21: Let’s Explore the Music of the Commodore 64!

If you're like me, you encountered the Commodore 64 as a classroom edutainment tool only. But if you did, you missed out on a whole library of "real" video games and some of the most epic and most intense video game music you'll ever come across. Thanks to an episode of PixelTunes Radio, I had reason to jump neck-deep into C64 music, and this episode collects the brightest gems I found in this treasure hunt, including tracks by Rob Hubbard, Jeroen Tel, Tim Follin and more.

Track listing:

0:15: Loading Theme / Great Giana Sisters / Chris Huelsbeck
3:53: Central Park / Last Ninja 2: Back With a Vengeance / Matt Gray
9:33: Central Park Loading Theme / Last Ninja 2: Back With a Vengeance / Matt Gray
12:06: Title Theme / Comic Bakery / Martin Galway
17:50: Title Theme / RoboCop / Jonathan Dunn
21:07: Title Theme / Druid II: Enlightenment / David M. Hanlon
24:25: Title Theme / Light Force / Rob Hubbard
31:54: Wilderness / Golden Axe / Jeroen Tel
36:38: Title Theme / The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo / Neil Brennan
41:06: Stage One / Ghouls ’n Ghosts / Tim Follin
44:28: Acid Antics / Creatures 2: Torture Trouble / Steve Rowlands
49:35: Title Theme / Auf Wiedersehen Monty / Rob Hubbard and Ben Daglish
57:08: Magical Sound Shower / OutRun / Composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi, arranged by Jason C. Brooke
60:44: Title Theme / Commando / Rob Hubbard
65:45: Title Theme / Hawkeye / Jeroen Tel
72:58: The Wilderness / The Last Ninja / Ben Daglish and Anthony Lees
76:59: Character Select / Gauntlet 3 / Tim Follin
79:05: Moon Balade / ??????? / Danjel Nyberg

 
 
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Drew Mackie