Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only. The Led Zeppelin songs had a bad audio mix at the time of recording and Too Young to Fall in Love had a missing disco beat section. Video recording courtesy of Lowlander.
C3 releases for April 11, 2014:
New! C3 Anniversary Multitrack 12-pack
- Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” M (pksage)
- Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know (ft. Kimbra)” M (MFX, TrojanNemo, and pksage)
- Lavagoat – “The House” M (AddyMilldike) (incl. “radio edit” version)
- Led Zeppelin – “Ramble On (Vault Edition)” M (farottone)
- Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love (Vault Edition)” M (farottone) (incl. “radio edit” version)
- Madonna – “Ray of Light” M (Gigakoops)
- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” M (farottone)
- Mastodon – “Oblivion” M (BearzUnlimited)
- Mötley Crüe – “Too Young to Fall in Love” M (clintilona)
- Ministry – “Watch Yourself” M 2x (DeathThreatUK)
- Norah Jones – “Don’t Know Why” M (drummerockband)
- Radiohead – “Reckoner” M (Nyxyxylyth)
A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available.
Wow, you guys. We’re finally here. This Wednesday was the official one-year anniversary of C3’s first custom song release, and today marks the final release in our celebration. Harmonix made a point to deliver the most authentic band experience it could, and individual stems for each instrument is a big part of that. If the instrument doesn’t cut out when you miss a note, some people say, then what’s the point? Aren’t you just pressing buttons to music? This week, we’ve got twelve fully multitracked songs to give those people (and everyone else) the most authentic Rock Band experience we can. With eleven artists in tons of different genres represented by almost a dozen different C3 authors, everyone will find something to love in this pack.
This week caps off our first full year, but hopefully not our last! We’ve got tons of great releases in the pipe, and we hope you’ll stick around as we bolster your Rock Band library with hundreds of the tracks that Harmonix wasn’t able to release. Your continued support is what keeps us going, and if you like this week — or any of our other weeks! — please consider checking out our forums to join our vibrant little community.
See you next Friday, space cowboy…
Week 1 (March 7): Great Covers C02
Week 2 (March 14): St. Patrick’s Day
Week 3 (March 21): FtV FTW!
Week 4 (March 28): C3 Retrospective C01
Week 5 (April 4): Conversions & Upgrades (GH 12-pack & RBHP mega-release)
The 1-Year Anniversary Week (April 11): Twelve fully multitracked songs!
Why should you download these songs?
- “September” – A classic of R&B, and a desperately-needed brother to official DLC’s “Shining Star”. The bassline is amazingly varied and fun, and vocalists are encouraged to belt their hearts out.
- “Somebody That I Used to Know” – This radio earworm is a bit minimalistic, but don’t let it deceive you! The tribal drums will keep you on your toes. A good party track.
- “The House” – AddyMilldike says: If you feel that Rock Band doesn’t have enough Doom Metal, this song is for you! Originally planned to be released on the Rock Band Network through ThatAuthoringGroup, I’m proud to let fans of Rock Band and the Rock Band Network know that this originally scrapped song will be unscrapped and released through C3. This song combines low-tuned guitars with distortion and a fast solo to give you a pretty fun song to play. As long as you don’t care about mature lyrics that is. 😉 Enjoy!
- “Ramble On (Vault Edition)” – LED FUCKING ZEPPELIN MULTITRACKS! Right?! We’ve labeled this one a “Vault Edition”, something Harmonix did once or twice, because the mix isn’t quite identical to the album version. Every effort has been made to make it as close as possible, though.
- “Whole Lotta Love (Vault Edition)” – One of the other huge hits from Led Zeppelin II. This song needs no introduction. (The radio edit version of this song cuts out the freeform section, like the original radio edit, but does not fade out the ending.)
- “Ray of Light” – Rock Band’s first Madonna track! And don’t think it’s a slouch just because it’s pop; check out those guitar and keys parts in-game for a nice challenge.
- “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Welcome to having this song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. This song is one of the great classics of all time, and is the perfect duet.
- “Oblivion” – Many people who discovered Mastodon through Rock Band have been pleasantly surprised with how it translates to plastic instruments, and this is no exception. Varied, challenging drums with lots of fills, a unique bass line, interesting guitar riffs/solo, and tricky time signature changes.
- “Too Young to Fall in Love” – clintilona says: Some of the finest early guitar riffs and solo from Mick Mars in this one. Plus a very memorable and fun to sing chorus when playing with a group.
- “Watch Yourself” – This track was Ministry’s swan song until their reformation in 2012. DeathThreatUK is determined to bring a whole host of industrial to C3 — even more than has already been released! — so watch this space!
- “Don’t Know Why” – This song helps fill Rock Band’s distinct lack of jazz. This familiar lead single from Norah Jones’s debut album Come Away with Me, which has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide, “Don’t Know Why” lends even more welcome variety to this week’s plethora of tracks.
- “Reckoner” – In Rainbows was famously self-released in 2007, letting fans pay whatever they wanted, which helped kick off today’s wave of Humble Bundles and Kickstarters and stuff. This is RB’s first song from that album, and you may recognize its signature guitar line.
See you next Friday! (Again!)
New! C3 Anniversary Multitrack 12-pack
Download radio edit version (rated SR)
Additional authoring credits: Decibelle (drums)
Additional authoring credits: narutostarwars123456 (original X-only GBD)
Download radio edit version
Additional authoring credits: TrojanNemo (mixing), narutostarwars123456 (original X-only BD), DeathTreatUK (guitar)