Music celebration thread!!!

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Music celebration thread!!!

Postby Rueckkoppler » Wed May 06, 2015 10:29 pm

Hey guys!

I think it's time to celebrate the awesome music that our beloved (ex)-Rare composers composed. Let's post some links to the awesome music pieces they brought to us. To spice this up, I'd suggest to include cover versions as well!

I start off with this little selection of awesome cover-songs (feel free to copy that layout for your selections):

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Mining Melancholy (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest) - composed by David Wise, cover by "Ace Waters":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1914RSFjtE

Electronic, metallic, harmonic, melancholic. Love it!

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Stickerbrush Symphony (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest) - composed by David Wise, cover by "Poop Poop Fart" (that name though):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSqYgIHgqFI

Very close to the original, spheric, electronic sounds mixed with acoustic instruments.

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Glitter Gulch Mine (Banjo-Tooie) - composed by Grant Kirkhope, cover by "Poop Poop Fart":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZjFKK81cOo

Very detailed & creative version of our other favorite mining-theme!

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Gruntilda's Lair (Banjo-Kazooie) - composed by Grant Kirkhope, cover by "kylelandry":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soV6N8ajJIE

This song has to be the most wicked (pun intended) piano version of the overworld music of Banjo-Kazooie. This guy plays the piano like the devil!

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Postby Xellos » Fri May 08, 2015 1:58 pm

Jolly Roger's Lagoon (Banjo-Tooie) - composed by Grant Kirkhope, cover by "PoopPoopFart":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfUXmhcRlVQ

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Cauldron Keep (Banjo-Tooie) - composed by Grant Kirkhope, cover by "Video Game Pianist™":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkCj-u0FTsM

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The Great Mighty Poo Song (Sloprano) (Conker's Bad Fur Day) - composed by Robin Beanland, cover by "Video Game Pianist™":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y2PhmYRKo4

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Gangplank Galleon (Donkey Kong Country) - composed by David Wise, cover by "Video Game Pianist™":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPdNvAN6D1M

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Various Tunes (Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie) - composed by Grant Kirkhope, cover by "UNOwen":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnZya02uavU

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Intro Theme (Banjo-Kazooie) - composed by Grant Kirkhope, cover by "Video Game Pianist™":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys8rW-LjxRU

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Re: Music celebration thread!!!

Postby Scrubber » Fri May 08, 2015 3:20 pm

https://youtu.be/gDn4NRVkG4Y
This is just the greatest arrangement of game music my ears have ever heard. So f###### good!

https://youtu.be/1IUMkjpViOA
This is by far my favorite version of gruntys lair, its a shame it's you can only listen to about 3 seconds of it when speed running.

https://youtu.be/npuuTBlEb1U
Who can forget the DK Rap? Still love it now like I did when I was a kid. Grant and Chris excelled with this one.

Other's worth a mention...
Tootys theme https://youtu.be/vA6YzlhIL_g
Wonder Wing https://youtu.be/Fum71dglm-E
Donkey Kong Country intro https://youtu.be/KTnMpJIaMyk
Jungle Hijinx https://youtu.be/uPTm-8YqJfw

(Mine aren't covers, they can't touch the originals)

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Re: Music celebration thread!!!

Postby charlton_3393 » Sun May 10, 2015 11:30 pm

I guess I will be the first to post DKR music! These are some of my favourites...

FUN FACTS (about my experience with the game)

1. I would never want to play as anyone other than Pipsy because everyone elses handling was terrible (the karts would fish tale out a bit when you turned which I hated, Pipsy was one of the only Karts to do that the least)

2. The hardest boss for me was the Octopus in the Water World on the second time you try to beat him, I think I must of attempted to beat him about 64 times in one sitting to no avail, then I would scream and cry (true story)

3. As you will find out later, there is a certain world in the game that I never knew existed until about 5 years after I got the game! That was a very emotional day ;)

Now.. onto the music!

Title Theme - https://youtu.be/pwU_WueGQQM Yes the title theme was one of the greatest game tracks I'd heard! Composed by the man himself David Wise!

Walrus Cove - https://youtu.be/20UxjntIpmU Always loved this one, made me so energised and pumped when I played the track, especially going round that loop on the final lap!

Pirate Lagoon/Treasure Caves - https://youtu.be/17Q9BJTxPlo This is probably my favourite racing music track in the entire game, I don't know why... maybe just cos it is so upbeat and fast and makes you want to cheer for the racers IDK haha

Crescent Island/Credit Music - https://youtu.be/P1StmqQRfkA Definitely a close second in terms of favourites! The race track itself was one of my all time favourites...

Enter the Boss Door! - https://youtu.be/Gwu7lKA3MsI When you finally finished those 4 world tracks for the second time after collecting all those damn silver coins! You see your character slowly drive his way up to the boss door with this music playing as the door opens for you... there is a great sense of accomplishment in this scene!

Star City - https://youtu.be/Z8boRM6xRXg Believe it or not it wasnt until about 5 years after I first got DKR that I found out there was a final Space World!!! (That was a very emotional day when you find out there was more to the game then you first realised!) So this track became my fovorite of the space world

Celebration - https://youtu.be/h6MGXmlyGSs ...and when you finally finish that last boss battle against Wizpig, you are greeted with a (very emotional) party with all your friends that have come to celebrate the demise of Wizpig and the great success of Diddy Kong Racing as a game (in my eyes anyway)

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Re: Music celebration thread!!!

Postby NiloStudo » Mon May 11, 2015 12:49 am

Chrysalis_Blossom wrote:http://forums.playtonicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=451

Aw, someone remembered~ :D

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Re: Music celebration thread!!!

Postby Rueckkoppler » Tue May 12, 2015 2:25 pm

NiloStudo wrote:
Chrysalis_Blossom wrote:http://forums.playtonicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=451

Aw, someone remembered~ :D


Oh, well, sorry :mrgreen: At least this thread includes original tracks as well :)

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A K.Rool Pub Crawl (original name: Ship Deck 2, Donkey Kong Country) - composed by David Wise, cover by "Sebastian Mårtensson ft. Christopher Woo":

https://youtu.be/bxx9UqvalII?t=42s

From the Smash Bros. tribute album "Harmony of Heroes" (worth checking out!) comes a version of Gang-Plank Galleon that sounds like if the Kremlings & K.Rool are having a party in an Irish pub. With lots of guitars, clapping & chants! :mrgreen:

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Amiss Abyss (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze) - composed by David Wise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA2WjP6sgrc

Probably my most favorite song of the new DKC game. When I dived trough that glowing underwater world & heard that ridiculously laid-back music, I realized that I'm experiencing true art.

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Main Theme (Project Dream) - composed by Grant Kirkhope:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qbkhwGP3sQ

This game will always stay a mystery. But thanks to Grant, we can hear that incredibly adventurous, Rareware-sounding title track.

Grant Kirkhope wrote:This piece took a long time to write. Tim Stamper was looking for a big main theme to have for the opening of the game and I wrote several pieces that he liked (or so he said!) but didn't feel captured the feeling of the game.

I wanted to have a seafaring feel for the pirate element of the game and a grand sounding noble theme at the same time, and Tim wanted "Big Drums"...hehe! I remember I was in the shower thinking about this tune, I had the opening sea sounding section but no main theme after it, I was humming away and the first little section of the melody just came to me. I dashed to Rare still trying to hum it and managed to get it into Cubase before I forgot it.



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Bedtime Story (Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise) - composed by Grant Kirkhope:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13sei6ykpzA

"I poured all my heart ache into that tune, I knew I was going to be leaving Rare at that point and it was so upsetting I really can't describe it. That piece was my goodbye to somewhere I thought I'd never want to leave." - Grant

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Postby NiloStudo » Wed May 13, 2015 12:18 am

I have the Viva Piñata soundtrack, but it really does add another dimension to the songs, hearing Grant's thoughts and motivations behind them.

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Re: Music celebration thread!!!

Postby Rueckkoppler » Wed May 13, 2015 1:03 am

NiloStudo wrote:I have the Viva Piñata soundtrack, but it really does add another dimension to the songs, hearing Grant's thoughts and motivations behind them.


Oh yes, it truly does. I didn't even play that game, but I love the music! There's another quote about the recording of that song:

After they finished playing it I had to go out into the main recording area to thank the orchestra for playing so beautifully, I got up on to the conductors rostrum and tried to say a few words, but just burst into tears……… I’m a bit of an old softie really!


Aah, Grant :)


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