ReMix:Shadow of the Beast "Journey" 3:56

By Alexander Prievert

Arranging the music of one song...

"Shadow of the Beast (Theme)"

Primary Game: Shadow of the Beast (Psygnosis , 1989, AMIGA), music by David Whittaker

Posted 2000-09-26, evaluated by djpretzel

Another great one from the consistently high-quality skillz of Alexander Prievert. This time around it's Shadow of the Beast, an old Amiga classic that was ported to just about every console out there. At the time, its graphics were state=of-the-art, and its soundtrack was appropriately epic and suggestive of traveling and overcoming obstacles and what not. Alexander draws from both the original and the Turbo Duo CD port of this theme, and ends up with a successfull ReMix that is epic and inspiring. I especially appreciated, at the very end, how it doesn't just repeat the chorus, but adds in a great little flute part over top - great attention to detail!!



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2014-07-14 12:49:12

I agree with OA. This sounds like 80's action music. Noticeably mechanical sequencing in the piano and flute, but otherwise pretty solid for 2000.

on 2014-07-14 12:29:46

Okay, now see, I like this. While you can hear the age, the direction of where this mix was headed is something I could get behind. Much like Tilly said, some more strength to the mix would have been great, but it really fits some sort of feeling of conclusion, like a credits theme or some heroic montage to turn things around. I'd really love to hear this one revisited and redone by today's standards and production values, cause that would be damn awesome. Appropriate title name for this ReMix based on the vibe it gives.

on 2012-08-11 18:33:18

A little more strength and this could be like the Ys "The Boy's Got Wings". ^_^

Even so, it still has power. :) Uplifting... determination. :D *grins* And I love the old school feeling. This could fit well as credits for an older game - or an older game montage. X3 Love it! ^w^

on 2012-01-26 14:11:33

*runs up hill*

*runs down street*

*runs past bewildered passerby*

*turns around*

*runs past them again - FROM THE OTHER DIRECTION*

*puts on shades*

*drives into sunset*

on 2010-02-17 22:19:06

This has a nice atmospheric feel to it, despite its repetitiveness. It does sound outdated, but there's good ideas here.

on 2009-11-22 21:32:46

Has that feel of overcoming obstacles, like OA mentioned. I can say that what I imagined when listening to the opening isn't what I actually eneded up hearing, but I'm liking this all the same. Given it's age, this one's faired pretty well.

on 2009-07-05 06:37:49

When I listen to this, I think and feel "autumn": leaves losing their green and falling to earth; the mid-to-late years in one's life; sitting on a front porch and watching the sun sink below the horizon... the whole mix brims with a relaxing joy. Moving from the source's ancient and mysterious feel to a more upbeat path almost turns the title theme into credits music even, ha ha.

Simply magical.

on 2008-12-04 23:32:37

Although sparse and repetitive, it's not in any way detracting. The track has a pleasant vibe throughout. I recommend it. Definitely among the best from 2000.

Martin Penwald
on 2007-05-14 15:37:01

While it is true that this mix is a little repetitive, there are various other aspects which really make up for this. The bells used in the intro and later on in this song sound very nice, and the flute it in the end adds a nice touch to the melody. I wish the drums were a little stronger, though.

on 2007-05-14 12:49:17

A bit repetitive, but I love the piano and the epic rhythm going on throughout. Good 80's training montage music, as well as driving music.

The flute had some weird notation when it was doing a run, and it just seemed weird. Otherwsie good sequencing.

I think a stronger B section would really kick this mix over the top.

on 2006-06-14 09:13:42


I have every OCRemix on my iPod, and I was playing all my songs randomly when I stumbled across this song.

Firstly, this reminds me SO much of one of my favorite theme songs of all time: Just Communication by Two-Mix (1st Gundam Wing opening theme song).

Overall, just a great song to chill to.

on 2006-05-04 21:29:06
Such a nice clean sound. Very open and broad. The piano and bellish

pads have a wonderful ring and blend together quite well. The drums

also do not over power the rest of the sound. It's a little fragile sounding,

but it's such a great arrangement it just fits together. Cool.

Gotta pretty much agree with Matt on this one. Solid stuff. It's too sparse for my tastes, but what IS in place works well.

your the man now dog
on 2006-04-18 23:19:48

man 80s songs here always sound awesome. This song is great. Ambient, doesn't try to do too much or sound showy. Real instruments would make it feel much better, but i like what you did, especially with the the wood whistles near the end.

on 2003-10-09 09:03:16

While I agree that its cheerier than the other remixes of SotB, I also agree that its too repetetive.

I also dont like how synthetic it sounds...

...nah, I couldnt really get into this one like I could the others.

That little run on the panpipes clenched it...I dont like this one.

Deryck Khusial
on 2003-09-18 03:30:58

doubt anyone could even begin to comprehend the deliriously happy mood this song puts me in. is it the deep bass? no. the constant state of progression that drives the mix along? no. the lead melody with its wistful 80s tone? no. while those things do indeed help, it’s the ocarina-type instrument at 3:10 that transcends all. makes me feel like i’m taking a long stroll through the desert

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Shadow of the Beast (Psygnosis , 1989, AMIGA)
Music by David Whittaker
"Shadow of the Beast (Theme)"

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