Electronic Arts to Release Eight-Disc 'Medal of Honor' Soundtrack (Exclusive)
Electronic Arts enters the boxed music business March 1 with the eight-disc Medal of Honor Soundtrack Collection, which will be released through a partnership with LA-LA Land Records.
The collection features 10 hours of music, including the original scores of all 12 video games, as well as previously unreleased material from award-winning Hollywood composers Michael Giacchino (Cars 2, Captain America: The First Avenger), Christopher Lennertz (Hop, Alvin and the Chipmunks) and Ramin Djawadi (Red Dawn, Clash of the Titans).
Steven Spielberg created the original Medal of Honor game with his DreamWorks Interactive game studio, which EA bought before the first World War II shooting game was released and became a global blockbuster. Spielberg wrote an introduction to the 40-page booklet that comes with the Medal of Honor Soundtrack Collection.
"It has been gratifying as a gamer just playing all the iterations of Medal of Honor to experience firsthand how lifelike the combat in Medal of Honor has evolved from the very first game I created in 1998," Spielberg said. "A lot of developers cut their teeth on Medal of Honor and have become stars in their own right, which also could be said for finding the composers who make video games feel more and more like movies."
Oscar-winning composer Giacchino (Up!) got his first big break in Hollywood as a result of Spielberg and Medal of Honor.
"I listen to a lot of music from aspiring composers, and one day I received a CD of sample tracks from a new composer named Michael Giacchino," Spielberg said. "I thought his stuff was stunning and the orchestral arrangements were already on a par with some of Hollywood's best working composers. So I did what anybody in their right mind would do. I found him an agent and signed him up to score Medal of Honor -- and the rest of Giacchino's history belongs to him."