Immortal 4: CD-set with Amiga music

The CD-cover from Immortal 4 (taken from http://www.vesalia.de/e_immortal4.htm)
The Immortal 4 CD-cover (taken from http://www.vesalia.de/e_immortal4.htm)

Hi folks,

If you enjoy listening to Amiga music, then I’ve got some good news for you. When I visited Amiga.org earlier today, I noticed a news item concerning a new Amiga music album.

The album is called Immortal 4 and was produced by Jan Zottman. It comes on two CD’s and contains a whopping 35 songs of pure Amiga goodness.

The songs are from a wide range of Amiga games, including Cannon Fodder (hi Coder!), Flashback and Ultimate Body Blows. All tunes have been re-arranged using the latest studio technology.

Here’s the full description of the album from Vesalia.de, which the news on Amiga.org linked to.

The double-CD Immortal 4 is the 4th strike of the popular Immortal series. Once again producer Jan Zottmann managed to gather the celebrities of the golden homecomputer age of the Commodore Amiga and to let them re-arrange the unforgettable music of legendary computer games using all the latest studio technology. The catchy melodies once played by a handful of 8 bit samples now experience their rebirth in a colorful mixture ranging from a complete rock band to a fully-fletched synthesizer setup.

The two filled-to-the-brim CDs feature no less than 35 newly arranged songs (about 158 minutes) of Amiga videogame music. Most of them have been created by their original authors – trademark of the Immortal series. We couldn’t even stop them to play live instruments, you’ll become earwitness when Al Lowe himself (Leisure Suit Larry) is playing the saxophone, Jon Hare (Cannon Fodder) being back at the microphone and Dave Govett (Wing Commander) hitting the drums.

Numerous classics have been rearranged, such as Lemmings (Tim Wright), Turrican 2 (Chris Hülsbeck), Flashback (Jean Baudlot), Gauntlet 3 (Tim Follin), F17 Challenge (Nicola Tomljanovich) and many more. Exklusive new versions were contributed by well-known demoscene musicians, such as Romeo Knight and Jogeir Liljedahl.

In order to provide consistently brilliant audio quality the CD mastering was done by Pauler Acoustics again, just as the predecessor. That’s the very same studio Chris Huelsbeck used to master his legendary ‘Turrican’ album back in 1993 🙂

Looks good to me. Would love to listen to the different tunes, but I’ve got other cash-priorities at the moment. If some of you out there have bought it or listened to it, I’d love to hear your opinion. 🙂

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