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Demonolith
07-27-2006, 10:09 AM
Anyone know where I can buy the Grim Fandango Soundtrack at a reasonable price?

I tried ebay but no luck.

Nick Virago
07-27-2006, 10:17 AM
Google it, there's this site where you can download it for free (I don't remember right now) or try the multimedia section of altavista.com

James Isaac
07-27-2006, 01:10 PM
It's available for download here (http://www.grimfandango.net/?page=soundtrack) on the GFN. But if you're looking to buy it for a low price you're not going to have much luck. It's a very rare item going for very high prices.

Grim_comician
07-28-2006, 04:57 AM
Otherwise, use Scummrev to rip off the music from the game, but they end up being Wave files if it bothers you.

Nick Virago
07-28-2006, 04:02 PM
It's not a bad idea (make sure it's ScummRev 2). And you can convert the files to mp3 with nero media player afterwards.

DrZoidberg2
07-30-2006, 06:48 PM
Being a newbie, I feel a bit stupid for asking this, but here goes anyway;

With regards to legality, is the GF soundtrack just up for grabs now? A fellow can download it freely without breaking any laws whatsoever?

I know, I know - I should loosen up, but I just really would like to know.

Thanks in advance for any replies,
The venerable Dr. Zoidberg

Thrik
07-30-2006, 07:30 PM
The soundtrack has been out of circulation for many years now, and LucasArts are fully aware that it's available on the LFNetwork. They requested that certain Star Wars soundtracks be taken down, but had no problems with leaving the old adventure game soundtracks up.

Any money that's spent on the soundtracks now won't go to LucasArts or any other official distributor as they're all second hand, so while downloading it may not be legal per se, it falls into the "nobody cares" category.

DrZoidberg2
07-31-2006, 08:09 AM
Ah, I see.

Thank you very much for the information - I'm comforted by the fact that I can now enjoy the amazingness of the GF soundtrack without feeling all guilty. Were the soundtrack available for purchase, I would gladly have paid whatever sum required. I still, to this date, cannot believe that this music was created for a computer game. I mean, this is music of exceptionally high quality, and I never seem to tire of it. I'm not usually big on jazz, but this is just something else. It just gets to me. And of course it helps that the game itself is (probably) the best ever created.

Again, thanks a lot!
Dr. Zoidberg

Thrik
07-31-2006, 09:38 AM
Hehe, yes, it is indeed an astounding soundtrack. It remains one of my favourites and probably always will. :)

Du Man
08-03-2006, 09:32 PM
Being a newbie, I feel a bit stupid for asking this, but here goes anyway;

With regards to legality, is the GF soundtrack just up for grabs now? A fellow can download it freely without breaking any laws whatsoever?

I know, I know - I should loosen up, but I just really would like to know.

Thanks in advance for any replies,
The venerable Dr. Zoidberg


on this point i don't feel guilty over downloading the soundtrack for the game, because it was hearing the soundtrack that made me curious about it. And once i heard what the game was about and read two reviews that said "BUY THIS GAME IT IS THE MOST AMAZING THING ON EARTH" I thought, hell, maybe i should check it out.

I think a lot of games, especially old ones, can get advertising if they release their soundtracks for free

Nick Virago
08-06-2006, 01:51 AM
there's this this website with remixed versions of videogame soundtracks, grim fandango included. ask someone to give you a link since I don't remember it, lol.

zoetrope
08-06-2006, 09:31 AM
I downloaded the soundtrack today. The music is fabulous. Thanks to you guys for the link. :)

Quoththeraven
08-08-2006, 12:32 PM
Shame it's missing "Rusty Anchor", though.

Thrik
08-08-2006, 02:08 PM
Yeah it is, though if you don't mind the fact that the music included on the game CDs has lesser quality than that on the OST you can download it here:

http://www.grimfandango.net/files/soundtrack/rustyanchor.mp3

Which is just the sound files in the game stitched together and saved as a high-quality mp3.

zoetrope
08-09-2006, 12:31 AM
Yeah it is, though if you don't mind the fact that the music included on the game CDs has lesser quality than that on the OST you can download it here:

http://www.grimfandango.net/files/soundtrack/rustyanchor.mp3

Which is just the sound files in the game stitched together and saved as a high-quality mp3.

Brilliant! Thanks Thrik.

Quoththeraven
08-09-2006, 06:59 AM
Yeah, Thankyou!

mcbrain
04-25-2007, 07:14 AM
Thanks for the link!

...and somebody, let me know if the soundtrack can be bought somewhere. I would love to get original artwork etc...

urluckyday
04-26-2007, 01:59 PM
will do...
i absoluetly love this soundtrack...im soooo suprised that it hasnt won hundreds of awards...

DeadYorick
04-27-2007, 12:46 AM
will do...
i absoluetly love this soundtrack...im soooo suprised that it hasnt won hundreds of awards...

Im thinking it hasnt won any awards mainly because GF uses only Jazz and similar tunes. There is practicly no originality. Plus the songs are only catchy if they are playing during gameplay. When I was playing GF I thought that the music was the best part. But when I played the songs separetly I felt that it lost its magic. Then I realised that the magic of GF is the story, gameplay mixed in with the music.

urluckyday
04-30-2007, 10:40 PM
I completely disagree, but I guess everyone has their own tastes...

King Dando
05-01-2007, 09:15 AM
Im thinking it hasnt won any awards mainly because GF uses only Jazz and similar tunes.

Im thinking it hasnt won any awards because it isnt particullaly well-known.

Plus the songs are only catchy if they are playing during gameplay.

I disagree, when I listen to the soundtrack outside of the game, they are still as catchy as hell, Im nearly always humming along to it.

When I was playing GF I thought that the music was the best part. But when I played the songs separetly I felt that it lost its magic. Then I realised that the magic of GF is the story, gameplay mixed in with the music.

I dont think its like that for me. When I listen to the soundtrack separately, I often get the same feeling I would if I was actually playing the game and music is always an important aspect of a game for me personally.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions though :D

kitmit13
05-19-2007, 05:51 AM
I got all my soundtrack from a website with all the LucasArt Music on it, available for download