One of the good things about the Bootleg Banjo series (better known as Yooka-Laylee) is the terrific soundtrack composed by the original note wizards of Rare, David Wise and Grant Kirkhope. We’re surprised to learn the official soundtrack collection wasn’t for sale universally until this moment. Who let this flaw in the market happen? Blame Capital B.
Thankfully Materia Collective has come to our rescue. Originally the first game’s soundtrack had gone out of circulation and the second game (Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair) had its soundtrack exclusive to Bandcamp. MC has taken the extra effort and licensed the tracks for all music platforms.
These collections contain every song from 2017’s Yooka-Laylee and 2019’s Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. In addition to Kirkhope and Wise, tracks in the two games were also composed by Steve Burke, Matt Griffin, and Dan Murdoch.
Yooka-Laylee is an open-world platformer from key creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. Players can explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and hoard a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with a big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them to pure profit!