The two I wound up tweeting about are "original arrangement, better instrument" covers of songs I love:
Haunted Woods from Diddy Kong Racing for N64:
Fillmore from Actraiser for SNES... the "what Castlevania is this from?" song:
I'll probably also do a few faves rundowns covering stuff I didn't tweet about, like filk music.
Pushin' the Speed of Light by Julia Ecklar and Anne Prather.
The best way I can sum this story up is "The plight of the young working man, watching everyone else age into oblivion as he lives life aboard a relativistic starship." Very poignant.
I like to contrast it with '39 by Queen, which has a similar theme, but with the main characters being seen as heroes rather than everymen.
Let's start with The Horse Tamer's Daughter, written by Leslie Fish. This ballad, is set in the world of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover and this recording by Julia Ecklar is from an out-of-print album that apparently went for CA$400 at a FilKONtario auction.
...with this and Big Iron by Marty Robbins, I learned that I want more ballads.
First, "The Nameless Murderess" by The Once. A swing-y murder ballad with some *amazing* vocals.
Second, "Jabberwocky". Kate "Erutan" Covington's comeback song after struggling to recover her singing voice:
Third, "Long Lost Century" by The Woodlands:
More music roundups to come.
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