Sir Taxalot wrote:
My mid life crisis is still yet to pass, so I'm keen to revisit my youth with something like this.
I was going to write something shitty and snarky trying to be funny, but changed my mind. I frequent this forum directly as a result of the often excellent discussions and members on the World of Stuart forums, many of which then moved here, and I originally started going to WoS because of a nostalgia trip - an Amiga forum pointed me there when I mentioned Stuart and his writing for Amiga Power.
I think AP is a common thread between many of us here.
It is certainly true that I was an occasional poster on the WoS forums back in the day, and I'm sure I posted a couple of messages here a few years ago in a discussion about other magazines that Jonathan Nash had contributed to, though my "Posts" counter over to the left there would seem to contradict this. Anyway, the whole reason I thought to mention the album here was because I knew of BeEx from my WoS days, and I knew that lots of AP fans frequent this place, and hence might conceivably be interested to know of the album’s existence.
To fill in a bit of background: my name, as you’ll likely have spotted, is Matthew Smith. I didn’t program Manic Miner (sorry), but I have been an AP fan for the best part of two decades, and I was inspired to embark on this wee endeavour after working as co-producer on an Amiga music project organised by a friend of mine. I enjoyed the experience such a lot that I found myself keen to produce a similar project of my own, and an Amiga Power tribute album seemed like just the thing.
As mentioned previously, it’s going to be a double-CD release; the first disc is going to contain remixes of Amiga tunes personally nominated by former AP contributors (including most of the illustrious editors, along with Gary Penn, Mil Millington, Kieron Gillen and various other lovely persons), while the second disc is going to feature tracks inspired by assorted games and demos that appeared on AP’s coverdisks over the years.
There’s also going to be a fairly substantial liner notes booklet accompanying the CDs, with more than 80 pages of info about the tracks along with behind-the-scenes trivia, song lyrics and interjections from the AP bods, and there are some secret bits and pieces planned as well. I dare say it’ll all prove to be rather entertaining, if the Kickstarter goes well.