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Super Mario Bros. score to be dissected in forthcoming book

Koji Kondo's classic gets its dues

The score to Super Mario Bros. is set to be forensically explored in a forthcoming book dedicated to Koji Kondo's famous compositions.

The book will release as part of the longrunning 33 1/3 series, which focuses on classic albums through rock and pop history. Written by Andrew Schartmann, the book will join titles focusing on The Beatles, Radiohead, Pixies and Hole, among many others.

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According to the book synopsis, "Kondo put to rest an era of bleeps and bloops-the sterile products of a lab environment-replacing it with one in which game sounds constituted a legitimate form of artistic expression."

More details can be found on the 33 1/3 website. The book is scheduled for a May 2015 release.

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