Avatar: The Last Airbender
This has been an ongoing project of mine for about two months now (it's been a bit on and off), and while lurking, err...browsing this wonderful site for some fabulous goodies I came across [Hidden link. Register to see links.] thread in which I learnt apparently not a lot of people have much music from this great series apart from the tracks ripped from the Track Team's site. Well, it's not much, but since I'm a long looong time lurker here, and wanted my first post to be something of value, I thought I'd share what little music I've managed to scrounge together from this frankly amazing series.
These are all from different sources, the two main ones being Grooveshark and the awesome aforementioned tracks ripped from the [Hidden link. Register to see links.].
The one thing that always prevented me from uploading this sooner is I'm frankly ashamed of the varying bitrate; most of the tracks sit nicely around 196kbps but fluctuates from anywhere between 91-256kbps (thankfully, most of the Book 3 stuff is of higher bitrate). It goes without saying that it's not the most consistent of listening experiences, and while this isn't the kind of score that demands FLAC or even 320kbps, to be honest 91kbps is pretty woeful no matter how you look at it.
Most of the tracks have no SFX, except for some faint footsteps in "The Lion Turtle" and some (unfortunately) MAJOR SFX in the Escape to the Spirit World tracks "Roku", "Kyoshi", "Kuruk" and "Yangchen". UPDATE: The Escape From The Spirit World tracks have been removed from this version of the soundtrack. Apart from the barely noticeable SFX in "The Lion Turtle", consider this soundtrack SFX-free!
But, this is what I have, and hopefully it's better than nothing. Hope you enjoy, and a big thank you to everyone involved in keeping this wonderful site alive!
Escape From The Spirit World
I've always thought that the four tracks from the online flash game Escape From The Spirit World, which do not appear in the series proper, were not meant to be included on the original series soundtrack. This, combined with their disjointed feeling in comparison with the rest of the album and their suspension-shattering SFX have lead me to do what I frankly should've done a while ago, and group the four tracks together in their own separate release. UPDATE: Ripped and added the fifth track that plays during the opening, where Aang is talking to Yue, which I (rather appropriately) titled "Yue".
Legend of Korra
And, just as promised (if a little late), here's what's been released so far for the upcoming spin-off series Legend of Korra. Many thanks once again to impudent urinal for sending me the initial release from the Korra Nation site. Also thanks goes to [Hidden link. Register to see links.] chap for uploading the tracks played on Operation Kino's #52 podcast with The Track Team.
Welcome to Republic City
And here is the rip to the official Flash game "Welcome to Republic City", whose soundtrack contains small score samples from the series. Thanks go to [Hidden link. Register to see links.] good sir for ripping them, plus putting them up on Youtube and providing a download link, what a swell guy! Since this soundtrack technically belongs as part of the main Legend of Korra soundtrack, feel free to put whatever tracks you want into the main score!
One final note: if you are able to find any of these tracks in higher quality, feel free to post here or PM me, and I'll gladly re-upload with the higher quality tracks. Also, any cover art is welcomed; I made the above in 30 seconds with Paint (yeah, Paint, you heard me right). Or, if you're up to it, feel free to make your own!
EDIT: Apologies for posting this in the wrong sub-forum, tried to delete that post I don't think I have enough privileges to delete it, or something.
EDIT 2: Big BIG thank you to impudent urinal for sending me a stack of high-quality tracks, including two all-new tracks, one of which is an unused alternate of the opening credits, which I've never heard before! I've re-upped the soundtrack with the added tracks, plus replaced some old ones, including "The Two Lovers" which has had a huge quality jump from 91kbps to 256kbps! I've also included some alternate covers and updated the track list to show EXACTLY what changed. Again, thank you so very very much!
EDIT 3: Updated link. Also changed the title to be more in line with current website guidelines. Also, totally not bumping in order to get more views/downloads. TOTALLY NOT.
EDIT 4: Nothing major, hence I didn't bump. But I've finally got around to adding "Firebending Training" to the Legend of Korra soundtrack. Feel free to rename it "Firebending Practice", "Final Firebending Exam", or any other name, as this track goes by quite a few. Also included is RedYoshiKing's amazing coverart, as well as the older, crappier artwork I did (the one on this post), and even a - ahem - special coverart as a bonus. Enjoy!
EDIT 5: Legend of Korra main soundtrack finally updated with "Tenzin's Decision", "Love Across Yue Bay" and the magnificent finale cue, dubbed "Restoration & Finale" to avoid spoilerage. Yeah, I know, I'm late as...a really late thing, so allow me to humbly apologise for taking this long. Thanks for your continual support guys!
EDIT 6: Compliments to impudent urinal once again, this time for uploading all the albums to Mediafire, after some complaints were made about having to register to use 4shared.
EDIT 7: Compliments to Tjaiko for sharing a 256kbps version of "Season 3 Trailer". Thanks for the upgrade, man!