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VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 ON CD, DVD AND DVD/BLU-RAY
ACROSS NORTH AMERICA


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CAPTURED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON FILM!



Los Angeles, CA – Video Games Live, the explosive one-of-a-kind concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time as performed by top orchestras and choirs from around the world, is coming to video for the first time as Video Games Live: Level 2, set for release on CD, DVD, and DVD/Blu-ray on October 19 from Shout! Factory. Video Games Live: Level 2 also includes previously unreleased music and video as well as 3+ hours of bonus features.

Created and produced by industry veteran and world famous video game composer Tommy Tallarico, Video Games Live: Level 2 features the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performing along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, special fx, solo performers, percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments, creating a entirely unique entertainment experience.

The Video Games Live: Level 2 CD features 16 musical performances (2 additional tracks on the download version), and the DVD and Blu-Ray include never-before-televised music and video from Super Mario Bros.™, The Legend of Zelda™, Sonic the Hedgehog™, Halo®, Warcraft®, Chrono Cross®, Castlevania®, Guitar Hero®, God of War™ and many more, as well as a special Classic Arcade Medley featuring games from Pong® to Dragon’s Lair and Tetris®, and more than three hours of bonus material, including interviews  with famous video game composers, and designers from around the world,  additional and extended music segments, exclusive game trailers, “making the game” documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, creator commentary, internet game music videos, and a special look inside a private and exclusive game composers party in Tokyo, Japan with some of the greatest game composers of all time.

“We are so excited to be releasing our second album and first DVD/Blu-Ray.  People have been asking us for years when these products will be available and we didn’t want to put anything out until we had everything we wanted,” said veteran video game composer and Video Games Live CEO/executive producer and host Tommy Tallarico. “Aside from all the cool bonus material, what’s really special for me and this project is that some of the music that appears has either never been released before or has only been available in Japan.  I think that gamers around the world are really going to be excited about the setlist and what we’ve put together for the first time in gaming history. That being said, our  goal has always been to create a show for everyone whether they play games or not. The fact that all of the game publishers have come on board with this project to help our mission says a lot about the future of gaming and how much they believe in Video Games Live.”
 
Filmed in New Orleans this past April in high definition with 5.1 audio surround sound, the concert features the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, a 34-person chorus; a number of soloists including pianist Martin Leung, flautist Laura “Flute Link” Intravia, original vocalists from the games; plus a rock band featuring Tallarico on guitar; and a full complement of state-of-the-art lighting, lasers and special effects.

Video Games Live is part of special programming airing in 2010-2011 on PBS stations.

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over.  Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  With its fingers on the pulse of pop culture, Shout! Factory continues to impact the entertainment media landscape through acquisition of top quality programming for home entertainment releases. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.


VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 CD TRACK LISTING
1.   The Legend of Zelda™ Suite                       
2.   Civilization IV®: Baba Yetu (Duet Version)            
3.   God of War™: Revenge and Redemption           
4.   Chrono Trigger® & Chrono Cross® Medley           
5.   World of Warcraft®: Lament of the Highborne       
6.   Mario™ Solo Piano Medley                       
7.   Super Mario Bros.™ Medley                       
8.   Warcraft® Montage                           
9.   Sonic the Hedgehog™: Staff Credits               
10. Advent Rising™ Overture                   
11. Megaman® Montage                           
12. StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty Theme               
13. Final Fantasy® Solo Piano Medley                   
14. Halo® Montage                               
15. Castlevania® Rock Overture                       
16. Final Fantasy® VII: One Winged Angel (Rock Edition)

Running Time
74:39 minutes (16 tracks total)

VIDEO GAMES LIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BONUS TRACKS
“Myst Suite” and “Mass Effect Suite”


VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 DVD & BLU-RAY INCLUDES
Classic Arcade Medley
Halo® Montage
Civilization IV®:  Baba Yetu (Duet Version)
StarCraft® II:  Wings of Liberty Theme
Sonic the Hedgehog™:  Staff Credits
Advent Rising™ Overture
Interactive Guitar Hero®: Aerosmith – "Sweet Emotion"
Warcraft® Montage
Chrono Cross®:  Scars of Time
Mass Effect™ Suite
Megaman® Montage
Tribute To Ralph Baer
Myst® Suite
The Legend of Zelda™ Suite
Super Mario Bros.™ Medley
God of War™:  Revenge and Redemption
Martin Leung - Mario™ Solo Piano Medley
Martin Leung - Tetris® Solo Piano Medley
World of Warcraft®:  Lament of the Highborne
Castlevania® Rock Overture

Concert Running Time = 100 minutes (1:40)


BONUS MATERIALS

Interviews
Tommy Tallarico
Ralph Baer
Jamie Lee Curtis
Russell Brower
Gerard Marino
Christopher Tin
Martin Leung
Jayson Hayes

Behind the Scenes
Tommy’s Guitars
Joystick Podium
Behind the Scenes Tour
Composers Party in Japan

Teasers, Trailers & Game Making
Video Games Live 2010 Trailer
Tetris® 25th Anniversary
The Making of Dragon’s Lair®
Dragon’s Lair® Attract Screen
Halo® Reach Trailer
Castlevania®: Lords of Shadow Trailer
Sonic the Hedgehog™  4 Teaser
Civilization V® Trailer
God of War™ III Trailer
“Yuri the Only One For Me” music video

Creator Commentary Audio Option



Video Games Live has over 70 tour dates currently planned over the next 12 months.  Please visit http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=dates for a show date near you.



Press Contact:
Lauren Gaffney
Shout! Factory
(310) 979-5604 / lgaffney@shoutfactory.com