New York â€“ July 28th, 2005 â€“ Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Conkerâ„¢: Live and Reloaded Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack album will be released on August 2nd at the suggested retail price of $15.98 to US retail outlets through Nile Rodgersâ€™ Sumthing Else Music Works label www.sumthing.com, the industry leader for licensing and distributing videogame soundtracks.
The Conker: Live and Reloaded Original Soundtrack features original musical compositions and arrangements by Robin Beanland who is best known for his music in Conkerâ€™s Bad Fur DayÂ®, Killer InstinctÂ®, and Jet Force GeminiÂ®. Nile Rodgers, the music veteran and album producer said, "Robin's music for Conker: Live and Reloaded runs a zigzag course from snaptop groove guitar rock to wildly funny operatic parody.â€ Rodgers also performs guitar on the cut â€˜Surf Punks.â€™
Furthermore, the soundtrack sports exclusive performances from guitar virtuoso Dweezil Zappa, son of the legendary Frank Zappa, and electronic dance trio Rabbit In The Moon. Commenting on these collaborations Rodgers said, â€œWhen I got a copy of Robin's track â€˜Surf Punksâ€™ I asked Dweezil if he wanted to play somebody elseâ€™s song with me as a duet. He said cool and we just went into the studio and ripped it. I really respect people who can interpret other peopleâ€™s music.â€
Rodgers added, "Rare really took a cutting-edge leap by having Rabbit In The Moon remix and perform â€˜Rock Solidâ€™. On the streets RITM are known for their over the top live performances as well their infectious beats.â€™â€™
Packaged with the CD is a free bonus DVD featuring exclusive bonus tracks, a hilarious â€œmockumentaryâ€ tracking Conkerâ€™s illustrious career, exclusive desktop wallpaper and other Conker: Live and Reloaded content.
Release of the soundtrack follows the arrival on June 21, 2005 of gamingâ€™s notoriously naughty squirrelâ€”Conkerâ€” in an all-new Xbox LiveÂ®-enabled team-based shooter, Conker: Live and Reloaded. The game features intense Deathmatch and Campaign story line modes via Xbox Live and System Link, and players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War. The warfare promises to deliver the non-stop action, humor, and innuendos Conker is famous for. In addition, the critically acclaimed single-player game, Conkerâ€™s Bad Fur Day, has been completely recreated for XboxÂ® with stunning graphics, true 5.1 music and audio mixes and unparalleled attitude. For more information visit http://conker.xbox.com.
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About Nile Rodgers
Award winning record producer Nile Rodgers is one of the most prolific music producers in history. Nileâ€™s production accomplishments include such diverse artists as Diana Ross, Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran, The B-52â€™s, David Lee Roth, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger and top selling game soundtracks such as HaloÂ® 2 Volume One. Records produced by Nile Rodgers have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. As a founding member of the perennial Rhythm & Blues dance band Chic, Nile co-wrote many of their big hits including "Le Freak" and "Good Times", as well as "We Are Family" for Sister Sledge. In addition to records, he has also scored or produced music for numerous films including "Coming to America", "Thelma and Louise", "The Flintstones", "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Rush Hour II," as well as a variety of television shows and commercials. Nile is a board member of several organizations including the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Nile Rodgers started Sumthing Else Music Works (SEMW) as a nationwide record label and creative outlet for independent artists and unique musical projects. Through its affiliated company, Sumthing Distribution, SEMW prides itself on its ability to rapidly and effectively deliver to the marketplace many innovative products. In view of the successes of its previous game soundtrack releases, the company is now recognized as the leader in this newly emerging musical genre. Accordingly, SEMW has bolstered its commitment to enhancing gamersâ€™ overall experience by acquiring many new titles to complement its current catalog of releases.
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