Peter Clarke - Space Harrier

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Space Harrier
Arranged by:
Peter Clarke Veteran
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Original composed by:
Released:
21/08/2020
All-Time charts position:
1
Score:
98%
Story

Here is an Arcade game which I spent a lot of money playing in the mid 80's. The Amiga's soundtrack for this game covered most, if not all of the arcade-machine's subtunes but sadly lacked the drive and feel of the arcade soudtrack. This 'Main-theme' which is familiar to one and all even had wrong notes & chords, (when compared to the arcade version). So, another opportunity to really make the Amiga's sound capabilities shine, was missed and the 'arcade experience' which Amiga owners were looking for, was diminished.

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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Absolute banger once again my man
This is such a good version of this amiga / arcade classic. Sticks in your head all day.
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?
Review by C64_Gamer
21/08/2020

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Peter set a standard with his cybernoid 2 remix and he's done it again with this version of Space Harrier. The bassline drives it throughout and the whole thing is uplifting & catchy. Mixing & mastering sound impeccable. Superb remix.
Review by tomsk
27/08/2020

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Loving this version so much...there's plenty to keep everyone happy and put a smile on your face...from the amazing string work on the intro, to the clear and clever bass, and even a cheeky bit of ELO inspired vocoder. The guitar work through out is exceptional, and it should be one of your essential downloads here at Amiga remix too. I love it!