Remastered Collection Features the Speed Racer Original TV Theme Music Composed by Nobuyoshi Koshibe and Peter Fernandez
New York - November 12th, 2010 - Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Speed Racer Enterprises, proudly presents Speed Racer: The SoundTRACK featuring remastered music from the 1960's animated television series including the Classic Speed Racer Original TV Theme. The theme and music for the show were composed by Nobuyoshi Koshibe in Japan with English lyrics written by Peter Fernandez for US audiences. The album also features new tracks from contemporary independent music artists such as Lillix, Derek McKeith, Back Pocket Memory, Daybreak Ends, Melodramus among others. Speed Racer: The SoundTRACK will be released on November 26th, 2010 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites.
"This is a project that has been on our minds for a long time and we're very fortunate that Sumthing Else Music Works allowed the album to be exactly how we envisioned it," said Michael Cisneros at Speed Racer Enterprises. "We're very fortunate to have such talented artists on the record and we're more than happy to give them some well-deserved exposure. The driving beats of this soundtrack are meant to be played very loud in your car and driven fast to... after all, it is Speed Racer."
"'Speed Racer' is based on a Japanese Manga Comic Strip entitled 'Mach Go Go Go' and soon after made into an anime cartoon. In 1967 the show was brought to the United States and became one of the most popular characters in American Television History. Featuring Speed and his high-tech driving machine, The Mach 5, Speed Racer combines racing with intrigue as he takes on the most treacherous of adversaries with the aid of his family and the mysterious Racer X.
Now, over 40 years later, Speed Racer is fully encompassed as a pop culture icon and more popular than ever."
1. Speed Racer Theme
2. Black & Grey (Melodramus)
3. Race Against The Mammoth Car
4. Can't Get Enough (Derek McKeith)
5. Round The Track (Billy's Vacation)
6. Respiration is a Daunting Task (Back Pocket Memory)
7. The Most Dangerous Race
8. Nowhere To Run (Lillix)
9. The Challenge Of The Masked Racer
10. Vehicular Promicide (Daybreak Ends)
11. The Great Plan
12. Speed Racer Wannabe (Dino-Mike)
13. Asphalt Jungle (Ledhead)
14. Speed Racer Reanimated (Ear Kandy Music)
For more information on Speed Racer, visit www.speedracer.com.
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About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990's by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Halo: Reach, Fable III, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Dead Rising 2, Alan Wake, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament III, Freedom Fighters and many others.
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