Former Origin composer George Oldziey has posted another fantastic sample from his live recording of Wing Commander music in Bratislava last year. This time he's enhanced the introduction to Wing Commander 4 with his new audio. The results are amazing! After you give it a listen, you can compare this version to the original here.
20 years ago, I had the privilege of composing the music for 3 of the Wing Commander games by Electronic Arts. Many of you may know I was blessed with a successful crowdfunding campaign that enabled me to record some of that music last fall with the Slovak National Radio Orchestra, conducted by Allan Wilson. This is the way I always envisioned the music.
Since I didn't have access to any of the audio assets, I basically just dropped in the new orchestral track over the old video. Since the music was so low in the original mix it seems to go reasonably well with the original audio, with some tweaks here and there. I know the music is a little hot in the mix, but after all, I AM the composer :) That's probably why they don't usually invite composers to final mixes!
BTW, the ending music is different, because it is now part of the "Wing Commander Suite" and is intended for live performance.