28 September 2011

Episode 48: Keith Apicary and Nathan Barnatt

Episode 48 is almost like two episodes in one, lengthwise and content-wise.  The Legacy Music Hour welcomes retro video game expert and star of the ongoing documentary Talking Classics, Keith Apicary.  Then, Brent and Rob welcome a second guest, sketch comedian and actor, Nathan Barnatt.  In preparation for the recording, Keith and Nathan sent Brent and Rob a list of games to choose music from, so Keith and Nathan not only act as guest commentators, but also act as guest game curators.  Full track listing and Keith/Nathan links below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Road Rash - Rob Hubbard, Mike Bartlow - Sierra Nevada - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Rambo III - unknown - Ending - Sega - Genesis - 1989

M.U.S.H.A. - Toshiaki Sakoda - For the Love of... - Seismic/Compile - Genesis - 1990

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Tomonori Sawada - Angel Island Zone 1 - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Cyborg Justice - András Magyari, Brian Coburn - Level 5 - Novotrade/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Solar Striker - T. Osada - Ending - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1990

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino, unknown - Krang - Konami - arcade - 1989

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Bellybutton Lint - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Comix Zone - Howard Drossin - Episode 2, Page 1-3 (Last to Follow) - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Flashback: The Quest for Identity - Jean Baudlot, Fabrice Visserot - Conrad's Memories - Delphine Software International/U.S. Gold - Genesis - 1993

Sonic the Hedgehog - Masato Nakamura - Special Stage - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Solar Striker - T. Osada - Stage 6 - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1990

Flashback: The Quest for Identity - Jean Baudlot, Fabrice Visserot - Conrad's Memories - Delphine Software International/U.S. Gold - Genesis - 1993

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Psycho Deep Fry - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993


Relevant Links:

For more information on Keith Apicary, check out...

http://www.gametrailers.com/game/talking-classics/14202

For more of Nathan Barnatt, visit...

http://www.youtube.com/barnatt

22 September 2011

Episode 47: Taito

Brent and Rob spend Episode 47 listening to music from legendary video game company Taito.  Great music, that's all!  Full track listing below.

 

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Growl - Yasuhisa Watanabe - Theme of Kain - Taito - Genesis - 1991

Master of Weapon - Pinch Punch - BGM 1 (Act 2) - Taito - Mega Drive - 1991

Darius Twin - Norihiro Furukawa (Wiz. Master), Pochi - Karudo - Taito - SNES - 1991

Demon Sword - unknown - Crystal Stolen - Taito - NES - 1990

The Ninja Warriors - Hisayoshi Ogura - Are You Lady? (Stage 2) - Taito - arcade - 1988

Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements - Kyouhei Sada - Ending - Taito/Natsume - NES - 1990

Darius Plus - Hisayoshi Ogura - Cosmic Air Way (Zone C) - Taito - PC Engine - 1990

Little Samson - Kazuhide Sasuga, Yukimari - Easy Ending - Taito - NES - 1992

Syvalion - Hayato Matsuo, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Chapter 4 - Taito/Toshiba - Super Famicom - 1992

Syvalion - Hayato Matsuo, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Title - Taito/Toshiba - Super Famicom - 1992

Insector X - unknown - Farewell Insector (Ending Theme) - Hot-B (dev.)/Sage Creations (pub.)/Taito (licensed by) - Genesis - 1990

Fire Mustang - Kazunori Hideya (HIDE-KAZ) - Stage 2 - NMK/Taito - Mega Drive - 1991

Thunder Fox - Kazuko Umino - Old War Field (Stage 1) - Taito - arcade - 1990

Estpolis Denki II - Yasunori Shiono - The Earth - Neverland/Taito - Super Famicom - 1995

Bubble Bobble - Tadashi Kimijima - Pressing Forward - Taito - NES - 1988

14 September 2011

Episode 46: Role-Playing Games

Finally, a Legacy Music Hour episode dedicated to RPGs, and decidely, Brent and Rob stay clear of Nobuo Uematsu and only cover one Square game in order leave room for lesser known composers and role-playing titles.  Brent and Rob also talk about magic tricks, blowing cartridges, and give the listeners a custom audio greeting card to send to friends!  NOTE: That's a real rabbit in Rob's hat.  Also, Rob be looking swole.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

The Sword of Hope - Hiroyuki Masuno - gameplay - Kemco - Game Boy - 1991

Phantasy Star - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Lassic - Sega - Sega Mark III - 1987

Phantasy Star IV - Masaki Nakagaki - Pain - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Tenchi Sōzō - Miyoko Kobayashi - Unforeseen Occurrence - Quintet/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - Lonely Town - Quintet/Enix - Super Nintendo - 1992

Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji - Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Tsuyoshi Matsushima - Infant Magic School - Compile/Tokuma Shoten - Super Famicom - 1996

Dungeon Explorer - Tsukasa Masuko (Tukasa Macco) - gameplay - Atlus/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Shark Ship - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Great Greed - Katsuro Tajima (Chopin) - Final Area (Part 2) - Namco - Game Boy - 1993

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - Lostside Marshes - Quintet/Enix - Super Nintendo - 1992

Tales of Phantasia - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Ryota Furuya - Mystic Forest - Namco/Wolf Team - Super Famicom - 1996

Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi - Yuka Tsujiyoko (Yuka Bamba) - Battle Map 2: CP Attack - Nintendo - Famicom - 1990

Might and Magic: Gates to Another World - Rob Wallace, Brian Howarth - Outside - New World Computing/Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Prelude to the Demon King - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Illusion of Gaia - Yasuhiro Kawasaki - The Secret of Nasca - Quintet/Enix - Super Nintendo - 1994

07 September 2011

Episode 45: Western Composers

For Episode 45, Brent and Rob listen to music composed by Western composers only.  They also come up with a new name for the show.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia - Mark Van Hecke - Earth - Absolute Entertainment/Imagineering Inc. - NES - 1989

Battle Squadron - Ron Klaren, Rob Hubbard (arr.) - Game Over - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1990

Secret of Evermore - Jeremy Soule - Flying - Square - SNES - 1995

Erik the Viking - Neil Baldwin - Days Of Ocean Blue - Eurocom - NES - 1992 (unreleased)

Sky Shark - Tim Follin - Stage 1 - Taito/Software Creations - NES - 1988

The Incredible Crash Dummies - Tim and Geoff Follin - BGM 1 - LJN/Software Creations - NES - 1993

Anticipation - David Wise - Green Puzzle - Rare/Milton Bradley - NES - 1988

RoboCop Versus The Terminator - Mark Miller, Tommy Tallarico - Victory - Virgin Games - Genesis - 1994

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse - Matt Furniss - Inner Sanctum - Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994

Snake Rattle 'n' Roll - David Wise - Level 8: Snake Lakes - Rare - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1993

NHL 96 - David Whittaker - Season - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1995

Toughman Contest - Brian Schmidt - Old Theme - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1995

Maniac Mansion - Dave Hayes - Dave - Jaleco/LucasArts - NES - 1990

Star Wars - John Williams, Marshall Parker (arr.) -  Han Solo Music - JVC/Beam Software - NES - 1991

Total Recall - David Warhol - Martian Mining Town (Mars) - Acclaim/Interplay - NES - 1990

Asterix - Alberto José González - Game Over/Continue - Infogrames/Bit Managers - NES (Europe) - 1993

Clay Fighter - Mitchell Stein, Brian Luzietti - Taffy - Interplay - SNES - 1993

03 September 2011

Bonus: Funny Music Original Recording

The following recording is a supplement to Episode 44: Funny Music.  It is the original recording that was not used due to technical difficulties.  Shortly after the episode was recorded, it was realized that the guest microphones were not working properly and that the two guests, Jacob Sirof and Kevin Shea, were barely audible.  A few weeks later, the episode was re-recorded and released as Episode 44.  However, The Legacy Music Hour wasn't entirely satisfied with the second recording and felt that this first recording was funnier, more fun, and had an overall better energy.  And so, even though it is hard to hear the guests, The Legacy Music Hour has decided to release the recording anyway (without the music tracks and with a lot of volume level adjusting) as a bonus episode, so that listeners can get a sense of how the episode should have been.  But make sure to listen to Episode 44 first before listening to this one.