Rare alum and veteran music composer Grant Kirkhope is well on his way his way to becoming one of the coolest people on the internet.
Barely a month after he started giving away three of his most well-known N64 soundtracks for free, Kirkhope - who you young kids might recognize as the composer for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - is at it again with more free music for fans to enjoy.
The Album, Banjo-Kazooie Beta's (or BK BETA'S!!) contains a hodepodge of unreleased tracks that Kirkhope found embedded in the original Banjo-Kazooie ROM and contain descriptive track names like "Babe (no idea what this was for)" and "Ogres (Left over from Dream I think?)".
Despite the uncertainty, there are a lot of early and alternate versions of Kirkhope's best-known themes from Banjo-Kazooie (and Donkey Kong 64) on Beta's... and they're absolutely free!
Arguably, the best tracks are "Another FreeEezy" - an alternate, less Christmas-y theme for Freezeezy Peak and "House Autumn" / "House Summer", two reprisals of Click Clock Wood's famous theme that didn't make it onto the original OST.
All told, BK BETA'S!! features 22 tracks and a 56-minute runtime, which is pretty incredible considering - again - that it's free. If you're interested in picking it up, you can download it directly from Kirkhope's Bandcamp Page... and maybe even toss him a couple of bucks for his effort while you're over there.