FEATURES: The Music of Command & Conquer

The music of the Command & Conquer series refers to the soundtracks of the Command & Conquer video games, as well as soundtrack and compilation albums. Command & Conquer is a video game franchise, mostly of the real-time strategy style, developed primarily by Westwood Studios and Electronic Arts. Much of the music for the series was composed and produced by Westwood Studios’ former sound director and video game music composer Frank Klepacki for the early games, with composition duties being taken on by several others following the liquidation of Westwood Studios in 2003. Frank Klepacki returned to the series in 2008 however to assist with the soundtrack for Red Alert 3.

Composers

  • Frank Klepacki (Command & Conquer, The Covert Operations, Red Alert, Counterstrike, The Aftermath, Tiberian Sun, Firestorm, Red Alert 2, Yuri’s Revenge, Renegade, Red Alert 3, Uprising)
  • Jarrid Mendelson (Tiberian Sun)
  • Bill Brown (Generals, Zero Hour)
  • Mikael Sandgren (Generals, Zero Hour, Kane’s Wrath)
  • Steve Jablonsky (Tiberium Wars)
  • Trevor Morris (Tiberium Wars, Kane’s Wrath)
  • Jamie Christopherson (Kane’s Wrath)
  • James Hannigan (Red Alert 3, Uprising, Tiberian Twilight)
  • Timothy Michael Wynn (TIBERIUM, Red Alert 3, Uprising, Tiberian Twilight)
  • Jason Graves (Tiberian Twilight)

Bands

  • I AM – Destructible Times (used in Command & Conquer)
  • Cobalt 60 – Crush [Command & Conquer Mix] (used in Red Alert: Special Edition disc 2 in Germany)
  • Think About Mutation – Two Tribes
  • From First to Last – Hell March Remix, Hell March 2 Remix (used in Red Alert 3)

Soundtracks

soundtrack-command-conquerThe Music of Command & Conquer

(Frank Klepacki)

The Music of Command & Conquer is a soundtrack album containing musical tracks from the video game Command & Conquer, composed by Frank Klepacki and produced by Westwood. It was originally released in 1995. The soundtrack spans two discs and 22 tracks with combined duration of approximately 72 minutes. The soundtrack was bundled with some of the game’s collector’s editions, which feature tracks from both the original Command & Conquer and the expansion. Though it was never released through retail, Westwood Studios sold this official soundtrack by special order through its website and in game catalogues. The album was packaged with a brushed aluminium design and featuring the official Command & Conquer logo. Many songs included in the release of the album include vocals which could previously only be heard on the PlayStation version of the game; these were actually the original versions of the songs. The voice samples in the songs conflicted with the voices in the game, factoring in their removal from the in-game soundtrack.

Some song names differ from the in-game versions. In these cases, the in-game track title is mentioned behind the original title. Also, some track titles differ from the versions on Frank Klepacki’s website. In these cases, the website’s track titles are mentioned behind the original in-game track title. The first seven in-game tracks are only available with the The Covert Operations expansion pack.

  1. Act on Instinct – 2:54
  2. No Mercy – 3:21
  3. Industrial – 2:52
  4. Iron Fist – 3:29 *
  5. We Will Stop Them (Deception) – 3:07
  6. Radio – 2:59
  7. On the Prowl – 2:59
  8. Re-Con – 4:18 *
  9. Drone – 4:31 *
  10. In the Line of Fire – 2:02
  11. Prepare for Battle – 3:27
  12. Depth Charge – 4:12 *
  13. Rain in the Night – 2:34
  14. Creeping Upon – 3:39
  15. Target (Mechanical Man) – 2:49
  16. Just Do It Up (Just Do It) – 2:20
  17. C&C Thang – 3:10
  18. To Be Feared – 2:41
  19. Drill – 4:28 *
  20. Full Stop (Warfare) – 3:02
  21. In Trouble – 3:37
  22. Air Strike – 3:17

(*) – marks tracks which were exclusive to The Covert Operations

Other tracks from Command & Conquer

The following tracks were found in Command & Conquer, but not on the soundtrack disc.

  • Fight, Win, Prevail! – 0:52
  • Take ‘Em Out (Just Do It Up 2) – 3:02
  • Untamed Land – 3:05
  • Demolition – 3:03
  • March To Doom – 2:34
  • GDI Map Theme (Intro) – 1:01
  • Nod Map Theme – 0:41
  • Great Shot! – 0:41
  • Nod Score – 0:34
  • Die! – 2.41 *
  • I AM – Destructible Times – 2:52 **
  • Reaching Out – 1:56 ***
  • Audio outtakes – 3:09 ***

(*) – found on the disc, but not used ingame
(**) – used in the game’s credits, found ingame only in the unofficial 1.06 patch. Album version is 4:01
(***) – found only on Frank Klepacki’s website

Other tracks from The Covert Operations

The following tracks were found in The Covert Operations, but not on the soundtrack disc.

  • Voice Rhythm – 5:05
  • C&C 80’s Mix – 4:03

soundtrack-red-alertThe Music of Red Alert

(Frank Klepacki)

The game’s original score was composed by Frank Klepacki and was voted the best video game soundtrack of 1996 by PC Gamer and Gameslice magazines. Among his most famous songs from the series is the theme of Red Alert, titled “Hell March”, which accents the style of the game with adrenalized riffs of electric guitar, the sounds of marching feet, and synthesizers to a sampled drill command. Originally intended to be the theme for the Brotherhood of Nod faction in the Covert Operations expansion to the 1995 Command & Conquer, the track eventually ended up enlisting itself as a staple in the Red Alert series instead.

After C&C came out we wasted no time kicking out Covert Ops. I wrote some more ambient style themes they asked me for, and then I began tinkering with this heavy metal song that I was trying to gear towards Nod for the next big C&C game. Brett Sperry came in my office and said “You got anything I can hear for the new C&C?” I played it for him. He said “What’s the name of this one?” I said “Hell March.” He said “That’s the signature song for our next game.”
—Frank Klepacki, Senior Composer

  1. Hell March – 6:26
  2. Radio 2 – 4:07
  3. Crush – 3:51
  4. Roll Out – 3:56
  5. Mud – 4:50
  6. Twin Cannon – 3:57
  7. Face the Enemy 2 – 5:38
  8. Run (For Your Life) – 5:15
  9. Terminate – 5:22
  10. Big Foot – 5:17
  11. Workmen – 4:46
  12. Militant Force – 1:52
  13. Dense – 5:00
  14. Vector – 4:17
  15. Smash – 8:07 *

(*) – the track’s length on the disc and Frank Klepacki’s site is 8:07, as it has a hidden bonus track, Surf No Mercy, starting at 4:54. The actual length of Smash is 4:35.

Other tracks from Red Alert

The following tracks were found in Red Alert, but not on the soundtrack disc.

  • Red Alert Menu Theme – 3:29
  • Face The Enemy 1 – 4:35
  • Fogger – 5:04
  • Snake – 4:43
  • Surf No Mercy – 3:12 *
  • Trenches – 5:18
  • Reload Fire – 4:52

(*) – originally intended to be played during the secret ant missions.

Tracks from Counterstrike

The following tracks were found in Red Alert: Counterstrike.

  • Arazoid – 4:27
  • Backstab – 4:48
  • Chaos – 4:17
  • Radio 2 Remix – 3:35
  • Shut It – 4:27
  • The Second Hand – 4:43
  • Underlying Thoughts – 4:13
  • Voice Rhythm 2 – 4:19

Tracks from The Aftermath

The following tracks were found in Red Alert: The Aftermath.

  • The Wasteland – 4:06
  • Bog – 3:36
  • Floating – 4:41
  • Gloom – 4:01
  • Groundwire – 3:54
  • Running Through Pipes (Mechanical Man 2) – 4:41
  • The Search – 4:41
  • Traction – 4:01

Tracks from Sole Survivor

The following tracks were found in Sole Survivor

  • Crush Remix – 3:52
  • Hell March Remix – 3:32
  • Mud Remix – 4:47
  • No Mercy Remix – 3:32
  • Twin Cannon Remix – 3:45
  • Workmen Remix – 3:25

soundtrack-tiberian-sunCommand & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Soundtrack

(Frank Klepacki and Jarrid Mendelson)

The soundtrack of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun was released in 1999. In addition certain editions of Tiberian Sun came with the soundtrack bundled in, such as in the Platinum Edition and Firepower bundle pack, which also contained the original Tiberian Sun and its expansion pack, Firestorm.

Reception of the soundtrack was mixed as the music departed from the industrial music style of the original Command & Conquer in favor of a slow, moody ambient music reflecting the game’s apocalyptic setting in a world being ecologically ravaged by Tiberium. Klepacki had originally started writing the soundtrack in a similar style to the previous titles but, after a meeting with Westwood, it was decided that the soundtrack would be “very dark, moody and not upbeat at all.” To help him achieve the desired style Klepacki enlisted the help and “electronic style” of Jarrid Mendelson for the production of songs such as Dusk hour and Flurry before the two split to write the remainder of the songs in their respective studios.

I didn’t want to stray too far from the original C&C soundtrack, but it had to be more futuristic and ambient. From there I tried to capture the mood the designers wanted for each mission. I even brought in another composer for some of the in game scores, Jarrid Mendelson, who I knew would compliment my style for this genre of music. Also, you’ll notice I put more development into GDI & NOD’s signature themes for the movie sequences.
—Frank Klepacki, Senior Composer

When the time came to score the music for the Firestorm expansion pack, Klepacki and the producer decided that the music should be more upbeat and a return to the original style of the music of Command & Conquer. Unlike previous album releases the cover for Tiberian Sun did not feature the classic Command & Conquer series logo but favoured a shadowed style mirroring the ambient musical tone of the album.

  1. Timebomb – 2:07 (Klepacki)
  2. Pharotek – 4:41 (Mendelson)
  3. Lone Trooper – 4:42 (Mendelson)
  4. Scouting – 4:17 (Mendelson)
  5. Infrared – 4:31 (Klepacki)
  6. Flurry – 4:15 (Klepacki, Mendelson)
  7. Mutants – 4:15 (Klepacki, Mendelson)
  8. Gloom – 4:01 (Mendelson)
  9. Heroism – 4:03 (Mendelson)
  10. Approach – 4:43 (Klepacki)
  11. Dusk Hour – 4:18 (Klepacki, Mendelson)
  12. The Defense – 4:05 (Mendelson)
  13. Mad Rap – 4:33 (Klepacki)
  14. Valves – 4:22 (Klepacki)
  15. What Lurks – 5:17 (Klepacki)
  16. Score – 1:49 (Klepacki)

Other tracks from Tiberian Sun

The following tracks were found in Tiberian Sun, but not on the soundtrack disc.

  • Nod Crush – 3:48 (Klepacki)
  • Storm Coming – 4:21 (Klepacki)
  • Options Menu – 2:48 (Klepacki)
  • Red Sky – 2:26 (Klepacki)
  • Stomp – 2:55 (Klepacki) *

(*) – used only in the 5-minute version of the Tiberian Sun trailer

Tracks from Firestorm

The following tracks were found in Tiberian Sun: Firestorm.

  1. Link Up – 3:17
  2. Rain In The Night (Part 2) – 3:59
  3. Slave To The System – 2:38
  4. Initiate – 4:08
  5. Deploy Machines – 3:47
  6. Elusive – 4:26
  7. Hacker – 4:07
  8. Infiltration – 4:20
  9. Killing Machine – 3:29
  10. Options Menu – 1:15
  11. Map Screen – 0:58

soundtrack-red-alert2Red Alert 2 Original Soundtrack

(Frank Klepacki)

Red Alert 2 Original Soundtrack is a soundtrack album containing musical tracks from the video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, composed by Frank Klepacki and produced by Westwood. It was originally released in 2001. The soundtrack spans 16 tracks and has a duration of approximately 63:00. The title track of the album is a rewritten version of the original Hell March from Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Klepacki defined Red Alert 2’s style with heavy metal guitar and fast-paced beats. Klepacki scored the game with a Korg Tr-rack, Novation Nova Desktop, and Roland 5080. The return to high-energy songs was owed in part to fan criticism of Tiberian Sun. Klepacki maintained the energetic style in Red Alert 2’s expansion pack Yuri’s Revenge.

  1. Hell March 2 – 3:46
  2. Industrofunk – 3:14
  3. Ready the Army – 4:59 *
  4. Grinder – 2:29
  5. In Deep – 3:26
  6. Motorized – 4:04
  7. Power – 3:58
  8. 200 Meters – 4:14
  9. Destroy – 4:40
  10. Burn – 4:39
  11. Probing – 4:21 *
  12. Blow It Up – 3:13
  13. Eagle Hunter – 4:18
  14. Fortification – 4:04
  15. Jank – 3:48
  16. C&C In the House – 4:06 *

(*) – these tracks exist on the game discs and theme.ini, but were disabled for unknown reasons

Other tracks from Red Alert 2

The following tracks were found in Red Alert 2, but not on the soundtrack disc.

  • Tension – 4:01
  • Militant Force 2 – 1:09
  • Options – 2:55
  • Hell March 2 [Early Mix] – 3:34 *

(*) – found in the game’s files as intro.aud, used in the trailer and was to intended be used in the main menu

Tracks from Yuri’s Revenge

The following tracks were found in Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge.

  1. Brain Freeze – 4:05
  2. Trance L. Vania – 3:30
  3. Bully Kit – 4:18
  4. Deceiver – 3:55
  5. Defend The Base – 4:28
  6. Drok – 2:37
  7. Phat Attack – 3:57
  8. Tactics – 5:03
  9. Score – 1:52
  10. Yuri Teaser Remix – 1:11 *

(*) – used in the trailer, found unobscured on Frank Klepacki’s website. Not present in-game.

soundtrack-renegadeCommand & Conquer: Renegade Soundtrack

(Frank Klepacki)

Command & Conquer: Renegade was Frank Klepacki’s final solo score for the Command & Conquer series. After some controversial experimentation on Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, he returned to the series’ musical roots on this score — offering a hard-edged mainstream-targeted blend of rock and techno. Its soundtrack was initially released as a physical limited edition bundle and then re-released with one fewer track through iTunes.

  1. Command & Conquer – 2:58
  2. Got a Present For Ya – 2:21
  3. Sniper – 3:18
  4. Act On Instinct [Remix] – 3:31
  5. Stomp – 2:53
  6. Sneak Attack – 3:47
  7. Move It – 2:01
  8. Dog Fight – 4:39
  9. Packing Iron – 3:17
  10. Industrial Ambient – 4:00
  11. Beach – 2:58
  12. Fight, Win, Prevail! [Remix] – 3:36
  13. Ammo Clip – 3:18
  14. In The Line Of Fire [Remix] – 3:57

Other tracks from Renegade

The following tracks were found in Renegade, but not on the soundtrack disc.

  • On Your Feet – 3:57
  • Menu Theme [Unused Version] – 0:58
  • Menu Theme
  • Mechanical Man’s Revenge – 4:41
  • Renegade Jungle – 3:22
  • Sakura Showdown – 4:01
  • Stop Them Again – 3:55
  • Great Shot! [Remix] – 1:00

soundtrack-generalsCommand & Conquer Generals Original Soundtrack

(Bill Brown and Mikael Sandgren)

Command & Conquer: Generals was the first main Command & Conquer title that was not developed by Westwood Studios and, accordingly, it was not composed by Frank Klepacki. Although he did submit a demo track, Hollywood composers Bill Brown and Mikael Sandgren took the reigns and composed the score in a collaborative manner. Their approach to Command & Conquer: Generals seems generally inspired by their contemporaries in the mainstream film soundtrack sector, though not all their offerings to the score will be alien to fans of earlier soundtracks in the series.

  1. Generals Main Theme (USA 06) – 3:14 (Brown)
  2. Search And Destroy (USA 03) – 3:23 (Brown)
  3. Fight For Peace (USA 01) – 3:19 (Brown)
  4. In The Field (USA 08) – 3:12 (Brown)
  5. Makin’ A Sweep (USA 05) – 3:17 (Brown)
  6. Mother Of All Weapons (China 06) – 3:22 (Brown)
  7. Firestorm (China 07) – 3:28 (Brown)
  8. Overlord Moving (China 08) – 3:47 (Brown)
  9. Runaway Train (China 05) – 3:17 (Brown)
  10. The Dragon Awakes (China 01) – 3:14 (Brown)
  11. Red Army Rising (China 02) – 3:07 (Brown)
  12. The Middle Kingdom (China 03) – 3:22 (Brown)
  13. Dawn Of Courage (GLA 01) – 3:11 (Sandgren)
  14. Uprising (GLA 09) – 2:48 (Sandgren)
  15. The Sacrifice (GLA 04) – 3:14 (Sandgren)
  16. One Path To Freedom (GLA 02) – 3:35 (Sandgren)
  17. Glory (GLA 06) – 3:24 (Sandgren)
  18. Our Day Has Come (GLA 08) – 3:41 (Sandgren)
  19. Tides Of Wrath (GLA 07) – 3:21 (Sandgren)
  20. Commanche Down (USA 07) – 3:13 (Brown)
  21. Rescue Ops (USA 09) – 3:14 (Brown)

Other tracks from Generals

The following tracks were found in Generals, but not on the soundtrack release.

  • Generals Main Theme [Metal Remix] – 1:31 (Brown)
  • China 04 – 3:08 (Brown)
  • China 09 – 4:16 (Brown)
  • China Fail – 0:32 (Brown)
  • China Victory – 0:33 (Brown)
  • China Cinematic 01 – 0:41 (Brown)
  • China Cinematic 01b – 0:36 (Brown)
  • China Cinematic 01c – 0:41 (Brown)
  • China Cinematic 02b – 1:07 (Brown)
  • China Cinematic 03 – 1:32 (Brown)
  • China Cinematic 04 – 0:37 (Brown)
  • China Cinematic 06b – 1:07 (Brown)
  • March of the Volunteers (China Cinematic 07b) – 0:50
  • Battle Cry 1 (GLA 03) – 3:08 (Sandgren)
  • Battle Fog (GLA 05) – 3:05 (Sandgren)
  • GLA Fail – 0:22 (Sandgren)
  • GLA Victory – 0:25 (Sandgren)
  • GLA Cinematic 01 – 2:30 (Sandgren)
  • GLA Cinematic 02 – 1:08 (Sandgren)
  • GLA Cinematic 03 – 1:03 (Sandgren)
  • USA 02 – 3:07 (Brown)
  • USA 04 – 3:05 (Brown)
  • USA Fail – 0:52 (Brown)
  • USA Victory – 0:41 (Brown)
  • USA Cinematic 02 – 1:49 (Brown)
  • USA Cinematic 03 – 0:30 (Brown)
  • USA Cinematic 04 – 0:53 (Brown)
  • End Credits – 0:45 (Brown)
  • Generals Demo Track – 2:31 (Klepacki) *

(*) – found only on Frank Klepacki’s website

Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour Original Soundtrack

(Bill Brown and Mikael Sandgren)

Zero Hour is, so far, the only expansion pack to have its soundtrack officially released for download. All other tracks are shared with the base game.

 

  1. Zero Hour Main Theme (USA 11) – 3:10 (Brown)
  2. Helix Armada (China 10) – 3:23 (Brown)
  3. Resistance (GLA 10) – 3:58 (Sandgren)
  4. GLA Anthem (GLA 11) – 3:53 (Sandgren)
  5. Raid In Progress (USA 10) – 3:15 (Brown)
  6. The Final Hour (China 11) – 4:08 (Brown) *

(*) – also has a variant, China Cinematic x01 (1:44), which is not present in the soundtrack, but is used ingame.

soundtrack-tiberium-warsCommand & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Original Soundtrack

(Steve Jablonsky and Trevor Morris)

There have certainly been some major changes in the Command & Conquer series during its long tenure. Listeners have heard everything from the exciting rocking soundtrack to Red Alert to the post-apocalyptic ambient soundscapes of Tiberian Sun to the multifarious collaborations of Red Alert 3. The stand-alone soundtracks have nevertheless remained fascinating and enjoyable with one notorious exception — Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. The producers chose to maintain the ambient focus of Tiberian Sun, given the common storyline arc, though Frank Klepacki was unable to return. He was instead replaced by two employees of Hans Zimmer’s music production factory, Steve Jablonsky and Trevor Morris, who craft a range of cinematic ambience for the score. They succeed in producing music that fits the scenes of the game, but they fail to produce something creative, enjoyable, or emotional for stand-alone listening.

  1. Mourning Hour – 0:25
  2. Crystalline – 1:12
  3. Drop Attack – 1:16
  4. Blue Control – 2:09
  5. Black Dawn – 1:50
  6. Tiberian Influx – 2:07
  7. Aftermath – 2:03
  8. Alien Substance – 1:49
  9. Yellow Temple – 2:07
  10. Crimson City – 2:22
  11. Blue Glory – 0:26
  12. Deadly Force – 1:18
  13. Gathering Intel – 1:45
  14. Heavy Handed – 1:54
  15. The Zenith – 1:06
  16. Yellow Dawn – 2:07
  17. Infection – 3:32
  18. Guilty Pleasure – 0:24
  19. Infestation – 2:13
  20. War Zone – 0:56
  21. Defense Line – 2:22
  22. Light Infantry – 0:34
  23. Havoc – 1:07
  24. Rebel Forces – 2:15
  25. No Surrender – 1:17
  26. Research Initiative – 2:16
  27. Yellow Explore – 1:56
  28. Intelligence – 2:06
  29. Radiation Alert – 2:15
  30. Maelstrom – 1:14
  31. Red Ashes – 2:19
  32. War Machine – 1:16
  33. Red Life – 2:09
  34. Renegade Attack – 1:03
  35. Yellow Planet – 2:13
  36. Unleashed – 1:10
  37. Apocalypse – 1:13
  38. Returning to Base – 2:24

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Soundtrack (Promo Version)

(Steve Jablonsky and Trevor Morris)

An alternate version of the Tiberium Wars soundtrack exists, and was apparently used as a promo. Its tracks are titled differently and there are even some tracks which are missing from the main release.

  1. The Control Node – 1:50
  2. Loading Problems – 1:24
  3. The Winds Of War – 1:07
  4. Crossing The Rubicon – 1:55
  5. Push The Button – 1:59
  6. Death Of G.D.S.S. Philadelphia – 2:35
  7. In For The Kill – 1:30
  8. Seeds Of Doubt – 2:06
  9. Time To Take Out The Trash – 1:58
  10. Ascension [Demo Version] – 2:07
  11. Fighting Back – 2:12
  12. Witness To A Catastrophe – 1:37
  13. A Terrifying Discovery – 3:05
  14. The Arrival – 1:18
  15. A New Enemy – 1:10
  16. Lightning Strikes – 1:15
  17. A Nameless Classified – 2:08
  18. An Uneasy Alliance – 2:01
  19. The Key To The Future – 2:22
  20. Delay At All Costs – 1:13
  21. Fire From The Sky – 1:05
  22. Nuke-U-Lar – 0:45
  23. Let Me Shoot You – 1:11
  24. The Rocktagon – 1:16
  25. After The Capture – 2:17
  26. Betrayal And Consequences – 1:50
  27. Mastermind – 1:55
  28. Flying Mayhem – 1:04
  29. Hot Hot Heat – 2:07
  30. Revovery Mission – 2:03
  31. Lured Into A Trap – 2:09
  32. Heading For Hell – 2:11
  33. A Cry For Help – 2:10
  34. Turning The Tide – 2:09
  35. The Towers Must Fall – 2:43
  36. Witness To A Catastrophe [Demo Version] – 2:04
  37. Ascension – 2:07
  38. The Key To The Future [Demo Version] – 2:20
  39. Retaliation – 2:23
  40. More Than We Bargained For – 3:33

Tracks from Kane’s Wrath

The following tracks were found in Kane’s Wrath.

  • Red Dusk – 1:23 (Morris, Christopherson)
  • Kane’s Wrath – 3:13 (Sandgren) *
  • Kane’s Wrath [Short Version] – 0:37 (Sandgren) *
  • Kane’s Wrath [Score Screen Version] – 1:22 (Sandgren) *
  • Act On Instinct Remix – 4:03 (Morris)
  • Act On Instinct Remix [Score Screen Version] – 1:27 (Morris)
  • Kane’s Wrath Shell – 1:30 (Christopherson) **

(*) – although the official title is Kane’s Wrath, fans dubbed it Mechanical Mind before discovering the fact.
(**) – appears to be a demo for Red Dusk

soundtrack-red-alert3The Music of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

(Frank Klepacki, James Hannigan and Timothy Michael Wynn)

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 revived the enormously popular Red Alert franchise. After a seven year absence, Electronic Arts went all-out with the music for the game, bringing back cult icon Frank Klepacki to the series, while letting Tim Wynn and James Hannigan handle the more serious material. The resultant soundtrack was probably the most diverse of the series, blending the series’ characteristic hard rock focus with modern cinematic orchestration, dramatic gothic choruses, traditional Japanese influences, occasional electronic beats, and even some exceptional novelties. A one disc soundtrack was released with the Premier Edition of the game while a two disc commercial release was intended for 2009. The resulting Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Original Video Game Score was only actually released digitally, but offers the definitive full-length versions of most of the tracks from the original score. Also worth nothing, American rock band, From First to Last, supplied remixes of Hell March and Hell March 2.

  1. Soviet March – 2:44 (Hannigan)
  2. Hell March 3 – 3:31 (Klepacki)
  3. Grinder 2 – 2:52 (Klepacki)
  4. Hell March [From First to Last Remix] – 3:55 (From First to Last)
  5. Russian Celebration – 1:01 (Wynn)
  6. The Might of the Empire – 0:51 (Hannigan)
  7. The Motherland – 2:03 (Wynn)
  8. The Red Scare – 2:02 (Wynn)
  9. The Calm Before… – 01:05 (Wynn)
  10. The European Storm – 2:14 (Wynn)
  11. For Mother Russia – 1:59 (Wynn)
  12. Russian Retreat – 1:05 (Wynn)
  13. Red Rock – 1:18 (Wynn)
  14. The Big Apple – 2:01 (Wynn)
  15. Fortifying Brighton – 1:12 (Wynn)
  16. The Red Storm Draws Near – 1:00 (Wynn)
  17. Shock and Awe – 1:50 (Wynn)
  18. Desertion – 1:22 (Wynn)
  19. How the West has Won – 1:47 (Wynn)
  20. Mykonos – 0:37 (Wynn)
  21. The Battle for Mykonos – 2:01 (Wynn)
  22. Lying in Wait – 1:06 (Wynn)
  23. Enter the Shogun Executioner – 1:32 (Hannigan)
  24. East Moves West – 1:29 (Hannigan)
  25. The Rising Sun is Setting – 1:04 (Hannigan)
  26. For the Emperor! – 1:07 (Hannigan)
  27. The Empire has Risen – 0:32 (Hannigan)
  28. Eastern Mysteries – 1:54 (Hannigan)
  29. Sayonara – 2:35 (Hannigan)
  30. In the Belly of the Dragon – 2:46 (Hannigan)
  31. The Sleeping Beast – 1:56 (Hannigan)
  32. The Red Menace – 1:04 (Klepacki) *
  33. American Cowboys – 1:12 (Wynn)
  34. All Your Base Are Belong to Us – 1:01 (Hannigan)
  35. The War Machine Heads West – 2:02 (Wynn)
  36. Crisis in Cuba – 2:05 (Wynn)
  37. Floating Monstrosity – 1:55 (Hannigan)
  38. The Chill of War – 0:59 (Wynn)
  39. Soviet Winter – 1:37 (Wynn)
  40. Take ‘Em Out, Tanya! – 1:03 (Wynn)
  41. The Download – 1:02 (Wynn)
  42. Red Alert 3 Credits – 2:23 (Wynn)
  43. The Red March (Reprise) – 1:09 (Hannigan)
  44. Hell March 2 [From First to Last Remix] – 1:14 (From First to Last)

(*) – the track was originally supposed to repeat (doubling its length) and is called Nuclear Death on Frank Klepacki’s site.

soundtrack-tiberium-twilightCommand & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Soundtrack

(Jason Graves, James Hannigan and Timothy Michael Wynn)

In 2010, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight completed Command & Conquer’s Kane saga to mixed results. While the real-time strategy gameplay of the title proved controversial, many still praised the presentation of the game, particularly the graphics and score. The score for the game aimed to be more cinematic, dramatic, and dark than each of its predecessors, following the precedent set by other action titles of the age. An ensemble team comprising lead composer James Hannigan, Red Alert 3 returnee Tim Wynn, and series newcomer Jason Graves, supported by the London Philharmonia, took an ambitious approach but did it pay off?

  1. To Save Humanity – 2:29
  2. Welcome Back Commander – 2:15
  3. Bad to Worse – 1:56
  4. Transport down – 3:06
  5. Entanglement – 4:05
  6. Insurrection – 4:07
  7. Paradise Fabricated – 2:49
  8. Whatever It Takes – 4:03
  9. Love and Death – 2:11
  10. Cold Hard Truth – 3:12
  11. The Beginning of the End – 3:16
  12. The Prophet’s Ascension – 11:27
  13. Things Fall Apart – 3:00
  14. The Harder They Fall – 3:11
  15. We Rise – 4:15
  16. The Pacific Hub – 3:07
  17. False Prophet – 3:08
  18. Heresy’s Reward – 3:19
  19. To the Death – 3:59
  20. Bleed Out – 2:59
  21. The End of All Things – 3:05

soundtrack-the-ultimate-collectionCommand & Conquer: The Ultimate Music Collection

(Frank Klepacki, Bill Brown, James Hannigan, Mikael Sandgren, Steve Jablonsky, Trevor Morris)

A compilation of the best music spanning the Command & Conquer universes. The tracks were selected based off three surveys (one for each universe) sent to the community asking which tracks did they like the most. This music collection is only available to US buyers of The Ultimate Collection.

  1. Act On Instinct – 2:52 (Klepacki)
  2. Just Do It Up – 2:22 (Klepacki)
  3. Hell March – 6:23 (Klepacki)
  4. Big Foot – 5:16 (Klepacki)
  5. Valves – 4:22 (Klepacki)
  6. Command & Conquer – 2:59 (Klepacki)
  7. Grinder – 2:27 (Klepacki)
  8. Destroy – 4:38 (Klepacki)
  9. Generals Main Theme – 3:13 (Brown)
  10. Search and Destroy – 3:19 (Brown)
  11. Mother of All Weapons – 3:22 (Brown)
  12. The Final Hour – 4:09 (Brown)
  13. Mourning Hour – 0:30 (Jablonsky)
  14. Black Dawn – 1:53 (Jablonsky)
  15. Kane’s Wrath – 3:13 (Sandgren) *
  16. Act On Instinct [Kane’s Wrath Remix] – 4:03 (Morris)
  17. Soviet March – 2:47 (Hannigan)
  18. Yuriko’s Theme – 3:56 (Hannigan)
  19. To Save Humanity – 2:28 (Hannigan)
  20. The End of All Things – 3:04 (Hannigan)

(*) – although the official title is Kane’s Wrath, fans dubbed it Mechanical Mind before discovering the fact.

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