Magical Sound Shower
Magical Sound Shower (マジカルサウンドシャワー Majikaru Saundo Shawa) is one of the three primary driving tunes you get to choose from on your car's radio in the racing game OutRun. Each of the three songs are composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi and appear in the majority of the game's ports. Like the other two song, Magical Sound Shower is a rocking and jazzy instrumental track, and the official title can be read directly in the game.
The original arcade game renders Magical Sound Shower on the cabinet's YM2151 audio chip.
The song's internal number is 85.
Players using the Spectrum 128 will hear Magical Sound Shower played as the starting road music, and then after every other checkpoint. Earlier Spectrum models don't feature music, but the Spectrum 128 renders the song on the its AY-3-8912 audio chip.
Like the arcade game, Magical Sound Shower is one of the three songs that can be chosen on the radio at the start of the race. The song is rendered on the YM2149.
The DOS port plays Magical Sound Shower through the PC Speaker.
Magical Sound Shower on the Genesis is essentially the same song, but it has been rearranged to play on the YM2612, a weaker sound chip which yields lower fidelity music.
Different versions of Magical Sound Shower can be heard on the following albums:
|1986-12-12||Sega Game Music Vol.1||Arranged||1|
|1990-10-31||S.S.T. Band Live! -G.S.M. SEGA-||Live||6|
|1990-11-21||S.S.T. Band: Live||Live||3|
|1991-02-21||OutRun (Soundtrack)|| Rhythm Retake Remix
|2001-10-24||Segacon: The Best of Sega Game Music, Vol.1||?||2:1|
|2003-11-19||Back In the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~||Rhythm Retake Remix||1|
|2004-01-21||OutRun2 Sound Tracks|| OutRun2 Version
|2004-??-??||OutRun2: Music Through the Ages|| OutRun 2 Version
|2005-01-07||OutRun2 Sound Tracks -Side B-|| Euro Remix
1996 Arranged Version
|2006-09-20||S.S.T. Band: Live History||Live||14|
|2007-02-07||OutRun Sound Tracks -Complement-|| ?
Rhythm Retake Remix
|2007-02-08||OutRun 20th: Anniversary Box|| Arcade
Master System 1
Master System 2
Game Boy Advance
Virtua Striker 4 Supporters Song
- youtube.com/watch?v=StfJKKTLOqc - Performed live by S.S.T.
- youtube.com/watch?v=r23EzETOs9g - A different live version by S.S.T.
- youtube.com/watch?v=GQvK1x0A9tQ - A third live version by S.S.T.
- youtube.com/watch?v=o02DbIF9yQo - 2006 Coast to Coast version.
- youtube.com/watch?v=EJwWHOMoHcY - Played on keyboard by Pippo Noviello.
- deepsid.com/?file=/MUSICIANS/B/Brooke_Jason/Out_Run.sid&subtune=1&tab=visuals&sundry=osc - Visualization of Brooke's C64 arrangement.