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GAMEPLAY: Super Mario!!!

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Cover art for the 2007 game Super Mario Galaxy, whose score was composed by Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo.

Mario has starred in numerous games over the years. And one thing that connects them all… is their music, full of wonder and joy.

On this week’s show we’ll hear tunes from one of the most iconic video game series ever: Super Mario Bros!

For more than three decades, Mario has starred in numerous games. And one thing that connects them all… is their music, full of wonder and joy.

We'll hear Mario themes written for early electronic sound chips, as well as for full orchestras, jazz bands and more.

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Anastasia Scholze for production assistance. Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

To hear the full episode, click the link above! Here's the playlist:

  1. Naoto Kubo; Koji Kondo - Odyssey: Band Performance (Super Mario Odyssey) - Original game soundtrack
  2. Shiho Fujii - Lake Lamode Above Ground (Super Mario Odyssey) - Original game soundtrack
  3. Mahito Yokota - Gusty Garden Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy) - Original game soundtrack
  4. Mahito Yokota - Stardust Road (Super Mario Galaxy) - Original game soundtrack
  5. Koji Kondo - Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) - Original soundtrack
  6. Koji Kondo - Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros. 2) - Original soundtrack
  7. Koji Kondo - Airship Theme (Super Mario Bros. 3) - Original soundtrack
  8. Naoto Kubo - New Donk City (Super Mario Odyssey) - Original game soundtrack
  9. Naoto Kubo - Tostarena Night (Super Mario Odyssey) - Original game soundtrack
  10. Koji Kondo - Super Mario World medley (Super Mario World) - City of Prague Philharmonic / Eimear Noone
  11. Mahito Yokota - Overture (Super Mario Galaxy 2) - Original game soundtrack
  12. Mahito Yokota - World 3 (Super Mario Galaxy 2) - Original game soundtrack
  13. Mahito Yokota - The Luma and the Hat (Super Mario Galaxy 2) - Original game soundtrack
  14. Koji Kondo - Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64) - Vitamin String Quartet
  15. Koji Kondo - Inside the Castle Walls - (Super Mario 64) - The Game Brass
  16. Koji Kondo - Delfino Plaza (Super Mario Sunshine) - The 8-Bit Big Band / arr. Charlie Rosen
  17. Hirokazu Tanaka - Muda Kingdom Acapella (Super Mario Land) - Smooth McGroove
  18. Shiho Fujii - Twisted Mansion (Mario Kart 8) - Original game soundtrack
  19. Shiho Fujii - Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 8) - Original game soundtrack

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