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Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack white vinyl edition box set launches today

Relive the award winning soundtrack with the white vinyl edition box set – exclusive to PlayStation Gear

With over seven million listens on Spotify since its digital release back in March, we are thrilled to be bringing the award-winning* Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack to vinyl. The collection features 74 handpicked tracks across four 140 gram vinyl discs, with each record sleeve featuring exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn artwork.

The collector’s white vinyl edition box set is available to buy now, exclusively from PlayStation Gear.

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The award winning* Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack has been a collaboration with composers Joris de Man, The Flight, Jonathan Williams, Niels van der Leest and the Guerrilla Games Audio Team. Opting for a thematic approach, Horizon Zero Dawn has a strong iconic motif, variations of which can be heard throughout the game, for a diverse yet cohesive soundtrack.

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The opening piece of music features Julie Elven’s solo, which interweaves with the game’s main theme. It’s a powerful piece, even more so when considered in context with our protagonist Aloy. From the moment you meet Aloy as a child, Julie Elven’s voice is there to guide her, always there in the background, even as Aloy has to endure the darkest moments of her journey.

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When exploring the game’s open world, the intention was for the music to blend in with the environment’s natural background sounds, complementing the ever evolving – but never overbearing – soundscape, adapting to both the regions and their day and night cycles.

The themes written by Joris de Man are interwoven throughout the entire soundtrack, leading the player from the initial prologue to the emotional epilogue. “Battle” music is never overstated. Instead it reflects the electronic/digital origins of the enemies. In comparison, percussion offers a natural contrast to the “digital” sounding world of the machines, reflecting the tribal themes of living in the wild, tinged with fear of futuristic ruins.

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In addition, the vinyl box set includes an entire side full of music that has never been heard outside of the game. This includes a collection of short emotional vignettes, which evoke memories from the game such as witnessing its stunning sunsets.

With only 1,500 units produced of the white vinyl edition, make sure you head over to PlayStation Gear now to secure your limited edition box set, and let us know in the Comments section your favourite song from the original soundtrack.

You can also check out a whole host of other official Horizon Zero Dawn merchandise on PS Gear, from exclusive t-shirts and prints to mugs, key-chains and new Pop! Vinyl models.

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*In July 2017, the Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack won a Jerry Goldsmith award for the best original score in a video game.

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As this vinyl is more expensive than the Game, did this vinyl cost more to make than the game? I’m just trying to see the math(s)

It’s collectable and limited. Of course it’s going to be overpriced.

If you think it’s not worth the money then vote with your wallet.

£48 for four coloured records in such good packaging is actually very reasonable.

All vinyl is produced in low numbers, it’s not a cheap process, £20-25 for one disc is fairly normal so double that for four is not expensive.

That’s the math(s).

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Nope. A 500 disk run (including mastering and pressing) divided up would come to around 3-5 per disk. For 1000+ that would be even lower (2-3) due to most the cost being the plates. The production cost should be about 10-20% of the total price at most. Unless they got screwed by an overcharging manufacturer.

makes sense they release the music on its own, as it was pretty forgettable. now people just have to find a playback device that’s as old as the game’s mechanics.

I_Am_Starstuff 06 December, 2017 @ 21:32
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This looks amazing! Any plans for a US release as well? Please just take my money

MiseryPrincess 07 December, 2017 @ 00:39
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So you can relieve the forgettable music in a horrible muddy sounding outdated format, for more than the game cost.

That’s about as good an idea as making that annoying thing the main character.

Horizon was one of the most iconic, in-depth and fantastic games released for years. And your views on vinyl are hugely outdated xD

Stop hating on Aloy just because she’s prettier than you…

If anything is outdated, it’s vinyl..

And Horizon was a Rise of Tomb Raider knockoff with easier tombs, robot animals and a smaller cup size.

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Horizon imo is the most overrated game this year boring and bland it’s a 3/10 from me.

I wanted to like it, but just like infamous it was just repetitive and dull.

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I would have bought it if you’d let me. Living in Norway, though.

GOTY. With the exception of Rockstar and CD projekt RED they made a truly unique and lovely open world game, as opposed to most open world games that are generic and repetitive.

I’d rather have a physical audio CD than having to listen to the soundtrack through streaming sites.

So as a fan of the game and a fan of game and film scores I ordered this. It arrived today but the 4 sleeves that hold each vinyl are all split. Pretty disappointed given the price tag. And of course the playstation.gear website is down.

The score does sound fantastic when played using top end equipment though.

Gillen McAllister 13 December, 2017 @ 16:10
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Hey ralph85, sorry to hear of the sleeve issue. If you fill in the returns form below, someone from the PS Gear team will get in touch asap.

https://www.playstation-gear.com/en/orders/return

(Some extra info: https://www.playstation-gear.com/en/faqs/faulty-returns/products-i-received-were-damaged-what-should-i-do)

Glad you’re enjoying the score!

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