30 November 2011

Episode 57: TurboGrafx-16

The focus of Episode 57 is the TurboGrafx-16 (and PC Engine -AND the SuperGrafx).  Brent and Rob choose only music from this marginalized console.  Full track listing below.



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

Battle Ace - unknown - Act 3 - Hudson Soft - SuperGrafx - 1989

F1 Circus - Hiroshi Ogawa - World Champion - Nihon Bussan/Nichibutsu - PC Engine - 1990

Bloody Wolf - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama - Stage 1 - Data East - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Silent Debuggers - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Takafumi Miura (Atomic Takafumi),Yusuke Takahama, Yuji Suzuki - Opening - Data East - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

New Adventure Island - K. Sakata - Stage 2-3 - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

Image Fight - Masahiko Ishida - Level 2 - Irem - PC Engine - 1990

Barunba - M. Itoh, H. Nishikawa - Stage 1 - Namco/Zap Corp. - PC Engine - 1990

Dragon Spirit - Shinji Hosoe (Megaten Hosoe) (comp., arr.), Astron Ishii (arr.), Yoshinori Kawamoto (Kawagen) (arr.), Kazuo Noguchi (Thunder Noguchi) (arr.) - Area 1 - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1988

Dragon Spirit - Shinji Hosoe (Megaten Hosoe) (comp., arr.), Astron Ishii (arr.), Yoshinori Kawamoto (Kawagen) (arr.), Kazuo Noguchi (Thunder Noguchi) (arr.) - Area 3 - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1988

Dragon's Curse - Shinichi Sakamoto - Forest Theme/Mind of Hero - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Neutopia - Tomotsune Maeno - Credits - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Zero4 Champ - Tsukushi Sasaki - Zero 4 Champ! - Media Rings - PC Engine - 1991

Blazing Lazers - Masatomo Miyamoto - Area 6 (Hyper Bigray) - Hudson Soft/Compile - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Super Star Soldier - Nozomu Nakahashi, Keita Hoshi - Ending - Kaneko/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Splatterhouse - Katsuro Tajima - Ending - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

23 November 2011

Episode 56: The Old West

Howdy, pardners!  Boss Brent and Switch the Kid rustle up the roughest, toughest Western music to ever stampede out of a game console.  In other words, the topic of Episode 56 is music from Western themed games and levels.  So get your spurs on and hold on to your hoss as Boss & The Kid ride with you into the sunset!  Yee-haw!!  Full track listing below.



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

Lucky Luke - Alberto José González - Credits - Bit Managers/Infogrames - Game Boy (Europe) - 1996

Day Dreamin' Davey - Paul Webb - Wild West Theme 2 - Sculptured Software/HAL Laboratory -  NES - 1991

Time Lord - David Wise - Dead Man's Gulth, Western U.S.A. (1860 A.D.) - Milton Bradley/Rare - NES - 1989

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Sancho de Los Panchos - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Naohisa Morota (arr.) - Introduction - Konami - SNES - 1993

The Lone Ranger - Yoshinori Sasaki (Moai Sasaki), Kenichi Matsubara, Kozo Nakamura (La Nakamur), Tomoya Tomita (Gorgeous Tomita), Kenji Fukui, Satoko Minami - Town Theme 2 - Konami - NES - 1991

Gun.Smoke - Junko Tamiya - Title Screen - Capcom - NES - 1988

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.), Hideto Inoue (arr.) -  Gunfight at the Sunset Corral (Town Stage 1) - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Cowboy Kid - Masaharu Iwata - Outside Fighting - Pixel/Romstar - NES - 1992

Gun.Smoke - Junko Tamiya - The Boulders (Stage 2) - Capcom - NES - 1988

Lethal Enforcers II: GunFighters - Tsuyoshi Sekito, Yuichi Sakakura - Bank Robbery (Stages 1-1, 1-3) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Tin Star - Chris Jojo, Matthew Cannon, Suddi Baval - Title Screen - Software Creations - SNES - 1994

Animaniacs - Kiyoshi Murai (Kiyoshi "K-Mu" Murai) - Studio 3 (Part 2) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Lethal Enforcers II: GunFighters - Tsuyoshi Sekito, Yuichi Sakakura - Stage Holdup (Stage 2), Train Robbery (Stage 4) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Wild Guns - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Finale - Natsume - SNES - 1995

16 November 2011

Episode 55: Fire and Lava

In Episode 55, Brent and Rob embrace a hot topic.  Not a controversial topic, just literally hot.  That is, they share tracks from only fire/lava stages in video games.  What a nice, toasty way to get in to the cooler, Fall season!  And, for your convenience, The Legacy Music Hour has included a photo of Omar Sharif at the end of this post.  Feel free to use that photo appropriately.  Full track listing below.



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

Life Force - Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.), Shinya Sakamoto (arr.), Satoe Terashima (arr.), Atsushi Fujio (arr.) - Blazing Phoenix and Dragon (Stage 3) - Konami - NES - 1988

Thunder Force III - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Venus Fire (Stage 2: Gorgon) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

Gradius II - Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara, Seiichi Fukami - Burning Heat (Stage 1) - Konami - arcade (Japan) - 1988

Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Heat Man - Capcom - NES - 1989

Battletoads - David Wise - Volkmire's Inferno - Rare/Tradewest - NES - 1991

Sonic 3D Blast - Tatsuyuki Maeda - Volcano Valley Zone 2 - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane - Stage 3 - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Jurassic Park - Sam Powell - Volcano - BlueSky Software/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Ristar - Tomoko Sasaki - Round 3-1 (Busy Flare) - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Ryuichi Nitta (Shitamachi Kajiya), Mayuko Okamura (Mayu) - Blazing Inferno (Act 4-1) - Tecmo - NES - 1990

Granada - Motoi Sakuraba - Bumpy Road (Stage 8: Volcano) - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1990

F-Zero - Yumiko Kanki - Fire Field - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Blaster Master - Naoki Kodaka - Area 7 - Sunsoft - NES - 1988

Gaiares - Shinobu Ogawa - Mission 5 - Telenet Japan - Genesis - 1990

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Blaze Stage - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Super Metroid - Kenji Yamamoto - Norfair Ancient Ruins Area - Nintendo - SNES - 1994

Axelay - Taro Kudou - Burning - Konami - SNES - 1992


09 November 2011

Episode 54: Elevator Music 2

Brent and Rob revisit the topic of Episode 7: Elevator Music.  Elevator Music is a good thing.  It's kind of jazzy.  It's also kind of cheesy and synthetic, but in a good and interesting way.  Some people think Elevator Music is boring.  Not The Legacy Music Hour.  Elevator Music is the best.  Full track listing below.



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

Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine - Naofumi Hataya - Unknown (Sound Test 06) - Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Training Mode - Nintendo - SNES -1993

Casino Kid - Toshio Murai - Password Get - Sofel - NES - 1989

Rockman and Forte - Akari Kaida - Tenguman - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1998

HAL's Hole in One Golf - Jun Ishikawa (?) - Robert - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1991

HAL's Hole in One Golf - Jun Ishikawa (?) - Sunset - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1991

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf - Tokuhiko Uwabo - BGM 2 - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Wings That Cross Time - Square - SNES - 1995

Body Count - Steve Collett - Map Screen - Probe Software - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Faxanadu - Jun Chikuma - Town - Hudson Soft - NES - 1989

HAL's Hole in One Golf - Jun Ishikawa (?) - Runaway - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1991

Itadaki Street 2: Neon Sign wa Bara Iro ni - Kyohei Tsutsumi, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Fresco - Tomcat System/Enix - Super Famicom - 1994

Casino Kid - Toshio Murai - Casino Floor - Sofel - NES - 1989

International Superstar Soccer Deluxe - Hideyuki Eto, Harumi Ueko, Tomoya Tomita - Further Challenges - Konami - SNES - 1995

Battle Grand Prix - Yusuke Takahama, Nobuyuki Shioda - Race Theme 2 - Hudson Soft - SNES - 1993

02 November 2011

Bonus: Brent Weinbach VGM Dance Mix Vol. 1

The Legacy Music Hour presents Brent Weinbach's first installment of continuous dance party music comprised of only 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music.  No remixes, no covers, no adaptations of non-video game music -just pure, original, dancy music from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis!