Amiga and CD32 video game music compilation out worldwide this May

Collection by Netherlands record label 010101 Music to feature composers like Chris Huelsbeck, Tim Wright, and David Whittaker.

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Netherlands record label 010101 Music announced that it will be releasing a video game music collection featuring tunes from Amiga and CD32 titles.

Odd name, possibly catchy music collection for '90s Amiga fans.

The 19-track album is called Paula Agnus Denise and will consist of remastered tracks and remixed versions of music from games like Alien Breed, Turrican 3, and Shadow of the Beast 2. The composers who will be involved in the project include Chris Huelsbeck, Tim Wright, Allister Brimble, David Whittaker, and Barry Leitch.

The album will be out worldwide on May 6 in CD and digital download form via Amazon MP3 and iTunes. The full track listing is just below.

"Hired Guns Medley" (Synchaoz Remake) - Synchaoz
"Shadow of the Beast 3 Game Over (Urban Slide Mix)" - CoLD SToRAGE
"Turrican 3 Main Theme" - Chris Huelsbeck
"Shadow of the Beast 2 Title Theme (Oxygene Moon Mix)" - CoLD SToRAGE
"Narcissus (Cannon Fodder Lost in Service Synchaoz Remix)" - Synchaoz
"Alien Breed" - Allister Brimble
"Apidya Techno Party (Rapture Trance Mix)" - Fabian Del Priore
"Battle Squadron Intro" - Ron Klaren
"Pinball Dreams Title (Digital World 2011 Mix)" - Char7ie
"Clockwiser Title" - Ramon Braumuller
"Agony Title (Acoustic Jam)" - Danja & Martine
"Battle Squadron Game Over" - Ron Klaren
"Shadow of the Beast Title (daXX Orchestra Remix)" - daXX
"Megablast (Xenon 2 Mix)" - Bomb the Bass
"Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Theme (daXX Remix)" - daXX
"Turrican 2 Main Title" - Tomi Jylhä-Ollila
"Project-X" - Allister Brimble
"Brutal Deluxe (Speedball 2 Theme Remake)" - The Zero One
"Apidya Theme" - Chris Huelsbeck

Discussion

40 comments
xeoneex66
xeoneex66

Agony, Shadow of the Beast, Elite II: Frontier, Faery Tale Adventures.  I grew up with those games on my cousins old Amiga.  Oh man what nostalgia.   I got one better, Look up Kohina.  It plays all that and more.  Atari, NES as well as FAMICOM, gameboy, Wonderswan, Genesis.  Very nice streaming music.  Has a huge list of music to be played.  WELCOME TO YESTURYEAR AND THE WONDER THAT IS 8BIT awesomeness!!!!!  www.kohina.com

Voodoo-128
Voodoo-128

Great list, though they need the daXX remix of Gods on there and Xenon 2: The Real Megablast by David Whittaker

willzihang
willzihang

I want a regular retro/emulation section on Gamespot! Anyone else with me?

hadlee73
hadlee73

Its missing some of the best tracks from Turrican 2. The "Main Title" theme was nowhere near as good as "The Desert Rocks".

SoreThumbsBill
SoreThumbsBill

Shadow of the Beast and Turrican 2 had my favorite tracks.

I still play Amiga games on an emulator. It is amazing how one could fit high quality music/graphics in a 3.5 MB floppy disk.

ExplosivePants
ExplosivePants

Could not believe we have Amiga news! Wicked!


About time!

X-Blackrose
X-Blackrose

Nice. Definitely pursuing to purchase these gems.

majere613
majere613

IIRC, Paula, Agnus and Denise were names of some of the custom chips on the Amiga's board, successors at least in spirit to the C64's legendary SID.

gazza_gamerNZ
gazza_gamerNZ

Amiga game music was some of the best during the 16-bit era. Nice to see a Gamespot news article about it.

gryzor2099
gryzor2099

Psygnosis I want you back. Release the owl from evil clutches of sony.

willzihang
willzihang

Xenon 2: The Megablast. Space Hulk, Space Crusade, Brian the Lion, Bubble and Squeek, Fury of the Furries,  Battle Valley, Alien 3, Liberation, The Chaos Engine, Hired Guns,  Hero Quest 2,  Pinball Dreams, Puggsy, Second Samurai, Simon the Sorcerer, Alien Breed 2,  Stardust, Super Stardust, Zool ALL had great music-- and that's just a few! It's odd people always seems to miss the best (for me) Shadow of the Beast tune and that's the one in the tree for the first game.

SvV_Ying
SvV_Ying

Amiga 500, where it al started for me. Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder were great,

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

The amiga has by FAR the greatest quality of music in any system. You could fill up 50 cds full of amazing music.


the Standout music for me were in my particular order


Beast 1 and 2 Intro's, Death Scenes and a few levels.

Ghouls n Ghosts (every level sounded incredible)

Myth (demo only had a piano score that was not in the main game for some reason)


Corruption

Full Contact Intro

Another World ending 

Cannon Fodder (war never been so much fun!)

Turrican 2

Lotus 2 intro

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Turrican II and Shadow of the Beast 2 had the most memorable music for me. Bloody fantastic.

mattcake
mattcake

I know it's a typical old man thing to say, but I could hum 95% of those from memory as they're classics. Couldn't say the same for most modern games :/ Are CD32s worth anything yet? Mine still works fine :)

PAL360
PAL360

Good to see Amiga is still remembered. Brilliant systems!

sofalover
sofalover

Hired guns, played that a lot but don't remember the music.

gamerasi
gamerasi

Legends do not die ... 

Saketume
Saketume

@willzihang I'd appreciate that very much and I'm sure the console kids of today wouldn't hurt their brains too much if they learned something of the origins of gaming.

Saketume
Saketume

@hadlee73 I love the Turrican II main title though. Especially along with the intro. I know it's a cheesy rip off of star wars but the music makes it so awesome and Turrican 2 is a truly great game and the best in the series.

willzihang
willzihang

@hadlee73 Aye, and for me the best Shadow of the Beast track was from the first game in the tree level.

Saketume
Saketume

@willzihang Ah yeah the attempt at an Amiga mascot character. I kind of like that ninja ant and the game was pretty solid.

ogremalfeitor
ogremalfeitor

3,5 inch floppy disk, you mean :) Double density disks had abou 880 KB usable space if formatted on an Amiga (720 KB if formatted by MS-DOS on a PC).

Later on, high density disks had about 1.44 MB capacity if formatted (the standard way) by MS-DOS on a PC, don't know if any of the later Amiga machines ever supported them and with what capacity, maybe someone can elaborate further :)

Saketume
Saketume

@ExplosivePantsI'm bothered that everyone knows about PC, Nintendo, Apple and Atari but when you mention Amiga or Commodore nobody has a clue.

Granted that the other brands are still relevant but I don't want to see the Amiga as a footnote in history. For me it is the greatest computer ever made.

Jay Miner is my hero and he was a true genius.

He made some of the earlier pacemakers and other medical tech.

He developed part of the hardware for the Atari 2600

He wanted to make the most awesome homecomputer ever but had trouble finding fundings so he compromised and pretended his super computer was a gaming toy. The small and friendly team of people who made the first Amiga are legends in my eyes.

Some gaming toy it was. Sold in toy stores but the only computer reliable enough for NASA use at the time. The $500 or so computer was also used to replace $100000 worth of hardware for the Swedish military. The officer I talked to at the time (early 90's) just couldn't believe what the machine was capable of.

It was user friendly like no other computer I've ever had to deal with.

Jay, being the genius he was, also had some insight into the more sinister sides of society after computers became the norm.

http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/comment-5.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unOQuhiNOuc

SoreThumbsBill
SoreThumbsBill

@mattcake  

And ironically modern day consoles expire after 3 years of play. When Commodore build a machine it build it to last a life time!

Saketume
Saketume

@gamerasi 

http://www.fpgaarcade.com/

I've been monitoring this site.

The guy is using programmable hardware to make new Amigas.

I think he is working on replicating the AGA chip set of the Amiga 1200 & 4000

Pretty cool stuff and hopefully it will mean cheap fast and tiny A1200s for everyone interested.