Commando (Sound of SceneSat Edit)

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Arranged by:
Firestorm Remixer
Composed by:
Rob Hubbard
Duration:
6:33
Released:
11/12/2009
All-Time charts position:
12
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An obvious candidate for C64 Remix of the Year in my opinion. Absolutelly brilliant!
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fantastic, such an exciting six and a half minutes. Not seen an up beat classical arrangement of this quality since Mr G Brown.
Knockout!!!
Hands down - this is the best remix for a very long time! Simply an amazing piece of work!!
I never thought we would have a contender to Glyn R Brown. But here he is. Extremely powerfull and enjoyable remix. It doesn't get any better than this.
I don't know what to say. This is just pure perfection.
Heh. Ridiculously well done remix. _truly_ outstanding. Incredibly movie-like. One of the top-10 on the whole site for sure.
You took me by surprise. Very powerful and original interpretation.
The perfect movie soundtrack, but not really worth listening to repeatedly and by itself. Nevertheless needs a full score!
Amazing!
Best Remix I ve ever heard. *sigh*
Back in time for Xmas again... Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but this certainly ranks as one of the best of 2009.
WOW all one opinion this is able to do only Firestorm! Great Remix
Outstanding remix from a pro musician!
I say it’s a master piece reminded me of the metal gear sound tracks which I really like, please make a remix of cybernoid 2 like this pretty please with a cheery on top!.
Ten thousand internets for you, good sir. This is truly, wonderfully, fully epic.
This. Is. Fu*cking. Brilliant. One of the bestestest remixes ever! Congrats, firestorm!
This calls for a lot of!!! 's and 111's. Brilliant stuff!!!1! 1 The beat after two and a half minutes is awesome.
I hate artificial orchestras. Although I must admit, this one's the best I've heard so far. Reminds me of The Matrix.
It's not only good. It's not only awesome. It's Firestorm.
Superlatives-invoking, shockingly creative and inspiring masterpiece.
You won't find many remixes of this quality. This one is definitely the best remix I ever heard
This track is worthy of taking the no. 1 spot from the excellent Rastan remix by Glen, Fantastic, I emailed the track to Rob Hubbard and he replied saying its great and one of the best, Congratz Firestorm......
Excellent....!
Brilliant!
Torn between orange and red..... Red wins :) This tune is really fantastic.
Brilliant! Another masterpiece from firestorm! We want more! :D
F*** Some samples are dodgy but this has never been dont before and jesus holy mother of god - where did you get this from! AMAZING
Omg! Was so stunned I forgot to vote!
Simply awesome! WELL DONE!
He's a professional and you can hear it. Great stuff, even if the faster parts don't always really fit in IMHO.
Done in a very epic movie like style, with obvious Unreal Tournament style instruments. Best remix of the year! What a treat!
Just friggin awesome!
This re-interpretation of commando's SID is very original and quite a rollercoaster ride. I just promoted it to my shortlist of favorite C64 remixes
I always wondered if Firestorm will release this absolutely awesome piece of art. He did. Definately Remix of the Year 2009!!!
Absolutely amazing tune, been waiting for a while for this to be put up here. Hans zimmer would cry if he heard this.. Sheer tears of joy.
Awesome arrangement and brilliant-sounding, thumbs up *cheers
Good track. Doesn`t kick me like all the other listeners - but I guess that`s just me.
I yet fucking good Commando like this I did not hear processing more! 6 minutes are brief pleasures!
Woha! O_O RESPECT!!!!
Perfect for an hollywood movie!!!!!!!! Absolutely great!!
It is a bit too much at the beginning but about half-way to the end I ended up loving it. Good for you and me as well, I guess. :D
Great!!!
Excellent
Technically outstanding. You loved 'The Rock' too huh?
Yeah, it's really THAT good!
Reminds me The Rock, too. Combined with Batman Begins.
Very cinematic! When I listened to this I was reminded of Time Crisis or The Rock. Love it.
Absolutely awesome, great arrangement and fantastic use of the instruments.
Astoundingly massive. I for one would like to see a Firestorm / Glyn R Brown collab!
Great tune!
Keep it going!
This is truly amazing and one of the best orchestral remixes here ever but I can't give a red one because there is missing too much of the original Commando track. Less cinematic FX and more melody would have made it.
Very nice Remix!
I can't fault the technical execution one bit, but does have a tendency to veer into Trans-Siberian Movie Trailer Orchestra territory a bit too often for its own good.
There's perhaps just a couple of samples that are just a bit flat and lifeless, but given the brilliance of the rest of the mix, how can this not get a red face? Bravo!
Problem: this 'remixer' has no clue about music. Plain chant in a simple, boring zero-adding poor pseudo orchestral sound. Awful to the max. A wast of time
Eftos, at least he doesn't copy other peoples tunes like you do. Great Remix.
Eftos the sid and drums killer talking about Firestorm being clueless.. Eftos remixes are so bad they get deleted from RKO!
Fascinating......
Stuff it. Ill give it an outstanding. What makes it good seriously outweighs its imperfections. (eg, the transition to guitar at 3:16 is great. But thats the end of the track. The rest after 4:29 is just "following the rules" with a lacking end section)
Although I like IK+ remix better and orchestra is not for me, objectively, I admit that this is excellence itself and a perfect nominee for the all-times #1. BTW, greetings to Suckho ;) Eftos: you must be kidding...
If Commando was made into a film by Jerry Bruckheimer, this would be the main title :) Hans Zimmer style, never thought this old dog could be remixed in a Zimmer-style so well :)
Wow, Just wow....
Yes! This is good stuff! Badly influenced by Hans Zimmer (Gladiator & The Rock) but that is not a bad thing. Perfect arranged!
I like it so much wonderful old time.
I would sell my firstborn to see a live version of this :D
Not really my cup of tea - but very good work indeed so an orange face it is!
Great Effort... But artificial orchestra just sounds artificial. And its way too long
Its brilliant stuff but a lot of the commando melody is missing and its also a touch too fast.
Wow, technically outstanding. Sounds wonderful, I definitely hope to hear more remixes like this.
To much orchestra and not really giving a feeling back to the old sid.
Slowing down the tempo just a notch, this would be so much better. Too stressfull.
Someone's been listening to the Soundtrack from The Rock by Hans Zimmer. Extremely well done! You should send this to Zimmer.
This is the best remix so far! Sounds like so many different film scores including James bond, Leon the professtional and many more! Love it!
Amazing...
This. Is. The. BEST. Remix. I. Have. Ever. Heard.
Epic
Fantastic, creative
Really powerful!!
Review by LaLa
17/12/2009

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Wow. This is quite a tour de force!

In style it reminds me of Jesper Kyd's and Richard Jacques' symphonic-electronic game soundtracks, and it's absolutely brilliant at that. It has a great variety of moods all interwoven so that it actually tells a story.

So, the arrangement is simply brilliant, but it also brings a very professional sounding virtual orchestra to the table coupled with some well-placed electronic sounds and drums.

I really look forward to hearing this remix as-is performed by a real orchestra at a game music festival!
Review by Ryrynz
20/12/2009

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Wow.. It's beat Rastan as the greatest track of all time on RKO.. quite a feat.

What an amazing tune to listen to, very much reminds me of the Unreal Tournament tracks.

Firestorm, you have created a track which sounds so amazingly professional it really is no wonder it's hit number one.

I very much look forward to similar remixes from you in future.. Well done.

There needs to be a new smiley made for this track.
Review by Xorcerer
22/12/2009

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Hubbard's tunes are probably the most popular and recognized in the 8-bit community. This guy has really set an all-time high standard for gametunes. And he constantly pushed the audio coding up to it's limits, creating new effects which others mimicked and based upon.
This is why it is very hard to catch up to his brilliant spirit (even though hard technology is now far beyond dreams of the past). It is also very hard NOT to loose this spirit in flood of new technical tricks.
Simplicity, power, pride - this is what it takes to take Hubbard's tunes beyond original blipping 3-channels.
This Commando rmx is even better than IK+, to me both are just filled with the right energy up to the limits.
There might be a little better synth orchestra - but still this qualifies for the best remix of 2009.
Review by ulfepulf
26/03/2011

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This is great! The effort alone is worth the red face. You obviously know what you're doing, e.g. the winds/strings alternation, the placement of the string runs, and stuff such as the breakbeat begins halfway into the chorusaround 2:29. Most people would have run it from 2:24. Things like that's cool as hell!

Btw: Eftos is having his period
Review by LMan
14/12/2009

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So here is a Commando remix. What would you expect