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Spyro the Dragon Soundtrack

Join Spyro in Spyro the Dragon as he embarks on a quest to free fellow dragons who have been turned into crystal statues by the evil Gnasty Gnorc. With his fiery breath and platforming skills, Spyro explores vibrant worlds, confronts Gnorc’s minions, and collects stolen dragon treasure on his heroic adventure.

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Experience the enchanting soundtrack of Spyro the Dragon, composed by Stewart Copeland. Let the melodies transport you to Spyro’s world, evoking nostalgia and wonder as you rediscover this classic game.

Enjoy the soundtrack here. Immerse yourself in the music and prepare for an unforgettable journey with Spyro!

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Game Facts

Release Date: Spyro the Dragon, the inaugural game in the series, was originally released on September 10, 1998, for the PlayStation console.

Developers: Spyro the Dragon was developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Antagonist – Gnasty Gnorc: The primary antagonist in Spyro the Dragon is Gnasty Gnorc, a mischievous and grumpy enemy who has turned the dragons of the Dragon Realms into crystal statues. Spyro is determined to free his fellow dragons and put an end to Gnasty Gnorc’s chaos.

Gameplay: Players take control of Spyro, the feisty and fire-breathing purple dragon. The game offers a combination of platforming, puzzles, and combat as Spyro explores diverse worlds, rescues trapped dragons, and collects stolen dragon treasure.

Composer – Stewart Copeland: Stewart Copeland, renowned as the drummer for The Police, composed the delightful soundtrack for Spyro the Dragon, which enhances the game’s whimsical and adventurous atmosphere.

Nostalgia: Spyro the Dragon is a cherished classic, holding a special place in the hearts of fans for its engaging gameplay and memorable characters. It is an iconic platformer that marked the beginning of Spyro’s legendary adventures.

Releases: Spyro: Year of the Dragon has seen re-releases on various platforms and is part of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a remastered collection of the original Spyro games, allowing a new generation of players to enjoy this timeless classic.

Spyro the Dragon Soundtrack Review by CrystalFissure

Much like with the preference of the actual Spyro the Dragon games from 1-3, I feel as if one’s preference of the soundtrack is similarly divisive between each of the games. And for me, I’ll always have a soft spot for Spyro 1’s music. 

Copeland works solo on this one, and keeps the tracks simple, with commonly recurring leifmotifs that we all know and love. From the main theme, to Toasty and much more, the iconic Spyro 1 jingle rings throughout the game. There’s a loneliness to Spyro the Dragon but not in a bad way. The music however doesn’t feel lonely, it feels whimsical and adventurous. I love the guitar stabs and usage of the Kurzweil K2500 synth sounds which have such a nostalgic charm to them.

Particular highlights to me are tracks like Dry Canyon. The way the bass rumbles in the low end, driving the track is simply phenomenal. Ice Cavern similarly, with that chilly sampled sound that is so hard to actually describe. All of Beast Makers fits the mood that the game portrays, and remember – Stewart Copeland had access to early builds of the game so he knew what he was making the music for.

Jacques was clearly a favourite of Copeland’s because it can be heard under a different name on another CD. Each boss soundtrack was awesome and fitting of the level, with my favourite being Metalhead. That koto sound (called “Kotobira”) to me encapsulates Spyro 1 perfectly. Same with the stabby similar sound in Magic Crafters Home. Two “remixes” (if you will) of the opening theme come in the form of flight music. These two are my favourites: Wild Flight and Icy Flight. Both different in tone, but these two are iconic and simply rock.

Once you get to the end of the game, the vibe of the music changes a bit. Gnorc Cove and Twilight Harbor still feel like Spyro music but there’s a more sinister tone to the strings and sounds in general. This of course is important when a game ramps up the intensity at the end of the adventure. And the second to last level, “Gnasty Gnorc” is a great soundtrack to the final boss.

Do yourself a favour and listen to the Spyro the Dragon soundtrack in full, and make sure to also listen to the “unheard” tracks! They’re technically not unheard – they’re in the game, but they provide a new flavour to existing compositions and some are entirely new. Stewart Copeland did an amazing job with these tracks, and there’s a reason the OST is so iconic for gamers around the world.