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Richard Joseph has passed away

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People who owned a Commodore 64 or an Amiga, should all know who Richard Joseph is. He's made some of the greatest soundtracks ever to games like Barbarian, Cauldron 2, The Chaos Engine, Sensible Soccer and Canon Fodder.

Sadly, Mr. Joseph left us yesterday afternoon, after losing the battle with his lung cancer. The news has left me personally absolutely hollowed, as he's been a great inspiration to me since my early teens. I also had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the man, and he was the nicest person ever. He was also one of the few old school composers who took the time to get involved with the remixing scene, and gave feedback to remiers and also remixed some of his old stuff.

The world has lost a great man. Rest in peace, Richard Joseph.

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He made the notorious Cannon Fodder title track?

Yup. Jon Hare and him composed it, and Richard arranged it for, as far as I know, all the platforms it was released on.

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Richard Joseph's music for The Chaos Engine is one of my favourite soundtracks of all time. The mix of organ and techno elements fits the game's steampunk style perfectly. He will be remembered.

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bummer

in memoriam I will listen to his tracks on plopbox. I mainly remember him for James Pond 2, though I had the Genesis version where Rob Hubbard turned the songs into FM

just search for artist "joseph" and you will be taken to his MODs SIDs and YMs

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Was a bit surprised to read this note over @ kotaku recently.

Really enjoyed those classic titles.. sigh, a shame he passed away. Rest well old friend.

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This is really sad news, the Amiga really did produce some great music and Richards' tunes always sounded amazing and they still do today...just listen to the Chaos Engine remix on the Immortal 3 cd...

Rest in peace Richard,

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Man, I've heard about his mixing, but never actually got to connect with the dude. Man, ain't that sad?

What was his remix name? I might have met him and didn't really know.

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Man, I've heard about his mixing, but never actually got to connect with the dude. Man, ain't that sad?

What was his remix name? I might have met him and didn't really know.

As far as I know he made original compositions. But he remixed his own Chaos Engine tune for the Immortal 3 cd. And just like the Amiga version back then, the remix really rocks but still retained a lot of the original mood of the module.:)

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