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Composer Grant Kirkhope Makes Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack Freely Available

Grant Kirhkhope Banjo Kazooie Rare Nintendo 64

Banjo-Kazooie was quite a loved game when it launched on Nintendo 64 in 1998. The platformer appealed to many which helped it spawn a direct sequel in the form of Banjo-Tooie. After that came two spinoffs and the more recent Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

Although there's no one best aspect of the game, it's safe to say that the soundtrack is distinctive and appealing. Composer Grant Kirkhope was incredibly involved in scoring Rare games in the N64 era and it's easy to discern his music from others of the time. Unfortunately, it's never been easy to get legitimate copies of most Nintendo 64 soundtracks, let alone ones from Rare's catalog.

That's why Kirkhope's gesture today should appeal to many N64 (or just Rare) fans. On Twitter he posted the news that the Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack has been made available through his BandCamp page because people wanted it. You can pay any price, which includes none at all, and download the tracks as MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, or AAC.


What Nintendo 64 game had the best soundtrack?


2 Comments

Awesome! :D
Fantastic news! I enjoyed playing Banjo games on the N64 and it did had great music. As for which N64 game that has the best music, it can easily be Zelda, but I'll go with Super Smash Brothers. It had some pretty cool beats and music for characters and stages.

 

 

 

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