13 August 2014

LMH Mixtape #5: Square

On the heels of the first composer focus came the Legacy Music Hour's first "company focus," a full episode of tracks entirely from one developer/publisher.  KeyGlyph guarantees that this fantastic compilation of tunes will become an instant staple in your playlist rotation, whether or not you happen to be an RPG kind of guy.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Angel's Fear & Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hightension Wire
Brewed new favorite:  Chrono Trigger - Robo's Theme

Now That I've Found It, I Can't Live Without It:  Secret of Mana - Spirit of the Night

Picardy Third Alert:  Secret of Mana - Spirit of the Night


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2010/11/legacy-music-hour-episode-5-square.html

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.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2010/11/legacy-music-hour-episode-4-composer.html

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.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2010/11/legacy-music-hour-episode-3-racing.html

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!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2010/11/lmh-episode-2-racing-games.html

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!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-legacy-music-hour-episode.html