8-Bit Symphony Pro (Pre-order)



As seen on Kickstarter, a double CD-set/download of 8-Bit tunes performed by the Czech Studio Orchestra under the direction of Rob Hubbard and conducted by Robin Tait.

Sample medley:

Disk 1: 
  • Imagine Ocean (Comic Bakery, Ocean Loader Rambo) - when that Ocean Loader theme started, people cried.
  • Green Beret (parts 1 and 2 - only part 1 was in the concert) - tells the full tale of war through the medium of Martin Galway's loading and main themes.
  • W.A.R. - sophisticated and powerful arrangement from Rob Hubbard himself.
  • William Wobbler - this Ben Daglish favourite wouldn't be out of place in "Home Alone".
  • Forbidden Forest - a fan favourite: dramatic, scary builds and an amazing Elfman-esque waltz on the end in this medley from Paul Norman's crowning work.
  • Kentilla - another Rob Hubbard epic, a fantasy epic for the ages.
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins - bubbly fun, a fan favourite (especially with the children!) and catchy as hell.
  • Flash Gordon - a highlight of the concert and a total sci-fi epic. Would stand proud in any 80s sci-fi epic you care to name.
  • Spellbound - Rob has scored a new version of Spellbound that's just magnificent (was a stretch goal, but is now in the project whatever happens)
  • Barbarillax (Barbarian 2/Parallax High Score) - an astonishing John Williams-esque romp (not performed live in Hull for time reasons).
Disk 2: 
  • International Karate - more like International Kung-Fu, amazing film-like journey through an oriental sonic landscape.
  • Aztec Challenge - you can hear the Aztecs dying, but you won't care in this thrilling version of Paul Norman's magnum opus.
  • The Last Ninja® Wastelands (massively extended from the concert version) - Chris Abbott's loving tribute to Ben Daglish's most famous work, combining the Wastelands loader and main theme. Delicate and beautiful recorder playing combines with an epic vision of Wastelands.
  • Monty on the Run High Score - Rob's iconic tune matures into an achingly beautiful and moving tour-de-force.
  • Firelord - Glyn R. Brown's beautiful and moving arrangement of Ben's towering original packs an emotional punch.
  • Trap (extended ending from the concert version) - to Ben, Trap was his masterwork. Those giant drums celebrate him with every beat in this space epic.
  • Monty on the Run - this project would be incomplete without Monty on the Run, and boy, did Rob put his heart into this one. From tension to frantic chase, exploration and then almost cartoon-ish joie de vivre, this is unmissable.
  • Stifflip and Co - Richard Joseph's exuberant track paying tribute to his much-missed musical genius - with a drunk bit in the middle!
  • ZOIDS. Rob Hubbard orchestrated this: imagine it played with a live orchestra

More samples

Rob's new Zoids orchestration:

Rob's new Spellbound orchestration:

 and the new extension to Green Beret:

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