Tommy Tallarico ‎– MDK (Original Game Soundtrack)

synSONIQ Records ‎– VCD2
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Soundtrack of the game MDK developed by Shiny Entertainment and released in 1997 by Playmates Interactive Entertainment in North America and Interplay Entertainment in Europe for the PC, Macintosh, and subsequently PlayStation.
In some versions of the game MDK, a video of the song "Non, Non, Rien N'a Changé", performed by French act Billy Ze Kick, closed the credits. It can be found on their album "Paniac", released in 1996. The original version of "Non, Non, Rien N'a Changé" was originally performed by Les Poppys in 1971.
℗ 1997 synSONIQ Records.
MDK is a registered trademark and all related indicia © 1997 Playmates Interactive Entertainment Inc.
© 1997 Shiny Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.
Published by Shiny Entertainment Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 028723 002022
  • Label Code: LC 1639
  • Matrix / Runout: CRS 108


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August 10, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Most of the time, videogames are concepted with little importance given to the music. Usually, little electronic spinnets are played in the background, while you try to make it to the next level. When the Playstation era began, the technology permitted to include full orchestrated scores for videogames, which brings a touch of class to the final product. Tommy Tallarico was one of the first to release a soundtrack for a game. "MDK" is a wonderful cinematic modern classical score. Melodically, Tallarico delivers strong anthems that will remind you almost every level of "MDK", from the prelude to the final minutes of baddy Gunta Glatt. In style, I could easily compare Tallarico to Danny Elfman, favorite composer of producer Tim Burton. The sense of humor is always in the air: "An Upscale Affair" is a funny orchestrated quiproquo, while "Starship" begins with a victorious mood, and then flows into a catchy "Dynasty" soundalike theme. If you liked the game, you will get hooked for sure.
The last bonus track is a standard, short Trance mix that suffers from commercials clichés of that period (Kylie Minogue, Binary Finary to name a few), but is still listenable.