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A Soundtrack for The Wheel of Time

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Posted: 14/09/2009 11:03:51 PM

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I've today bought A Soundtrack for The Wheel of Time by Robert Berry. Yeah, I know it's old and that it was originally written for the Wheel of Time computer game by Legend Entertainment, but this has come to my knowledge was the better developed versions of the tracks in the game.

Now after listening to it for the first time, I find it as good, I could think of finding me listening to it while reading the books. Certain tracks would indeed fit to certain scenes. "March of the Trollocs" would kinda fit with the trolloc attack in Knife of Dreams.

Another track that stands out would be "Song for Moiraine." When I listen to it I immediately think of Moiraines and Lans first appearance in Emond's Field in The Eye of the World.

"Traveling the Ways" really makes you feel the emptiness and darkness of the ways and with Machin Shin looming about.

"Rand's Theme"[Fanfare for the Dragon Reborn] really captures his softer sides as well as the powerful forces he's got within him. "Heart of the Wolf" that I attribute to Perrin conveys a feeling of determination and great strength.

Strangely there's no theme I could find that would match with Matrim, and none of the women except the one for Moiraine.

It's an enjoyable listening that made me feel cosy and secure, and although the style (irish rock-something) doesn't really capture the cultural complexity of Jordans world, I really think of it as fitting to The Wheel of Time, and I would really like to see more music inspired by The Wheel of Time coming our way. This is the only official music we got as of now.

I do recommend all fans to give it a try.

There's a quote by Robert Jordan inside the cover leaflet that I provide here:
"Music has always been an integral part of my writing. Not only do I write to music, but I think of my writing in terms of music. The words must flow in certain rhythms, and the story has its own rhythms. In a way, it's like orchestrating the characters."

Couldn't have said it better myself.
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