Miami Vice: The Complete Collection is a powerful monument to composer Jan Hammer's groundbreaking soundtrack to one of television's most memorable series. With over two hours of music, the two compact discs feature 42 memorable cuts, including 22, which have never been released to the public before. Miami Vice redefined television and Jan Hammer's soundtrack completely redefined the way in which shows were scored. The result was a chart-topping commercial success never before seen from a television soundtrack and international acclaim for series and composer alike.
Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Ed Starink, Mike Oldfield, Sting, Ennio Morricone, Jan Hammer and many more. Arranged & produced by Ed Starink.
Russ Ballard's eponymous 1984 album and its sequel, The Fire Still Burns, were reissued on a single disc by Renaissance Records in 1996. Both albums are fairly spotty, but they have enough highlights to make this worthwhile for dedicated fans of Ballard or his former band Argent.Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Reyn Ouwehand is an ex-member of the famed "Maniacs of Noise", a C64 composer himself and a successful record producer. Reyn's musical career began with classical piano lessons at a young age. In 1995, Reyn founded Prevue Productions, his own company. He built his first studio and from then on in, his main focus was production work for record companies. Reyn, like so many Commodore 64 musicians and music fans, was inspired by the likes of Rob Hubbard and Martin Galway, and as such, thought it would be a nice idea one day to remake some of the classic tracks. This resulted in the "Nexus 6581" (2000): an album which mixed various game theme styles seamlessly, including the likes of overlooked game themes such as "Deflektor" and "Aztec Challenge": something for everyone…