Jammin' Sam Miller - Donkey Kong Country OST Recreated Banana Yellow Colored Vinyl 2LP
Musique Pour La Danse is proud to present its first release in the field of video game OSTs, with the first-ever physical release of the much appreciated and globally followed Donkey Kong Country OST restoration / recreation project led by Louisiana-based composer and producer Jammin’ Sam Miller.
As far as video game soundtracks go, the OST for 1994 SNES game Donkey Kong Country has always been a fan-favorite. Composed mostly by David Wise, with additional tracks by Eveline Fischer and Robin Beanland, it featured atmospheric music with melodic and percussive elements, spanning many genres and vibes with many brilliant musical moments in the OST that have not only left a mark on generations of gamers, but have also earned this OST recognition far beyond the usual video game OST spheres.
Indeed, from 1940s swing, to atmospheric ambient matching the various landscapes encountered in the game, via danceable bangers and highly evocative library pieces, this OST has it all. However, hardware limitations at the time meant that the music on the SNES cartridge was highly compressed and difficult to enjoy without having a console handy.
Enter Jammin’ Sam Miller. Using hex SPC data crudely converted to MIDI, the producer painstakingly recreated DKC’s soundtrack note by note, by finding the original equipment used to create it. He then translated the MIDI into a modern studio context, adding in keyboard samples, and re-mixing the sounds with added effect and mastering.
As a result, the covers he crafted can be considered faithful HD recreations of the originals. They are breathtakingly musical, elevating the original OST to new heights and further underlining how brilliant it always was, while also making the point that video game soundtracks should not be looked down upon, quite to the contrary.
Remastered for vinyl, officially licensed and presented in a limited edition banana yellow double LP.
- North America Sales Only
- Limited Edition Banana Yellow Double Vinyl
- First ever physical release
- A faithful HD recreation in all its uncompressed glory. Remastered for vinyl
Jammin' Sam Miller Theme
Jammin' Sam Miller Simian Segue
Jammin' Sam Miller Jungle Groove
Jammin' Sam Miller Bonus Room Blitz
Jammin' Sam Miller Cranky's Theme
Jammin' Sam Miller Cave Dweller Concert
Jammin' Sam Miller Aquatic Ambience
Jammin' Sam Miller Funky's Fugue
Jammin' Sam Miller Candy's Love Song
Jammin' Sam Miller Bad Boss Boogie
Jammin' Sam Miller Life In The Mines
Jammin' Sam Miller Mine Cart Madness
Jammin' Sam Miller Misty Menace
Jammin' Sam Miller Voices of the Temple
Jammin' Sam Miller Treetop Rock
Jammin' Sam Miller Forest Frenzy
Jammin' Sam Miller Northern Hempisheres
Jammin' Sam Miller Ice Cave Chant
Jammin' Sam Miller Fear Factory
Jammin' Sam Miller Gangplank Galleon
Jammin' Sam Miller Game Over
Jammin' Sam Miller The Credits Concerto
Label: Musique Pour La Danse
ESTIMATED SHIP DATE July 2023