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The Last of Us [Video Game Soundtrack]

The Last Of Us [Video Game Soundtrack]


Since the 1980s, Argentina's Gustavo Santaolalla has established a singular reputation as a producer (though he's been active musically since 1969). He's helmed top recordings by Cafe Tacuba, Los Prisioneros, Molotov, Julieta Venegas, and Juanes, to name a scant few. Along the way, he also began scoring films -- Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Brokeback Mountain, Motorcycle Diaries, and more. The Last of Us begins a new chapter for Santaolalla; it marks the first time in his career he's written a score for a video game. The 30 brief cues included here -- not everything he's written for the game by far -- are mostly sparse, haunting sketches using the guitar as the central instrument, with various keyboards illuminating his evocative melodies. They evoke the nature of a post-apocalyptic world where there is little left in the way of life, and what there is, is sinister, dangerous, tragic, and foreboding, yet not without hope. This is no mean feat. Santaolalla performed most of the music himself, but there are several intense, percussion-heavy tracks including the original title theme, "The Hunters," "By Any Means," "I Know What You Are," and "Infected." Elsewhere such as on "The Last of Us (Never Again)," "All Gone (No Escape)," "Vanishing Grace (Childhood)," and "Returning," chamber strings play a captivating, balancing role, though they never overcome the guitars, charangos, basses, etc. "The Path" and "The Path (A New Beginning)" touch on the scores of Italian spaghetti westerns, but never lose sight of their Latin harmonic and lyric origins even as they change shape into more pastoral and quietly transcendent themes; their drama remains inherent. Perhaps the most compelling thing about the score is how, even in the midst of suspense, Santaolalla never forgets that it is the melody or circular rhythmic patterns that draw in -- and keep -- the attention of the listener. The Last of Us is all killer, no filler. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

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    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
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    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 887654931528
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Track listings

  • 1. The Last Of Us: The Quarantine Zone (20 Years Later)
  • 2. The Last Of Us: The Hour
  • 3. The Last Of Us: The Last Of Us
  • 4. The Last Of Us: Forgotten Memories
  • 5. The Last Of Us: The Outbreak
  • 6. The Last Of Us: Vanishing Grace
  • 7. The Last Of Us: The Hunters
  • 8. The Last Of Us: All Gone
  • 9. The Last Of Us: Vanishing Grace (Innocence)
  • 10. The Last Of Us: By Any Means
  • 11. The Last Of Us: The Choice
  • 12. The Last Of Us: Smugglers
  • 13. The Last Of Us: The Last Of Us (Never Again)
  • 14. The Last Of Us: The Last Of Us (Goodnight)
  • 15. The Last Of Us: I Know What You Are
  • 16. The Last Of Us: Home
  • 17. The Last Of Us: Infected
  • 18. The Last Of Us: All Gone (Aftermath)
  • 19. The Last Of Us: The Last Of Us (A New Dawn)
  • 20. The Last Of Us: All Gone (No Escape)
  • 21. The Last Of Us: Vanishing Grace (Childhood)
  • 22. The Last Of Us: The Path
  • 23. The Last Of Us: All Gone (Alone)
  • 24. The Last Of Us: Blackout
  • 25. The Last Of Us: The Way It Was
  • 26. The Last Of Us: Breathless
  • 27. The Last Of Us: The Last Of Us (You And Me)
  • 28. The Last Of Us: All Gone (The Outside)
  • 29. The Last Of Us: The Path (A New Beginning)
  • 30. The Last Of Us: Returning
 
HPB condition ratings
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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