Update: added pictures of the badge set and stand.
For the 25th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series, Nintendo partnered with Jason Michael Paul Entertainment and launched the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour. This allowed fans to enjoy wonderful orchestral arrangements of various music tracks from the Legend of Zelda series.
But so far, Nintendo hasn’t released an official CD or DVD, and the only recordings we have are a few official videos and many unofficial recordings on YouTube. Good news for fans who have been waiting for such a CD: Nippon Columbia will release the Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert album on February 15th in Japan!
Earlier this year, some orchestral concerts were held in Japan, in celebration of the Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary. This album features the recording of the concert held on October 16th in Tokyo, by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Taizo Takemoto).
There will be two editions for this Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert album:
- limited edition (2 CD + DVD, 5 500 Yen + taxes), which comes with a DVD featuring a recording of the performance (as it was displayed on the screen, on stage), but also a CD stand, and some badges. Comes in a special box. [CD Japan / Amazon]
- regular edition (2CD, 3 000 Yen + taxes) [CD Japan / Amazon]
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The contents of the album itself is the same in the limited edition and the regular edition. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the tracklist is available as of writing, but we will have a separate post with it as soon as it’s available.
Here’s the cover of the album:
The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert album will be released on February 15th in Japan. It has been added to the Upcoming Releases page! As soon as pre-orders go live, we will make sure to update this post.