>> Sunday, February 10, 2008
Who would have thought a computer game song would have hit the top ten in 1995. It is excellence like that and an eye to detail that may make Rick Dyer’s dream of producing a breakthrough fantasy adventure using traditional animation techniques a reality. The Shadoan musical soundtrack was composed in New York by Martin Erskin and Andy Brick as well as Doug and Brian Besterman - all Disney musicians well-respected for their award-winning contributions to film classics. Julie Eisenhower, related to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, earned the lead singing honors. Shadoan is a fantasy adventure game that is available on PC platforms through Interplay Inc. Canadian-based ReadySoft Inc. produced Shadoan versions for the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn, and Philips Media has produced a version of Shadoan for their Philips CD-i platform. Shadoan features more than 70,000 hand-painted cels of animation, a musical score arranged by the same composers who scored Hollywood blockbusters such as Pocahontas and Beauty and the Beast. Below you'll find the soundtrack video, originally brought to us by Le Monde du CD-i.