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|OT| Donkey Kong Country: The Restored Tracks |OT| High Fidelity Jamz

ShadowFX

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Update! The tracks 'Stronghold Showdown' (DKC2) and 'The Flying Krock' (DKC2) are restored:

 

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Airing live now, restoration of the DKC1 Opening Fanfare... and other DKC1 tracks:

 

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Added to watched threads and subscribed to Sam on YT. Such incredible work, truly a labor of love. Keep up the awesome tunes and thanks for keeping the thread updated ShadowFX ShadowFX
 
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ShadowFX

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This is incredible. Thankyou! Why do these tracks sound so much better than the SNES originals?
They have been completely recreated with almost all original sounds/instruments used by Rare. Only this time, no (SNES) compression is being done on the final tracks.
 
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Just in time for Halloween! 🎃
Live restoration of 'Haunted Chase' (DKC2):

 
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Now airing live, one of the last few songs left to restore on the DKC1 soundtrack "The Credits Concerto":

 

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Track 'The Credits Concerto' (DKC1) restoration now available:


Awesome track! Though, not too sure about the used guitar... :messenger_neutral:
 

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What he's doing is amazing, but is it legal to download these tracks? Is there a place to download the entire albums? The dropbox link seems to be select files but not all of them from each game.
 

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Another Great Update is streaming live!


UPDATE: Steel Keg sound (or sounding very close) was discovered!
 
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With the release of 'Misty Menace' (DKC1), this likely marks the final track restoration of the original Donkey Kong Country (1994) soundtrack!

 
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ShadowFX

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Update!

Jammin' Sam Miller said:
I do not regret to inform y'all that we'll be dropping dropbox from the project. Four a while now I've been nearing the maximum storage capacity for the free version of dropbox hosting the project's files, and since then dropbox has been continuously spamming me with upgrade messages, which was annoying but not invasive. Sometimes links would spontaneously go offline and i would have to create a new one. No big deal. Now dropbox has notified me that they have taken all my links offline due to excessive traffic. No warning, just gone. If this is how they treat their free customers, I am definitely not giving them money. So instead of rewarding them for this toxic business model, I will be moving the restored tracks over to Google Drive, where they will enjoy plenty of drive space and no traffic cap for free. All DKC1 tracks have been switched over, now working on DK2 #ByeDropbox
TL;DR: Dropbox is dropped in favor of Google Drive. Will update the OP shortly.
 
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Scotty W

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I was wondering about the Donkey Kong Land soundtrack the other day. Would it be possible to restore that, or are they the way they are because 'that's just how you write music for the gameboy'?
 

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Lava and bubble sounds were found, now airing the live restoration of 'Hot-Head Bop' (DKC2)!

 
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Many folks have been waiting for this... now airing the live restoration of 'Forest Interlude' (DKC2) !!

 
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This is an incredible project. Will you be posting a FLAC collection of the finished works?
 

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Result of the restoration of 'Hot-Head Bop' :messenger_fire: (DKC2):

Forest Interlude (DKC2) is now fully restored! 🕸🌳🌿

This music is so damn beautiful. Two of my favorite tracks are DKC3 are all that's missing (Fear Factory and Water World)

This is an incredible project. Will you be posting a FLAC collection of the finished works?
It's in the OP (though not sure if he updated it yet from the Dropbox links to the Google Drive links).
 

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This music is so damn beautiful. Two of my favorite tracks are DKC3 are all that's missing (Fear Factory and Water World)
Fear Factory is from DKC1 isn't it? It was restored a while ago:



Edit: Actually, it seems he's re-restoring some of the tracks he did before, including Fear Factory, to improve them. Pretty cool.
 
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Fear Factory is from DKC1 isn't it? It was restored a while ago:



Edit: Actually, it seems he's re-restoring some of the tracks he did before, including Fear Factory, to improve them. Pretty cool.
I got the track name wrong. I meant the music for the factory levels in DCK3
 
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2020 means the 25th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country 2 at the end of the year. One of the best sequels ever in the history of gaming. I miss the old Rare and Nintendo.
 
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ShadowFX

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Update:
Added the main download location in the first post, finally :messenger_sunglasses: (Thank you very much, Sam!)