Label: Nintendo - N INT01 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack
While in few ways innovative, the game was a major success, gaining rave reviews and selling over eight million copies. Led by Dave Wise, the catchy and diverse music for the game was a big part of the overall charm. The soundtrack was released in multiple versions in America, Europe, and Japan, each with their own track listings.
Inspired by great platformers like Super Mario Bros. Practically every piece on All Fall Together - Big Country - The Best Of Big Country soundtrack exudes a certain lyricism that Mine Cart Madness - Unknown Artist - DK Jamz (The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack) become a representative feature of Rare's games.
There are all sorts of classics and even short and superficial tracks like "Cranky's Theme", "Candy's Love Song", and "Bonus Room Blitz" are highly whistleable all these years later. However, easily the most enjoyable tracks are those such as (המלכה אסתר (בערך - פרויקט הגומיה - רוחות של טמטום - פרויקט הגומיה עושים דילן Segue", "Theme", Mine Cart Madness - Unknown Artist - DK Jamz (The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack) "DK Island Swing" that integrate the series' infectious jazz-influenced main theme for the game.
Interestingly, Dave Wise greatly elaborated on Yukio Kameoka's jingle for the original Donkey Kong in these pieces to create a worthy main theme for the series. That said, the soundtrack is still one with plenty of depth. For example, it's fascinating how the "DK Island Swing" evolves from its upbeat tropical introduction into a mystical and haunting piece.
It makes the rather expansive locations in the game all the more multifaceted. While ambient in name and nature, it still features a charismatic synth melody from the mark, making it no doubt a favourite with fan arrangers. Further delights come in the form of the unpredictable percussion of "Cave Dweller Concert", the fierce thrust of "Mine Cart Madness", and the horror scoring of "Misty Menace", all of which pushed the SPC sound chip to the limits.
The action themes on this soundtrack are among the less memorable contributions. The final boss theme "Gang-Plank Galleon" meanwhile is a little strange for the way it evolves from a sea shanty into an action theme, though it works quite well in context.
The rocking climax also secures its Wiseman Talks - Sweats - Open The Sky To The Wisdom as one of the Super Nintendo's most memorable final battle themes.
In SNES tradition, there is also a relieving ending theme, though it's neither as expansive nor memorable to compare with Nintendo or Square favourites.
Finally, it's of note that "Jungle Groove" is an arranged track created by Yoshiyuki Ito, taken from the more expansive import release of the soundtrack. It's a fairly enjoyable jazz interpretation of the main theme, though suffers from clunky synthesis and little development.
In summary, Donkey Kong Country features one of the best soundtracks for a platformer. It combines the memorable melodies and rhythmical impetus of classics such as Mario and Sonic with the artistic soundscaping and stylistic diversity that only expert synthesis on the Super Nintendo could offer.
The result is a suitable accompaniment to the goofy characters, varied levels, and swinging antics of the game. This soundtrack ought to belong in the collections of all classic game music collectors and this particular domestic version is excellent for revisiting the original music. Some may prefer to import the Super Donkey Kong Jungle Fantasy to listen to some bonus arrangements, though they're frankly not of sufficient quality to be particularly worthwhile.
Rate the album! Body Inspired by great platformers like Super Mario Bros. Summary In summary, Donkey Kong Country features one of the best soundtracks for a platformer.
Soundtrack consists of 50 tracks tracks with duration over about 50 minutes. Album was released by Nintendo of America.
Rool's Cacophony 23 The Credits Concerto 24 25 26 27 28 Mine Cart Madness - Unknown Artist - DK Jamz (The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack) 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 unlisted track - End of Turn 50 unlisted track - End of Stage Have something to say? Do it! Average album rating: Back Back. Mandalorian: Chapter 1 Original Score, The. Bonetones Original Game Soundtrack. Prescription for Sleep: Shovel Knight. Sofmap Digital Content Disc.
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