Anthony Hinnigan, Wang Xiao, Cheng Yu, Sun Zhuo, David Corkhill, Chris Terian, Cameron Sinclair

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Prologue: The Bitter Steppes of the West 3:01
02 Hyrkanian Raiders Attack 1:31
03 The Mountains of Night 2:05
04 Northern Grasslands 2:20
05 Ambush from Three Directions 1:12
06 The Gentle God 2:51
07 Villages of Khitai 2:40
08 In the Temple 2:37
09 The Red Forest 2:12
10 Battlefields of Chosain 2:15
11 Warriors of the East 1:44
12 Through the City Gates 2:28
13 The Ballad of the Barbarian King 1:58
14 Silken Wind through the Bamboo Forest 2:17
15 The Black Desert of Kara Korum 2:05
16 Charge of the Corrupted 1:11
17 The Crater 2:14
18 The Road to Paikang 2:31
19 Battle of the Factions 1:24
20 Descent into Darkness 2:51
21 Horrors of the Jade Citadel 2:49
22 All Heroes Unite! 4:26
23 Epilogue: The Eternal Empire 2:36
Disc length 53:18

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Notes

'The Rise of the Godslayer' soundtrack is the long awaited sequel to 'Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures' and again features a soundtrack by composer Avenstroup Haugen. Both the game and its music score have already received overwhelming praise and the game is topping the Games Charts across Europe and USA.

Now released as an audio CD with a bonus DVD, the entire soundtrack was composed, orchestrated and produced by Avenstroup Haugen. The delicious Far Eastern score features the distinguished Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, a huge taiko drum ensemble and world-class soloists renowned for their contributions on films such as Titanic, The Mission, Braveheart, Troy, The Mummy and Mulan.

The music was recorded in full 5.1 surround sound in the legendary AIR Lyndhurst Hall Studio, Angel Studios and Smecky Studios. In addition to the soundtrack CD, the package also includes a DVD with the original 5.1 surround mix of the music - including bonus tracks - playable on home theatre or other surround systems. Each track of the surround score is accompanied by a slideshow, featuring original concept art from Rise of the Godslayer. Most of this material has never been shown before. Also included are mp3 versions of all songs, a unique Bone Flute virtual item for use in-game, selected videos and trial client installers for the Age of Conan PC-game.


Score composed, orchestrated and produced by Knut Avenstroup Haugen

Score performed by:
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Klemens

with:
Anthony Hinnigan: Dizi, Bawu, Shakuhachi and Quena
Wang Xiao: Erhu
Cheng Yu: Pipa
Sun Zhuo: Guzheng
David Corkhill: Taikos & Chinese/Japanese percussion
Chris Terian: Taikos & Chinese/Japanese percussion
Cameron Sinclair: Taikos & Chinese/Japanese percussion

London:
Taiko drums recorded at AIR Lyndhurst Hall
Soloists recorded at Angel Studios
Contractor: Allan Wilson
Recording and mixing engineer: Gary Thomas
Assistant engineer at AIR Lyndhurst Hall: Chris Barrett
Assistant engineers at Angel Studios: James Stone and Jeremy Murphy

Prague:
Orchestra recorded at Smecky Studios
Contractor: James Fitzpatrick
Recording engineer: Jan Holzner
Copyist: Jiri Simunek

Surround score mixed at Angel studios by Gary Thomas
Additional surround mixing by Knut Avenstroup Haugen
Stereo remix by Knut Avenstroup Haugen
Score mastering by Knut Avenstroup Haugen
Score editing by Knut Avenstroup Haugen
MIDI programming by Knut Avenstroup Haugen

All tracks originally recorded, mixed and mastered in 5.1 surround sound