George Oldziey is back with another update on the progress of the second Wing Commander album. He's been quiet for a little bit, but there has been tons of progress on the orchestration front. The basic track list is complete and PDF scores will even be sent out soon. Plans are in work for the live WC jazz recording to take place early next year, which will allow the album to be wrapped up. George is still dedicated to eventually crowdfunding enough to get everything remade with a live orchestra in the future, but it's great to see that work on the digital remaster is well on its way!
Greetings all! My sincere apologies for taking so long to send a new update. I've had my head buried in orchestrating the music for the eventual orchestral recording. The big news is I'm finished! See the list at the bottom of this update. Thanks to those that submitted their thoughts!
So the next steps are having my team finish formatting the scores so as to send the PDFs to those that contributed at that level. I'll also be reaching out those who pledged at the level which will enable them to attend the recording of the WC bar music in my studio in Austin, TX. The recording will most likely occur late January or early February so as to not conflict with holiday travels. Once that is completed I'll create the CD which will feature the MIDI mockups of all these pieces below as well as the live recording of the bar music.
I'm super excited, as well as super thankful to all of you for your faith! I promise to deliver to you all a great CD and downloads, as well as the future orchestra recording once phase 2 is complete. I'll keep you posted!
WC Volume 2 Orchestral Pieces
- Wing Commander 3 - Cutscenes: Destruction of Kilrah, Kilrathi Surrender (these two will be spliced together)
- WC3 - Gameplay Music: Mission 3, Combat 8
- WC4 - Cutscenes: Tolwyn's Betrayal/Blair Escapes, Vagabond Dies, Blair Lands on Telemon
- WC4 -Gameplay Music: Mission 2, Mission 5, Mission 7, Combat 7, Intense Combat Medley 2
- WC Prophecy - Cutscenes: Prophecy Intro, Blair’s Abduction
- WC Prophecy - Gameplay Music: Combat 4, Mission 1
- Bonus Track: Action Music from “Silverheart” (an EA/Origin game that never got released!)
Mark Hamill Premiering New Documentary at SXSW
It's a good week for Mark Hamill fans! In addition to getting his Hollywood star, Mr. Hamill will be returning to the birthplace of Wing Commander next month to help debut a new documentary, The Director and the Jedi, about his work with Rian Johnson on the new Star Wars film. (2018-02-23)
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)