During my 15+ years running GoNintendo, I've been honored to be a part of some amazing things. Events, announcements, and early access that I could have never dreamed of. It's been a surreal ride the entire time, and I owe every bit of those moments to you guys and gals. Without your constant support, none of this would have ever happened. That includes the special content I get to present you with today.
Those who follow the site/podcast know that I'm an insanely huge fan of Celeste. Not only do I find it to be one of the best games on the Switch, I also consider it one of my favorite games of all-time. The way it marries ridiculously tight gameplay with a deep and engaging story absolutely wows me. These elements alone are enough to win major praise from me, but the game's soundtrack took the experience to a completely different level.
Celeste composer Lena Raine put together an absolutely phenomenal series of songs for the game, ranging from upbeat, exciting tracks to melancholy and heart-wrenching melodies. From the very first teaser trailer for Celeste, I reached out to Lena on Twitter just to tell her how excited I was for the game's music, and how I couldn't wait to hear more. Of course, when the full game launched, Celeste's soundtrack blew me away, and far surpassed any expectations I had.
That leads me to this moment, where I have the absolute honor and privilege to share something special from Celeste with you. Scarlet Moon Productions reached out to me a few weeks back about their latest 'Prescription for Sleep' album. The Prescription for Sleep series takes game soundtracks and reworks them into beautiful piano covers. Their latest entry in the franchise covers the soundtrack of Celeste, and they were nice enough to give me an exclusive video preview of one track on the album. Please enjoy a sample of Quiet & Falling ~ In the Mirror from the Prescription for Sleep: Celeste album below.
I have the absolute honor of bringing you an exclusive. @scarletmoon_'s next Prescription for Sleep album releases Nov. 2nd, & it covers the music of Celeste. Please enjoy the sample track Quiet & Falling ~ In the Mirror off the album. Full details here https://t.co/vIFxCWhC4n pic.twitter.com/f95r0BMPrv— GoNintendoTweet (@GoNintendoTweet) October 31, 2018
The seventh installment of the Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies comes as Prescription for Sleep: Celeste. It features Metal Gear Solid and Bayonetta composer Norihiko Hibino on saxophone and Etrian Odyssey and PersonaQ performer AYAKI on piano as GENTLE LOVE, joined for the first time in the series by guest violinist maiko and the composer of Celeste, Lena Raine, acting as co-producer.
Pre-order of Prescription for Sleep: Celeste. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
- releases November 2, 2018
Limited Edition CD
Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
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Pre-order. Ships December 1st or sooner.
The premium CD release is limited to only 1,000 copies and features 75+ minutes of music housed inside of a beautiful 6-panel digipak with foil print and including a 20-page booklet with liner notes and comics illustrated by Maximo Lorenzo Vitaly and a sticker sheet.
Limited edition of 1,000. (Not signed or serialized.)
Includes digital pre-order of Prescription for Sleep: Celeste. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
- digital album releases November 2, 2018
- item ships out on or around December 1, 2018