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Richard Jacques

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Classically trained with an extensive music repertoire in orchestral, electronica, jazz and other contemporary music genres, Richard Jacques is a multiple award-winning composer of music for video games, film and television.


He is internationally recognized as one of the A-list composers in the video games industry, recently described by PLAY Magazine (US) as “One of the truly distinctive game music composers in the industry today. ” A leader in the field of modern game music Jacques was the first video game composer to secure a major budget for a live symphony orchestra, the first to record a live orchestra for a PSP handheld video game, the first to have his game music featured in art galleries and live concerts in Europe, Japan and North America, and the first western composer to have his game soundtracks released commercially in Japan as well as Europe and North America. Jacques has received numerous awards and accolades for his music including Best Music awards from both GameSpot and GameSpy and the Game Audio Network Guild Recognition Award, in addition to multiple nominations including Music of the Year, Best Original Instrumental Song, Best Live Performance Recording and Best Original Soundtrack Album.

Born into a musical family in Warwick, England in 1973, Richard Jacques began learning the piano from the age of 5, followed by the trombone two years later.

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  • Proxy_Ninja

    MSR OST is awesome [4] No, but seriously, it's the best video game soundtrack ever, unless you prefer listening to Nobuto Umematsu weaboo-ery boring music, while fighting anthropomorphic kettles with a 20-meter sword. J-rpgs are cool, but... as far as music go, i prefer diverse, funny, classy MSR RADIO, bitch.

    29 Jun 2:17am Reply
  • ren6

    MSR OST is awesome [3]

    24 Apr 6:33am Reply
  • DEATHINFIREX

    this 128 is painful to listen to

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • agacinco

    MSR OST is awesome [2]

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Darmst

    LIVING IN THE CITY

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ZeBsTeR777

    Everybody Jump Around Just awesome :D

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • gipers16

    MSR OST is awesome

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mtwinny

    Your contributed work on Generations was amazing, especially for Supporting Me!

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • bloofs

    JET SET RADIOOOO

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Aeroaviones

    Loved the Sonic 3D soundtrack! It's just so... FUN!

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • timmy_vegas

    super!!!!!!! SONIC R SOUNDTRACKS <3

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • bladerunner20

    Woow !

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • CloudyMemory

    The 007: Blood Stone score is absolutely fantastic, at least in terms of action cues. It even does a much better job than the last Bond film score for instance...

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • eternaleriko

    work it out work it out, think about it !!! sonic r love it !!

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • DeadViper

    Headhunter Dreamcast best song!

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • CoconutWarrior

    <3 Sonic R

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • Chronix112

    to call the sega saturn's version of sonic 3d blast sound track epic would be an understatement its that awesome

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • JrManPT

    LIVING IN THE CITY U KNOW U HAVE TO SURVIVE

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • DeadViper

    Jack's Theme best song! Headhunter ! ! !

    10 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Apollofury

    CAN YOU FEEL THE SUNSHINE DOES IT BRIGHTEN UP THE DAYYYYYYYYY DONT YOU FEEL IT SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO RUN AWAYYYYYYY

    8 Mar 2010 Reply
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