[Written by Timothy H.]

Music is often one of the biggest staples to the Legend of Zelda franchise. From the rolling “Ocean Theme” in The Wind Waker to the pounding “Final Battle” in Twilight Princess, the music never ceases to amaze us. But what could ever make the classic music we love even better? Well ZREO, or Zelda Re-orchestrated, thinks they have the answer.

This is a group that takes our beloved music, from Zelda titles long ago, and completely remasters them with orchestrated bliss. Take their A Link to the Past boss battle theme for instance: what was once a heart thumping, adrenaline pumping, MIDI style boss theme has now been reborn as an orchestrated masterpiece. If you liked the music before, you will like it even more now. Nintendo: Your obvious next step is to redo the game with this music.

What do you think of their take on the theme? Let us know in the comments!

Source: YouTube (via Link’s Hideaway)


  • Thanks for the coverage ZU! We even have our very own YouTube channel now in case you haven't checked it out yet! http://www.youtube.com/zreoteam

    • Addendum:

      Yes, and if you haven't listened to it yet, the final preview of Twilight Symphony is available (as far as I know) no where else! I thought I'd mention it because it is the best TPS preview ever.

      Ah, yes, and if you're doing work or just surfing teh Interwebs, you can play the complete existing ZREO library on the official YouTube channel in the background!

    • TurxMcBean

      I'm a little disappointed that there isn't an orchestrated version of the final boss battle with Ganon.

      • Twili

        There's one from last year on the ZREO website. It's pretty epic.

  • FireBall

    ZREO, I'm still waiting for Twilight Symphony.

  • veeronic

    ahem… shame they've yet to do dark mountain forest…

  • This song is in my 40 Greatest ZREO Reorchestrations YT playlist. It took a rather boring and overly repetitive theme and made it variable, and in a beautiful way that included the energy of the original piece while adding a bit more to make one heck of a battle theme! Quite possibly the greatest ZREO arrangement of a battle theme.

  • Evil King

    Love it! Then again LttP's music was already awesome and doing this kind thing to it just is upping that awesomeness if it is possible.

  • fourswordslink