I think that it’s no secret to anyone by now that I’m a huge fan of Amiga music and Amiga games.
So if you’re a fan of the Amiga just like me, then I’m glad to inform you that Matthew Smith (Matthew a lifelong fan of the Amiga Power magazine and the producer of “Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude” album) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an Amiga album called “Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude”:
“First there was Amiga Power. Then there was no more of it. Now, in the year of oh lord 2019, Amiga Power returns – in musical form!
Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude is a collection more than 30 brand new studio remixes of classic Amiga game tunes, all of them connected with the mightiest computer games magazine ever conceived by human beings.
Starring the tuneful talents of Andrew Barnabas, Allister Brimble, Mike Clarke, Fabian Del Priore, Olof Gustafsson, Jogeir Liljedahl, Joi, Jon Hare, Chris Huelsbeck, Barry Leitch, Patrick Nevian, Jason Page, Instant Remedy, Matthias Steinwachs, Jeroen Tel, Tim Wright and a whole host of other excellent persons, the AP album is set to come your way via two (count ‘em!) compact discs, or an equivalent digital download if you’re distrustful of physical objects.
That’s the plan, anyway. To make all of this happen, we’ll need your support. So, let’s tell you a whole lot more about what it is you’ll (hopefully) be supporting…” –
Awesome indeed, but what does the “Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude” album got to offer then?
Well, it’s a two-disc album for starters, and it contains 30 brand-new studio remixes of some of the most well-known and loved Amiga game songs of all time:
Disc 1: AP’s pick of the pops:
“The first CD contains an array of remixes based on tunes personally selected by former Amiga Power contributors.
Here, in alphabetical order, are all the tracks set to appear on disc one, followed by the names of the composer, the remix artist and the AP representative who picked the tune. (The actual track order will be different on the album.)
– Apidya: Sewer’s Blast (composed and remixed by Chris Huelsbeck; nominated by Mark Ramshaw)
– Bill’s Tomato Game (composed and remixed by Mike Clarke; nominated by Tim Tucker)
– Cannon Fodder: Narcissus (composed by Jon Hare; remixed by Andrew Barnabas and Jon Hare; nominated by Mil Millington)
– The Chaos Engine (composed and remixed by Joi; nominated by Cam Winstanley. This is a special exclusive – one of three original Chaos Engine studio tracks created by dance music pioneers Joi back in 1993, which the grand mass of people have never heard owing to the fact that they only got a white label release at the time, limited to 500 copies.)
– Coma (composed by Anders Bukh; remixed by Instant Remedy; nominated by Dave Green. Yes, this is the main theme from a demo rather than a game. Because, when it comes to picking their favourite ‘Miggy tunes, nobody tells Amiga Power what to do.)
– Datastorm (composed by Timm Engels; remixed by Fabian Del Priore; nominated by Gary Penn)
– Fantasy World Dizzy (composed and remixed by Allister Brimble; nominated by Rich Pelley)
– Guardian (composed and remixed by Phillip Blake; nominated – in absentia, by inference only – by Jonathan Nash. For some time now J Nash has been curiously absent, but Guardian was one of the few games whose music he actually praised during his AP days, so it seemed the ideal candidate to represent him on the album.)
– Harlequin: The Clock Tower (composed and remixed by Barry Leitch; nominated by Kieron Gillen)
– Hired Guns (composed by Brian Johnston; remixed by Mike Clarke; nominated by Les Ellis)
– Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (composed and remixed by Barry Leitch; nominated by Matt Bielby)
– Monster Business (composed by John Tonnard and Laurens Tummers; remixed by Jeroen Tel; nominated by Stuart Campbell)
– Pinball Fantasies: Party Land (composed and remixed by Olof Gustafsson; nominated by Linda Barker)
– Sensible World Of Soccer: Goal Scoring Superstar Hero (composed by Jon Hare and Richard Joseph; remixed by Jon Hare; nominated by Steve Faragher)
– Shadow Fighter (composed and remixed by Fabio Cicciarello; nominated by Jonathan Davies)
– Speedball 2 (composed by Simon Rogers; remixed by Allister Brimble; nominated by Tim Norris)
– Super Skidmarks (composed and remixed by Anthony Milas; nominated by Steve McGill)”
Disc 2: The AP bonus coverdisk
“The second CD features another array of remixes inspired by games that appeared on Amiga Power’s cover-mounted floppies over the years. Here again is an alphabetical list of all the featured tracks, followed by the names of the composer and remixer. (And again, the track order will differ on the album itself.)
– Attack Of The Green Smelly Aliens From Planet 27b/6 (composed and remixed by Alex May)
– Banshee (composed by Martin Schjøler; remixed by Brian Sadler)
– Blob (composed by Martin Iveson; remixed by Fabian Del Priore)
– Deluxe Galaga: The Alibi (composed by Thomas Egeskov Petersen, AKA Laxity; remixed by Jogeir Liljedahl)
– Deluxe Pac-Man: Overture (composed and remixed by Jogeir Liljedahl)
– Fire & Ice: Christmas With Cool Coyote (composed and remixed by Jason Page)
– Gloom (composed by Kevan Stannard; remixed by Allister Brimble)
– Gravity Power (composed by Chris Huelsbeck. Attentive readers will recall that this particular game did not, in fact, contain any music of any kind whatsoever. We have therefore called upon Mr Huelsbeck to create an entirely original Gravity Power theme tune for your listening enjoyment.)
– Jetstrike: Drop The Bomb (composed and remixed by Adam Fothergill)
– Nipper (composed and remixed by Jason Page)
– No Second Prize (composed and remixed by Matthias Steinwachs)
– Scorched Tanks: Horizon’s Edge (composed by Eric Gieseke, AKA Sidewinder; remixed by Tim Wright)
– Stardust Tunnel (composed by Risto Vuori, AKA Rib; remixed by Tim Wright)
– Super Tennis Champs (composed by Oliver Bell; remixed by Instant Remedy)
– Tetris Pro: Digital E-Motions (composed by Marco van Steen, AKA Sid; remixed by Patrick Nevian)
– Top Secret (composed and remixed by Carl Jermy)
– Willy In The Castle Of Dreams (composed and remixed by Alistair Bowness)
Plus! Courtesy of Jeroen Tel, there will be a new rendition of AP reader Paul Hamilton’s famously catchy Valhalla remix, It’s A Skull. You lucky people.”
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m darn pretty excited about the “Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude” album. Especially since its a double disc album with tons of extras for backers, and speaking of which.
The “Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude” album is of to a good start since the album has already collected over £10,000 of it’s £16,000 Kickstarter goal (if the album gets fully funded on Kickstarter, then its going to be released in November of this year).
In other words, it’s very likely that the album is going to be fully funded on time, since there are over 27 days left on the album’s Kickstarter campaign.
Well, time will tell. So I wish Matthew Smith the best of luck on Kickstarter!
And with that said, what’s your take on the “Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude” album?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
Robin “V-Act” Ek
Editor in chief
The Gaming Ground
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