When it originally released on the Nintendo 64, Banjo-Kazooie, in my opinion, had one of the most dynamic and flat out fun to listen to soundtracks around. It was astounding what it did with sound given the quality of the N64’s midi synthesizer. Even the last Banjo-Kazooie game, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, had a phenomenal soundtrack despite all the ire it received from scorned fans.

The notes, they call to me.

The notes, they call to me.

The former Audio Director at Rare and composer of many of my favourite video game tunes, Grant Kirkhope, released the gargantuan 164 track album of the original Banjo-Kazooie’s background music on his bandcamp page. Every track from the game, including the Rare and Nintendo title screen jingles. The most surreal part of this isn’t that Click-Clock Wood has 23 individual tracks for it alone, but that Kirkhope has not affixed a price tag to the album, opting to allow people to pay what they want or stream it for free.

I’ve grabbed my copy, go grab yours! Your copy. Go grab it.


About The Author

Evan T
Editorial/Reviews Writer

Evan is a super serious, real life production assistant, video editor, and current review and editorial writer for Gamer Assault Weekly. A failed knife salesman and former member of a prestigious World of Warcraft guild, renowned for his voice and childlike enthusiasm for video games. Has never broken a bone. Hates possums. Mumble-sings.