Street Fighter II Music!!
Been working like crazy at PAX all weekend... still here today finishing up some game audio panels as well as doing a ton of interviews about the Kickstarter. I think I've done a total of around 20 so far!
I wanted to announce that the Video Games Live Street Fighter II arrangement WILL be included on our LEVEL 3 album!!
You can listen to a mock-up that we recently put together. Keep in mind that none of the orchestra is real... it's all done on computers and synthesizers. So the final track will sound a LOT better and more full than this mock-up... but it does give you an idea of the arrangement and energy that this amazing franchise has!
For the first time since the beginning of the campaign, the trending tells us that we have dipped below the funding goal and that we are only going to reach 90%. (http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1916334303/video-games-live-level-3-game-composers-of-the-wor/)
That's okay! A lot of people have told me in my career that I was crazy and I couldn't make it or that my ideas were strange, way out there, or just plain crazy! From putting out the very first video game soundtrack album worldwide on a major label back in 1994 (Virgin Games Greatest Hits Vol. 1: http://www.allmusic.com/album/virgin-games-greatest-hits-vol-1-mw0000114511 to starting a non-profit organization for game audio around the world (The Game Audio Network Guild): www.audiogang.org, to co-producing and hosting a television show about video games in the mid 90's (www.elecplay.com, www.reviewsontherun.com) to starting a worldwide touring symphony show about video games (www.videogameslive.com). A lot of people said I was crazy and I can't do it... and that's when I KNOW it's a great idea! :)
So as we've done in the past... we're going to prove everyone wrong. We're going to go against the grain and go against the odds to keep this dream and goal alive! But I'm going to need YOUR help! Please post the main VGL campaign page on your Facebook/Twiiter or e-mails to friends, gaming & music websites, etc. I can ONLY accomplish this with your help and I've been battling in this industry for over 23 years so I'm armed and ready for another great challenge.
Thank-you all for your continued time, support and belief in this project. I refuse to let any of you down and we're going to do this together!