Roleplaying music – “WoW: Taverns of Azeroth”

Recently Blizzard Entertainment has released a new game soundtrack album over Apple’s iTunes Store: “World of Warcraft: Taverns of Azeroth” composed by David Arkenstone, who has composed several great albums with Celtic music. I don’t provide a iTunes Store link here, because they are country-specific. So, if you want to check out the album or even buy it, open up your iTunes and use the search function.
The album features 19 tracks of tavern music from the MMORPG “World of Warcraft”.  From the (in)famous “Lion’s Pride”, that was the only tavern music for Alliance taverns before “Burning Crusade”, to the serene “Temple of the Moon” you get a nice compilation of songs, that are probably perfectly suited for listening to during roleplaying sessions.
The complete album sets you back €9.99 and comes as an iTunes Plus album (that is higher quality and without DRM).
By the way, Blizzard has also released several other albums on iTunes Store including the soundtracks from Diablo II, StarCraft and World of Warcraft.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

6 thoughts on “Roleplaying music – “WoW: Taverns of Azeroth””

  1. SWEET! now i can give them even MORE of my money… /sigh


    Thank the gods I finally stopped playing that game; sucked the life blood outta me. Man that was fun though.

    Seriously though – thanks for the links. I've been looking for some gaming music recently. I'll have to check this out.

  2. When playing games like WoW I have a very laid back attitude. Ok, in my holidays I had some very long WoW sessions but there are weeks when I only play a couple of hours.

    But I think it's great they are making all their soundtracks available on iTunes. Especially the "Taverns of Azeroth" is great for roleplaying. By the way, I plan to make "Roleplaying music" a regular column. Sp stay tuned for more soundtrack goodness!

  3. Sweet, thanks for pointing this out.

    I was crazy (I got better…) and bought both special editions of WoW and Burning Crusade, so I've been using the music cd's from both of those for my current 4e game and they work pretty well. I'll most likely be downloading this before the weekend, thanks again!

  4. @Bartoneus: Congratulations! I tried to buy the Burning Crusade Special Edition but it was sold out here in Germany in mere minutes. And I was not part of the lucky ones.

  5. Thanks for the heads-up! I love the Diablo II soundtrack, but I don't own it; being able to buy it on iTunes is perfect. I'll definitely be checking out the tavern music ST, too.

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