We’re excited for video games to be recognized at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards with a newly established category, and are hoping to celebrate alongside our peers by submitting for consideration the incredible work that our audio team and our composer Richard Jacques have accomplished on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
The new category recognizes excellence in score soundtrack albums comprised predominately of original scores and created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current video game or other interactive media released within the qualification period.
Taking you through tears and laughter in the epic Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy video game, IVOR NOVELLO award-winning composer Richard Jacques has crafted a fully orchestrated stirring, epic score, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Featuring over 5 hours of original score, his heroic, thematic score and intergalactic symphony features all brand new original themes that support the many characters and locations throughout the game, as well as enhancing the narrative through musical storytelling.
“Richard Jacques’ music brings an epicness to this game. When you get into those big battles and you hear the score start mounting up, you almost weep when you hear it because it’s just so heartfelt…it delivers magic.” – Steve Szczepkowski, Senior Audio Director at Eidos-Montréal
Praise for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Original Soundtrack
“One of the best video game soundtracks ever made.” – USA Today (For The Win)
“A killer soundtrack by Richard Jacques.” – SPIN
“The original score sells the game.” – GameSpot
“A modern classic.” – Matt Gardner, Forbes
RICHARD JACQUES INTERVIEW BY SOUND ON SOUND
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was released on October 26, 2021 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and streaming via GeForce NOW. A Cloud Version is also available on Nintendo Switch.