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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fallout 3 (2008)

Fallout 3 is an addictive RPG situated in an unrelentingly bleak post-apocalyptic future. Created by the folks at Bethesda Game Studios, the gameplay mechanics are similar to their earlier hit, the fantasy-themed The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Like 2007's BioShock, the soundtrack utilizes popular music from the early to middle twentieth century that effectively evokes a nostalgic sense of loss. Bethesda also contracted Inon Zur to create a more traditional score to extend the epic experience further.

This game's only official soundtrack was a five track promo given away to those who pre-ordered the game from select retailers. This promotional CD contains two themes by Inon Zur ("Main Title" and "Megaton") as well as three popular music tracks (The Ink Spots' "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire", Roy Brown's "Butcher Pete (Part 1)" and Bob Crosby and the Bobcats' "Way Back Home"). The game itself features an additional seventeen popular music tracks. Fortunately, it's possible to actually rip these tracks directly from the PC version of the game, where they were originally encoded as 192kbps MP3 files! I've also included "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats, which, although not in the game itself, was featured in the commercial for the game and fits in neatly with the other tracks. Unfortunately, the majority of Inon Zur's soundtrack music that could be ripped from the game are short cues that work better in-game as fill-in atmospheric music. I've included the only longer cues I could find, seven "Battle" themes.

I've maintained the running order of the five track promo by inserting the additional twenty-five tracks in what seems the most logical way. The songs follow the running order of the ending credits, which, aside from the first track by The Ink Spots, is strictly alphabetical by song. I slotted "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" where it would have been if it were actually listed in the end credits. I threw the seven "Battle" themes after the songs and just before the final track, "Megaton," which closes this compilation on the same note as the promo CD. Eight of the songs were licensed from music production firm APM Music, Inc. and I was unable to determine the year that these tracks were originally recorded.

Check out the teaser trailer that features The Ink Spots' "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire":



Check out the E3 trailer that features Bob Crosby and the Bobcats' "Dear Hearts and Gentle People":



Check out Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters' "Civilization," Billie Holiday's "Easy Living" and Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots' "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall":







Update 03/30/2009: An anonymous poster below was kind enough to mention an additional track that I missed! "Into the Wasteland" is one of three Inon Zur tracks that you can preview on the official Fallout 3 page. For whatever reason, it's also the only track of the three that did not end up on the promo disc. I found a 320kbps encode of the track on Soulseek and placed it just before the final track on this compilation. Thanks, Anon!

Fallout 3 (2008)
1. Inon Zur - Main Title [2008] (2:06) *
2. The Ink Spots - I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire [1940] (3:06) *
3. Cole Porter - Anything Goes [1934] (3:08) #
4. Tex Beneke - A Wonderful Guy [1949] (1:52) #
5. Sid Phillips - Boogie Man (2:23) #
6. Roy Brown - Butcher Pete (Part 1) [1949] (2:28) *
7. Billie Holiday - Crazy He Calls Me [1949] (3:02) #
8. Danny Kaye / The Andrews Sisters - Civilization [1947] (3:00) #
9. Bob Crosby and the Bobcats - Dear Hearts and Gentle People [1950] (2:09) +
10. Billie Holiday - Easy Living [1937] (3:02) #
11. Gerhard Trede - Fox Boogie (3:15) #
12. Bob Crosby and the Bobcats - Happy Times [1949] (2:41) #
13. Jack Shaindlin - I'm Tickled Pink (1:48) #
14. Ella Fitzgerald / The Ink Spots - Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall [1944] (3:06) #
15. Billy Munn - Jazzy Interlude (2:49) #
16. Gerhard Trede - Jolly Days (1:40) #
17. Jack Shaindlin - Let's Go Sunning (1:41) #
18. The Ink Spots - Maybe [1935] (2:50) #
19. Roy Brown - Mighty, Mighty Man [1949] (2:33) #
20. Eddy Christiani / Frans Poptie - Rhythm for You (2:59) #
21. Allan Gray - Swing Doors (2:58) #
22. Bob Crosby and the Bobcats - Way Back Home [1935] (2:53) *
23. Inon Zur - Battle 01 [2008] (3:37) #
24. Inon Zur - Battle 02 [2008] (3:25) #
25. Inon Zur - Battle 03 [2008] (2:02) #
26. Inon Zur - Battle 04 [2008] (3:27) #
27. Inon Zur - Battle 05 [2008] (2:41) #
28. Inon Zur - Battle 06 [2008] (2:59) #
29. Inon Zur - Battle 07 [2008] (2:57) #
30. Inon Zur - Into the Wasteland [2008] (3:28) +
31. Inon Zur - Megaton [2008] (3:26) *

* = From Featured Selections from the Fallout 3 Soundtrack Promo CD
+ = Bonus Track
# = Game Rip Bonus Track

119MB ZIP archive
MP3: Constant and Variable bitrate (194.1kbps average)

DOWNLOAD

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

good job ! Thanks !

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

Anonymous said...

Appreciate this, thanks! Does seem to be missing the track 'Into the Wasteland' though...

travis said...

i'm getting a format error...waa!

Kevin Sartori said...

Travis, be sure to check the Please Read This First section at the top of the page! You could be using the wrong program to extract from the password protective archive!

forrout said...

thx a lott!!

Anonymous said...

You're pretty much the coolest dude ever... galaxy radio kicksass

Anonymous said...

Thank U!
I like the game & the music! Ure Great!

Thïrd World Man said...

This is an intensely excellent upload and one which I heartily thank you for doing. Thanks for making my driving playlist that much cooler.

Cheers.

Stargazer said...

You have made my day! Thanks vm for putting this up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! :D

Anonymous said...

Found this album somewhere on Internet months ago and it's a good OST.

good music to have while playing, atmospheric when wandering the wastelands.

mohawkjames said...

Thank you for this. I'm currently working on a few remixes - Liquid Stranger uses a fantastic sample from Fallout 3 in his track "Mission AD".

Would it be possible to ask you for a rip of the 'scary' music from F3 when exploring haunted - spooky realms? Can't even describe - it sounds like a bone chilling single chord with lingering, repetitive four-note melodies.

Many thanks!

-James

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to explain why Stuffit won't expand this and similar files, I had no idea! Thank you for this music and thank you for the information!

Frederic said...

Eh, I was surprised the link still worked! Thanks for this upload...

I had "in this world" stuck in my head all day!

Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Thanxs for your post.
Excellent quality and working fine.
I was desperate for this soundtrack.
Nice work and TX again.

Long Live The Steel!

Anonymous said...

Thank you good sir. You've done us all a great service. :D

Bad Wolf said...

Thank you for the download! I have a question, did you rip this from the PC game itself, or get it from somewhere else? The reason why I ask is because I'm desperately searching for any of the "Explore" tracks, specifically "Explore 7". If you have any of them would it be okay if you uploaded them? If you can't that's fine, I'm apologize for any inconvenience.

Kevin Sartori said...

Sorry, I don't have any of the other tracks from the PC version any more.

Anonymous said...

thanks this is just what I was looking for!!!

Adam Schaafsma said...

Thank you so much!!!! You're ok in my book. I'll be checking back often :-)

Anonymous said...

Link is dead...Re-up the file?

Kevin Sartori said...

Anonymous, I just double-checked the link by downloading it. It downloaded fine. Try again?

Anonymous said...

Getting error messages when trying to open the files.
"The structure of the archive is damaged (Error #17540)"

Tried downloading the file multiple times and get the same error msg.

Just wanted you to know.

Kevin Sartori said...

Thanks, Anonymous, but the error you're talking about is a StuffIt error. Check out the Please Read This First section at the top of the page. Please use the freeware UnRarX to extract password-protected archives.

Anonymous said...

have you thought of making a fallout: NV mod to put the stations back in, or we're you trying only to get the files to everyone?

Kevin Sartori said...

Yeah, more of a soundtrack type of thing.

Laura said...

Thank you for putting this soundtrack up and making it available, you wonderful wonderful man! :D

Devy said...

You rock sir! ROCK! I say...

Anonymous said...

Finally! It took me forever to find someone offering a download of the score. I lurves video game scores.

Anonymous said...

I listen to this on shuffle now whenever I'm playing New Vegas.

Fallout 3 had such better music. Many thanks to you! =D

Anonymous said...

Dear hearts and good People! MAN since I watch Fallout 3 trailer I looked for THAT music however all I could find was lil bit quite one.
THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Thanks - just what I wanted and your instructions were easy to follow. I just wish there were more people in the world ....

Kevin Sartori said...

Share has been uploaded to MediaFire and is available now!

Eddy Purwanto said...

Thank you so much for this awesome stuff!! the game is one of the best i played and these songs and musics are just timeless as i keep hearing them in my head LOL

Anonymous said...

This is superb, thanks!

I still can't get 'Way Back Home' out of my head, and this is just the thing I need!!

Rob said...

Brilliant work, man. Thanks a ton for the effort. :)

Kevin Sartori said...

Share has been uploaded to Rapidgator and is available now!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this compilation, and for keeping the share alive!

Dude, you're too awesome for words.

Cheers,

andrew

Octavio87 said...

Thanks for uploading this man

Kevin Sartori said...

Rapidgator has become unreliable, so I've uploaded the share to Game Front and it's available now!

Denis said...

could you please repost?

Kevin Sartori said...

Hey, Denis, I just double-checked and the share is still available on Game Front. Did you click the DOWNLOAD link?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. file is down on game front, could you please reupload?

Kevin Sartori said...

Hey, Anonymous, I just double-checked and the share is still available on Game Front. Did you click the DOWNLOAD link?

Andre Souza said...

Hello, Kevin,

Clicking the DOWNLOAD button redirects to http://media1.gamefront.com/guploads/201405/12/07/Fallout3-PLM.zip?b17f4b620c6cf1393ffa644d11eea151ee12995c6f2461e126e601ef5a3f0f0569ff16138594a2f1b165ec34369665246886bad947e7bbd9031439239bd95970cc51764f164fc17a06f6fb15db237a6d1c0a05451369f8a2c1eb883c1efde26872cf78193a63f4acfa4db8b203732a1e7ce5f3cf451b8e with the following message: The webpage at [link above] might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

Same error if I remove the hash key + question mark.

Kevin Sartori said...

The share has been moved to Uploaded.net and is available now!

Andre Souza said...

Works perfectly! Thanks!

Gypsyjazz said...

Thanks for sharing dude...:)Perfect one