Kojima talks about vocal tracks used for past Metal Gear games and trailers

On Twitter, Hideo Kojima looked back at the vocal tracks they have used for the Metal Gear Solid games, and for the trailers.

Listened to MGS & PV tracks. The Best Is Yet To Come→Can’t Say Good Bye to Yesterday→Snake Eater→Way To Fall→Love Theme→Here’s to You→Calling To The Night→Heavens Divide→Koi no Yokushiryoku→Here’s to You→Not Your Kind Of People→Nuclear→Sins of the Father→

Most of this music is used during the credits and / or throughout the games.

While UK band “Starsailor” known as “WAY TO FALL” has stopped performing, James Walsh (Vocal/Guitar) is still releasing his solo album. We featured a female vocalist for ending song of MGS1&2 since those are the fatherhood story of killing parent. MGS3 was also about son surpassing parent, but it is the motherhood story, thus we appointed the male vocalist. From mother (The Boss) to BIGBOSS (son) and the story beyond, from BIGBOSS to Solid (son).

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Oh, and speaking of music:

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Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Donna Burke Facebook (thanks, Batzi!)

  • I was listening to “the best is yet to come” yesterday. That song is freaking awesome. It just fits so well with the ending of MGS.

    • Yeah it never gets old. Brilliant song.

    • Rikimaru

      Amazing song and its my MGS Anthem !

    • Big_Boss88

      Still love it after 17 years ;).

    • MichaelPayneV

      And at the time MGS was Release, “The Best” was yet to come (MGS3) and the MGS3 Ending was for Big Boss The “Way to Fall” in to Darkness.

    • glitchbomb

      Snake easter eh? Is that the day father snake was resurrected and rose from his grave?

      • Bahaha, I was replying using swype on my cell phone. Sorry for the typo haha, I could edit it. But it’s better this way.

  • Golgari

    The Best Is Yet To Come→Can’t Say Good Bye to Yesterday→Snake Eater→Way To Fall→Love Theme→Here’s to You→Calling To The Night→Heavens Divide→Koi no Yokushiryoku→Here’s to You→Not Your Kind Of People→Nuclear→Sins of the Father→””Something New And Awesome””.

    I think he is teasing for new OST with the next trailer. I’m excited.

    • Big_Boss88

      Me too! Kojima picks the best songs ever for his games :D!
      If I had to pick a favorite song amongst these all, well that might be impossible. But for ending songs The Best Is Yet To Come and Way To Fall I really, REALLY like.

  • Hellrasinbrasin

    Maybe the next song is Bonnie Tyler’s I Need a Hero it was released in 1984… !!!

    • I wouldn’t mind playing a high speed horse get away with that song playing on my iDroid.

      This scene

      Plus this
      http://i.minus.com/ibzUcBLTIokHg3.gif
      Instant gold, print it!

      • turkishgamer35

        lol 0:58 matched perfect with the gif its like sound coming from shotgun

        • Haha, you see? It’s all about creating an experience!

        • Romain Robin

          I’ll put my bets on David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs (released in 1984):

          And the lyrics : “With your silicone hump and your ten inch stump” meaning “Your silicon limb and your ten inch horn”.
          Isn’t that Big Boss? 🙂

          • turkishgamer35
          • quintimnia

            I know that man in your avatar, its ataturk right? The man considered to be the best soldier of 20th century in reality. Im saying this because in mgs universe its big boss.:) And solid is considered to be the best of 21st?

          • turkishgamer35

            yeah its him my friend http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustafa_Kemal_Atat%C3%BCrk after fall of ottoman empire we lost so many battles he is the only guy didn’t lose a single battle even looks like its impossible (just like big boss) and create modern turkey btw its a honor for me you recognize him even some of people (more like idiots) in my country forget about his great success

      • Big_Boss88

        One word…EPIC!!!

        Now I need to hear this song every time I ride a horse in TPP :D, love the song.

      • Theo Cevallos

        I hope there’s like a ‘free roam’ option sometime in the game in which you can ride your motorcycle (or horse) aaaaaaaaall around afganistan and south africa while listing to music. Think about it, on a motorcycle at full speed throught the desert, with jeeps, tanks and helicopters chasing you :p kinda like gtv 5 stars pursuit

  • Javier Sosa

    I used this list while I was playing ground zeroes in ps3. Starsailor and James Walsh songs.

  • solidsnack

    my favourite will always be snake eater theme that song is just perfect to me i make music and i wish i’d thought of that kinda composition! it has a lot of great dynamics and the instrumentation choices are great it really feels like a spy movie set in the 60’s.

  • Mini gear

    If there’s no release date spat Taipei then kojimas gone overboard, it’s been such a long wait and the games basically done now.(from the amount of playability and play testing which isn’t messier because it’s already the best thing I’ve seen)

  • MichaelPayneV

    Funny thing is that my Favorite Song is from a Non Kojima Game, is “Calling to The Night”

    http://youtu.be/PXkgn3QUA2w

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    Absolutely love “Can’t Say Goodbye To Yesterday”. I remember the first trailer I saw of Sons Of Liberty drew me in so much and that song was a big part of my experience with it. I still get tingly when I watch the trailer. Especially when Harry Gregson-Williams’ theme kicks in at the end and Snake dives after RAY. Man…

    • Had this trailer on the PS2 Welcome Pack, watched it countless times!

      • ThreeMadFrogs

        That’s where I saw it too! Yeah I rewatched it over and over. Kojima knows how to edit a good trailer.

    • quintimnia

      Too bad that singer of “cant say goodbye to yesterday ” died from cancer 🙁

      • ThreeMadFrogs

        Yes, that is too bad 🙁

      • turkishgamer35

        didn’t know that 🙁

    • turkishgamer35

      epic trailer olso mgs2 have One of the greatest opening sequences to a game ever made.

  • quintimnia

    I like this james bond Style music in mgs3. And mgs2’s Tanker Chapter’s sound. Both so cool and fits very well. Since phantom pain features big boss, i’d like to hear some mgs3 style music. Wow man especially in jungle.

  • Big_Boss88

    MGI is the only thing keeping me alive while waiting for TPP xD, never stop writing Nyxus. I’ve noticed that I spend majority of my free time after work here lol.

    Anyway, I honestly can’t wait to see what the next song is, when we already got so many amazing ones in MGSV trailers. What I loved about Kojima-san choosing Nuclear, other than being a superb song is that it’s quite new album from Mike Oldfield.

    Last time I think I heard his music was from movie The Exorcist and then the hit song Moonlight Shadow. So Nuclear was surprisingly awesome with fitting lyrics and I hope he surprise me again with next trailer. By choosing some cool song I haven’t heard in a long time or something totally new to me. It was actually the same thing with other trailers too, well at least Not Your Kind Of People…kick ass song :). So excited.

    • Cipher

      Kojima-san sure knows his music

      • Big_Boss88

        Indeed he got great taste in music.

  • Cartmangus

    Speaking of trailers. Nyx did you ever see the 1996 debut trailer for MGS1? I had only ever been familiar with the short clips of the higher quality renders of Grey Fox and Revolver Ocelot. But a friend linked me a full trailer including some really early gameplay footage that looked entirely different from the final game.

    Thought it was really cool seeing. I have no idea how I had never seen this before today.

  • PrinceHeir

    Calling to the Night is my favorite song!! Even surpass Snake Eater in some cases which is funny since Portables is a sequel to Snaker Eater!

    And yes to Koi no Yokushiryoku! Love Nana Mizuki!! Been listening to her new song Shuumatsu no Love Song from Cross Ange’s new ED 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LRTM-kdEkI

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    While UK band “Starsailor” known as “WAY TO FALL” has stopped performing, James Walsh (Vocal/Guitar) is still releasing his solo album. We featured a female vocalist for ending song of MGS1&2 since those are the fatherhood story of killing parent. MGS3 was also about son surpassing parent, but it is the motherhood story, thus we appointed the male vocalist. From mother (The Boss) to BIGBOSS (son) and the story beyond, from BIGBOSS to Solid (son).-Hideo Kojima

    Interesting dynamic there. Never noticed that.

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