30 July 2014

LMH Mixtape #4: Junko Tamiya

Episode four marked the first occurrence of the "composer focus", an entire installment dedicated to showcasing the works of one musician.  The tradition began with Junko Tamiya, and although a few selections by other composers sneaked into the original episode, the errors were excluded this time around to produce an all-Tamiya mixtape.

NOTE TO THE DETAIL-ORIENTED:  Bionic Commando's "Area 1" was composed by Harumi Fujita, but Junko Tamiya's involvement as its arranger for the NES port merited its inclusion on the setlist.


Instant new favorite:  Street Fighter 2010 - Planet 1, Area 1
Brewed new favorite:  Strider - Hiryu/Theme for Counterattack

Now That I've Found It, I Can't Live Without It:  Street Fighter 2010 - Planet 2, Area 2

Picardy Third Alert:  Street Fighter 2010 - Planet 1, Area 2

Track listing (this has non-Tamiya tracks not included in this mix) and original episode:


16 July 2014

LMH Mixtape #3: Experimental Music

Brent and Rob proved their commitment to making the Legacy Music Hour more than a garden-variety greatest hits list by showcasing some exceptionally bizarre and fascinating tracks for their third episode. This installment convinced many users early on that they were in for something special, and perhaps marked the beginning of Rob F.'s fascination with the TurboGrafx-16.


Gets me a little emotional:  Cyber Knight - Town
Makes me want to play the game:  DoReMi Fantasy - Windy Cliffs
Needs to be performed by an orchestra:  Strider - Siberian Tunnel/Driving Wheel/Big Run

Pachelbel's Cameo Award:  Volified - Name Entry

Track listing and original episode:


02 July 2014

LMH Mixtape #2: Racing Games

Whether you travel by rollerblades, motorcycle, or Blue Falcon, KeyGlyph has confirmed (through extensive on-road testing) that this mixtape will get you where you need to go in style. Once you've revisited these tracks, be sure to follow the link and revisit LMH user Brett's fantastic karaoke performance of F-Zero's Port Town at SF Sketchfest 2012, as archived on the Legacy Music Hour YouTube channel!


Instant new favorite:  Days of Thunder - Title Screen & Super Monaco GP - Exhaust Fumes
Brewed new favorite:  Road Rash - Pacific Coast & Rad Racer II - Coast to Coast

Most stuck in my head:  F-Zero - Port Town
Inspires the loudest sing-alongs:  F-Zero - Port Town
Most infectiously feel-good track:  Out Run - Splash Wave

Track listing and original episode:


18 June 2014

LMH Mixtape #1: Theme Song

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the moment you've all been waiting for! The Legacy Music Hour Mixtapes are finally here, courtesy of a user like you. Relive the tracks and episode themes as KeyGlyph compiles the jams and doles out awards for a few personal favorites. A second listen can make a big difference, so chime in with your own thoughts and superlatives as you tackle this fresh playthrough. Ready? Push button B to start your new quest!


Instant new favorite*: Pit-Fighter - Title Screen
Brewed new favorite**: Pilotwings - Hangglider

Most stuck in my head: Lightening Force - Stand Up Against Myself
Inspires the loudest sing-alongs: Mega Man 3 - Title Screen

* a new tune that became a favorite on the first listen
** a new tune that didn't stand out initially, but became a favorite the second time around

Track listing and original episode:


09 June 2014

Coming Soon: The LMH Mixtapes!

Legacy Music Hour user, KeyGlyph, has been kind enough to take on the duties of making the Legacy Music Hour Mixtapes.  She will be editing together music-only versions of every LMH episode (with a little bit of Brent/Rob banter at the top), posting them on the official LMH site, and including her own commentary and other notes.  Mixtape episodes will start appearing soon, so stay tuned.  And let's all give a big thank you KeyGlyph for taking on this arduous task!