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Spy Hunter (Original Video Game Soundtrack)


Composer: Ryan Shore
WaterTower Music
RRP: £13.99
Available 09 October 2012

Film composer Ryan Shore has created the action-driven music score for Spy Hunter, the reboot of the legendary combat driving series, specially developed for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Shore has composed a contemporary hybrid music score by fusing live performances with electronic grooves and overdubs. Recording with a jazz big band Ryan acoustically re-created Henry Mancini's iconic theme to Peter Gunn and remixed the new arrangement with modern electronic sounds...

Ryan Shore's soundtrack to the reworking of the classic arcade game Spy Hunter represents the composer's first game score. The album incorporates Henry Mancini's classic theme to the '50/'60s private eye TV series Peter Gunn - but, like the game, has been modernised to make it appeal to a new generation. The end result is a rocking, thumping, adrenaline fuelled score that will have you tapping your feet and humming the Peter Gunn theme for days.

The album contains 18 tracks, lasting 46 min, 52 sec. It wonderfully fuses jazz and electronic sounds to create a score that can also be played in the background while you play racing games with soundtracks you're not too keen on.

Lets hope that Shore's introduction to the world of game scores is just the start of his involvement in the market.


Darren Rea

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