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  Miscellaneous News : Kickstarter: 8 bit Symphony Pro - The Double Orchestral CD (8 days left)
   posted by _Steve_ on 31-Aug-2019 1:05:23 (1232 reads)

Following on from a very successful concert in Hull back in June, Chris Abbott has launched a kickstarter to have several classic C64 SIDs that were professionally scored for the Hull Concert to be performed and professionally recorded by the Czech Studio Orchestra in Prague.

Many notable C64 musicians works were painstakingly adapted and scored to be played by an 85 piece orchestra including songs by Ben Daglish, Rob Hubbard and Richard Joseph.

Rob Hubbard has been heavily involved in the scoring of the songs along with Robin Tait and Alastair Pickering.

An interview with Rob Hubbard can be seen here:


Tracks to be featured include (but not limited to):

  • Comic Bakery/Ocean Loader/Rambo
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Spellbound
  • Forbidden Forest
  • International Karate
  • The Last Ninja® Wastelands
  • Monty on the Run
  • Trap
  • Stifflip and Co

Information on the team behind the concert and project can be found on the 8 bit symphony website

The kickstarter can be found here:

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Re: Kickstarter: 8 bit Symphony Pro - The Double Orchestral
Posted on 31-Aug-2019 1:11:26
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I already put my support behind this project, the work that's been put into this is phenomenal

Thanks for drawing attention to it _Steve_, hopefully there are those who weren't aware and are interested in preserving this legacy in symphonic glory.


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Re: Kickstarter: 8 bit Symphony Pro - The Double Orchestral
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Likewise. I supported this and several other successfully funded and delivered upon projects that Chris has launched.

I was also at the Hull concert back in June (thanks to Chris), and had a really good time there.

Chris has put a lot of work into this, and it would be a shame if this doesn't reach the funding goal as to have the songs professionally recorded would be fantastic (not to mention the current rendered versions of Zoids and Spellbound sound great, but would be even better when played professionally).

I had the privilege of meeting Ben Daglish at the Worlds End in Camden when Fastloaders did their Last Ninja gig there which took place not long before his passing. Ben had been involved in the 8 Bit Symphony work for the concert in Hull, and it was sad that he didn't get to conduct the orchestration of his tune to Trap.

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