The fan re-orchestration movement “Zelda Reorchestrated” (ZREO) recently put together their first full album – “Twilight Symphony,” an almost three-and-a-half hour remake of the incredible soundtrack of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The album was scheduled for a mid-November release, but has obviously missed that target – for a good cause. Turns out Nintendo took notice of the project… but instead of shutting it down, they’ve actually decided to work closely with the group to make it a more “official” release that’s in line with Nintendo’s branding.
Fans can now expect the soundtrack to be delivered to their doors “before December 25.” What a terrific Christmas present! Read on for more details about the collaboration.
Some of the top people at Nintendo have taken notice of the project and have become involved in an advisory capacity. This is the largest fan-project of its kind, and the first time that a lot of this material will be legally available to the public beyond the game that made it popular.
Nintendo wants to make sure our entire project is consistent with their brand identity. Joypad Records is currently working with Nintendo’s head of copyright to make sure that this release complies with their wishes, above and beyond what is required by law. However, most of the changes Nintendo has asked us to incorporate are cosmetic, and should not affect the audio quality or physical packaging of Twilight Symphony as originally advertised.
Because of this, discs aren’t expected to be finalized, pressed, and shipped until early-to-mid December. Unfortunately this also impacts the digital release, so we are unable to distribute the digital album until we receive the green light from Nintendo. Fear not! Pre-order customers are still alotted a download code for the digital album, which you will recieve by e-mail, before the physical albums ship! The time frame has simply shifted. We hope that you now understand why.
Our hope and desire is that everyone receives their order before December 25th, however if you are an international customer, your order may not arrive until after that date. These dates are purely estimates, but we ask that you please understand the situation and know that we are working very hard in conjuction with Joypad Records and Nintendo to bring this release to you as quickly as possible.
As soon as your order ships, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a tracking number.
Thank you for your interest, your commitment to our project, and most of all for your patronage! This is the end of a very long road for our team, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we bring all of this to a proper, successful, celebratory close.
The Twilight Symphony Team
Source: Zelda Informer