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Monday, March 27, 2006

CD REVIEW - Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Music by Tom Salta
Ubisoft Promo
19 Tracks 25:39 mins

Having co-written the main theme for Ghost Recon 2, Tom Salta has now been given the opportunity of writing the score for this new entry in the popular Ubisoft videogame series, in which the Ghosts and their Special Forces allies attempt to save the U.S. President, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers.
Salta combines live orchestra (the Northwest Sinfonia) with contemporary electronic sounds to provide an exciting accompaniment, beginning with the bold and heroic "Ghosts' Theme," which re-surfaces often in the action scoring that follows, like "Get to the Embassy, "Save the President" and "Get the Football," to name but a few.
Acoustic guitar can be heard in low-key moments like "Quiet" and "A President Mourns;" whilst the tragic "Can This Be Happening" features soprano and choir. There are also eerie and disturbing sounds in "The Abandoned Rail" and "Bad Dreams," but it is the action writing that stands out, as it should do in a game of this nature, and Salta's main theme closes the disc in "Let's Do This."
No news yet on an commercial release for the score, I'm afraid, but to hear a preview of the main theme, visit, and for more information on Tom Salta, go to
My thanks to Greg O'Connor-Read of Top Dollar PR for making this review possible.


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