(The link got confused in iTunes as one of my shownotes links pointed to the Katamari mp3. Sorry for the re-post!)
(and iTunes still didn’t pick up the right file. So one more time…)

Even if you’re not a video game geek (like me), you’ll find something to appreciate tonight, as songs from popular video games are performed using non-virtual instruments, in styles like classical piano, heavy metal, rock and ragtime jazz. It’s a fitting tribute to Koji Kondo, who wrote most of this amazing music. Here’s what’s on the show tonight:

Title (with link to iTunes, if available) Artist Album (with link to Amazon.com, if available) Original Artist
Super Mario Brothers 1 Martin Leung Website Super Mario Brothers (NES)
Legend of Zelda Theme Minibosses Website The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Fortress Theme The Advantage Website The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Brinstar (Metroid Metal) Stemage Website Metroid (NES)
Super Mario Bros. 2 – Overworld The Advantage Website Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
The Mario Medley Video Game Cover Band Website Super Mario Brothers (NES)
End Credits, Course Clear, and Death – Game Over XOC (Jason Cox) Website Super Mario World (SNES)
Green Hill Zone Alex Website Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis)
Katamari Damashii Corey vs. Corey File link on BoingBoing Katamari Damacy (PS2)
Yellow Moondabor/Something Awful NEScover Website Coldplay

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