The Metal Gear 20th Anniversary - Metal Gear Music Collection is a compilation album released to tie in with the 20th Anniversary of the Metal Gear series. It was released on July 18, 2007 under the catalogue number GFCA-53. The album contains a collection of tracks taken from various different Metal Gear soundtracks, with some new tracks added. However, the album neglects to include music from the spinoff games (such as Metal Gear: Ghost Babel, and Metal Gear Acid)
The first track, Metal Gear 20 Years History ~Past, Present, Future~, is a brand new orchestrated version of select pieces of music from the series.
Other new tracks include: "Who Am I Really? ~ Memories of Hal ~ Reminiscence" which is a re-orchestrated medley of those three songs (originally from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty), "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme ~ The World Only Needs One Big Boss!" which is a new medley of those two songs (the first being from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and the second from Metal Gear Solid 2). However, the music has not been re-orchestrated. "Zanzibarland Breeze" is a redone version of the song from Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake done in a heavy-metal style. Lastly, "Calling to the Night (Piano Version)" is a re-recorded piano version of the song from Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, which was used in the recent trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus.
Also, "Yell 'Dead Cell' (VR Remix)" could be considered a new song as it has not been released commercially before this.
Interesting to note is the complete absence of the "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" (track 6 cuts to "The World Only Needs One Big Boss!" just before the actual theme comes in) possibly due to the controversy surrounding the theme.
|1.||"Metal Gear 20 Years History ~Past, Present, Future~"||Norihiko Hibino||New||14:26|
|2.||"Snake Eater"|| Norihiko Hibino|
Vocals by Cynthia Harrell
|Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Original Soundtrack||2:57|
|3.||"Virtuous Mission"||Harry Gregson-Williams||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Original Soundtrack||6:06|
|4.||"Yell 'Dead Cell' (VR Remix)"||Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino||Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Original Soundtrack - Ultimate Sorter Edition||2:27|
|5.||"Who Am I Really? ~ Memories of Hal ~ Reminiscence"||Norihiko Hibino & Kiyozuka Shinya||New||8:01|
|6.||"Metal Gear Solid Main Theme ~ The World Only Needs One Big Boss!"||Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Original Soundtrack / Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Original Soundtrack||5:47|
|7.||"Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday"|| Rika Muranaka|
Vocals by Carla White
|Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Original Soundtrack||7:37|
|8.||"Zanzibarland Breeze"||Mutsuhika Izumi||New||5:37|
|9.||"Calling to the Night"|| Norihiko Hibino & Akihiro Honda|
Vocals by Natasha Farrow
|Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Original Soundtrack||3:17|
|10.||"The Best Is Yet to Come"|| Riku Muranaka|
Vocals by Aoife Ní Fhearraigh
|Metal Gear Solid Original Game Soundtrack||5:53|
|11.||"Calling to the Night (Piano Version) (Bonus Track)"||Norihiko Hibino & Akihiro Honda||New||2:48|