29 February 2012

Episode 70: Free Play 7

Brent and Rob close out Season 7 with another Free Play.  No category restrictions and we hear music from just about every 8-bit and 16-bit console.  Also, for Rob, this episode becomes a little bit of a David Wise focus.  See you in Season 8!  Full track listing below.



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

Championship Pro-Am - David Wise (?) - Name Registration - Rare/Tradewest - Genesis - 1992

Gimmick! - Masashi Kageyama - Lion Heart (Stage 5) - Authentic Entertainment/Sunsoft - Famicom - 1992

Treasure Hunter G - Mitsuhito Tanaka (John Pee) - Sad Freedom - Sting/Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Paperboy - Hal Canon, Nick Eastridge (arr.) - Main Theme - Tengen/Mindscape Inc. - NES - 1988

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - David Wise - Hot-Head Bop - Rare - SNES - 1995

Crystalis - Yoko Osaka (Yoko.O) - Fields - SNK - NES - 1990

Magical Chase - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Variations on a Ra Melody (Stage 6: Sanctuary) - Quest/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1993

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Koji Kondo - Guessing-Game House - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving - Motoaki Takenouchi - unknown - G-Amusements/Logic - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Granada - Motoi Sakuraba - Take a Chance (Stage 7: Destroyed Base) - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1990

Romancing SaGa - Nobuo Uematsu, Kenji Ito (arr.) - Heartful Tears - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

The Lone Ranger - Yoshinori Sasaki (Moai Sasaki), Kenichi Matsubara, Kozo Nakamura (La Nakamur), Tomoya Tomita (Gorgeous Tomita), Kenji Fukui, Satoko Minami - Night on the Desert - Konami - NES - 1991

Battletoads/Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team - David Wise - Open Space (Stage 4) - Rare/Tradewest - Genesis - 1993

Bloody Wolf - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama - Stage 5 - Data East - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Contra - Kazuki Muraoka, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Waterfall - Konami - NES - 1988

22 February 2012

Episode 69: Fighting Games Round 2

Brent and Rob return to the topic of Fighting Games, this time straying from any of the Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat games, and instead, digging deeper into some lesser known titles, particularly the Japanese releases such as Yu Yu Hakusho and Dragon Ball Z.  Video game music appreciators, get ready... FIGHT! (meaning, listen and enjoy).  Full track listing below.



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

Fighting Masters - Masapi, Shioya (Hiromitsu Shioya?) - Arena 2 - Almanic/Treco - Genesis - 1992

WeaponLord - Brian Schmidt - Dragon Arena - Visual Concepts/Namco - SNES - 1995

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen - T.K.O. (Kazuo Hanzawa, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata) - Sub-Space 2 BGM - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1994

Joy Mech Fight - Hideaki Shimizu - Outside the Tower (Blaze) - Nintendo - Famicom - 1993

Yu Yu Hakusho - Yoshinori Kawamoto, Kouji Nakagawa - Reminiscence - Namco - Super Famicom - 1993

King of the Monsters 2 - Toshio Shimizu, Toshikazu Tanaka - Grand Canyon - SNK/Takara - Genesis - 1994

Shin Kidou Senshi Gundam Wing: Endless Duel - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Tower - Natsume - Super Famicom - 1996

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen - Hiro Takahashi - Imbalanced Kiss - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1994

Natsuki Crisis Battle - Yuki Sabakuma, Tomo Chan, AKP - Your Selection - TOSE - Super Famicom - 1995

Brutal: Paws of Fury - Doug Brandon - Unknown Track 1 - Imagitec Design/GameTek - Genesis - 1994

King of the Monsters 2 - Toshio Shimizu, Toshikazu Tanaka - Unknown (Sound Test 87) - SNK/Takara - Genesis - 1994

Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension - Takano, Nakajima, Tonkupon, Chatrita - Far Above the Earth - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1996

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2 - Kenji Yamamoto - Zangia's Theme - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993

Street Smart - Jojoha Kitamura - Staff Roll - Treco - Genesis - 1991

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko, Hideto Inoue -  Enter the Tournament - Konami - SNES - 1993

15 February 2012

Episode 68: Hitoshi Sakimoto

For Episode 68, Brent and Rob focus of the masterful work of Hitoshi Sakimoto.  Sakimoto worked extensively as both a composer and arranger/programmer, but this episode concentrates on his compositions.  Often times, Hitoshi Sakimoto collaborated with Masaharu Iwata, so this is also partially and possibly a mini focus on Masaharu Iwata.  That is, for a few of the games, because there is no track breakdown indicating which composer did which track, the track played may very well belong to Iwata and not Sakimoto.  Regardless, the music is absolutely amazing.  Hitoshi Sakimoto, truly a great composer of the 16-bit era.  Full track listing below.



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

Bubble Ghost - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Ending - Pony Canyon/FCI - Game Boy - 1990

Verytex - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, JKL Furukawa - Act 1 (The Void of Space) - Asmik/Opera House - Mega Drive - 1991

Magical Chase - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Waltz of Meditation Part 2 (Stage 5: Hell Fire) - Quest/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1993

Gauntlet IV - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata - Retribution - Tengen/M2 - Genesis - 1993

Devilish: The Next Possession - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Intro - Sage's Creation/Aisystem Tokyo - Genesis - 1992

Super Back to the Future II - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Round 6-1 - Toshiba EMI - Super Famicom - 1993

Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Old Man's Prayer - Quest/Enix - SNES - 1995

Sword Maniac - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Paradox - Toshiba EMI/Fupac - Super Famicom - 1994

Moldorian: Hikari to Yami no Kyoudai - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Field - Sega - Game Gear (Japan) - 1994

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Theme of the Black Knights - Quest - Super Famicom - 1995

Treasure Hunter G - Hitoshi Sakimoto - A Former Kagonari - Sting/Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Hitoshi Sakimoto - School 2 - J-Wing/Dynamite - Super Famicom - 1996

Verytex - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, JKL Furukawa - Act 3 (Ruined Area) - Opera House/Asmik - Mega Drive - 1991

Treasure Hunter G - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Gemini Wing - Sting/Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Ruin in the Jungle - J-Wing/Dynamite - Super Famicom - 1996

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Shinmachi (Day) - J-Wing/Dynamite - Super Famicom - 1996

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Fortune Teller 2 - Quest - Super Famicom - 1995

Bubble Ghost - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Stage Music - Pony Canyon/FCI - Game Boy - 1990

Master of Monsters - Hayato Matsuo (comp., arr.),  Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.), Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Black Dignity (Title Screen) - Renovation - Genesis - 1991

13 February 2012

Video: Valentine's Day Greeting Card

The Legacy Music Hour wishes everyone a happy Valentine's Day.

12 February 2012

Bonus: For The Lovers

Brent and Rob heat things up on this bonus mini edition of The Legacy Music Hour.  Just in time for Valentine's Day, they share a couple sexy tracks for all the 8-bit and 16-bit lovers out there.  And when you get down to it, nothing quite says "I love you" like a sensual video game music track.  Enjoy this bonus episode with that special someone OR alone, but either way, make sure to check back for a new full length episode at the regularly scheduled time.  Full track listing below.



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

Virtua Racing - Tohru Nakabayashi, Tomoyuki Kawamura - Name Entry - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Super Monaco GP - Tokuhiko Uwabo - The Heat Waves - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf - Tokuhiko Uwabo - BGM 4 - Sega - Genesis - 1989

08 February 2012

Episode 67: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Basically, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a cultural phenomenon, having a huge influence on the interests of youngsters of the 8-bit and 16-bit era generation, so much so that there were many video games based on them.  Brent and Rob basically focus on these games for Episode 67.  Enjoy a couple slices of pizza while you discover the Turtle Power within this great music.  Cowabunga!  Full track listing below.



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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Kozo Nakamura, Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita - Cast - Konami - NES - 1992

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue - M. Matsuhira, Akihiro Juichiya - Base - Konami - Game Boy - 1993

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - unknown - Building - Ultra Games - NES - 1989

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.), You Takamine (arr.), K. Kinouchi (arr.) - Sewers Surfin' - Konami - Genesis - 1992

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko, Hideto Inoue -  Tournament Fighters (part 2) - Konami - SNES - 1993

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters - Miki Higashino - Triceraton - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - Kozo Nakamura - Industrial District (Scene 4 part 2) - Ultra Games - NES - 1991

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - Kozo Nakamura - Sewers (Scene 2 part 2) - Ultra Games - NES - 1991

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers - Tsuyoshi Sekito, Yoko Kurahashi - Bump Me - Konami - Game Boy - 1991

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan - Tomoko Nishikawa, Michiru Yamane - Stage 4 - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters - Junichiro Kaneda, Ayako Nishigaki - Leonardo - Konami - NES - 1994

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Kozo Nakamura, Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita - Scene 5 (Part 1) - Konami - NES - 1992

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Jun Funahashi - Foot Clan Base - Ultra Games - NES - 1989

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers - Tsuyoshi Sekito, Yoko Kurahashi - Dead End - Konami - Game Boy - 1991

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kazuhiko Uehara (arr.), Harumi Ueko (arr.) - Neon Night-Riders - Konami - SNES - 1992

01 February 2012

Episode 66: Racing Games 2

Brent and Rob take their second lap on the topic of Racing Games.  This time, they make a conscious effort to not play anything from Super Mario Kart, Road Rash, and F-Zero, and instead, explore lesser known games such as Final Lap Twin, Al Unser J. Turbo Racing, and GP-1.  Buckle your seat belts, start your engines, enjoy the episode, and we'll see you at the finish line, right here, on the Legacy Music Hour.  NOTE: Regarding the end of the episode, that's not a fart.  Full track listing below.



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

Top Gear - Barry Leitch, Hiroyuki Masuno (arr.) - Bordeaux - Gremlin Graphics/ Kemco - SNES - 1992

Super Hang-On - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Outride a Crisis - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Super R.C. Pro-Am - David Wise - unknown - Rare - Game Boy - 1991

F-1 Grand Prix Part III - Naoki Itamura - Grid - Video System - Super Famicom - 1994

Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yuji Suzuki, Masaaki Iwasaki - BGM C - Data East - NES - 1990

Micro Machines - Matthew Simmonds - Character Select - Merit Studios/Ocean Software - SNES - 1994

Virtua Racing - Tohru Nakabayashi, Tomoyuki Kawamura - Records - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Final Lap Twin - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Race Music 2 (Race Mode) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Patrick Phelan - Sound Test 6 - Gremlin Graphics/GameTek - Genesis - 1993

GP-1 - Masanao Akahori - Menu - Genki/Atlus - SNES - 1993

Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving - Motoaki Takenouchi - Machine Select - G-Amusements/Logic - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

F1 Circus MD - Hiroshi Ogawa - Blue Warm - Micronics/Nichibutsu - Mega Drive - 1991

Bump 'n' Jump - unknown - Scene 2 - Data East/Vic Tokai - 1988

Super Chase H.Q. - Yasuhisa Watanabe Naoto Yagishita, Adon Suemura, Jag - Round 2 - Taito - SNES - 1993

Super Monaco GP - Tokuhiko Uwabo - The Bitterness - Sega - Genesis - 1990