Annual Game Music Awards 2012: Best Album Winners
We are proud to present the winners of the Annual Game Music Awards 2012. These panel-voted officially recognised awards provide a thorough and wide-reaching recognition of achievement in game music over the last year.
Best Album - Arrangement :: Piano Opera Final Fantasy I / II / III
Followers of this site have waited for a decade for a piano album dedicated to the NES trilogy of Final Fantasy games. Jam-packed with favourites, rich with lavish stylings, and boasting virtuosic performances, Piano Opera Final Fantasy I / II / III from Hiroyuki Nakayama is well worth the wait.
Final Fantasy XII Piano Collections
Symphonic Odysseys - Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu
Eternal Daughter 10th Anniversary Original Soundtrack
Etrian Odyssey Super Arrange Version
Final Fantasy XI Vana-Con Anniversary Concert
Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Music Collection
Okami Goju no Onchou
Steins;Gate Symphonic Material
The Greatest Video Game Music 2
Best Album - Remix :: Falcom Boss Zanmai
Blistering rock performances, epic cinematic orchestrations, jazz and funk improvisations, and nostalgic FM tributes all combine on Falcom Boss Zanmai. This diverse, well-produced tribute to Falcom's iconic battle themes is certain to entertain.
Rockman 25th Anniversary Rock Arrange Version
Zone of the Enders ReMix Edition
BlackLute -Monster Hunter Guitar Arrange-
Crush 40 Live!
Keynote -Key Sounds Remix Album-
Romancing SaGa Battle Arrange -Re:Birth II-
The Scythian Steppes: Seven #Sworcery Songs Localised for Japan
Best Album - Fan-Arranged :: Kanto Symphony (Pokémon Reorchestrated)
Braxton Burks' Kanto Symphony combines nostalgic melodies licensed from the Pokémon games with classically-styled cinematic orchestrations. With mature arrangements, polished implementation, and numerous highlights, it stands among the highest-quality albums ever produced by a fan.
Hero Musik Vol. 1 (K-Murdock)
101% Run (Shinesparkers)
A Tribute to Jochen Hippel (Fraggers aus Leidenschaft)
Blast from the Past (S.S.H.)
Euphoric Tears (signum/ii)
Intergalactic Continuum (The OneUps)
MABORO (Sound Holic)
Mega Man X: Maverick Rising (OverClocked ReMix)
Touhou Gensou Shiten 9 -Joker- (Sound Sepher)
Best Album - Chiptune :: Preschtale (C-jeff)
While Ubiktune released many excellent albums this year, it was the progressive solo album by founder Dmitry Zhemkov (aka C-jeff) that left us awestruck. Brilliantly composed and implemented, Preschtale takes listeners on an epic journey jam-packed with exhilarating, tear jerking, and revelatory moments.
Sans Titre (4mat)
In Death a Dream of Color (Brother Android)
Roots (Danimal Cannon)
Rhythms 'n' Bits (Yoann Turpin)
Schism Method (Kurt James Werner)
Soundshock 2 -FM Funk Terrror!!- (Ubiktune)
The Daydream Elevator (bubu)
Best Album - Original :: Aria of the Spilled Sand (Haruka Shimotsuki)
The final instalment in Haruka Shimotsuki's Tindharia trilogy is a feat in storytelling and music creation alike. Combining colourful compositions, beautiful vocal performances, and an engaging narrative, this concept album is magical and emotional from start to finish.
Black Ocean (Imeruat)
Driven' De:st-ructure2 (fang)
A Warrior's Odyssey (Penka Kouneva)
Circle of fifth (Shinji Orito)
COZMO Futue Disc (ZUNTATA)
El Viento (George Oldziey)
OneBigAlbum (Various Artists)
ongaku (Jun Wakita)
Songs of Anagura (Takayuki Nakamura)
Best Album - Compilation :: Streets of Rage Original Soundtrack
The Bare Knuckle Original Soundtrack is the latest in a well-produced series of compilation albums from SEGA. It includes the complete soundtracks in the Streets of Rage trilogy, extensive exclusive content, and a well-presented booklet featuring a foreword by Yuzo Koshiro.
COZMO Limited Edition
Emil Chronicle Online 6th Anniversary Soundtrack
Game Arts Best Collection
History of Sonic 20th Anniversary Edition
Naxat Shooting Collection
Rockman Sound E Can
Shinji Hosoe Works -Dragon Spirit-
Slipstream Volume One
Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set