Destiny getting Paul McCartney single

Single produced with 120-piece ensemble to follow after game's September release.


Back in 2012, Activision announced an interesting collaboration on the music front for its forthcoming sci-fi shooter, Bungie's Destiny, that featured (former) composer Marty O'Donnell working alongside former Beatle Paul McCartney. Now, it appears that McCartney will be taking the message of Destiny to a more mainstream medium, as the New York Times reports that the game's main theme song will actually be produced as a single shortly following the game's release.

Lev Chapelsky, the general manager of Blindlight, stated that McCartney's Destiny single, still yet unnamed, will debut "soon after the game is released." And considering that title will arrive on shelves September 9th, that means we'll probably have it in time for early fall.

The single was put together at the legendary Abbey Road studio, with Giles Martin guiding a 120-piece ensemble. Producer Mark Stent, who worked with such acts as U2 and Lady Gaga, recorded the session.

It sounds like a big push leading into Destiny's release next month, but, still, we can't help but wonder how the song will go. Here's hoping McCartney mentions how the wizard came from the moon, eh? 

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    August 11, 2014 9:00 AM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Destiny getting Paul McCartney single.

    Single produced with 120-piece ensemble to follow after game's September release.

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      August 11, 2014 9:03 AM

      It'll be nice once game soundtracks (and movie soundtracks) finally ditch that wall-of-sound "epic" orchestra stuff.

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        August 11, 2014 9:16 AM

        You can go shush >:(

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        August 11, 2014 9:32 AM

        Not every game needs an orchestral soundtrack, but there is no way they should be ditched.

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        August 11, 2014 9:42 AM

        While I agree that musical style isn't appropriate for everything I don't think it should be abolished at all.

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        August 11, 2014 10:30 AM

        I think it would better if they didn't spend so much money on celebrities to make their sound tracks and/or voice overs.

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        August 11, 2014 10:30 AM

        What if it's a video game where you're an Orchestra conductor trying to get people to join your Orchestra group, manage the group, find the venues, and you had lead them?

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          August 11, 2014 10:31 AM

          Also this game would be first person and have brawler gameplay

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            August 11, 2014 11:23 AM

            I think this game would be better serviced by that Popcorn song from the 70s on an endless loop... like most games.

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            August 11, 2014 11:47 AM

            I would play this.

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        August 11, 2014 11:00 PM

        It didn't used to be that way for orchestral soundtracks. The orchestra is all about colours and variety. The older composers (Williams, Horner, Goldsmith, Silvestri, etc) knew how to use it properly.

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      August 11, 2014 9:13 AM

      I look forward to hearing Band on the Run while I'm going through a darkness zone

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      August 11, 2014 9:21 AM

      Paul stopped being cool a long time ago. Ringo is still cool.

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        August 11, 2014 9:47 AM

        I think you have that reversed.

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          August 11, 2014 9:52 AM

          Are you sure 'bout that?

          One of them was on Thomas the Train. The other recorded "Wonderful Christmastime." I give the former a +20.

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            August 11, 2014 9:59 AM

            Wonderful Christmastime is catchy as fuck

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              August 11, 2014 10:26 AM

              No, it's viral as fuck. It infects you like a virus and like herpes only pops up once in a while, but it's oh so annoying. And now fuck the both of you it's stuck in my head.

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                August 11, 2014 3:35 PM

                Paul's been playing Helter Skelter and other tunes with the remaining members of Nirvana. What's Ringo done lately?

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                  August 11, 2014 4:32 PM

                  Where the hell did I say Paul wasn't doing anything? All I said was that song is fucking awful.

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                    August 11, 2014 5:00 PM

                    I'm just sayin' that hanging out with Nirvana guys and doin' shows is much cooler that whatever Ringo's doing.

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                August 12, 2014 4:24 AM

                I loved that song as a kid and would play it over and over on Christmas morning. I only now realize I was a monster. A Monster!

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            August 11, 2014 9:57 PM


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      August 11, 2014 9:22 AM

      This is odd news

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        August 11, 2014 7:28 PM

        Thanks for letting us know!

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      August 11, 2014 9:27 AM

      the header image for this article is great

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        August 11, 2014 9:48 AM

        Why is it so low resolution?

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          August 11, 2014 9:52 AM

          * B O O B Z O O M ' D *

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          August 11, 2014 10:31 AM

          Every header image on the shack is stretched to fill the browser width. Really looks bad most of the time.

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            August 11, 2014 11:49 AM

            it's just a pixelated hairline @ 1440p

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        August 11, 2014 3:56 PM

        I know there are a lot of little fixes that need to be done in gnu-shack, but the headers in articles look terrible like 98% of the time.

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        August 11, 2014 8:03 PM

        It feels like Paul McCartney is watching me look at porn.

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      August 11, 2014 10:34 AM

      Just saw Paul McCartney at dodger stadium last night, he still puts on a great show!

      Eight Days a Week
      Save Us
      All My Loving
      Listen to What the Man Said
      Let Me Roll It
      Paperback Writer
      My Valentine
      Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
      The Long and Winding Road
      Maybe I'm Amazed
      I've Just Seen a Face
      We Can Work It Out
      Another Day
      And I Love Her
      Here Today
      Queenie Eye
      Lady Madonna
      All Together Now
      Lovely Rita
      Everybody Out There
      Eleanor Rigby
      Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
      Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
      Band on the Run
      Back in the U.S.S.R.
      Let It Be
      Live and Let Die
      Hey Jude
      Day Tripper
      Hi, Hi, Hi
      I Saw Her Standing There
      Encore 2:
      Helter Skelter
      Golden Slumbers
      Carry That Weight
      The End

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        August 11, 2014 11:19 AM

        Good to see some Wings in there.

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        August 11, 2014 11:27 AM

        that really is an impressive set, and i'm far from being a huge Beatles or Wings fan.

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        August 11, 2014 1:16 PM

        blackbird is a good song

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        August 11, 2014 9:27 PM

        Hey I went to that! Lots of fun!

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        August 11, 2014 11:01 PM

        So fucking jealous. I wanted to go to that. :(

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      August 11, 2014 11:13 AM


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      August 11, 2014 1:58 PM

      Dang, that's a lot of pieces

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