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73-Piece Legend of Zelda Orchestra on The Late Show
The Most Important Man in America, Stephen Colbert, seems to be knocking it out of the park with his new position as the host of The Late Show with his guests. I previously wrote about how he's excited for one of the most ambitious video games ever made (as he should be), No Man's Sky, and to follow that trend he very recently had the Legend of Zelda Symphony on as his musical guest.
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I'm going to be honest, I didn't think that this was going to be as amazing as it actually is. Throughout the 4-minute or so video, I found myself getting chills any time the Orchestra moved into another song that I recognized.
For those who have played any of the Legend of Zelda games this is a must-watch. Share it, ask your friends to come over and watch it, I don't care. It's the easiest way to stroll down memory lane or take a ride down to nostalgia town (population: everyone who wishes they were young).
I'm also really into it because it's something that we (as an American audience) has ever seen before. On a major network, Colbert put the spotlight on video games in two different ways. The first being a spotlight on No Man's Sky and commending the work put into making that game what it is. And the second being this musical guest. Colbert seems to look at video games in a way that's much more than an past-time or a hobby and for someone like me (I wrote my college thesis about video games), it feels really validating that there's someone who is into games as much as I am.
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Thanks for sharing this. I really adore Zelda, and the music has always held a special place for me. It reminds me of my younger years when I did almost nothing but dive into the world of video games. Zelda was just one among many that gives my heart a nice squeeze when I hear them. :))
@Danse Oh no need to thank me! I'm just glad Stephen Colbert is recognizing video games in this manner. It's great. And yes, I have to say, I feel the same way you do. Hearing them play one of the original LoZ tunes really tugged at the ol' heart strings. It made me long for a time where things felt easier, haha! If that makes sense.