8-Bit Symphony - The Collection (Pre-order)
(This project was called "Back in Time Symphonic Collection" for the Kickstarter, then was "Symphony 64" and is now "8-Bit Symphony" - sorry for the confusion!)
ETA April 30th 2019 (sorry for the delay).
Pre-order this and get access to "Big Band Bacon" by Uncle and the Bacon, Progressive 64 by FastLoaders and WIPs.
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 get 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: Sidventure - a wide ranging assortment of great orchestral tracks by legends such as Fred Gray, Paul Norman and Ben Daglish.
Disk 2: Escape from Sids Castle - Rob Hubbard epics such as One Man and his Droid, Monty on the Run, Flash Gordon and more.
Disk 3: Throne of Sids - a Fantasy-themed album with epics such as Spellbound, Dragon's Lair II, Master of Magic, Zoids, Firelord and more.
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 from Slaygon, such as Knucklebusters that would fit perfectly into any dark superhero movie.
(released) 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!
(released) 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 Barbarian, Ghouls and Ghosts, Ocean Loader 2, Green Beret and Knight Games are perfect for this treatment. Features four tracks enhanced by orchestration from Chris Abbott: Barbarian, Saboteur 2, Forbidden Forest and Beyond, and Last Ninja Wastelands Loader with Ben Daglish on flute.
All this in a sophisticated slip-case. Get it while you can. It's not the sort of thing you can re-press.