♫ Plants vs. Zombies Official Soundtrack now online ♫

November 22, 2010 at 1:28 am | Posted in Video Games | 73 Comments
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After almost 2 years, I can finally announce that the official Plants vs. Zombies soundtrack is now online ^_^ If you’d like to help out, please help spread the news! And thank-you so much to everyone who has been supportive of my music… you are all so awesome.

George was kind enough to draw this wonderful cover art… I thought it would be cool if the Sunflower decided to teach music lessons and Digger Zombie joined the class, too (he has a softer side you know, if you couldn’t tell from his penchant for pink tricycles).


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  1. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! And I’m the first one to check it out! OH YEAH!!!! CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSS!!!!!! Kisses and hugs all over the place!!!!!!

    • Hehehe, thank-you Ken! I’m super happy that I’ve finally gotten permission to do this ^_^

    • thanks

  2. Thank you so much for making the soundtrack available 😀 I like all the musics and the songs including the other digital albums.

    • Thank-you too ethyl, I’m really glad you like the music!

  3. Seems I managed to notice & buy it before you got the post out! Woop woop. This is going to get a lot of listens starting … now!

    • Yes, you were super quick! Thank-you for all your support Atreus, it means a lot to me!

      The silver lining of having to wait almost 2 years is that you can discover cool new technologies (like Bandcamp). After Alec told me about it, and you and a few other friends talked about how cool it was, I ended up checking it out and I’m so glad I did… it made putting out this album so much nicer!

  4. very nice

  5. and cool 2

  6. WOOHOO!! the soundtrack is finally released, i so cant wait to listen to it XD
    thanks heaps laura 😀

    • Thanks Dean!

  7. Very big congratulations to you, Laura! I know it’s been quite awhile since my last comments to you, but remember we’re still here to support you! I will probably grab this soundtrack soon, also kudos to George for a pretty awesome cover art! Take care Laura, and once again, thank you for all the hard work and effort you’ve done, thank you so much and God bless!

    • Thanks Stephen ^_^ Your support means a lot to me, and I’m really glad that you like George’s cover art! I hope you’re doing well!

  8. Thank you so much for your efforts to release this soundtrack. I love video game music and I think Plants Vs Zombies soundtrack is a classic.

    • Aww… thank-you so much for saying that. I’m really happy that I was finally allowed to share this music!

  9. So awesome! You’re probably going to get many more downloads later in the day 🙂

    • Thanks Davixus, I hope so ^_^

  10. This is awesome! I’m totally picking it up and giving it as a holiday gift.

    • Thank-you Orkchop! Oh, and “Okrchop” is a really cool screen name XD

  11. Awesome soundtrack! Thanks so much Laura, your persistent efforts have truly payed off! ^^

    However, just a quick comment: Anyone else notice the crackling at the beginning of Crazy Dave (Intro Theme)? Hope it’s not just me!

    • Thanks Ross! I’m so happy it worked out in the end… I was afraid for a while that despite being persistent nothing would ever happen! And you are right, there is a crackling noise at the beginning of the Crazy Dave (Intro Theme)… it’s a static SFX which I put in to create more of a weird/old fashioned record feeling. It was taken out of the in-game version though.

  12. Ohmygoodnesssoexcited. It’s downloading as I type! I waited to get home all day for this! Can’t wait to listen to it! Thank you for all your hard work and perseverance in obtaining permission for this!

    • Hehe, thank-you Solcade! I’m so happy to know that folks are still interested in the music even though the game came out almost 2 years ago… I really appreciate your support and I hope you enjoy the album!

  13. Plants vs. Zombies Soundtrack…

    Ever-amazing Laura Shigihara just published the Plants Vs. Zombies soundtrack: http://laurashigihara.bandcamp.com/. Buy it now! Sheet music is also available, on her blog: https://shigi.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/plants-vs-zombies-piano-versions-7-sheet-m

  14. Hell yeah ! i just lost my brain to this :]

    • Hahaha, nice 🙂

    • Oh my gosh, I just checked out your site and your forest artwork is amazingly beautiful!

  15. This soundtrack is nothing short of fantastic.

    • Thanks Piccolo, I’m so glad you’re enjoying it 🙂

  16. Wow, congratulations on finally getting it out! I’m so glad you finally managed to get permission to do it. It’s great that you included a couple different versions as well. Out of curiosity though – while I can understand the need to edit to make things dynamic, why the lower sample quality for in-game?

    Awesome job regardless!

    • Thank-you kreyg! The lower sample quality was because we were trying to make sure the music took up as little space as possible (the music was modded for in-game use so we tried to keep the soundbank very small).

  17. Yaaay – that is very good news indeed. But before I buy I have a question: Do you have any plans of releasing the soundtrack on iTunes as well?

    All the best from Germany

    • Hi Froschi! As of right now, I don’t have plans to release the soundtrack on iTunes (not because I don’t necessarily want to, but because getting a license is kind of difficult/uncertain these days and if you are able to get one, it usually takes a really long time from what I’ve heard).

      • Hello Shigi,

        thank you the for info. I don’t have any first-hand experiences on that matter, but a friend of mine used http://www.tunecore.com for releasing his album on iTunes and Amazon. He said it was a piece of cake. Might be worth a try.

        Anyway, the soundtrack is awesome – this is definitely money very well spent. Keep up the amazing work!

  18. it will be cool if released on iTunes 🙂

    • It would be cool, unfortunately I’ve heard it’s pretty difficult to get a license nowadays. I think if I release another singer-songwriter album though we’ll probably try to get it on iTunes. I have to say though, Bandcamp is so nice and convenient! I’d recommend it to any indie musicians ^_^

  19. Bought it instantly, loved the music from Plants vs Zombies. Though i wish there were dedicated “Horde” music as well :). (The Watery Grave one was best)

    • Thank-you, I’m really glad you enoyed the music! Actually, I made sure that there was a full horde loop on each of the in-game tracks (the in-game versions do a loop of calm, and then a loop of horde). Also, the Watery Graves (fast) track is basically the horde version (except all the transitions are smoother because it was written specifically to be a standalone track) ^_^

  20. my first time and comment here 🙂
    Just wanted to congratulate you on your talent and work, your game tracks are fantastic, reminding me of the great scores from the 8bit golden age, like Castlevania.
    I will buy them when i get back home tonight!

    congratulations, again, all the way down from Brazil 😉

    • Thank-you for stopping by Miguel! And I really appreciate your compliment… I love so much of the music from the 8bit era ^_^

  21. Congratulations on your newest release! I’ll be looking into buying the soundtrack over the winter holidays. It would make a great complement to the copy of Plants vs. Zombies that I just bought on Halloween.

    In the meanwhile, good luck with Melolune! I’ll be waiting for that.

    PS: There appears to be a stray tab with no label at the top of the navigation menu. If you need help fixing it, contact me or ask George.

    • Thank-you, I really appreciate your support! Oh, about the tab: For some reason with WordPress blogs we’re unable to use our tabs to link to external sites, but there is something you can do with the code to make it work (unfortunately it doesn’t work on all browsers, which is why you’re probably seeing a stray tab… we’re still trying to figure out a solution for that) 😛

  22. Don’t know if you saw, but you made Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/5697001/the-soundtrack-to-the-botanical-apocalypse

    I wrote a #speakup about this, don’t know if they noticed that or found out by other means. Doesn’t really matter as it’s more publicity for this fantastic soundtarck!

    • Wow, that is so awesome! And thank-you for writing a #speakup, that was really nice of you ^_^

  23. Awesome!, Congratulations, Laura! I hope to see a lot more CDs with your name on it coming out in the future!

    • Aww, thanks Chris! I hope I can keep making music, I’ll try best!

  24. I bought the PVZ soundtrack last night and its great! Listening to all the tracks in order and having fun listening to it – right now its on Watery Graves IN-GAME as I type this 😀 Just changed to Ultimate Battle now lol.
    Anyway, just wanted to say thanks heaps again Laura, for composing the music and releasing this awesome soundtrack 🙂 Kudos (never used this word b4 🙂 to George and your Dad as well for being great zombies, if I had a spare brain, I’d gladly donate it! XD

    • Thank-you Dean! It makes me so happy to know that there are folks out there who like video game music. I’ll let George and my Dad know what you said too, I’m sure they’ll appreciate it! (I totally LOLed at the “spare brain” comment ^_^)

  25. Not sure if you’re aware of it yet, but Brent Kennedy’s put out a wonderful PvZ piano arrangement at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tab0Q_10O1Q 🙂

    • Thank-you for the link! I got to watch it earlier and I agree that it is a very wonderful arrangement!

  26. I’ve bought the FLAC version and the intro theme is full of cracks and noises 😦

    • That’s actually a static sound effect 😛 I wanted the first part of the intro to sound like an old record player.

      • Later I realized that it was intentional. Sorry shigi. And congratulations for the release. I’ve been waiting for this for almost a year 🙂

        The new versions of the songs are great. The japanese version of Zombies in your lawn is hilarious =)

  27. Bought this so fast it’s not even funny! I told all of my plants vs zombies fan friends to buy it. Hope they do! Keep up the stellar work Laura! Happy thanksgiving!

    • Thank-you Josh, Happy Thanksgiving to you too! And I really appreciate that you got the album and told your friends ^_^ I hope you enjoy it!

  28. Waw, I had lost hope in seeing this OST available one day.

    • I’ve gotta know: Is your name from Mushi-shi?

      • You mean “supershigi”? Hehe… no no, it’s from my last name 😛 Shigihara –> shigi

        The “super” part is from when I played Counterstrike for the first time with some friends, and we decided that we couldn’t go to dinner until I got a headshot. For the longest time I couldn’t do it… but then I joked and said, it’s because my screen name is just “shigi”… I need to change it to “supershigi”! And then I got a headshot and we could finally go eat dinner, hehe ^_^

        • While I appreciate the response and did enjoy it, I was actually asking Ginko 😛

          • Oh oops! Haha, I guess that’s what happens when I respond to comments directly from the dashboard without looking at the thread to see who the response is aimed at 😛 My bad!

  29. Congratulations on the release, and Happy Thanksgiving, Laura! You deserve every penny!

    • Thank-you Curtis, I’m so happy they finally let me do it ^_^ Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

      • Whoops, forgot to log in 😛

        A question about the music store – if I buy the album in one format, will I be able to download it again in another?

  30. I’ll be buying Plants vs Zombies for my DS since I like my Tower Defense on the go and on a proper gaming console.

    Great soundtrack for the game. I’ll be buying it tonight once I’m home along with My Blue Dream+. This is why it’s always great to allow us to listen to full songs before buying!

    • Aww, thank-you very much! I agree about the “listening to the full song” part… I don’t like services that cut the music off halfway (or right before it gets to the good parts).

      • Yesterday I spent my whole day at the office listening to the Plants vs Zombies Soundtrack and My Blue Dream+ as well as the Blood Elf Druid song. Got me thinking about Genki Rockets here and there which is always great in my book.

        I’ve just bought the Plants vs Zombies soundtrack but for some reason it won’t let me buy My Blue Dream+. I’ll wait until later to buy the soundtrack for the RPG you’re creating since I hope you make ALL the tracks available for purchase (with extras!).

        Keep up the great work!

  31. Your music is pure magic, pure fantasy. Every time I hear it, I think I’m in another world, be it defending my lawn or collecting song fragments. Thanks Laura, for your apport to the video game industry, thanks for your dedication to your followers, thanks for your hear-it-before-buy policy, but above all, thanks for making me happy every time I hear your music. You do much more than you imagine.


  32. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the previews on your band camp webpage , so much so that I opted for the high quality FLAC purchase and download. Congratulations on this release, dancing Michael Jackson Zombie impersonator would be most proud!

  33. There’s a zombies on your lawn~ kekeke

    you know, almost all my songs on my iPod I get a friend to hack for me so I don't have to pay money, but this deserves more respect than that… sorry my only token of gratitude to you is the fact that I'm not taking this illegally 😛

  35. congrats but where are the song? you use snow pea for trom pet? why not use mary gold (from crazy dave)? but i like the song until my komputers broke down!

  36. 😀

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