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For some reason I have an issue with Bit Torrent files.:banghead: I'm not sure why but I can never download them properly. Anyone have a copy of this album that isn't in torrent format? I would really appreciate if someone could help me. Thanks. ;-)

May the Force be with you.

You don't have to download it as a torrent file. You can download the zip file (album artwork included) from the site by clicking on "Download the Complete .zip file!" just below the torrent link. Just to make it easier, here's the link: .zip"]link

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The songs you mentioned are (in the same order you mentioned them) Jib Jig, Klomp's Romp, and Snakey Chantey, which WERE covered on the project by Patrick Burns, Joren de Bruin, and Tepid. Don't worry

It is the level clear jingle; but its the special one that plays when Diddy breaks the barrel at the end of the stage, not at the end of the game like you have insinuated. It can play at the end of EV

That's it, I'm going to start an all-vocal remix project. This is getting ridiculous.

It's a good thing this thing is free because it is of much higher quality than any CD that requires one to pay for it.

Truthfully, I expected the album to be mediocre at best and containing only a few good songs. Then I actually started listening to it and got punched in the eardrums for being doubtful. I'm especially pleased by the tracks that contain actual singing, although the death metal arrangement of Crocodile Cacophony amuses me to no end (I'm assuming that death metal is supposed to sound threatening, so I suspect that the song in question does the opposite of what the genre is trying to accomplish).

Kudos to absolutely everyone who participated in this project and here's hoping future projects come out just as great.

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Listening to this again, I realized how much of a downer album it is. The only songs that aren't depressing are Rare Respite, Monkey Merengue (my two personal favs) and that Geoffrey Taucer vocal collab

My song on this album (Simian Soirée) is probably the happiest and most upbeat piece of shit I've ever written, unless you mean it's depressing in terms of quality rather than mood, in which case, eh, I'm inclined to agree (looking back I would change so much about it).

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actually DKC3 album was started when this one was released. it's in the works (find it in the projects thread). Interestingly, they're remixing both the original SNES soundtrack by Eveline Fischer and the GBA version by David Wise

P.S. Dixie, not Trixie

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actually DKC3 album was started when this one was released. it's in the works (find it in the projects thread). Interestingly, they're remixing both the original SNES soundtrack by Eveline Fischer and the GBA version by David Wise

P.S. Dixie, not Trixie

More accurately, DKC 3 was started a few months before this one was released.

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so i was in the living room doin something when my computer turned on and rhumba rumble started playing (my laptop had run out of juice and i was recharging it).

it was at that very moment that i realized it was the greatest ringtone evur

(my review? the entire album kicks ass, but it definitely had to grow on me, initially i only liked a few tracks. the only song i dont like is the remix of the map screen, mostly because i expected it to be godly because the source is that in itself)

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There are 3 original tracks in DKC2 that I don't seem to see in this album:

Rigging

Ship Deck

Ship Deck 2

These are the titles from the SPC rips. I know Rigging is on the level where you are climbing up the ship's rafts during the rain.

Why were these not remixed (or maybe they are and I just don't recognize them)? These, IMHO, are some of the best songs in the original DKC2 soundtrack.

Good job on everything else!

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The album page for this album has the list of original composers wrong. It lists the composers for DKC (Wise, Fischer/Novakovic, and Beanland), not DKC2. Dave Wise was the only composer for DKC2, no?

It may have been explained further back in the thread (maybe in another thread), but since DKC2 uses tracks from DKC1 or based on tracks from DKC1, they are credited.

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It may have been explained further back in the thread (maybe in another thread), but since DKC2 uses tracks from DKC1 or based on tracks from DKC1, they are credited.

But if that's the case, why aren't they credited only on the album page and not on OCR's DKC2 page?

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According to Rare, Eveline Fischer did Simian Segue, Candy's Love Song, Voices of the Temple, Forest Frenzy, Treetop Rock, Northern Hemispheres and Ice Cave Chant, none of which appear in DKC2 under any circumstances. Robin Beanland's only addition to DKC was Funky's Fugue and we all know that didn't appear in DKC2, heh. So therefore, all the DKC2 tracks based off those from DKC were done solely by David Wise.

I don't think it matters too much what the main OCR site says; even if it's slightly incorrect, oh well, who cares? :D

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I've known this album for a while, but it sort of got lost in my 'random play all' playlist, so I haven't heard it for some time...

Just to give the thumbs up to this whole album which features some amazing tracks (rare respite, crystal swamp...), and especially one particularly big thumbs up to Backwards Room by zykO, who worked on a 22 second long music featured only once in the game (I think.... I'm pretty sure) and created... one of the insan-iest rock track I know !

To me, this is the definition of what OCR stands for: working out of little, and producing masterpieces. And this is why I asked if somebody would do a remix of the 4-second-long Tune of Currents of Zelda, Oracle of Ages (*wink* *nudge* anybody want to get back to that? *nudge* *wink* :-D)

Anyway, I love you guys <3

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I'm guessing nobody checks this thread anymore, but anyway: while in a mall the other day I heard a song being played, and was immediately struck by its similarity to the Roller Disco remix in the DKC2 album. Am I going crazy?

Check out 2:23 of Roller Disco (which sounds like it originates from

but I might be wrong):

Then check out 2:07 of this cack:

It's not the just the melody, but also the use of synths. Probably just coincidence but I found it interesting nonetheless. :P

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Howdy, to all you super talented bast---, uh, individuals out there! I got to say, ever since this double album came out, I'm still floored with it! The. Whole. Thing. Every single track is of such superior quality that I cannot get enough, even all these years later! As I was listening to it yet again tonight, I was wondering how possible it would be for somebody to patch these songs into the actual game, you know, over the appropriate stages. This makes me wonder if maybe Nintendo might be interested in doing so, in this age of fan service. Maybe David Wise could ask them.... #FingersCrossed

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Ten years later, this album remains a delight to me, probably one of the three best there is to be found on OCR. From the barnburner of an opening track by djpretzel all the way on, it's just great.

I'm a particular fan of:

1-13 - especially the guitar melody at 3:50 goes into an FF prelude-y outro

1-14 - the song just keeps mixing it up with male vocal, female vocal, guitar, and piano so it stays fresh as it hits the melody of the track

2-04 - steel drum vibe is so perfect

2-07 - the whole section from like 1:30-2:30, with the smear at 2:00 to mark the transition from an electronic sound to more traditional string hits

2-11 - I practically feel like I'm white knuckling a flight with Squawks; this track starts off at a frantic pace and never subsides, with a notable punch your face with awesomeness hitting at about 3:40

Thanks to all who were a part of it for years of listening pleasure!

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