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
A Special Part of Me is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in January 1984 by Columbia Records. It made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated March 10, 1984, and remained there for 19 weeks, peaking at number 157. It also made it to number 45 during a three-week run on the UK album chart that began on September 15 of that year.
This is an album of Commodore-64 remixes Marcel Donne, all done in the style/sound of classic Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis albums. To put it simple, Marcel Donné has taken the melodies from famous C64 music, and mixed it with the sound of old-school Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis. A great album for nostalgics of all ages, and especially those who enjoyed Jarre's and Vangelis' classic early albums.
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…