New York - February 25th, 2005 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Fable Original Soundtrack featuring the "Fable Theme" by Danny Elfman and musical score by Russell Shaw. The soundtrack from the ground-breaking Xbox roleplaying adventure game, developed by Peter Molyneux and Lionhead Studios, is released today to US retail outlets through Nile Rodgers' Sumthing Else Music Works label www.sumthing.com, the #1 record label and distributor of game soundtracks.
Danny Elfman, three-time Academy Award-nominee and GRAMMY Award winner, is best known for his unique musical style and has contributed to the soundtracks of dozens of popular films including Chicago, Batman, Spider-Man, Men In Black, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice.
Russell Shaw, Audio Director and Composer at Lionhead Studios, expanded on Elfman's theme to create the epic and wholly immersive orchestral soundtrack for the ultimate roleplaying adventure gaming experience. Shaw's previous scoring credits include Black And White.
Fable has received numerous awards including Game of the Year from Play Magazine and Role Playing Game of the Year from Spike TV awards. Fable has also recently received industry honors for the outstanding music in the game including the award for Outstanding Achievement in Original Musical Composition at the Eighth Annual Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony, hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) at the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas. In addition the music in Fable has won Best Score from Xbox Nation Magazine and from Play Magazine.
In Fable, the player's every action determines their character's skills, appearances and moralities. Characters' life stories are created from childhood to adulthood and continue to old age. They can grow from an inexperienced child into the most powerful being in the world, spoken of by all and immortalized in legend. Players may choose the path of righteousness or dedicate their characters' lives to evil; observing as they transform into reflections of their actions and decisions. Advancing age leaves characters wizened, battle leaves them scarred, gluttony affects obesity. With experiences come advancement and physical change; whether it is by expanding muscles, a keen eye and nimble form or the buzz of magical energies around their finger tips. As players' characters develop, the world reacts to them and their actions. People comment on their successes, failures, appearances and behaviors. Their many opinions are expressed through applause, mockery, trepidation, panic and even flirtation. In Fable, gamers decide: "Who will I be?" For more information about Fable, visit the official site at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/fable/default.htm.
About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Nile Rodgers started Sumthing Else Music Works (SEMW) as a nationwide record label and creative outlet for independent artists and unique musical projects. Through its affiliated company, Sumthing Distribution, SEMW prides itself on its ability to rapidly and effectively deliver to the marketplace many innovative products. In view of the successes of its previous game soundtrack releases, the company is now considered the leader in this newly emerging musical genre. Accordingly, SEMW has bolstered its commitment to enhancing gamers' overall experience by acquiring many new titles to complement its current catalog of releases.
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