Peter Clarke - Space Harrier

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Space Harrier
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Duration:
4:31
Released:
17/08/2020
All-Time charts position:
8
Score:
97%
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Here is an Arcade game which I spent a lot of money playing in the mid 80's. The main theme is one that I almost knew by heart when the C64 version was released with Mark Cooksey's soundtrack.

I always felt this tune could be a good one to remix with a little more drive and energy added. The genre kind of ended up somewhere between the 70's & 80's with some rock elements and some disco bits. I've added a good few chords to the arrangement which aren't in either the C64 version or it's Arcade predecessor. It turned out okay, I think... but that's just my opinion.. What's your's?

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Excellent execution, and now I can’t even get it out of my head!:)
Extremely catchy feel-good music!:)
Lovely stuff Peter! I love the guitar playing especially.
Very enjoyable!
Awesome track, Peter! Your britishness is really shining through in this one, with the ELO references.=)
This is a dangerous remix! You listen to it and then it is in your head for the rest of the day. Such a good interpretation of a favourite game-tune of mine,
One of my all time favourite arcade pieces; I love the seamless blend of genres from the opening strings to the guitar break near the end. Pure class.
The electrical guitar part is great, though the vocoder is really misplaced. Overall a quite boring, but well produced piece that sounds even more dated than the original, although that's intentional. It gets an orange because of the great craftmanship.
What a great remix, like you peter spent many an hour on this game and the remix of the soundtrack is perfect, Sega would be proud!
Startlingly good remix. Strings, bass, lead, guitar all blended together with care and love. I can even forgive the 'shoehorned' vocoder, because it makes me smile. Wonderful all round!
I listened to the original arcade and mainly the C64 version million times. This is a gigantic interpretation Sega should pay for and I'm sure everyone who knows the original would appreciate. So much effort in this, deserves alot of love :) Thank you!
Really cool!!!
Erm... Wow!
Oh my lord. Is anyone else basically after a version of this but with a bit more of a drawn out emotional vibe to it?
I really like this, but I find the drums/percussion is static and a little weak sounding, especially in contrast to the otherwise very organic and "living" arrangement. Part from that, it's really at a Sega Super Sonic Team Band level!
Review by LaLa
19/08/2020

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That bass line - superb! That arrangement - phenomenal! That energy - uplifting! That vocoder - nice touch! That groove - it's, erm, groovy! Those orchestral riffs - spot on! The best British prog-rock style remix of this tune I ever heard! 😊
Review by Tas
19/08/2020

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Unreal. Feels like the original but its new and modern. You know a good remix when a tune feels like 2 mins but is 4 mins plus. Well done Peter you have again pleased my tiny little ears. 😊 I love the ending by the way!
Review by C64_Gamer
11/10/2020

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I am also someone who pumped coins into this game and had the arcade and C64 version of this tune imprinted on my brain. This is a truly great remix that captures the spirit of the original in a style that is straight out of the time that the C64 and arcade version are from. The strings and brass are wonderful and the whole thing is uplifting. An outstanding remix.