Symphony 64 - The Collection (Pre-order)
ETA Q1/Q1 2018.
Pre-order this and get access to "Big Band Bacon" by Uncle and the Bacon, and the 80-minute MP3 version of this 43 minute sampler, which shows off the project mid-way through (this isn't the final sounds, but it's not bad).
This is a six-album project of orchestral symphonic versions of the best C64 tunes! You can pre-order the digital or box-set versions here, or order a free downloadable sampler here.
Note: samples presented are not the final recordings, but they are representative of the arrangements.
Imagine a C64 game sounding like a film: for instance, Aztec Challenge:
... or sounding like there's an orchestra behind you...
or rendered as a complete movie...
You can pre-order three albums of orchestral symphonic remakes, including a whole album devoted to Rob Hubbard.
Disk 1: Throne of Sids - a Fantasy-themed album with epics such as Spellbound, Dragon's Lair II, Master of Magic, Firelord and more.
Disk 2: Escape from Sids Castle - Rob Hubbard epics such as Commando, Monty on the Run, Zoids and more.
Disk 3: Sidventure - a wide ranging assortment of great orchestral tracks by legends such as Fred Gray, Paul Norman and Jeroen Tel.
And there are also three additional disks at no extra cost, making this a six disk extravaganza!
Disk 4: Cinematic 64 - hard edged cinematic hybrid symphonic tracks such as Knucklebusters that would fit perfectly into any dark superhero movie.
Disk 5: Big Band Bacon - a 10 track album of bouncy big-band themed covers such as "The Wastelands", "Bubble Bobble" and "Comic Bakery" by Rune-Bertils/Uncle and the Bacon. It's the party disk!
Disk 6: Progressive 64 - combine fine metal arrangements with symphonic undertones and you have this great disk from the creators of Ninja Musicology, the FastLoaders. Tracks such as Skate or Die, Arcade Classics and Knight Games are perfect for this treatment. Features three tracks from "Ninja Musicology" enhanced by symphonics.
All this in a sophisticated slip-case. Get it while you can. It's not the sort of thing you can re-press.