Sound Byte Radio Ep. 15 - Halo: Reach, Jet Set Radio Future, Viva Pinata

From the action-packed to the cute and cuddly, we showcase the best video game music the Xbox game library has to offer.

With Microsoft having revealed its next generation console, the Xbox One, it feels appropriate to reminisce about the good old days of the Xbox brand. From 2001 up until now, the Xbox and the Xbox 360 have amassed a big library of games featuring titles like Mass Effect, Jet Set Radio Future, and the Halo series.

This month's music showcase highlights the best game music from these select Xbox titles. So what are you waiting for? Hear it now:

As per usual, download the music show here. If you have any suggestions for video game music or themes, do let us know on the comments box on this article or on Twitter (@MrToffee, @gs_soundbyte, @gamespot). Do check out our backlog of Sound Byte Radio episodes while you're at it.

Music For Today's Show

Jet Set Radio Future Original Soundtrack

Song: The Concept of Love
Composer: Hideki Naganuma
Buy album from Play-Asia.

Beautiful Katamari Damacy Original Soundtrack

Song: Harvest of Love
Composer: Yuji Masubuchi
Vocals: Hitomi Ishikawa
Buy album from Play-Asia.

Viva Pinata Original Soundtrack

Song: Oven-Fresh Day
Composer: Grant Kirkhope
Buy from Sumthing Digital and iTunes.

Mass Effect Original Soundtrack

Song: Uncharted Worlds, Noveria
Composers: Sam Hulick (Uncharted Worlds), Jack Wall (Noveria)
Buy from Sumthing Digital and Amazon.

BioShock Orchestral Score

Song: Cohen's Masterpiece
Composer: Garry Schyman
Available at Cult of Rapture.

Halo: Reach

Song: Ghosts and Glass
Composers: Martin O' Donnell, Michael Salvatori
Buy from iTunes and Amazon.

Panzer Dragoon Orta Official Soundtrack

Song: Anu Orta Veniya
Composer: Saori Kobayashi, Yukata Minobe
Vocals: Eri Itoh
Buy from Play-Asia.

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9 comments
thequickshooter
thequickshooter

and FFS gamespot link the youtube links for easier access to those tracks 

or do i need to manaually search for them -_-?

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I always look forward to these shows, Jonathan.  Another fine selection of music.  Thank you. :)

kuda001
kuda001

I have both soundtracks for Jest Set Radio and Jet Set Radio Future. Hideki is simply a genius. I remember playing it on the Dreamcast and now on XBL and both the visuals and music stood out. Great game.

kagento
kagento

Awesome show as always. Has the Shenmue soundtrack appeared on any episode? Also, an indie focused episode would be awesome! Super Meat Boy, Vessel and Hotline Miami for example have excellent tracks.

mr_toffee
mr_toffee moderator

@kuda001 Yep, he's awesome. He also did Sonic Rush for the DS; catchy OST too. 

mr_toffee
mr_toffee moderator

@kagento Nope, not yet. I will think about that; maybe have a Dreamcast OST special. :) I haven't planned an indie special yet, but I may have something PC-related (hint hint).