MSX Anthems (your nominations please)

Door ren

Paragon (1928)

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20-01-2022, 19:37

[dict anthem]

Will the MRC see a poll once more? :)

My picks (from top of head):

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes - Field (notably 氷空色釦's 4beat Extended PlusMix ;)) (wondering though when @wolf (+ Carola) will do that full vocal arrangement... ;))

Illusion City - Battle
Illusion City - Final Battle

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - Zanzibar Breeze
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - Farewell

Snatcher - Beyond Sorrows (mourning anthem)

SD Snatcher - Coda

Xak - Land of Flames, The Sky (worth mentioning: the X68000 arrangement)

Xak: The Tower of Gazzel - Floor of Flames

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Van Parn

Paladin (791)

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21-01-2022, 22:04

ren wrote:

(notably 氷空色釦's 4beat Extended PlusMix ;))

This is magnificent, thank you so much for sharing this.

Now, you made some strong suggestions, but I'd like to give the good old PSG some love, as well:

Van ren

Paragon (1928)

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22-01-2022, 11:17

@Parn be sure to also check out his Theme of Maya arrange :)

Some more:

Aleste - The Solitude
Aleste - Triumph

Aleste 2 - Title

Nemesis 3 - Memories (Prologue 1)

Psycho World - Opening

Salamander - Operation Seedleek
Salamander - Poison of Snake

Star Ship Rendezvous - Operation in Unsteady Space (mp3 recordings (at least) of that pack don't sound quite right...)

Zanac (Ex) - Title

Van Parn

Paladin (791)

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22-01-2022, 14:46

Very nice choices! About Operation in Unsteady Space, I think the track itself is kind of unbalanced, so it's difficult to make it sound right. I usually try to tone the PSG down, since it's a bit overwhelming. Plus YM2413 emulation can be hit or miss, if nukeykt isn't used.

Van Latok

msx guru (3870)

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22-01-2022, 14:53

An anthem is a song which immediately connects to a specific subculture. For MSX this can only be the opening scene from Metal Gear, Theme of Tara. Taaaaa Dam dum dum dum dum dum dum Taaaaa Dam dum dum dum dum dum dum....

Best song is something else. I remember we already did a poll on that one, SD Snatcher second intro demo won, I believe? An Illusion City introdemo tune came in second?

Van Haze

Master (146)

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22-01-2022, 16:53

How can we talk about MSX anthems and not mention the short but infinitely charming BGMs of Magical Tree or Pippols?? :)

Van ren

Paragon (1928)

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23-01-2022, 15:43

What a song qualifies an anthem (or how you define 'anthem') is subject to debate I suppose (also see the 3 definitions in the dict link). Here I (largely) had the term in mind in the sense of a 'dance floor anthem' (a recognizable big (euphoric) tune that unites the floor / sets it alight).

Theme of Tara could qualify as anthem I suppose, but not as a 'floor anthem' as described above, it has an 'euphoric' ('rousing') part, but is largely (too) gloomy I think.

And of course there can be more than one anthem Smile

(@latok)

Yeah, there has been 'Which is the best MSX game song ever?' [results][nominations]

Van [WYZ]

Champion (447)

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23-01-2022, 16:20

My #1 should be Memories (Prologue 1)

Van Latok

msx guru (3870)

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24-01-2022, 12:34

ren wrote:

What a song qualifies an anthem (or how you define 'anthem') is subject to debate I suppose (also see the 3 definitions in the dict link). Here I (largely) had the term in mind in the sense of a 'dance floor anthem' (a recognizable big (euphoric) tune that unites the floor / sets it alight).

Theme of Tara could qualify as anthem I suppose, but not as a 'floor anthem' as described above, it has an 'euphoric' ('rousing') part, but is largely (too) gloomy I think.

And of course there can be more than one anthem Smile

(@latok)

Yeah, there has been 'Which is the best MSX game song ever?' [results][nominations]

If it needs to be happy music and msx exclusive, then its penguin adventure, stage 4, River Run :)