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Music of the Spheres is an eight-part musical companion piece to Destiny, composed by Marty O’Donnell together with Michael Salvatori and Paul McCartney. Parts of the music were used to accompany a Destiny trailer at E3 2013, and in the official soundtrack. But following O’Donnell’s dismissal from and subsequent legal dispute with Bungie, Music of the Spheres remained unreleased. It was leaked to the Internet by unknown persons in December 2017.[ Bungie officially released the album on June 1, 2018.
From Bungie Store:
Available on Vinyl for the first time, Bungie presents The Music of Destiny, Volume I
The Music of Destiny, Volume I is a Collector’s Edition Vinyl Box Set of the music of Destiny, including the first official release of Music of the Spheres. Each individually numbered box set includes six LPs, an exclusive booklet of liner notes and Official Destiny Collectible Pin keepsake.
In collaboration with the Bungie Foundation, all profits from the sale of the Collector’s Edition Vinyl Box Set will benefit Melodic Caring Project, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that bridges the gap between music, technology and patients battling serious illness by streaming live personalized concerts to kids and teens in the hospital.
Orders will be fulfilled and shipped in late 2018, and all sales are final. Each purchase comes with a digital download of the music sent via email after placing the order.
* Includes Music of the Spheres and Destiny Original Soundtrack tracks
* 6-LP box set features high quality pressings by Gotta Groove Records
* Each LP is inserted into a custom innersleeve
* Direct-to-board printed Gatefold Jackets house each of the LP’s in sets of two
* Each heavyweight box is individually foil stamped with a unique number
* 180 gram pressing
* Includes exclusive Booklet and Collectible Traveler Pin
You will receive an email shortly after completing your purchase that will contain the download link to the digital music, which includes music in MP3 format, high-quality Apple Lossless, and FLAC formats for a superior audio experience.
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There are two main McCartney contributions to The Music of Destiny. He shares a joint composing credit with Martin O’Donnell for the instrumental passages used throughout the game. This is called ‘Music of the Spheres’. Plus there was a new song recorded specifically for the game to accompany the extensive closing credits – much like those at the end of a movie. That song is called “Hope For the Future” and is produced by Giles Martin. The song was recorded at Abbey Road, and at Sir Paul’s own Hog Hill Mill studio in East Sussex, England.
The ‘Hope For The Future’ song (in a number of versions) was subsequently officially issued by McCartney himself as a 180 gram, 12″ vinyl extended single – this was way back in January, 2015.
[About Christmas 2017] two fans took matters into their own hands and unofficially released their own compilation of the soundtrack to the video game. They also called this Music of the Spheres, and this was distributed on the web as a download.
Bungie finally came good with a limited physical vinyl box set released (we think – it’s a bit vague) in around June , though this wasn’t widely publicised. […] The Music of Destiny – Volume 1 was briefly made available again for a few days [in December 2018] but is once more sold out…