Sunday, July 21, 2013

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Soundtrack Review

  • Name: Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded OST
  • Label: Austin Wintory
  • Composer(s): Austin Wintory
  • Number of Tracks: 21

When I first heard that Austin Wintory was doing the Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded soundtrack I had mixed emotions. On one hand, Austin Wintory is an accomplished composer having scored soundtracks not only for games but for film as well. He's also been nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the game Journey. However, if you've listened to his work on Journey you would wonder how on Earth could someone composing this style of music go on to score music for a game like Leisure Suit Larry?

Thankfully, after listening to the soundtrack, my doubts quickly subsided. While the tracks that were related to the character Fawn and Eve weren't my favourites (what's with the banjo, fiddle and organ for Fawn's music? Some joke I'm obviously not getting) the rest of the tracks are excellent. Most of the tracks fit within the jazz or big band genre my personal favourite being the bombastic Larry's Town. Incidentally, the leitmotif introduced in this track is used in a couple of other tracks on the album.



There's even a funk tune played in the pimp's room called Channel Surfin', a harmonica solo in Juke 1: Lefty's, a live performance by the sultry Melora Hardin called Tiers of Joy (which is actually a joke song about Kickstarter) and a track that sounds like it belongs in The Pink Panther: Cruising the City of Lost Wages (which is played whenever you take the taxi in the game).

Al Lowe and his MOJO band even make an appearance for the final track, a reprise of the Leisure Suit Larry theme.

And you know what? They're all awesome tracks meaning this album receives lots of replays.

Score - 8/10

Austin Wintory manages to prove what a versatile composer he truly is. This jazzy album suits the game Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded almost perfectly and is definitely one of the main things going for the game.


You can grab this album via Austin Wintory's bandcamp site for $6 here.

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