The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask often ranks as the favorite for many Zelda fans; others will scream blue murder until it is recognized that Ocarina of Time is the greatest. For the record, my favorite is something completely different, but that’s another story.
Whatever side of the fence you sit on, one thing that can’t be questioned is the quality of music present throughout the entire Zelda franchise. Majora’s Mask is no exception. It’s music that many of us could happily listen to without even playing the game as an accompaniment.
The only thing to make the music better is an orchestral arrangement, something that Majora’s Mask has benefited from thanks to THEOPHANY. Their two albums, Time’s End and Time’s End II, have been fan favorites for several years now and thankfully will soon be available at home in a physical format.
The two albums are being released on CD and Vinyl and will begin to ship in the early part of next year. Time’s End will cost $40.00 on vinyl and $20.00 on CD, whereas Time’s End II will charge a slightly higher $45.00 on vinyl and $22.00 on CD. If you’re interested, both can be preordered here.
Each album will come with a nice booklet and some fancy artwork. Here’s what the arranger THEOPHANY had to say about the upcoming Majora’s Mask albums:
“I’m thrilled to offer a physical release for these albums, especially since fans have requested them for years. Most of the money I receive will be needed to fund the oktavist choir I’m planning for the third album, which will focus on the final arc of Majora’s Mask. Oktavist singers seem pretty rare so the logistics may prove challenging, but it’s an incredibly inspiring sound. Ending the project with an opportunity like this would be amazing.”
So there you have it. Should you want more, you’d best get your money out.
Let us know your thoughts on these albums and whether or not you plan to buy them. Also, let us know what game music you’d love to see performed by an orchestra.